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Yarmuth joins protest against Kentucky Farm Bureau policies

Kentucky's only Democratic congressman did not eat the ham on Thursday. … Click to Continue »

New Poll Shows Strong Support for TPP Agreement

A new poll from Morning Consult shows most voters favor fair trade. Which is something the American Farm Bureau Federation said all candidates should keep in mind as a congressional vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement comes closer to reality. Show More Summary

“Farmer of the Year” Contest Announced

Farmers’ Almanac and American Farm Bureau Federation are partnering together to recognize three farmers or ranchers as “Farmer’s Almanac Farmer of the Year.” The 200th Collector’s Edition of 2017 highlights the hard work and dedication of farmers who bring food to our tables. Show More Summary

Farm Bureau Seeks Emergency Dairy Aid from USDA

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has asked the USDA to provide emergency assistance for the nation’s dairy farmers. In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, AFBF President Zippy Duvall said AFBF supported a recent request from 61 members of Congress asking USDA to provide emergency assistance. Show More Summary

Mandarin category sees robust growth in California

The Fresno County Farm Bureau crop report turned heads, putting the value of mandarins produced in the region in 2015 at $197.6 million, a 171% increase from the $72.8 million the previous year. “Spectacular, isn’t it?” Fresno County Farm Bureau executive director Ryan Jacobsen said of the report. “I actually had to verify with the commissioner that that number was correct.”

Missouri's Roy Blunt blames his lack of popularity in Missouri on stupid Missourians

Missouri Republican Sen. Roy Blunt talked to the Missouri Farm Bureau last Friday, and was asked why he is underwater in his approval ratings with voters in the state. His answer? It's the voters' fault. I guarantee you if you knew what...Show More Summary

Western Growers joins new push for immigration reform

The labor shortage in agriculture has prompted Western Growers Association and the American Farm Bureau Federation to buck political headwinds by joining the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other groups in a new push for immigration legislation.

I AM @USFRA – @FarmBureau VP Scott VanderWal

South Dakota crop and livestock farmer Scott VanderWal was elected Vice President of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) earlier this year and in that role now serves on the board of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA). Show More Summary

AFBF Announces New CFO

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has announced that Brett Hom, a finance professional with more than 25 years of experience in the non-profit sector, will serve as the organization’s new chief financial officer (CFO). OnceShow More Summary

Farm Bureau Deals a Blow to Huelskamp in Kansas Primary

The Kansas Farm Bureau on Friday announced its endorsement of Roger Marshall, a Kansas doctor who is challenging representative Tim Huelskamp in a primary in the 1 st District. The endorsement is a big deal: It serves as a public rebuke...Show More Summary

FB Challenge Moves Into Judging Phase

Entry submissions are now closed for the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) third annual Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge, and AFBF is pleased to announce that they have received 355 applications from 39 states. “We are ecstatic and pleased with the great applications and innovations occurring in rural communities across the country!” said Dr. Show More Summary

Monsanto Tries to Build a Society of GMO and Pesticide Devotees, One Child at a Time

The company covertly indoctrinates children through education propaganda. On Oct. 14, 2015, the International Food Information Council and the American Farm Bureau Federation released a free, 38-page, downloadable lesson plan calledShow More Summary

4th of July Cookout Costs Still Under $6/Person

An informal survey from the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) dug into the cost of summer cookout season. The survey looked into the cost of Americans’ favorite foods for the Fourth of July, including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork...Show More Summary

Why North Dakota’s Corporate Farming Ban Is Like A Gay Marriage Ban

Last week the North Dakota Farm Bureau announced that they would be filing a legal challenge to our state’s ban on non-familial corporate farming (currently corporations and LLC’s can organize to farm or ranch, but only if all involved are no more distantly related than first cousins). The announcement comes shortly before a June 14...

AFBF Launches Online Peanut Butter Game

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, along with the National Peanut Board and state peanut producer and industry organizations, have launched Operation Peanut Butter, a new online game from My American Farm. Geared for...Show More Summary

Daryl Lies: Why The Farm Bureau Challenging North Dakota’s Corporate Farming Ban In Court

Darly Lies, center, president of the North Dakota Farm Bureau, announces on Thursday in Bismarck the organization filing a federal lawsuit against North Dakota in relation to the state's anti-corporate farming law. Next to Lies is Wes...Show More Summary

Farm Bureau Celebrates Supreme Court Victory

A unanimous Supreme Court ruling was handed down yesterday.  The law of the land says landowners may challenge the federal government and the Army Corps of Engineers over improper regulations designed to protect water. Landowners have...Show More Summary

URGENT: Frogs to Be Impaled for School Fundraiser Again!

Please urge Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation and DeKalb County School District officials to stop the cruelty! The post URGENT: Frogs to Be Impaled for School Fundraiser Again! appeared first on PETA.

Miss America Visits First Peas to the Table Winner

Congratulations to Carrie Smith’s third-grade class for winning the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s First Peas to the Table Contest.  The third graders from Cason Lane Academy in Murfreesboro, Tennessee will soon be receiving their grand prize– a visit from Miss America 2016, Betty Cantrell. Show More Summary

FB Members Testify on EPA Concerns

Earlier this week, three Farm Bureau members testified before the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry regarding the involvement of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the ongoing Chesapeake Bay cleanup. Show More Summary

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