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Farm Bureau: Take Advantage of Fall Beauty for Photo Contest!

This is truly the most beautiful time of the year, and the American Farm Bureau Federation is reminding you not to let it go by without snapping some great pictures. And while you’ve got those great pics, you might as well enter them in the Farm Bureau Photo Contest, open to all state and county Farm Bureau members and staff... Read More

Poll Shows Support for Change to Endangered Species Act

A new poll shows that Americans are in favor of some updates to the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Farm Bureau cites a Morning Consult poll that shows most people in the U.S. believe the law is outdated and needs to be revised. The survey shows: · 63 percent of Americans support modernizing the ESA; · 62 of Americans believe the... Read More

Ag Groups React to EPA Farmworker Standards Update

Ag groups are reacting to the Environmental Protection Agency’s final revisions to the Worker Protection Standard. The American Farm Bureau Federation worries the government is getting away from a science-based approach in guarding against risk. Show More Summary

Fall Market Basket Survey from @FarmBureau

We’re seeing lower food prices at the grocery store than we did a year ago this time, according to a new survey just released from the American Farm Bureau Federation. Lower retail prices for several foods, including whole milk, cheddar cheese, bacon and apples resulted in a slight decrease in the 2015 Fall Harvest Market Basket Survey. The informal survey... Read More

MO & IL Farm Bureaus Support STL Science Center

Farmers are helping tell the story of agriculture through a new exhibit at the Saint Louis Science Center. The Missouri Farm Bureau (MFB) Foundation for Agriculture presented a check for $250,000 to the Science Center on September 11, 2015, for use in developing the new exhibit set to open in the summer of 2016. The donation was part of a... Read More

Illinois Farm Bureau Celebrates 100th Anniversary

The Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) is celebrating its 100 anniversary in 2016 and during the Farm Progress Show, kicked off its celebrations with a press conference where President Rich Guebert discussed some of their milestones, upcoming celebratory events, and highlights of key areas of emphasis for the organization. Show More Summary

MO Farm Bureau Speaks Out Against Over Regulation

The Missouri Farm Bureau has put together interactive maps to give a feel of how the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule that goes into effect this weekend will impact the state. Well over 95% of the state of Missouri will qualify as a water of the U.S. under this rule. I spoke with Blake Hurst, president of the... Read More

MO Farm Bureau Takes WOTUS to the Fair Again

You might remember that Missouri Farm Bureau held a “Ditch the Rule” press conference last year at the State Fair featuring three members of the state’s Congressional delegation. With the controversial rule now finalized and scheduled...Show More Summary

AI caused $1.2 billion losses in Iowa, report finds

The US state of Iowa took an economic hit of about $1.2 billion stemming from the death of more than 30 million hens and 1.5 million turkeys because of avian flu this past spring, a report commissioned by the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) confirms.

Farm Bureau: EPA Massively Increasing Its Authority

New maps released by Farm Bureau shows the federal government is massively increasing its authority at the cost of American producers. This news release from the group says the Environmental Protection Agency will radically expand its jurisdiction over land use if its controversial Waters of the United States rule takes effect as expected Aug. Show More Summary

AFBF: Secrecy, Misconduct at EPA on WOTUS

A series of memos the Obama Administration intended to keep private shows a culture of secrecy, falsehood and dysfunction that permeated the Waters of the U.S. rulemaking process. The American Farm Bureau charges the Army Corps of Engineers...Show More Summary

AFBF President Candidate Visits Peanut Growers

One of four candidates vying to be the next president of the American Farm Bureau Federation visited the Southern Peanut Growers Conference last week in Callaway Gardens, Georgia. Georgia Farm Bureau president Zippy Duvall was pleased...Show More Summary

FBI arrests animal-rights activists for releasing 5,740 minks

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrested two animal rights activists and charged them with terrorizing the fur industry as they released about 5,740 minks from farms and ranches, and vandalized the homes and businesses of members of the industry. The activists, who were on cross-country...

Drone Study Identifies Benefits for Farmers

The American Farm Bureau Federation, together with drone solutions company Measure, have released a study that identifies and quantifies the benefits of drone technology in precision agriculture. “While lots of drone hardware has been...Show More Summary

Tax Bill to Help Ag, Other Small Businesses

The Senate Finance Committee has moved forward legislation seen as important to agriculture and other small businesses. Farm Bureau is praising committee passage of the measure to extend important tax provisions through 2016. The legislation...Show More Summary

Stallman to Retire as AFBF President

American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman announced today that he will not seek re-election in January 2016. Stallman, a cattle and rice producer from Texas, has served 16 years as the organization’s 11th president. “ItShow More Summary

Summer is Great Time for Farm Pics

Don’t forget!  AFBF  is reminding you of the opportunity to take summer photographs in preparation for the 2015 Farm Bureau Photo Contest.  Any Farm Bureau member 18 years and older at the time of entry is eligible to submit pics, including state/county staff and professional photographers. Show More Summary

New earthquake prediction tools for Chinese seismologists: chickens, fish and toads

3 months agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

In what just might turn into the scientific breakthrough of our time, the seismological bureau in Nanjing has converted seven ordinary farms into seismic activity detection stations, believing that by closely monitoring the behavior of barnyard animals, they will be able to successfully forecast earthquakes. [ more › ]

Farm Bureau Joins Group’s Lawsuit to Ditch ‘WOTUS’

The American Farm Bureau Federation is part of a coalition of 14 agricultural and industry groups, including the National Pork Producers Council and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, that have filed a lawsuit to vacate the controversial new rule redefining the scope of federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act. Show More Summary

‘Shark Tank’ Investor to Address AFBF Annual Convention

Farmers certainly know a lot about investing their money… and if the rain doesn’t stop in the Midwest, they might be swimming with the sharks, figuratively and literally! Seems only appropriate that the American Farm Bureau Federation...Show More Summary

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