EPA Chief: Agency Will be States’ Partner in Addressing Environmental Issues

March 23, 2017 |

Just days into his tenure as EPA chief, Administrator Scott Pruitt was at President Donald Trump’s side as the president signed an executive order repealing the Waters of the U.S. rule.

National Ag Week and Ag Day

March 22, 2017 |

Throughout the year, we hear about food recognitions such as National Chocolate Milk Day (Sept. 27) or National Pie Day (Jan. 23, but some celebrate again on National Pi Day, March 14). This week, we recognize the people who make those food recognition days possible: Farmers and ranchers. It’s National Agriculture Week, and yesterday was National Agriculture Day.

AFBF Econ Team Delivers March 2017 Livestock Market Update

March 22, 2017 |

In her latest livestock market report—Beef Trimmings Critical to the Beef Value Chain—AFBF economist Katelyn McCullock explains that beef trimmings—the portion of the carcass that is “trimmed away” when the carcass is broken down into meat cuts such as steaks, roasts and other items—account for an estimated 14 percent of the carcass and are an important piece of the beef supply chain.

#WomenInAg Spotlight: Emily Buck

March 22, 2017 |

#WomenInAg recognizes the contributions of women involved in agriculture during Women’s History Month (March).

Farm Bureau Supports ACA Repeal Legislation

March 22, 2017 |

A bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, expected on the House floor this week, has the backing of farmers and ranchers.

Washington Post: White House Installs Political Aides at Cabinet Agencies to be Trump’s Eyes and Ears

March 21, 2017 |

A front-page Washington Post article on the role of political aides in cabinet agencies quoted AFBF’s Dale Moore.

AFBF President Zippy Duvall Honored as 4-H Luminary

March 21, 2017 | News Releases

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall was honored by National 4-H Council today as a founding luminary during the launch of the 4-H Luminaries
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AFBF Seeking Speakers for 2018 Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show

March 20, 2017 | News Releases

Calling all speakers! The American Farm Bureau Federation is seeking presentation and workshop speaker submissions for the 2018 AFBF Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show through May 26. The event takes place Jan. 5-10, 2018, in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Americans Say Agriculture is Sustainable, Favor Incentives Over Regs

March 20, 2017 |

Sustainability: From the notion of a modern farm or ranch being economically able to sustain a family, to the idea of working with the land in a manner that supports food and fiber production for future generations, the word means different things to different people.

Reuters: Ag Leaders Slam Trump’s USDA Budget Cut Proposal

March 17, 2017 |

American Farm Bureau Federation’s John Newton was quoted in a recent Reuters article on proposed budget cuts at the Agriculture Department.

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