The NAFTA agreement series continues our focus on commodities with a look at trade in dairy and dairy products.
"Whether it's conventional or organic, I trust the quality of American grown produce."
Five Farm Bureaus were selected from a competitive pool of applicants to each receive a $500 grant from the American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Program to help fund “Our Food Link” projects.
Even with a diversity of business ideas, common threads have emerged as judges discussed things they like and didn’t like about Farm Bureau Challenge applications over the past few years.
The American Farm Bureau Federation says the reopening of China to U.S. beef provides great market potential for U.S. agriculture.
Mexico and Japan are the top two destinations for offal. The U.S. ships almost all offal produced overseas.
Cooling in trade relations with Cuba could result in the nation purchasing agricultural goods elsewhere.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue will host Canadian Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Mexican Secretary of Agriculture José Calzada Rovirosa in Savannah, Georgia, for a trilateral meeting as well as other joint events.
Here are some general safety tips that can help prevent wildfire, keep families safe, protect resources, and not put fire fighters lives at unnecessary risk.
American Farm Bureau Federation’s John Newton was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article on trade relations between the U.S. and Canada.
Author and Environmental Defense Fund staffer Miriam Horn says farmers and ranchers are the starting point of conservation and good stewardship.
The American Farm Bureau Federation says the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement should protect and improve agricultural trade.
The House recently approved a Farm Bureau-supported bill clarifying congressional intent regarding regulation of the use of pesticides in or near navigable waters.
American Farm Bureau Federation’s Ellen Steen was quoted in a recent Fox News article about the regulatory struggles farmers face
AFBF’s Duvall Praises Selection of Hazlett for Rural Development
Kansas farmer Derek Sawyer appeared on a recent Nightly Business Report segment about possible federal budget cuts to agriculture.
On June 30, 2017, USDA will release the highly anticipated Acreage report, which provides the first survey-based estimate of crop plantings and expected harvest
The House recently passed the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act, which would eliminate duplicate regulations relating to pesticide applications.
Farm Bureau tax specialist explains the proposed border adjustability tax would change the way the U.S. taxes corporations and its impact on agriculture
Passage of the Water and Agriculture Tax Reform Act of 2017 would help farmers and ranchers more efficiently operate mutual ditch, irrigation and water companies
Congress will now get to work on amending and adjusting budget figures sent by the president.
Recently, the House approved a Farm Bureau-supported bill clarifying congressional intent regarding regulation of the use of pesticides in or near navigable waters.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced reorganization plans for the USDA, and the secretary is asking for input on his proposal.
Farm Bureau has asked leadership of a Senate committee to advance EPA nominee Susan Bodine
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke recently announced the appointment of Greg Sheehan to the newly-created position of Deputy Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Tax reforms certainly are needed to ensure we are encouraging economic activity and growth
Proposed changes “would significantly endanger the future of family farms in America
Farm Bureau members encouraged to share opinions on the use of the Antiquities Act for declaration of National Monuments with the Secretary of the Interior
Land managers in the West increasingly demand that ranchers who work federal land surrender their water rights to the government or get off the range
AFBF President Zippy Duvall praised the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to collaborate closely with governors regarding revision of the Waters of the United States rule.
The Environmental Protection Agency is asking states to share with the agency what they think a new rule should look like
A recently introduced bill to increase grants that encourage veterinarians to practice in veterinary shortage areas has the support of AFBF.
For American-style cheese and butter, these March inventory levels are the highest levels since 1984 and 1993, respectively.
Eligible Farm Bureau members in participating states can print a certificate for up to $2,500 off select Cat machines
Farm Bureau supports the EPA’s effort to withdraw the 2015 rule and replace it with one that conforms to the limits approved by Congress and affirmed by the Supreme Court.
Farm income could see a slight increase this year, compared to 2016.
Farm Bureau believes that the estate taxes should be permanently eliminated. It’s time to bury the death tax for good.
