Water Permitting Authority Returned to States

August 14, 2018 | Newsline

The Trump administration last week returned more water-permitting authority to states, a move the American Farm Bureau Federation says will mean faster, better and more affordable decision-making. Micheal Clements has more.
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Millions of Corn and Soybean Acres in Poor-to-Very-Poor Condition

Kansas and Missouri Are Hit Particularly Hard

August 14, 2018 |

USDA’s Aug. 13 Crop Progress report revealed that 70 percent of the U.S. corn crop is in good-to-excellent condition, down 1 percentage point from last week, but 8 percentage points higher than the prior year’s 62 percent good-to-excellent. USDA estimates that 10 percent of the corn crop is in poor-to-very-poor condition, unchanged from last week and in line with prior-year levels.

Farm Bureau and Farmers Union Call for Swift Farm Bill Passage

August 13, 2018 | News Releases

The two largest farming groups in the United States today called for swift passage of the farm bill by a congressional conference committee.
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Missouri Centenarian Shares Thoughts on Farm Bureau’s Longevity

August 13, 2018 |

With the American Farm Bureau Federation’s centennial year, 2019, only a few months away, we relish the chance to tap into longtime Farm Bureau members’ thoughts on the organization’s history and vision for the future.

Livestock Chute Demonstrations Featured in Sioux Nation Ag Center Event Tent at Dakotafest 2018

August 13, 2018 | News Releases

The IDEAg Group LLC proudly announces a new partnership with Sioux Nation Ag Center at Dakotafest 2018. In a state in which cattle outnumber people by a 4-1 ratio, livestock chute demonstrations in the Sioux National Ag Center Event Tent will be a highlight for attendees.
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A Game of Tariff Ping Pong

August 9, 2018 | Newsline

The American Farm Bureau Federation says agriculture is being batted back and forth in the current rounds of trade tariffs. Micheal Clements has more.
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Technological Advancements Help Injured Farmers

August 8, 2018 |

Numerous organizations, including Farm Bureau, encourage farmers to work safely by recognizing and avoiding common agricultural hazards.udied for farm use.

Chinese Tariff Ping Pong

August 8, 2018 |

Have you ever watched a really good ping pong game on YouTube? The volleys stretch on for minutes at a time; the players so intense. With two new tariff announcements each from the U.S. and Chinese governments just this week, the table tennis imagery springs immediately to mind. Three of the four Chinese tariff announcements have included agricultural products, which makes me wonder, in this real-life game is U.S. agriculture the ping pong ball?

Dairy Revenue Insurance Available October 9 from AFBIS

August 8, 2018 | News Releases

A new dairy insurance service from American Farm Bureau Insurance Services will bring an extra level of support to a dairy sector that has been battered by losses over the past four years.
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Dairy Revenue Protection is Here

Sign-Up Begins October 9

August 8, 2018 |

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency announced a new insurance plan for dairy producers that insures against unexpected declines in quarterly milk sales. The Dairy Revenue Protection insurance product co-developed by American Farm Bureau Federation and American Farm Bureau Insurance Services, Inc. will be available to dairy farmers beginning October 9, 2018. Those interested in purchasing Dairy Revenue Protection must do so through an agent selling on behalf of an approved insurance provider such as American Farm Bureau Insurance Services. Participating producers are not precluded from participation in the USDA Farm Service Agency’s Margin Protection Program.

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