Texas Global Food Security Summit to Feature Government, Business, Academic, Non-Profit Leaders, and Celebrity Advocate ‘Big’ Kenny Alphin

January 17, 2020 | News Releases

The Eleanor Crook Foundation, American Farm Bureau Federation and UT Austin’s LBJ School of Public Affairs are co-hosting the inaugural Texas Global Food Security Summit today on the sidelines of AFBF’s Annual Convention.
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American Farm Bureau Federation Brings ‘SILO’ Feature Film to Annual Convention

January 17, 2020 |

The American Farm Bureau Federation will host a viewing of “SILO,” a movie about a grain entrapment, at the organization’s 101st Annual Convention and Trade Show, Jan. 17-22 in Austin, Texas.

Low-to-no Payout Expectations Drive 2020 DMC Enrollments Down

January 16, 2020 |

The 2020 DMC enrollment was just 63% of 2019’s enrollment, with approximately 114 billion pounds of milk enrolled

Food Insecurity Higher in Rural Areas

January 16, 2020 | Newsline

Department of Agriculture data shows food insecurity is more prevalent in major cities and rural areas. Micheal Clements has more.
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USMCA Clears the Way to Fire Up Ag’s Economic Engine

January 16, 2020 | News Releases

America’s farmers and ranchers received a second round of good news this week with Senate approval of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). At a time when farmers continue to face strong economic headwinds, the agreement is expected to increase U.S. agriculture exports by $2 billion.
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Sen. Pat Roberts and Barry Bushue Receive Top Farm Bureau Honors

January 16, 2020 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation will be presenting its highest honors, the Distinguished Service Award and the Farm Bureau Founders Award, to Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and Barry Bushue, respectively, during AFBF’s 101st Annual Convention.
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China: What Does it Mean Now?

January 15, 2020 |

Today, the United States and China signed a long-awaited Phase One trade deal that, as expected, substantially address trade in food and agricultural products. Under the agreement, China has signaled it will purchase and import on average at least $40 billion annually of U.S. food, agricultural and seafood products. However, the main text doesn’t provide much description as to how that figure will be achieved.

Farmers Welcome Opportunities from China Agreement

January 15, 2020 | News Releases

The United States and China signed a “Phase 1” trade agreement that both countries say will lead to increased purchases of U.S. agricultural products by China.
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Public Attitudes about Farmers and Farming: A Golden Opportunity

January 15, 2020 |

Farmers enjoy one of the highest levels of public trust of any group or potential source of information, ranging from scientists to government experts, and certainly more than leaders in the retail sector.

The Zipline: It’s Time for Farm Bureau’s Family Reunion

January 14, 2020 |

The American Farm Bureau Annual Convention always takes place in early to mid-January, making it feel like an extension of the holidays for Farm Bureau members.

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