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Farm Bureau Statement on Hay and Grazing Dates for Prevented Planting

June 20, 2019 | News Releases

The following statement regarding USDA’s announced adjustment to the 2019 hay and grazing date for prevented planting acres can be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall:
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Recognize Your Worth

June 19, 2019 |

I recently attended the FUSION Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which brought together more than 1,200 Farm Bureau volunteer leaders from across the country from Promotion & Education, Women’s Leadership and Young Farmers & Ranchers programs.

Animal Safety and Wellbeing are Priorities on America’s Farms

June 19, 2019 |

Take care of your land and animals, and they will take care of you. Farmers and ranchers live by these words, and we take our role as caretakers seriously.

AFBF’s Newton on Agri-Pulse’s Open Mic

June 18, 2019 |

Agri-Pulse’s Open Mic podcast interviewed AFBF chief economist Dr. John Newton June 16, 2019.

Full Broadband Implementation Could Increase Ag Production

June 18, 2019 | Newsline

A recent report from the Agriculture department shows full implementation of rural broadband could increase farm and ranch production. Micheal Clements has more.
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New Legislation Would Offer Relief During Weather-Related Feed Shortages

June 18, 2019 |

A recently introduced bill would help farmers and ranchers alleviate feed shortages during planting seasons with high levels of prevent plant due to extreme moisture or drought.

Unleashing Broadband on Rural America Leads to Nearly $65 Billion in Economic Benefits Annually

June 17, 2019 |

According to USDA’s “A Case for Rural Broadband,” if access to broadband and adoption of digital agricultural technologies matched producer demand, U.S. agriculture would realize benefits amounting to nearly 18% of total U.S. market production, or $64.5 billion annually, based on 2017 levels. The report, published by the American Broadband Initiative, analyzes the possible economic benefits of bringing e-connectivity to the heartland and, more importantly, what needs to be done to make it happen.

AFBF Applauds Biotech Executive Order

June 13, 2019 | Newsline

The American Farm Bureau Federation says the recent executive order regarding ag biotech will help farmers meet the challenges of the future. Micheal Clements has more.
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Farmfest 2019 to Feature Industrial Hemp Demo Plot

June 13, 2019 | News Releases

IDEAg Group, producers of Minnesota Farmfest, will showcase an industrial hemp demonstration plot at the show this year.
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In the Age of Digital Technology, Leadership Programs Remain Essential

June 12, 2019 |

Leadership is an absolutely humanistic element sought in all areas of our lives: school, church, work, family, community and government.

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