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The Grass is Always Greener When It Rains

Wet Planting Season Benefits Rangeland and Pasture Conditions

July 18, 2019 |

The rainy weather has had a positive effect on range and pasture across much of the U.S. USDA’s July 15 crop progress and condition report showed 68% of the nation’s pasture was rated as “good to excellent.”

From Tranquility Base to the Tractor Seat: How NASA Technology is Advancing Agriculture

July 18, 2019 |

While most Americans associate NASA with the famed “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” and missions like the Mars Curiosity Rover, the agency is much more than the projects that make headlines around the world. Today, NASA is doing more than ever to advance the human condition on Earth, particularly in the agriculture sector.

‘A Berry Good Project’ Available from Feeding Minds Press

July 18, 2019 | News Releases

“A Berry Good Project,” a free downloadable book geared toward third- to fifth-grade students, is now available from Feeding Minds Press.
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New Data Highlights Continuing Need to Fight Opioid Addiction in Rural Communities

Farm Town Strong campaign continues to offer help and support

July 18, 2019 | News Releases

New data from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration shows that rural communities have the highest death rates nationwide from opioid prescriptions, more than three times the national average.
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AFBF Uniting Rural and Urban Farmers

July 17, 2019 | Newsline

The American Farm Bureau Federation is working to get rural and urban farmers on the same side. Micheal Clements has more.
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Rural Advocacy Calls for Creativity

July 17, 2019 |

Changing rural demographics underscore how important it is for rural residents – farmers, ranchers and others – to engage with their legislators and build relationships.

Crop Conditions “Worst” Since 2012

July 17, 2019 |

USDA’s Crop Progress reports are based on visual observations from respondents across the country who frequently come in contact with farmers and ranchers growing a crop. These survey respondents visually and subjectively estimate the progress of the crop from planting through various stages of development and along the way evaluate the overall crop condition. These crop scouts have confirmed what many in the industry have anticipated – corn and soybean crops appear to be in the worst condition since 2012.

We are the Farm Bureau Family

July 17, 2019 |

Here at Farm Bureau, we’re family. We come from all regions and produce all commodities, but our differences fall away when we need each other.

Farm Bureau Welcomes Progress on Water Rule Changes

July 16, 2019 | News Releases

The following statement regarding repeal of the 2015 Waters of the United States rule can be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall:
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Farm Bureau: Recovered Gray Wolf Should be Taken off Endangered Species List

July 16, 2019 |

Having met recovery standards for well over a decade, removal of the gray wolf from the endangered and threatened species list is long overdue, the American Farm Bureau Federation recently told the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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