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NPPC, AFBF File Legal Challenge to California’s Proposition 12

December 6, 2019 | News Releases

The National Pork Producers Council and the American Farm Bureau Federation have filed a legal challenge to California’s Proposition 12, which imposes animal housing standards that reach outside of California’s borders to farms across the United States and beyond.
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Farmer Shares Story of NRCS Mistreatment

December 5, 2019 | Newsline

A new video in a series by the American Farm Bureau Federation highlighting the need for reforms to USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service tells the story of a Virginia farmer wrongly accused of illegally farming a wetland. Micheal Clements has more.
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Video: USDA’s Mistreatment of Farmers & Ranchers Must End

December 5, 2019 |

Meet Charles Hood, a Virginia farmer who has been fighting for years to farm his own land because of an unfair treatment by USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Virginia Farmer Goes Three Rounds With NRCS Before Agency Abides by Judge’s Decision

December 5, 2019 |

Before Virginia farmer Charles Hood bought 30 acres of land close to where he grew peanuts, corn, cotton and soybeans, he brought a retired Natural Resources Conservation Service soil scientist out to walk the property.

Farm Bureau Gives Back: 100-Day Centennial Challenge

December 4, 2019 |

The spirit of farm communities has always been one of working together and giving back.

Outlook Improves for 2019 Farm Economy, but Uncertainty Remains

Net Farm Income Projected at $92.5 Billion

December 4, 2019 |

A broad measure of farm profitability, net farm income -- the difference between gross income and production expenses -- is now projected at $92.5 billion, up $8.5 billion, or 10%, from 2018. If realized, net farm income in 2019 will be the highest since 2014 but would remain 25% below 2013’s record high of $123 billion and would be marginally higher than the inflation-adjusted average of $90.5 billion. Figure 1 highlights gross income, production expenses and net farm income trends in 2019 inflation-adjusted dollars.

A Welcome Win for Farmers

December 4, 2019 | News Releases

Both houses of Japan’s Parliament have now approved a trade deal with the United States which will go into effect on January 1, 2020.
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Today’s Outsiders are Tomorrow’s Neighbors

December 4, 2019 |

About a decade ago, I moved to the small town where I plan to spend the rest of my life.

Driving the Future of Agriculture with Innovation

December 4, 2019 |

One hundred years ago, most farmers and rural Americans didn’t yet have electricity. Today, we are experimenting with self-driving tractors.

H-2A Certified Positions Surpass 258,000

December 3, 2019 | Newsline

The number of H-2A farm labor positions reached record highs this year, and wages paid under the program will increase again in 2020. Micheal Clements has more.
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