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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

Opponents hope to stop MN wind farm on wings of eagles

By Tom Steward | Watchdog Minnesota Bureau CORNISH TOWNSHIP, Minn. — The last hope for rural residents opposing a proposed 10-turbine wind farm planned in this southern Minnesota county may rest on the wings of eagles — as well as swans, pelicans, harriers, ducks and bats. With the Indiana-based developer already holding a state permit...

Farm Bureau Urges Ditching of EPA Water Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed “Waters of the US” rule was published in the Federal Register last week – all 111,000 words of it. The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) responded with just three words – “Ditch the Rule”. AFBF … Continue reading ?

NDGOP Ag Commissioner Challenger Judy Estenson: “The Story Is Not Over”

Earlier this year the North Dakota Farm Bureau announced, in a surprise move, that they’d be backing a challenger to incumbent Republican Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring. The Farm Bureau said that Goehring had been a little too big government for them, and hadn’t acted professionally in his job, so they felt a change was needed....

Breaking: Freedom Militia Arrives at Bundy Ranch to Defend Farm Family (Video)

The militia has arrived in support of Cliven Bundy in his stand off against the Federal Government. The Bureau of Land Management has surrounded the Bundy ranch with snipers, helicopters and heavy equipment. The protesters are calling for more support … Continue reading ?

From The Left: Did The Farm Bureau Drop The Ball With Estenson?

Last weekend, the North Dakota Farm Bureau launched a challenge against sitting Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring at the NDGOP state convention in Bismarck.  It was a challenged that was primarily inspired by the Farm Bureau disagreeing with Goehriing’s actions on a variety off issues, however, was also linked to behavior that Goehring himself has admitted...

Uncertain Tax Policy Hurts Agriculture

In response to questions from Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE), American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman explains how uncertain tax policy creates greater risk for agriculture producers. From today’s Ways and Means Committee hearing on the benefits of permanent tax policy. -kg

Does The North Dakota Farm Bureau Have The Horsepower To Pull Off A Convention Upset?

The race for the NDGOP endorsement for Agriculture Commissioner took a turn for the ugly ahead of the party’s state convention in Minot this weekend. Judy Estenson, a candidate backed by the North Dakota Farm Bureau, has squared off against incumbent Doug Goehring. A company working on behalf of the Farm Bureau got caught this...

Mike Brandenburg Column: Not Every Farm Bureau Member Is Against Doug Goehring

I cannot begin to express how disappointed I am in the negative, mean-spirited and personal attacks the Estenson Campaign and a small group of Farm Bureau insiders led by Eric Aasmundstad have launched against North Dakota Commissioner of Agriculture Doug Goehring. Not only do these perpetrators violate Ronald Reagan’s 11th commandment of “Thou shalt not...

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