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Winter Storm Warnings on the Farm

October 16, 2019 |

Although we live in what many consider the Arctic, we typically don’t have bad weather warnings until December or possibly late November.

Farm Bureau: Seeding Rural Resilience Act Will Help Farmers and Ranchers

October 16, 2019 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation supports the Seeding Rural Resilience Act sponsored by Sens. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), which is designed to help farmers respond to stress and decrease the stigma associated with mental health care in rural communities.
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Farmside Chat Podcast Addresses Opioid Crisis in Rural America

October 16, 2019 |

In the most recent episode of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Farmside Chat podcast, AFBF President and podcast host Zippy Duvall talks to Tennessee first-generation farmer and family nurse practitioner Matt Niswander about his work to address the opioid crisis in rural America.

The Future of Agriculture at Home and Abroad

October 16, 2019 |

Farming is remarkable work.

Illinois Farmer’s Commitment to County Farm Bureau Spans 39 Years

October 16, 2019 |

Illinois corn and soybean grower Jim Koeller learned from his father how important it is for farmers to be involved in organizations that impact their communities and livelihoods.

AFBF Focus on Sustainability

October 15, 2019 | Newsline

Farmers and ranchers are some of the biggest advocates for sustainability. Micheal Clements has more.
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We Can’t Rearrange These Deck Chairs

Reviewing Soybean Exports During the 2018-2019 Marketing Year

October 11, 2019 |

For the past year and a half, however, U.S. soybeans have been subject to retaliatory tariffs by China. Not only that, but China has suffered a devastating outbreak of African Swine Fever, which has decimated over 30% to as much as 50% of the world’s largest hog population (African Swine Fever Outbreak in China, African Swine Fever and China: Part II and African Swine Fever in China Keeps Getting Worse). Reducing demand, driving down prices and pushing up stockpiles, these events have roiled U.S. soybean markets. In 2019, soybean planted acres fell to the lowest level since 2011, 76.5 million acres.

Membership Kudos

October 11, 2019 |

American Farm Bureau recently recognized four state Farm Bureau presidents for membership gains in 2019.

Farmers Seek Tariff Relief Through China Trade Talks

October 10, 2019 | Newsline

Talks continue between the U.S. and China as agriculture seeks tariff relief. Micheal Clements has more.
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Finding Hope and Battling the Opioid Crisis in Rural America

October 10, 2019 |

Tennessee first-generation farmer and family nurse practitioner, Matt Niswander chats with AFBF President Zippy Duvall about his work to address the opioid crisis in rural America, and Illinois member Connie Gyorr shares her daughter Marisa’s story in the hope of raising awareness and bringing healing to those struggling with addiction.

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