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AFBF Survey Shows Decrease in Retail Food Prices

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s Spring Picnic Marketbasket Survey found that retail prices are lower for several foods this year, including eggs, ground chuck, sirloin tip roast, chicken breasts and toasted oat cereal. “As expected...Show More Summary

Farm Bureau Urges Senate Confirmation of Perdue

Yesterday we received news from the White House stating President Trump authorized emergency grazing on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas after those states were impacted by widespread wildfires. This was followed by news from USDA’s Acting Deputy Secretary Michael L. Show More Summary

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American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall recently presented Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) with AFBF’s Golden Plow award, the highest honor the organization gives to members of Congress, for his commitment in Congress to issues important to farmers and ranchers. Show More Summary

Ag Groups Applaud EPA Decision on Chlorpyrofis

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently dismissed a petition regarding the crop protection tool chlorpyrifos, a decision the National Corn Growers Association and American Farm Bureau Federation have praised. The Obama administration had considered a ban on chlorpyrifos in 2015, but the decision had not been finalized. Show More Summary

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The American Farm Bureau Federation has expressed its appreciation to Monsanto Co. for its generous wildfire relief donation of $200,000 to be shared equally among Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas Farm Bureaus following devastating...Show More Summary

Duvall Addresses Agri-Pulse Summitt

President of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Zippy Duvall addressed the participants of the Agri-Pulse Summitt in recognition of National Ag Day earlier this week. Using his best southern charm, Duvall addressed the issueShow More Summary

Detective X: Secret Crimefighter

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Wilmer Souder was a farm boy from southern Indiana who earned a PhD in physics in 1916 and went to work in the materials lab at the the National Bureau of Standards (later renamed the National Institute of Standards and Technology). His specialty was precise measurements. Show More Summary

Audio: Farm Bureau President Says He’s Not Worried About Impacts of Trump’s Budget on Agriculture

Donald Trump speaks at a news conference in Bismarck, North Dakota US May 26, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst President Donald Trump has released his first budget from the White House, and North Dakota Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp say they don’t like it. Show More Summary

Avangrid Renewables Secures Kitty Hawk Offshore Wind Farm For $9 Million

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced this week that the rights to develop offshore wind energy off the coast of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina have been successfully obtained by US renewable energy developer Avangrid Renewables...Show More Summary

Audio: Farm Bureau President Says Agriculture Wasn’t “at the Table” for New State Environmental Agency

Chairwoman Jessica Unruh, R-Beulah, discusses energy legislation while chairing the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service “Senate Bill 2327 would transfer the powers of the Environmental Health...Show More Summary

POTUS Ditches WOTUS

The president of the American Farm Bureau Federation had the privilege of being with the President of the United States Tuesday as he signed an executive order directing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to formally reconsider the controversial Waters of the United States, or WOTUS, rule under the Clean Water Act. Show More Summary

Farm Bureau President Speaks at USDA Ag Outlook Forum

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s public policy agenda shares much in common with the Trump administration on issues like regulatory reform and tax reform. But even harder issues such as farm labor and trade should present opportunities...Show More Summary

2017 Indianapolis Colts Cheerleaders Audition Dates – March 19

    2017 Audition Dates Prelims: Sunday, March 19th 2017 Doors Open: 11:00 AM – Audition begins at 12:00 noon Location: Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center – Indoor Field, 7001 W 56th St., Indianapolis, IN 46254 Registration: Online Registration is NOW OPEN! Register TODAY! Audition applicants are HIGHLY encouraged to register online prior to [...]

Farm Bureau Donates to Hungry Americans

The American Farm Bureau, lead by the Young Farmers & Ranchers program, raised more than $1.1 million and donate more than 28.9 million pounds of food for hungry Americans in 2016. The “Harvest for All” program is now in its 15th year and has fed more than 31 million meals, thanks to the efforts of farmers and ranchers. “Farm Bureau... Read More

AFBF Offers Second Helping of Peas to the Table Contest

The American Farm Bureau Foundation is bringing their Peas to the Table Contest back for a second year. The national competition will run from February 20- May 15. Children in kindergarten through fifth grade will plant, raise and harvest peas, competing for the highest yield. The winning school will receive a visit from Miss America 2017. The contest was created... Read More

Farm Groups Stress Importance of Trade in Asia-Pacific

The American Soybean Association, American Farm Bureau Federation, American Seed Trade Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Milk Producers Association, US Poultry & Egg Export Council and more than 80 other agriculture...Show More Summary

Audio: NDFB Pres. Says Bill Requiring Permission to Enter Land Is About “Respect, Safety, and Private Property”

“This bill is about respect, safety, and private property,” North Dakota Farm Bureau President Daryl Lies told me on the radio during an interview yesterday (audio is below). The legislation he’s talking about is SB2225, introduced by Republican Senator Don Schaible of Mott. It would end the requirement that land owner post their land to...

Benefits of Membership in @CIRBdc

For over 50 years, the Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau (CIRB) has provided advocacy and support services for the industry and membership has never been more important. American Farm Bureau Insurance Services Vice President and General Manager Tim Green says CIRB is focused on maintaining the risk management tools that farmers and ranchers need. Show More Summary

Farm Economy Update at #CIRB2017

The team of Gary Schnitkey and Jonathan Coppess from the University of Illinois gave an update on the farm economy during a presentation at the Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau annual meeting this week. “We’re seeing deteriorating financial conditions on many farms and we’re likely to continue to see that as long as we have corn prices below four dollars... Read More

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