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Samuel Kieffer Named AFBF Vice President, Public Affairs

December 2, 2020 | News Releases

Farm Bureau veteran Samuel Kieffer will join the American Farm Bureau Federation as Vice President, Public Affairs, on January 1, 2021, to lead AFBF government relations, advocacy and our team of economists.
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As Deadline Approaches, DMC Enrollments Low, Despite Expected Benefits

December 2, 2020 |

The deadline for enrollment in DMC for 2021 is December 11, and so far, enrollments are very low. This is somewhat perplexing to observers given the potential of payments exceeding premiums seems relatively likely.

Finding Freedom in Food Choices

December 2, 2020 |

As you walk down the grocery aisles in your local store, you will find a wide variety of brands, variations and flavors of food products.

Rounding Up the 2021 Farm Dog Winners

December 2, 2020 |

Work on the family farm takes everyone pitching in and doing their part, including “man’s best friend.”

Congress Working Towards Passing 2021 Spending Bills

December 1, 2020 | Newsline

Lawmakers in Washington, D.C. are working towards an agreement on the 2021 spending package. Micheal Clements shares what the package may mean for farmers and ranchers.
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A Sustainable Harvest

November 25, 2020 |

As farmers and ranchers, we know we are part of a bigger story. We are caretakers of the land for a time, following in the footsteps of generations before us.

Cattle on Feed Report: Higher Inventory, Lower Placements

November 24, 2020 | Newsline

The latest Cattle on Feed Report shows a decline in placements and an increase in inventory. Micheal Clements shares how the data from the Department of Agriculture impacts livestock markets.
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Rural or Urban, Farm or City – We All Need Each Other

November 23, 2020 |

Nearly 40 years ago as I started my career in agriculture communications, the week leading up to Thanksgiving celebrated those who live on the land and care for critters (livestock), while recognizing the important partnership farmers have with consumers.

North Carolina Farmers Work to Raise an Ag Literate Next Generation

November 23, 2020 |

For North Carolina farmers Erica and Justin Edwards, educating people about agriculture and all it provides – from food and fiber to career opportunities – starts with preschoolers and continues well into the young adult years.

November Cattle on Feed Report Shows Sharp Decline in Placements, Inventory Up

November 20, 2020 |

This report showed a total inventory of 11.973 million head for the United States on November 1, up from 2019 and from last month. This 1.3% year-over-year increase is slightly below analysts’ expectations of an average increase of 1.8% in feedlot inventories, but still within the expected range.

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