Transportation Department Temporarily Waives Logging Device Mandate for Agriculture

November 27, 2017 |

The Department of Transportation has granted a 90-day waiver from the requirement that agricultural and livestock haulers install electronic logging devices in their vehicles.

AFBF Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge Highlights Importance of Rural Innovation

November 21, 2017 | Newsline

The American Farm Bureau Federation Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge showcases the importance of rural innovation and entrepreneurship. Micheal Clements has more.
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Importance of NAFTA to Agriculture in Each State for 2016

November 21, 2017 |

As modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA 2.0, continues, concern from the agricultural community over a potential NAFTA withdrawal has intensified. Today’s article takes a step back from the commodity-by-commodity approach and instead reviews the importance of NAFTA to the contiguous 48 states during 2016. Data from USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service are used to estimate the share of total agricultural exports represented by our NAFTA partners.

Cattle on Feed Continues Strong Placements

November 20, 2017 |

Cattle on Feed placements were up 10 percent compared to a year ago in October, making it the 9th month to see double digit increases over 2016 in the last 12 months.

Average Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Decreases

November 16, 2017 | Newsline

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s Thanksgiving Dinner Price Survey shows diners will enjoy a slightly more affordable Thanksgiving dinner this year. Micheal Clements has more.
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Farm Bureau Praises House Tax Bill Passage

November 16, 2017 | News Releases

The following may be attributed to Zippy Duvall, president, American Farm Bureau Federation:
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Time for Turkey Trivia

November 16, 2017 |

Looking for some interesting, lesser-known facts related to Thanksgiving? Check out the turkey trivia below.

September Farm-to-Retail Pork Price Spread Highest on Record

November 16, 2017 |

Pork farm-to-retail price spreads hit a new record in September. Find out who in the supply chain is benefiting the most.

Farm Bureau Survey Reveals Lowest Thanksgiving Dinner Cost in Five Years

November 16, 2017 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 32nd annual price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $49.12, a 75-cent decrease from last year’s average of $49.87.
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House Poised to Take Up Farm Bureau-supported Tax Bill

November 15, 2017 |

The lower individual tax rates and the new business tax rate contained in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1), set for a House vote on Thursday, hold the potential to reduce income taxes for farmers and ranchers, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.

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