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

3 days 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 weeks 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

July 4th Cookout is Less Than $6 Per Person

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

Zimfo Bytes

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

RIP Former AFBF President Dean Kleckner

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

Agri-Pulse to Travel Rural Route to White House

“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

Farmfest to Feature Minnesota’s 1st Rural Broadband Day

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

URGENT! Frogs to Be Impaled for School Fundraiser!

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.

Farm Bureau Releases WOTUS Analysis

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) today released its analysis of the EPA’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) final rule and concluded that it is worse than the proposed rule, according to AFBF president Bob Stallman. “OurShow More Summary

Obama Announces New Rule Limiting Water Pollution

2 months agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

Much to the chagrin of Congressional Republicans, the American Farm Bureau, property developers, fertilizer and pesticide makers, oil and gas producers and the national association of golf course owners, the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps...Show More Summary

Farm to Cart” Downloadable Game for Kids

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has released a new game for teachers, families, farmers and ranchers working with preschool and early elementary age students. “Farm to Cart” is designed to show the connection between food in the grocery store and products grown and raised on the farm. Show More Summary

Drought prompts cuts to farm irrigation in California, Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will cut the amount of federal irrigation water available to farmers along the Oregon-California border to half the annual norm as it grapples with a fourth year of regional drought, the agency said on Friday.

BBQ on a Budget: 10 Things for the Perfect Cookout

Getty Images By Caroline Nolan It's time to put out the grill and plan that perfect barbecue. It's going to be a whole lot of fun, but it won't be cheap. According to a survey done by the American Farm Bureau Federation, the ground chuck...Show More Summary

Farm Bureau’s 2015 Photo Contest to Begin

Farm Bureau’s 2015 photo contest begins soon. This news release from the group says it is open to all state and county Farm Bureau members and staff above 18 years of age at the time of entry, including professional photographers. Photo submissions will be used to accurately portray today’s agriculture and the safe practices of farmers and ranchers, and also... Read More

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