AFBF’s Don Parrish explained American agriculture’s fight against environmental regulations.
In “Women in Ag: Adventure and Opportunity,” this week’s Focus on Ag column, Katie Heger wrote, “Even though men are most often pictured as the faces of farming, women are actually the fastest-growing group in agriculture. We play a vital role on our family farms, and are active in the food and agriculture conversation.”
Farmers breathed a collective sigh of relief with President Trump’s executive order to withdraw the WOTUS rule, but we know the work is far from over on these and other issues facing America’s farmland
Brittany Ivey, a Georgia Farm Bureau member who chairs the Stephens County Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee, was invited to participate in a discussion on the impact of the Affordable Care Act at the White House last week.
In his latest crop market report—Cropland Area and Production Projected Lower, Prices Higher in 2017—AFBF economist John Newton says USDA experts late last month indicated total cropland area for the eight principal crops was projected at 249.8 million acres, down 1.4 percent from 2016.
The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food is using recent outbreaks of Strangles in Nevada and western Colorado to remind horse owners to be vigilant for signs of illness in their animals
Informative websites that answer questions about how your food is grown.
Here are a few tips on how to get the best “bang for your buck” when it comes to your Farm Bureau membership
Joel & Becca Ferry represent District 3 on the state Ag Promotions Committee.
Contest Theme: HOW FOOD HAPPENS, Preserving the Past, Protecting the Present, Forging the Future
The Osguthorpes represent District 4 on the state Ag Promotions Committee
Legal Counsel for the Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office or PLPCO was created through the legislature to give the PLPCO office greater access to public lands counties.
The American Farm Bureau Federation and 11 other farm and ranch groups today asked congressional budget and appropriations committees to increase funding for farm programs in the 2018 farm bill.
Two pioneers in agricultural big data have merged their technology repositories.
Many farmers and ranchers are already benefitting from drone technology
Recognizing our past as a legacy for our future.
Prioritize health and safety on the farm or ranch with personal protection equipment from Grainger.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told AFBF last week that he wants to ensure the EPA follows statutes set by Congress.
Farm Bureau is calling on the House to approve legislation that would ensure both the public and Congress have increased access to federal agency communications beyond those published in the Federal Register.
An LA Times article explores what farmers think of President Donald Trump’s executive order to “scale back the agency’s interpretation of the Clean Water Act.”
More than 200 farm groups sent a letter to President Donald Trump last week, asking for projects in rural America to be included in any future infrastructure improvement plans.
A Bloomberg article explores how “across America’s orchards and crop fields, a shrinking supply of migrants has already driven pay up faster than in the broader workforce.
Ryan Zinke’s confirmation as secretary of the Interior Department earlier last week was welcomed by Farm Bureau
President Donald Trump’s executive order to ditch the Waters of the U.S. rule is a welcome relief to farmers and ranchers across the country.
AFBF’s public policy agenda shares much in common with the Trump administration on issues like regulatory reform and tax reform.
Looked down on by some and praised by others, millennials are now the largest generation, according to the Pew Research Center.
Reduced spending under the 2014 farm bill contributed greatly to the nation’s deficit reduction effort. However, additional cuts to the 2018 farm bill would present perils on many fronts, a diverse coalition today told congressional appropriations and budget leaders.
Against a backdrop of skepticism and lack of trust, there’s at least one group that most Americans still respect and admire…farmers.
The Farm Regulatory Certainty Act, legislation to be considered by the House, would provide clarity to farmers regarding the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
Yates, a director of congressional relations, discussed the postponement of the rusty patched bumblebee endangered species listing, saying AFBF is “pleased that the administration is taking a second look.”
Farm Bureau's Paul Schlegel was quoted in a recent article by Agence France Presse on how government regulations impact agriculture.
The Farmer Fair Practices Rules have been delayed as part of the White House order to delay regulatory actions.
You’re gathering the data. But are you gleaning all its insights? Put your precision farming data to work and increase efficiency on your farm or ranch by following 6 tips from Case IH.
The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has announced its second First Peas to the Table Contest, which opens Feb. 20 and runs through May 15.
Legislation would require greater transparency in federal agency communications about pending regulatory actions
SUU student makes Final Four at National YF&R collegiate discussion meet
The Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
The House recently approved a Farm Bureau-supported resolution (H.J. Res. 44) to stop an Obama administration rule that would weaken the influence of local and regional officials on Bureau of Land Management decisions.
While the FWS claims the listing will help protect the bee species, what does the first-ever addition of a bee species in the continental U.S. to the endangered species list mean?
The recently introducedFarm Regulatory Certainty Act, H.R. 848, would provide clarity to the law and to assure that agricultural nutrients are not subject to RCRA’s provisions.
The Agriculture Department’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced a final rule last month that would amend regulations under the Horse Protection Act.
Iowa farmer Michelle Miller explores whether the new, non-browning Arctic Apple and if it could change the public’s perception of GMOs.
Immigration is the story of America. It’s the story of my family, and I’d wager it’s the story of yours. But when we lose sight of this, it’s easy to muddy the waters of an already complex issue, forget what it’s actually about, and focus instead on what it isn’t.
Farmers and ranchers are united in the fact that, like Duvall, agriculture for them is a passion and a life calling.
“What do Farmers and Ranchers do During Winter?” is a new American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture blog post by Sara Bray, a Colorado rancher.
List includes priority areas for 2017 Utah legislative session
The American Farm Bureau Federation has created a short online survey to assess farmer use of dairy risk management tools and interest in the development of a new dairy insurance product.
Farm Bureau is evaluating how two executive orders signed last week by President Donald Trump on border security and illegal immigration enforcement might affect farmer’s access to workers.
