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Hamtastic: The Kentucky Farm Bureau Country Ham...

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The Kentucky Farm Bureau Country Ham Breakfast ended with a $2 million truce between Republic Bank & Trust Co. and a group from Hermitage Farms Charities LLC and Bridgeman Foods Inc. Each group will pay $1 million to charity for...

Quick AFBF Washington Update

While at the John Deere 2014 product launch this week, Chuck spent some time with American Farm Bureau Federation Congressional Affairs specialist Mary Kay Thatcher, who was along for the ride. At my request, he got an update from Mary Kay about what she expects Congress to do before the election, what Farm Bureau’s number one concern is right now,... Read More

Offshore Wind Development Moves Closer to Reality in Maryland, North Carolina Thanks to BOEM

An offshore wind farm in the North Sea. (Photo: © MEDVIND / Bent Sørensen / DONG Energy A/S) Big news keeps rolling in for offshore wind this summer! Yesterday, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) held its third competitive lease sale off the coast of Maryland for an area that comprises 80,000 acres of the outer Continental Shelf. Show More Summary

Amendment 1 Decided by Less Than 1 Percent

This version includes a correction to the last paragraph. We and our allies nearly defeated Amendment 1 yesterday in Missouri, with the Missouri Farm Bureau, Missouri Pork Association, and others in Big Agriculture apparently getting...Show More Summary

Environmental group seeks gag order in Virginia farm feud

SQUASHING SUIT? Martha Boneta’s lawsuit against the Piedmont Environmental Council would fall under a “protective order” if the PEC has its way in court. By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau WARRENTON, Va. — Claiming “trade secrets” are at stake, an environmental group wants a gag order slapped on an upcoming case involving Fauquier County...

Amendment 1 Decided by Less Than 1 Percent

We and our allies nearly defeated Amendment 1 yesterday in Missouri, with the Missouri Farm Bureau, Missouri Pork Association, and others in Big Agriculture apparently getting the barest majority on their “right to farm” measure. There were 498,751 “yes” votes,...        Related Stories Update on Missouri's Amendment 1 No Ivory Auctions at Christie's MyBirthday, MyHumane  

C’mon Let’s Ditch the Rule, Okay?

American Farm Bureau Federation has just published an animated video that helps describe what this whole Ditch the Rule campaign is all about. The two-and-a-half minute movie explores how EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed “Waters of the U.S.” rule is regulatory overreach and unnecessary. “This video offers a fresh take on a serious subject of concern to... Read More

‘Conservation’ rule fuels land war in Fauquier

NATURE’S WAY: Goats, sheep and other animals graze at Paris Farm, which has become a battleground over a “conservation easement.” By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau PARIS, Va. — A Fauquier County farmer is accusing an environmental group of trampling her livelihood. “Our freedoms, property rights and economic liberty are at risk every moment...

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Robert L. Carlson, former president of the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO), has been appointed United Nations (UN) Special Ambassador of the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF). The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture announced the winners of its Agriculture in a Growing World Essay contest. Show More Summary

Farm Groups Dissatisfied with WOTUS Explanations

Despite increased efforts by Environmental Protection Agency officials to explain and defend the proposed Waters of the United States rule, farm groups continue to have concerns. The American Farm Bureau Federation this week sent Congress...Show More Summary

Regulations; Farm Bill; and, the Ag Economy- Friday

Regulations DTN writer Todd Neeley reported yesterday that, “American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman said in a statement Thursday that the industry’s attempts to reach out to EPA officials have been unsuccessful on many of the issues of concern for agriculture in the proposed Clean Water Act rule. “This comes on the heels of EPA Administrator […]

Immigration Reform Action Day

A coalition of leading business, manufacturing, and agriculture groups – including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Partnership for a New American Economy, Business Roundtable, the American Farm Bureau Federation, AmericanHort, the National Association of Manufacturers, and Western Growers – held a Day of Action for immigration reform today. Show More Summary

A Fourth of July inflation bugaboo

The press loves itself a good story about rising prices, particularly if it's about the cost of food going up. We see this just about every year with the flurry of stories based on an annual farm bureau press release that tallies up the cost of Thanksgiving dinner. When it's up big, it's evidence of impending hyperinflation to The Wall...

Lame excuses

In today’s Voice of the People, the president of the New York Farm Bureau takes issue with one in our long line of editorials calling for equal labor rights for the state’s 100,000 farm workers.

Here's how much pricier July 4th will be...

``The jump in food costs echoes the findings of a new informal survey from the American Farm Bureau Federation, which showed the average cost for a July 4th picnic for 10 is $58.72, 5.4 percent higher than last year.'' -- But "inflation" is only 2.5% or so, according to the government...

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The Minnesota Farm Network (MFN) announced that it has entered into an agreement with Woodward Broadcasting Inc. to add KFMC FM 106.5 and KSUM AM 1370 in Fairmont, MN to the MFN station line-up. Farm Bureau is pleased to announce that a new FB Member Advantage program with Polaris Industries Inc., is available to eligible members in participating states, effective... Read More

CA: Kings Co. Files First Lawsuit to Challenge Fresno-Bakersfield Rail Approval

The Kings County Board of Supervisors, the Farm Bureau and a group of county residents filed suit Thursday in Sacramento County Superior Court challenging the approval of a high-speed rail route through the county between Fresno and Bakersfield.

Ag Issues Discussed at Missouri State’s Ag Forum

Each year Missouri State University’s Colligate Farm Bureau hosts an Ag Forum to discuss hot topic agriculture issues. This year’s panel was formed by Senator Roy Blunt and Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst and moderated by Missouri State University’s … Continue reading ?

Farm Bureau Provides Farm Bill Help

If you have questions about how the new farm bill works, American Farm Bureau has answers. The American Farm Bureau Federation has produced a new series of videos and launched a website to help farmers, landowners and other stakeholders better … Continue reading ?

Texas Ranchers Briefed Lawmakers, Locals on BLM/Red River Land Dispute

Members of the Texas Farm Bureau, including the rancher who lost 140 acres to the BLM over twenty years ago, Tommy Henderson, along with Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, State Senator Craig Estes and aShow More Summary

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