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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

Farm group rips de Blasio's proposed carriage horse ban

2 months agoNews : NY Daily News

The American Farm Bureau Federation is calling on Mayor de Blasio to drop his plans to ban the horse and carriage industry from the city.

Young Farmers Still Concerned About Adequate Land

A new survey shows that young farmers are still worried about getting adequate land to grow crops and raise animals. This news release from the American Farm Bureau Federation says the group’s annual outlook survey of participants in...Show More Summary

House Panel Hears Testimony on WOTUS

Representatives of agricultural organizations unanimously condemned the proposed Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule during a hearing held Tuesday by the House Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry. American Farm Bureau Federation...Show More Summary

Schmacon Inventor Ready for Retail

The inventor of Schmacon accepted a challenge to do better than the turkey bacon he and a friend were eating one day. So he invented “Beef’s Answer to Bacon – Schmacon.” If you attended this year’s American Farm Bureau Federation convention you might remember being able to sample it. You can read his full story here (pdf). Smokey, sweet and... Read More

AFBF and NFU Policy Panel at #Classic15

John Deere sponsored an ag policy panel at the 2015 Commodity Classic, moderated by our friend Sara Wyant with Agri-Pulse, and featuring the policy specialists from the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and National Farmers Union (NFU). Show More Summary

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David Korbelik has joined Beck Ag as Director of Business Development. The winner of the American Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Collegiate Discussion Meet announced at the American Farm Bureau Federation FUSION Conference in Nashville earlier this month is Levy Randolph of California. Show More Summary

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The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has awarded 23 $500 mini-grants to communities across the nation. Dr. Kathleen A. Merrigan, who recently served as U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, will join AGree as a Co-Chair, announced AGree Executive Director Deborah Atwood. Show More Summary

More Reaction to Proposed Dietary Guidelines

More comments are coming forward about the recently released Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. Farm Bureau and some key politicians are not pleased about what they see as the committee’s overreach in the report that will be used for developing national nutrition policy by the federal government. Show More Summary

CIRB Hears of Challenging Year for Ag

American Farm Bureau Senior Director for Congressional Relations Mary Kay Thatcher told members of the Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau this week that she expects 2015 to be “a challenging year for agriculture.” “There seems to be a lot of emphasis on Capitol Hill about wanting to make budget cuts,” she explained. “We only have a couple of months before... Read More

Friday Odds and Ends

-Indianapolis-based Young & Laramore made this spot for Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, entitled “Pool,” which will broadcast regionally across Indiana leading up to the Super Bowl kickoff. -Mountain Dew is running a real-time Snapchat...Show More Summary

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