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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

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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

GOPers say they'll back nominee but avoid Trump

(AP) — When Donald Trump came to St. Louis last month for a raucous rally with thousands, Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt was more than 130 miles away, announcing a Missouri Farm Bureau endorsement to a few dozen company employees and two news reporters. [...]Show More Summary

Many Grocery Prices Down in Marketbasket Survey

According to USDA, Americans spend just under 10 percent of their disposable annual income on food, the lowest average of any country in the world, and the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) Spring Picnic Marketbasket Survey highlighted...Show More Summary

AFBF Asks Courts to Stop Sage Grouse Overreach

The American Farm Bureau Federation together with the Idaho Farm Bureau Federation, the Public Lands Council and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association have petitioned the court to stop the federal use of land management to exclude millions of acres from grazing. Show More Summary

AFBF Urges Congress Not to Reduce Farm Programs

During the last farm bill the House and Senate Agriculture committees did their part to reduce government spending by drastically cutting funding for agriculture.  Now the American Farm Bureau Federation and 254 other ag groups are calling for Congress to reject further cuts to farm programs. Show More Summary

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The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has announced the science, technology, engineering and mathematics coordinators selected for its On the Farm STEM Experience March 28-30 in Nashville, Tennessee, immediately prior to the National Science Teachers Association annual convention. Show More Summary

Golden Plow Awarded to Rep Mike Conaway

The Golden Plow award was given to Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas) during the Farm Bureau Advocacy Conference that took place last week. AFBF President Zippy Duvall presented the award to the Chairman of the House Ag Committee- the highest honor given to members of Congress. Conaway was nominated by the Texas Farm Bureau who noted his dedication to the ag... Read More

Farm Bureau Donates to Hungry Americans

Farm Bureau‘s “Harvest for All” program raised more than $1.1 million and a record of 48 million pounds of food this year.  Both monitory and food donations combined mean a grand total of 49 million meals will be served to hungry Americans. The program, run by the Young Farmers & Ranchers program, is now in its 14th year.  Along with... Read More

NFU Contests TPP Benefits for Ag

The National Farmers Union was unimpressed with the economic analysis on the benefits of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) for agriculture released by Farm Bureau this week and promoted by USDA. “To broadly categorize agriculture as...Show More Summary

AFBF and USDA Team to Unveil TPP Benefits Report

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall got together to discuss the benefit of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) for agriculture as AFBF released an economic analysis of the pending trade agreement. Show More Summary

Kenna Lewis Earns Top Honors at YF&R

Kenna Lewis, a senior at Cal Poly San Lois Obispo, was named the American Farm Bureau Young Farmer & Rancher Collegiate Discussion Meet winner.  The meet, designed to simulate a committee meeting to  exchange ideas and find solutions to a topic of concern to agriculture, was held last week at the #ShowMeYFR Annual Leadership Conference. Show More Summary

Break the Rules at #ShowMeYFR

Lindsay Calvert of the American Farm Bureau Federation told attendees of #ShowMeYFR Annual Leadership Conference to break the rules.  Not all the rules, exactly, but the rules of public speaking. Public speaking is the most commonly requested topic for Calvert, whose job is to train Farm Bureau leaders nationwide. Show More Summary

#ShowMeYFR Reaches Young Farmers & Ranchers

The American Farm Bureau Federation hosted their annual Young Farmer & Rancher Leadership Conference in Kansas City, Missouri this weekend.  According to coordinator Marty Tatman, more than 1,100 attendees gathered from across the nation to learn, network, and be inspired. Show More Summary

AFBF Outlines the Struggle for Crop Insurance

The American Farm Bureau Federation had the opportunity to address the 2016 Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau Annual Meeting with Congressional Relations and Senior Director, Mary Kay Thatcher. We’ll have to be on our toes this year, she said to Chuck Zimmermann about funding for crop insurance and other ag programs. Show More Summary

Young & Laramore Gets Lucky for Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance

The effort acts as an extension of the brand's previous "Stop Knocking on Wood" campaign and retains that tagline.

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