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
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
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.
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
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
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
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...
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
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
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
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
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 › ]
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
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
The American Farm Bureau reports that all your favorite cookout foods will coast you less than $6.00 per person. If you like hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, bakes beans, lemonade and chocolate milk, you’re in luck. The cost of of $5.58 is actually a 3-percent decrease from prices a year ago. “Based on our survey, food prices... Read More
The American Farm Bureau Federation announced that Trudy Wastweet has joined the organization as director of congressional relations in the Public Policy Department. A corner of downtown Lancaster will transform into a mini music festival...Show More Summary
Just received word from Iowa Farm Bureau that former American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) president Dean Kleckner, 82, passed away June 15 at his home in Minnesota with his wife of 62 years, Natalie, and family members by his side. Kleckner was best known for his decades-long leadership within the Farm Bureau on the local, state and national level beginning... Read More
“The Rural Route to the White House” is a new series being launched by Agri-Pulse Communications and sponsored by American Farm Bureau Federation to cover the 2016 presidential campaign with a special focus on issues important to agriculture and rural America. Show More Summary
Underscoring the need for high-speed broadband access for farmers and ranchers, this year’s Farmfest will feature Minnesota’s first Rural Broadband Day. This news release from Farm Bureau says the farm show’s opening on August 4 in Redwood...Show More Summary
Please urge Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation and DeKalb County School District officials to put a stop to this exceedingly inhumane event! The post URGENT! Frogs to Be Impaled for School Fundraiser! appeared first on PETA.