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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

AFBF Concludes Farmers Want Data Control

The American Farm Bureau Federation has released the results of a survey that shows America’s farmers and ranchers want to control their data.  The survey also showed that farmers believe a cooperative-style central repository for their information would be the best way to control security and ensure its value. Show More Summary

Ag Foundations Reach Students at USA Science Festival

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture (AFBFA) and Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture Foundation were able to provide important information about where food comes from to approximately 9,000 students and families through their booth at this year’s USA Science & Engineering Festival. Show More Summary

AFBF Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge Has Opened

Online applications for the The American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) third Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge will open May 1, coinciding with the beginning of National Small Business Week. The competition, in which entrepreneurs will...Show More Summary

New @USFRA Board Members

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA®) has elected three new board members, representing the American Farm Bureau Federation, Cattlemen’s Beef Board and Indiana Soybean Alliance. Scott VanderWal, a third generation family farmer from Volga, SD, is vice president of AFBF and president of the South Dakota Farm Bureau. Show More Summary

Congratulations to Farm Burea Photo Contest Winners

The American Farm Bureau Federation has selected twelve photographs as winners of the 2015 Farm Bureau Photo Contest.   Ten Farm Bureau members and staff chose winners in each of four categories; Consumer Outreach, Family Farm, Farm Labor, and Technology. Show More Summary

Farmers Face Financial Pressure, AFBF Tells Congress

The continued commodity price slump is hurting American farmers and Zippy Duvall is trying to make sure Congress understand just what that means to agriculture.  The American Farm Bureau Federation President (AFBF) explained to the Agriculture...Show More Summary

Zimfo Bytes

The American Farm Bureau Federation is accepting applications for its tenth Women’s Communications Boot Camp class, July 12 – 15 in Washington, D.C. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) is accepting applications for fiscal year 2017 funding for five export market development programs. Show More Summary

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