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Farm Bureau Invests in My Fit Foods

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), with and existing majority investor Marlin Equity Partners, has announced an investment in My Fit Foods™, a leading producer and retailer of prepared meals. The investment will support My Fit Foods’ growth strategy to pursue partnerships with the nation’s premier grocery retailers. Show More Summary

#Ag Groups Express Concerns About Consolidation

Representatives from the American Farm Bureau Federation, National Corn Growers Association, and National Farmers Union testified Tuesday at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on consolidation in the agribusiness industry, which is poised to cut the number of major companies in the seeds, chemicals and crop nutrients market in half. Show More Summary

Why large-scale wind power is so hard to build

Bureau of Land Management wants to shake up the rules on wind farm approvals.        

Why Is Large-Scale Wind Power So Hard To Build?

The Bureau of Land Management faces a problem and wants to shake up the rules around wind farm approvals. The problem is straight-forward on its face, but difficult to reconcile logically: Why are so few new large-scale wind projects...Show More Summary

Top 10 restaurants in Sacramento

Three years ago, the Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau established a program to promote the city as “America’s Farm to Fork Capital.” [...] the marketing staff can make a strong case for its importance as an agricultural powerhouse...Show More Summary

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

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

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

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