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  • Farm Labor Shortage Vexes Farmers

    Farm Labor Shortage Vexes Farmers

    A new video produced by the American Farm Bureau Federation shines a spotlight on the frustrations of the nation`s farmers in finding workers to harvest their crops. While the video highlights peach production in Georgia, it also outlines the scope ...

  • Farm Bureau on USDA Report: Worldwide Corn Yields Up; Wheat, Cotton and Soybeans, Too

    Farm Bureau on USDA Report: Worldwide Corn Yields Up; Wheat, Cotton and Soybeans, Too

    The USDA’s latest report on agricultural supply and demand for the 2014-2015 marketing year suggests supplies will continue to be on the tight side for key U.S. crops despite record harvests, the American Farm Bureau Federation said today. ...

  • American Farm Bureau’s Stallman Calls for Tax Changes

    American Farm Bureau’s Stallman Calls for Tax Changes

    Farmers and ranchers need tax certainty to thrive in a modern economy, and making permanent deductions that expired in 2013 is a good first step, the American Farm Bureau Federation told the House Ways and Means Committee today. “One of the ...

  • New Report Shows Labor Challenges Lead to Loss in GDP, Farm Income as U.S. Farmers Lose Market Share of Imports

    New Report Shows Labor Challenges Lead to Loss in GDP, Farm Income as U.S. Farmers Lose Market Share of Imports

     The Partnership for a New American Economy and theAgriculture Coalition for Immigration Reform today released a new report showing how American families are eating more imported fresh produce today than ever before, in substantial ...

  • AFB Foundation for Agriculture Donations Reach $1.8 Million

    AFB Foundation for Agriculture Donations Reach $1.8 Million

    Donations to the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture totaled $1.8 million for 2013, the highest-ever in a calendar year. “We rely on our donors to fund our initiatives so we can have an agriculturally literate society,” said ...

  • Young Farmers Remain Concerned About Land Availability

    Young Farmers Remain Concerned About Land Availability

    Securing adequate land to grow crops and raise livestock was the top challenge identified again this year in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual outlook survey of participants in the Young Farmers & Ranchers program. That ...

  • Technology, Data Privacy Concern Farmers and Ranchers

    Technology, Data Privacy Concern Farmers and Ranchers

    One of the most important issues related to “big data” goes directly to property rights and who owns and controls farm-level data that may be collected, the American Farm Bureau Federation told Congress today. Risks to privacy that ...

  • EU, U.S. Face Feeding the World With Differing Ag Policies

    EU, U.S. Face Feeding the World With Differing Ag Policies

    While the European Union and the United States are together feeding the world, their agriculture policies differ, the EU’s Agriculture Counsellor Giulio Melato told workshop attendees at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 95th Annual ...

  • Crop Growers Told to Prepare for Low Price Era

    Crop Growers Told to Prepare for Low Price Era

    Following some of the best years ever for growing row crops, an agricultural economist advised farmers to prepare for several years of lower prices, at a workshop at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 95th Annual Convention. “The ...

  • Drones Hold Great Promise for Agriculture

    Drones Hold Great Promise for Agriculture

    Small unmanned aircraft systems, better known as drones, hold great promise for agriculture, Kansas State University agronomist Kevin Price told farmers at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 95th Annual Convention. Agriculture applications ...

  • Farm Bureau Welcomes Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) Legislation

    Farm Bureau Welcomes Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) Legislation

    The American Farm Bureau Federation welcomed on Jan. 9 the introduction of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation in Congress. Farm Bureau believes TPA is the catalyst needed to advance U.S. proposals to reduce tariffs and improve market access ...

  • 25 Workshops in 5 Tracks on tap at AFBF Annual Convention

    25 Workshops in 5 Tracks on tap at AFBF Annual Convention

    More than 25 educational workshops will be offered at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 95th Annual Convention, Jan. 12-15, 2014, in San Antonio. That’s up from 12 workshops offered in previous years. Workshops are organized into ...

  • Can Livestock Help Reduce Greenhouse Gases?

    Can Livestock Help Reduce Greenhouse Gases?

    Wider use of best practices and technologies could significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the livestock industry, according to a recent United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization report. The 139-page report, “Tackling climate ...

  • Ag Exporters, Farm Groups Press Administration on Chinese Biotech Issues

    Ag Exporters, Farm Groups Press Administration on Chinese Biotech Issues

    In a letter on November 1, 2013 to U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Michael Froman, Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, the American Farm Bureau Federation, American Soybean Association, National Corn ...

  • Statement by Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding House Defeat of the Farm Bill

    Statement by Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding House Defeat of the Farm Bill

    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 20, 2013 – “The American Farm Bureau Federation is highly disappointed the House did not complete work on the 2013 farm bill, the ‘Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013.’ It was a ...

  • New Beef Educator Guides Available

    New Beef Educator Guides Available

    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 20, 2013 – The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has released two new educational guides to accompany the books “Beef in the Story of Agriculture” and “Beef an A-Z Book.” Both guides ...

  • AFBF: Death Tax Repeal Act ‘Gets the Job Done’

    AFBF: Death Tax Repeal Act ‘Gets the Job Done’

    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 19, 2013 – The American Farm Bureau Federation supports legislation introduced today in both the House and Senate that would permanently repeal the estate tax. Sen. John Thune’s (R-S.D.) bill, The Death Tax Repeal ...

  • Statement by Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding Launch of U.S.-EU Trade Negotiations

    Statement by Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding Launch of U.S.-EU Trade Negotiations

    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 17, 2013 – “The beginning of comprehensive trade negotiations, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), between the United States and the European Union holds the promise of expanded market access ...

  • Weather Challenges Reflected in June WASDE Report

    Weather Challenges Reflected in June WASDE Report

    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 12, 2013 – The June World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report released today by the Agriculture Department reflects the slow corn planting season across much of the Corn Belt due to snow, rain and cool ...