A pair of estate tax repeal bills introduced in Congress would help farm and ranch families overcome the challenges of passing their family businesses to the next generation
A recently introduced bill to help lower health insurance costs for small business owners has the backing of farmers and ranchers.
With President Donald Trump’s executive action to withdraw the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, "it is critical that the new administration begin work immediately to do all it can to develop new markets for U.S. agricultural goods and to protect and advance U.S. agricultural interests in the critical Asia-Pacific region.”
The new administration must begin work immediately to develop new markets for U.S. agricultural goods and to protect and advance U.S. farmers’ and ranchers’ interests in the critical Asia-Pacific region.
The nomination of former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue for Secretary of Agriculture is welcome news to the nation’s farmers and ranchers
Grocery shopping is changing dramatically, to meet the needs of consumers whose demographics, lifestyles, desires and consumption trends are radically different than those of the 20th century “golden age” of supermarkets.
Farmers and ranchers are ready for a common-sense, bipartisan approach when it comes to federal regulations and rulemaking
Farm Bureau has spearheaded a coalition with vital interests in protecting the multiple uses of the nation’s public lands, urging President Trump improve accountability and transparency in the designation of national monuments.
American Farm Bureau members recently asked Congress to pass sweeping reform of regulations that burden the lives of farmers and ranchers.
The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture presented its 10th “Book of the Year” award to Eugenie Doyle for “Sleep Tight Farm.”
The Environmental Protection Agency has moved ahead with the Jan. 1 start date of its worker protection safety rule, despite a request for a delay from AFBF and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture.
Despite pork prices that have been falling for a while, the fall pig crop was the highest on record and the number of pigs-per-litter was also at an all-time high, according to the Agriculture Department’s latest Hogs and Pigs Report.
Frustrated with the misconceptions that plague the public’s perception of farming and ranching, fourth-generation Ohio farmer Brenda Hastings opened her family farm to tours.
The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has launched a fun, new online platform for middle-school educators highlighting makerspace education.
The American Farm Bureau Federation has formally endorsed the nomination of Scott Pruitt as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The latest crop market report reviews the Agriculture Department’s long-term agricultural projections and what the numbers mean for commodity prices and farm revenue.
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has started a process for action against the European Union’s restrictions on U.S. beef imports.
In early January, lawmakers are likely to consider legislation that would reform the rulemaking process for federal agencies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency.
Farm Bureau expects agricultural policy discussions to begin early on during the upcoming legislative session.
Christmas and other December holidays are steeped in a variety of traditions, but perhaps there is no other time of the year when celebrations revolve so strongly around U.S. agricultural products and thoughts of farm life.
In his January 2017 Beyond the Fencerows column, AFBF President Zippy Duvall reflects on the past year and looks ahead to 2017.
The American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture have petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to delay the January 2017 start date of its worker protection safety rule.
The American Farm Bureau Federation has appointed farmer and rancher members to the organization’s Promotion & Education and Young Farmers & Ranchers Committees.
New survey from U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance and National Corn Growers Association finds protecting the environment as a top concern for today's farmers.
Statement by Zippy Duvall, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding Nomination of Ryan Zinke to Interior
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The Excellence in Agriculture award is a competition that was initiated a number of years ago to recognize young farmers and ranchers involved in agriculture, but who do not necessarily derive a majority of their income from an owned production agriculture operation.
The Discussion Meet contest is designed to simulate a committee meeting where discussion and active participation are expected from each participant.
The ‘Advocate for Agriculture’ award is designed to recognize one Farm Bureau woman each year for her outstanding volunteer efforts on behalf of Farm Bureau and agriculture.
The Achievement Award is a competition that recognizes those young farmers and ranchers that have excelled in their farming or ranching operations and honed their leadership abilities to superiority.
Last week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized increases in renewable fuel volume requirements across all categories of biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard program
Members from Utah’s 28 County Farm Bureaus met recently in Layton to select leaders for the state’s largest farming and ranching organization.
Farmers and ranchers are pushing for an early start to farm bill negotiations and Dr. Bob Young, AFBF’s chief economist, explained in Tuesday’s Newsline that discussions have already started at the grassroots level.
Farmer and rancher members are invited to help AFBF prioritize different options to improve the farm bill while also recognizing the likely budgetary challenges.
The Wall Street Journal recently wrote about the implications of a Trump administration for agriculture.
Jerrold Richins of Summit County has been named the winner of the 2016 Leopold Conservation Award in Utah
Food companies and retailers face tremendous pressure to respond to consumer expectations on issues like animal care, environmental protection and the healthfulness and safety of products
The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance announced its new Faces of Farming & Ranching at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Convention in Kansas City recently
The Three Sisters Garden is a kind of companion planting; corn, beans and squash are grown at the same time in the same growing area.
The important issues facing American agriculture are not red or blue, but they are critical to the prosperity of rural America and our ability to protect our nation’s food supply. We urge our elected representatives to reach across the aisle and come together to resolve the challenges we face.
“How Did That Get on My Thanksgiving Plate?” is an American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture post that explains how several popular Thanksgiving foods travel from farm to fork.
The American Farm Bureau Federation's 31st 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 is $49.87, a 24-cent decrease from last year's average of $50.11.
The American Farm Bureau Federation, along with dozens of agricultural, business and municipal entities, today asked a federal court to vacate the EPA's and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' "Waters of the United States" rule.
The Environmental Protection Agency recently announced members of the Agricultural Science Committee of the EPA’s Science Advisory Board.
In a recent Newsline, Carlos Castañeda, a farm labor contractor and Farm Bureau member in California, emphasized that immigration reform is critical to America’s ability to produce food and the time for action is now.