Farm Bureau Statement on AG Act Workforce Legislation

February 20, 2018 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation is calling on all members of Congress to support House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte in his goal of including the AG Act in the Securing America’s Future Act.
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Farmers and Ranchers Can Improve Pollinator, Monarch Habitat

February 20, 2018 | Newsline

The American Farm Bureau Federation says farmers and ranchers have a unique opportunity to enhance pollinator and monarch health. Chad Smith has more.
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The 2017 NAFTA Medal Count

February 15, 2018 |

Every two years the world gathers to watch athletes perform amazing feats. In the spirit of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games and recently released trade data by USDA, we present the medal count of Mexico and Canada as it relates to U.S. agricultural exports. By that we mean, for how many product categories were Mexico and Canada our top export destination (gold), second largest market (silver) and third largest market (bronze) in the 2017 calendar year.

Net Farm Income Projected to Drop

February 15, 2018 | Newsline

The forecasted drop in net farm income means farmers and ranchers will again face tight margins this year. Micheal Clements has more.
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AFBF’s Salmonsen to Bloomberg: Losing China Would Make Everything Worse

February 14, 2018 |

American Farm Bureau Federation’s David Salmonsen was quoted in a Bloomberg article on U.S. trade with China.

Celebrating Career and Technical Education

February 14, 2018 |

Throughout Career and Technical Education Month this February, educators, students and the business community celebrate the value of career and technical education and the achievements of these programs across the country.

Building on NAFTA’s Success

February 14, 2018 |

Agriculture will be keeping a close eye on the next rounds of the North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiation this month in Mexico City and Washington, D.C.

Good Intentions, Bad Policy

February 14, 2018 |

The nation’s system of laws and regulations is filled with policies that come from good intentions but, when applied without enough thought or input, don’t make sense in their implementation.

Farm Bureau Advocacy Represented and Praised at National Advocacy Conference

February 14, 2018 |

Last week, the Farm Bureau advocacy and political affairs team attended the Public Affairs Council’s national Advocacy Conference and I had the chance to be a speaker at this high-caliber gathering.

Emissions Reporting Relief Bill a Breath of Fresh Air for Ag

February 13, 2018 | News Releases

Today’s introduction of S. 2421, the Fair Agriculture Reporting Method (FARM) Act is a welcome relief to farmers and ranchers who will soon need to file unnecessary, low-level continuous air emissions reports under federal Superfund and emergency response laws.
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