Broiler Hatchery Data Shows Expansion

January 18, 2018 |

The weekly hatchery data indicates eggs placed are up 3 percent for each of the first two weeks of the year.

Iowa-based SwineTech Wins Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge

January 18, 2018 | Newsline

The winners of the AFBF Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge say the program helps small towns grow. Micheal Clements has more.
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American Farm Bureau Releases Strategic Action Goals for 2018

January 18, 2018 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation today released its 2018 strategic action plan goals. The goals, which identify the organization’s top public policy issues for 2018, were approved last week in Nashville by the AFBF Board of Directors following delegate action during the organization’s 99th annual convention.
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Can Monster Crop Yields Continue?

January 17, 2018 |

USDA’s Jan. 12 Crop Production report confirmed what we’ve known all along: The U.S. produced several monster crops in 2017. For the 2017/18 marketing year production of corn is the second highest on record at 14.6 billion bushels, soybean production is record-high at 4.4 billion bushels, and cotton production is the fourth highest on record at 21.3 million bales. While the production of these crops was at or near record highs, crop yields were record-high for corn and cotton, and the second highest on record for soybeans. The million-dollar question facing growers going into 2018 is: “Can this pattern of above-trend crop yields continue?” In short, yes, it can. However, the law of averages should catch up eventually, right?

A Guy You Want on Your Side

January 17, 2018 |

He was named “the most dangerous man on the planet” by environmental activists in 2003 when his face appeared on a “wanted” poster at a global warming conference he was attending in Milan, Italy.

Purple Plow Challenge: Growing Your Community Runs Through May 1

January 17, 2018 | News Releases

– Growing Your Community is the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s latest Purple Plow challenge.
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A Harvest of Rural Prosperity Begins with Sound Policy in 2018

January 16, 2018 |

Agriculture policy is off to a promising start in 2018. The American Farm Bureau Federation began the year at our 99th Annual Convention in Nashville with the theme “Transform,” because we’re committed to pushing the issues that will revitalize and transform our rural communities.

New ‘My Little Ag Me’ and Fair Display Kit Available on My American Farm Platform

January 16, 2018 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has released a new “My Little Ag Me” game and a new agricultural literacy display resource, the My American Farm Fair Display Kit.
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Farmers Celebrate 2017 Victories

January 16, 2018 | Newsline

As a new year gets underway, farmers and ranchers have several victories to celebrate from 2017. Micheal Clements has more.
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Farm Bureau Sets 2018 Policy Agenda

January 11, 2018 | Newsline

American Farm Bureau Federation delegates Tuesday set forth policy priorities for 2018. Micheal Clements has more.
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