Sustainability: From the notion of a modern farm or ranch being economically able to sustain a family, to the idea of working with the land in a manner that supports food and fiber production for future generations, the word means different things to different people.
The Environmental Protection Agency recently submitted a Federal Register notice to solicit public comments on agency regulations.
An outstanding group of young farm and ranch leaders have been selected by AFBF as the organization’s ninth Partners in Advocacy Leadership class.
Congress can’t change the weather, but it can do a lot to improve the climate for running a farm or ranch. Farmers and ranchers grow food, fuel and fiber in a world of uncertainty. We need a tax code that recognizes the unique financial challenges we face, and we need flexibility to run and expand our businesses.
Come join women from around the state for a rejuvenating and inspiring retreat in St. George hosted by the Women's Committee.
Sand County Foundation, Utah Farm Bureau Federation, Western AgCredit and the Utah Cattlemen’s Association, are accepting applications for the 2017 Leopold Conservation Award, which honors Utah farmers and ranchers who demonstrate exemplary stewardship and management of natural resources.
Come join women from around the state for a rejuvenating and inspiring retreat in Provo hosted by the Women's Committee.
A Utah sheep ranchers looks to boost revenue for sheep ranchers everywhere, as well as innovate a new product with a previously discarded resource
While the harvest of tart cherries is still months away, this fruit with a pucker factor can be enjoyed year-round and increasing research shows the health benefits are perfect for recovering athletes – no matter if you’re a chiseled endurance athlete or simply a weekend warrior that looks forward to putting the next sticker on your vehicles bumper.
Journey 2050, a new game offered by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, aims to address this question by allowing students to experience agriculture in a whole new way.
A Bloomberg BNA article about the Trump administration’s work on trade policy mentions AFBF’s opposition to U.S. withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership
As ranchers, we understand the privilege it is to grow food for others to eat. There are many different opinions on how food should be raised. Here are some of the things we’ve been asked about in raising beef.
In an exclusive interview with AFBF, Pruitt said the WOTUS repeal is ushering in a new era at EPA, one in which states have primacy and private property owners have certainty.
A new map created by AFBF’s partner the New American Economy shows the contributions immigrants are making to the U.S. economy.
Farm Bureau and 11 other farm and ranch groups recently asked congressional budget and appropriations committees to increase funding for farm programs in the 2018 farm bill.
The American Farm Bureau Federation announces the launch of Market Intel, a new series of market intelligence reports
While we can go pick up a can of soup from our local grocery store, that’s not where it started!
helpful insights to consider using when responding to blog posts and articles about the Environmental Working Group’s latest annual “Dirty Dozen” list of fruits and vegetables it claims have the “highest pesticide loads
Farm Bureau was recently featured in a General Mills’ blog post
Farm Bureau and National Grain and Feed Association today joined in calling on the U.S. Senate to confirm Sonny Perdue as USDA secretary this week
Rural America is hopeful that President Trump’s promised infrastructure improvements begin with the rural roads that helped carry him to the White House.
Here is how to help folks in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas who have lost livestock, equipment, homes and lives in this spring’s huge round of wildfires
Farmers and ranchers are invited to complete a survey about their experiences with health insurance and how it relates to their family’s health and the farm business.
A new virtual reality video shows consumers what it’s like working on a farm.
We are pleased that Congress passed and President Trump signed a law to overturn the flawed ‘Planning 2.0’ rule issued by the Bureau of Land Management.
A CNN Money article on a merit-based immigration system under the Trump administration quoted AFBF’s Kristi Boswell.
The American Farm Bureau and the National Pork Producers Council have closed the final chapter of their lawsuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s release of farmer and rancher personal information
Urban Food Connections of Utah is pleased to offer a limited number of micro-grant opportunities for commercial farming establishments dedicated primarily to the production of fruits and vegetables using ecologically sustainable agricultural methods.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.