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Farmers’ Data Could be Big Cash Crop

It’s said that knowledge is power, and now information could be a powerful cash crop for farmers. Attendees of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 96th Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show heard from Jason Tatge, current president,...Show More Summary

Farmers Need to Talk with Consumers to Build Trust

Having good conversations with consumers will be key if farmers want to build long-term trust in today’s food system. That was the message attendees of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 96th Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show heard from Charlie Arnot, CEO of the Center for Food Integrity (CFI). Show More Summary

Grain Shippers to Benefit from Rail Investment

Billions of dollars to improve service on one of the most important railroads for grain producers looks to resolve problems that hurt the grain industry last year. Attendees of the recent American Farm Bureau Federation’s 96th Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show heard from Greg Guthrie, director of ag products for BNSF, who updated them them on a $5 billion... Read More

AFB Women’s Leadership Program Elect Chair

Members of the American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Program elected Sherry Saylor (pictured right), an Arizona row crop farmer, to a two-year term as chair of the American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee. Saylor and her husband, Rick, are partners in R&S Farms, where they grow cotton, wheat, alfalfa, and barley. Show More Summary

Farmers, Companies Shown Sustainability with Field to Market

An alliance for sustainable agriculture is giving farmers, companies and ag organizations what they need to measure sustainability and meet the needs of a booming global population. During the American Farm Bureau Federation’s recent...Show More Summary

Farm Bureau Supports Military Veteran Farmers

The American Farm Bureau annual meeting in San Diego featured a workshop for convention attendees on why creating effective mentorship relations for veteran farmers is so important. “Dedicated, Disciplined and Determined” highlighted some of the work of the Farmer Veteran Coalition. Show More Summary

Next AFBF Convention in Orlando

As the 96th annual American Farm Bureau Federation Convention wrapped up this week, Florida Farm Bureau president John Hoblick was welcoming members to head for the 97th in the Sunshine State. “We’re really excited about convention coming...Show More Summary

Foundation for Agriculture’s Book of the Year

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture presented its eighth annual “Book of the Year” award to Margaret McNamara for “The Apple Orchard Riddle.” In this playful and humorous story, the students learn a lot about apples and apple orchards – including how apples are harvested, how cider is made, and what the different varieties of apples are – while... Read More

AFBF Young Farmer Chair is 1st Generation

Jon Hegeman of White Plains, Alabama was elected as the new chairman of the American Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers committee at the convention in San Diego. He will take over as chairman in February and serve for one year, also serving a one-year term on the AFBF board of directors. Hegeman and his wife Amy are first generation... Read More

American Farm Bureau prepares for climate change-driven drought

Although the American Farm Bureau is tied to conventional agriculture and its conservative base, the organization is worried about climate change - and it's preparing for the future impact that global warming will have on farming. The surprising move was driven

San Diego Sun Sets on AFBF Convention

The sun was just going down over the bay in San Diego when we walked out of the convention center at the conclusion of the business meeting of the 96th annual American Farm Bureau convention Tuesday after voting delegates approved resolutions for the coming year. AFBF president Bob Stallman held his traditional end of the meeting press conference with the... Read More

Climate change is laying waste to water supplies, warns Farm Bureau

A Farm Bureau bigwig warns that as Western snowpack dwindles, farmers must adapt.

AFBF Young Farmer and Rancher Awards

Winners of the Young Farmers & Ranchers Achievement Award, Discussion Meet and Excellence in Agriculture competitions were announced at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 96th Annual Convention Monday. Chris and Rebekah Pierce ofShow More Summary

FDA Official Provides Update at AFBF

Food and Drug Administration Deputy Commissioner Mike Taylor provided an update on the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) at the American Farm Bureau convention this week in San Diego. Taylor says his agency is...Show More Summary

Ag is Target for Guest Worker Audits

Agriculture has a target on its back when it comes to compliance with guest worker regulations, according to Eileen Scofield an immigration law attorney who held a workshop at the American Farm Bureau annual meeting this week. “Currently there’s three agencies that focus on employers but for ag in particular there’s about five or six other separate laws which are... Read More

Navy Seal Thanks Farmers and Ranchers

Navy Seal Commander Rorke Denver, author of “Damn Few,” drew a connection between agricultural and military warriors in his keynote address before the 96th annual American Farm Bureau convention in San Diego. “When people are hungry, they go to war,” said Denver. “So, here’s the deal, if you do your job, I don’t have to do my job. Denver says... Read More

AFBF President Surprises Vilsack with Branding Iron

American Farm Bureau Federation president Bob Stallman presented Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack with a special gift Monday to recognize his support of farmers and ranchers. Noting that a Texas cowboy phrase denoting loyalty to the ranch is “ride for the brand,” Stallman gave Vilsack a specially-made “US AG” branding iron. Show More Summary

USTR Visits AFBF Convention

US Trade Representative Darci Vetter made an informal appearance at the American Farm Bureau annual meeting in San Diego Sunday and stopped to answer a few trade related questions from the media. First, Vetter was asked about the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations and Japan’s desire to exempt a variety of agricultural products from the agreement. Show More Summary

Farm Bureau Town Hall with Secretary Vilsack

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack held an informal town hall-style meeting with members of the American Farm Bureau on the floor of the IDEAg trade show Sunday in San Diego. On a circular stage with AFBF president Bob Stallman, Vilsack...Show More Summary

Farm Bureau Distinguished Service Awards

The American Farm Bureau Federation recognized Don Borgman and Dr. Temple Grandin for their distinguished service to agriculture during the organization’s 96th annual convention Sunday in San Diego. Both farmer and industry executive, Don Borgman has been a strong advocate for agriculture for over 40 years. Show More Summary

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