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How the media gets the price of Thanksgiving dinner wrong

It's Thanksgiving, which means it's time for the American Farm Bureau Federation's report on the cost of the average Thanksgiving dinner, an annual tradition celebrated by press release rewriters (and media critics) across the land. This year the "news" is that the cost of Thanksgiving dinner will be essentially flat, rising just 0.8 percent. Which means it should be extra...

Gobbling up more green - AgMinute for November 24, 2014

Ingredients for Thanksgiving dinner for a family of 10 are 37 cents more expensive this year, according to the American Farm Bureau. Click here for the full story

How to Do a Group Thanksgiving For Under $40

Our friends at Coupons.com and savings expert Jeanette Pavini put together a Thanksgiving dinner menu on a budget, so you can host this year's festivities without breaking the bank. According to the American Farm Bureau, the average cost of a Thanksgiving dinner comes to $49.04. Show More Summary

Thanksgiving dinner: The state where it costs the most

A study by the American Farm Bureau pegged the national average cost of a Thanksgiving feast at $49.41 for 2014

Silurian Valley energy project's rejection sets benchmark for BLM

The Bureau of Land Management on Thursday denied a renewable energy company's application to build a controversial wind and solar farm in the Mojave Desert's remote Silurian Valley, deciding the sprawling project "would not be in the public interest."

Feds reject renewable energy project in Silurian Valley

Saying the project “would not be in the public interest,” the Bureau of Land Management on Thursday denied a Spanish company's  application for a controversial wind and solar farm in the Silurian Valley.

Thanksgiving Dinner Price Survey

Your turkey dinner this year with all the fixings is just a little bit higher this year, but still under $5 per person – something to be thankful for, indeed! The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 29th annual informal price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10... Read More

Thanksgiving Dinner Costs Up Slightly This Year

David Duprey/AP Shopping for Thanksgiving dinner shouldn't involve sticker shock this year. The annual American Farm Bureau Federation's survey of costs to serve a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for 10 people remained stable compared...Show More Summary

AFBF Talks Policy Issues at NAFB

New congress, WOTUS, second beef checkoff, and what to do about COOL were a few of the topics that American Farm Bureau Federation executive director for public policy Dale Moore discusses at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting last week. “We are excited that we have a lot of new leaders – seasoned leaders – coming in,” said Moore of... Read More

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the appointment of eight individuals to serve on the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics (NAREEE) Advisory Board. The American Farm Bureau Federation together...Show More Summary

Coalition Calls for Tax Extenders in Lame Duck

The Broad Tax Extenders Coalition today launched a new effort focused on the lame duck session and spearheaded by over 400 nonprofit groups, associations, and coalitions, including the American Farm Bureau Federation. The group urges...Show More Summary

Young Farmers & Ranchers to EPA: ‘Ditch the Rule!”

Producers who will be the future of agriculture are telling the federal government to keep an unpopular water rule from having a future of its own. This news release from Farm Bureau says the group’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee wants the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers to ditch the proposed Waters of the U.S.... Read More

It's a Long Way From Texas to Toledo

Lead by the American Farm Bureau Federation, the U.S. agriculture lobby has relentlessly pushed back against new Environmental Protection Agency proposed rules for improving U.S. water quality. Through their "ditch the rule" campaign...Show More Summary

Farm Bureau’s Women in Ag Survey to Gauge Goals, Needs

Farm Bureau wants to know more about the goals, aspirations, achievements and needs of women in American agriculture. That’s why the group’s Women’s Leadership Program has launched the “Women in Ag” survey for all women who are farmers,...Show More Summary

Growers, environmentalists partner on Salinas River

The Grower-Shipper Association of Central California and Monterey County Farm Bureau are collaborating with The Nature Conservancy and others on a Salinas River restoration project near Gonzales, Calif.

Make Your Voice Count – VOTE!

It’s Election Day and we all have a lot at stake with current issues facing the industry, including farmers and ranchers. American Farm Bureau President Bob Stallman says voting is not only a right but a duty for America’s farmers. If you haven’t voted yet, make sure you do – if you have, good for you!!!

Farm Bureau Opens Online Registration for Convention

The American Farm Bureau Federation has opened online registration for its 96th Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show, Jan. 10-14, 2015, in San Diego. “The 96th Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show offers a preview of the future of agriculture,” said John Hawkins, AFBF’s senior director of conventions and events. Show More Summary

My American Farm App

If you want to play My American Farm on your smartphone or tablet, there’s a new app for that. The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has released a new version of its popular My American Farm app for iPads, Android tablets and Kindle Fire. The app is available for download on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon. The new version... Read More

Idaho farm groups fund road safety PSA - AgMinute for September 17, 2014

Last year was one of the deadliest in recent memory in Idaho for fatal crashes involving automobiles and farm equipment and two farm bureau groups have teamed up with the Idaho State Police on a public service announcement that urges people to be cautious and patient around farm vehicles. Click here for the full story

Rich Miller: Does Bruce Rauner's budget plan check out?

Several Illinois statewide political candidates spoke to the Illinois Farm Bureau last week about their plans if they were to be elected. Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner outlined his economic goals for the state, including...Show More Summary

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