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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

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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

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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

Farm Bureau Survey Outlines Women Leadership Skills

A new survey from Farm Bureau outlines the leadership skills for women in agriculture to master. This news release from the group says the Women in Ag Survey found communicating effectively, establishing and achieving goals, and strategic planning as the highest on a list of important leadership skills for women. “The survey results point to a need for a deeper... Read More

Farm Bureau Launches GMO Website

The American Farm Bureau Federation has launched a new website to help farmers “Get a Move On” and stand up for biotechnology. By going to GetaMoveOn.fb.org, farmers can show their support for a national, science-based labeling standard, such as the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act (H.R. 1599). “Now is the time for farmers and ranchers to take action in... Read More

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Minnesota Soybean is pleased to announce the addition of Kim Nill as Director of Market Development. The American Farm Bureau Federation announced applications for the Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge will be accepted beginning June 1 through June 30. Show More Summary

A Common Tragedy

“The demand we’re placing on the aquifer and the deep bedrock drilling, which is going on at an alarmingly fast pace, is really scary,” said Tricia Blattler, executive director of the Tulare County Farm Bureau. “Folks are really concerned we’re not going to be able find water in the groundwater...

6 Tips for Successfully Coaching a Youth Sports Team

This post is sponsored by State Farm. Meet assisting’s new starting five: the National Bureau of Assists. What is this? Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Mike McInelly. As the youngest of 4 athletic brothers and a 3-sport all-state sister, I grew up being towed around to hundreds of my siblings’ games and tournaments. […]

Farm Bureau: Food Prices Up About 1%

Shoppers are paying a bit more for their groceries this spring. A new survey from Farm Bureau shows that meat and orange juice are the biggest contributors to an increase of 60 cents of a $53.87 grocery bill on 16 food items, or about of 1 percent, in the group’s Spring Picnic Marketbasket survey. “Several meat items increased in price,... Read More

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