Give Thanks for Cheaper Turkey Dinner

Cindy Zimmerman

Americans will be giving thanks a week from today for a less expensive Thanksgiving dinner on their tables, according to the annual survey from American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF). 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 …

AFBF, Food

AFBF President at #NAFB16

Cindy Zimmerman

American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) president Zippy Duvall experienced his first National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) convention last week where he talked about his first year at the helm of the nation’s largest farm organization. “It’s been very busy and exciting and a big education for me as far as agriculture in different parts of the country,” said Duvall. …

AFBF, Audio, NAFB

Peyton & Archie Manning to Keynote AFBF Convention

Lizzy Schultz

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has announced that Peyton and Archie Manning will serve as keynote speakers during the AFBF Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show, to be held January 6-11, 2017 in Pheonix, Arizona. In their keynote, the Mannings will share about teamwork, leadership, motivation and their keys to success on and off the field. From the football …

AFBF, Company Announcement, Events

Industry Groups Ask Court to Overturn WOTUS

Kelly Marshall

The American Farm Bureau Federation and many other organizations and businesses have asked a federal court to overrule the EPA and Army Corps of Engineer’s “Waters of the United States”. The submitted brief outlines many allegations in detail and describes a year’s worth of litigation involving the rule’s overreach. The coalition’s brief explains how EPA flouted important procedural safeguards designed …

AFBF, Ag Group, EPA, Water

AFBF Lesson Plan Connects Students to Food

Kelly Marshall

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture is offering pre-K through first grade teachers a Thanksgiving-themed activity.  “Thank an American Farmer or Rancher” explains where food comes and asks students to write, draw or create thank you letters and cards for America’s farmers. The lesson plan, a letter written by a farmer, suggested reading list, and class discussion ideas are …

AFBF, Education

GROWMARK System Recognized for Ag Data Transparency

Cindy Zimmerman

GROWMARK has become the first agricultural cooperative system to earn the “Ag Data Transparent” seal for ag technology providers, which recognizes GROWMARK for its transparency working with farmers and the standards of privacy and security of data. The Ag Data Transparency seal recognizes the GROWMARK System’s commitment to growers on how farm data is collected, where and how it’s stored …

AFBF, Audio, data, GROWMARK, Precision Agriculture

Top 10 Winners in @FarmBureau Challenge

Cindy Zimmerman

The top ten teams in the 2017 Farm Bureau Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge have been announced, with the top four to compete for the title of Rural Entrepreneur of the Year at the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) annual convention in January. “Entrepreneurship is alive and well in rural America,” said AFBF President Zippy Duvall. “It’s a pleasure to recognize these …

AFBF

Egg, Dairy & Chicken Prices Down, Beef Too

Jamie Johansen

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) Fall Harvest Marketbasket Survey indicates lower retail prices for several foods, including eggs, whole milk, cheddar cheese, chicken breast, sirloin tip roast and ground chuck. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 food items that can be used to prepare one or more meals was $49.70, down $4.40 or 8 percent compared …

AFBF, Ag Group, Farm Bureau, Food, Markets

Bill Would Help Grow Urban Farming

Cindy Zimmerman

Senate Agriculture Committee ranking member Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) this week introduced the Urban Agriculture Act of 2016 to “addresses the unique needs of urban farmers by investing new resources and increasing flexibility through existing programs administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).” Senator Stabenow announced her legislation Monday during a press conference at D-Town Farm in Detroit. “Urban agriculture …

AFBF, Farming, Food, Government, Urban Agriculture

Candidates Give Views on #Ag Issues

Cindy Zimmerman

While the candidates may weigh in during tonight’s debate on issues such as immigration and trade, which are important to agriculture, it’s not likely they will address topics such as the farm bill and biotechnology. So, the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) went to both nominees and asked them the same questions on a number of issues that concern farmers …

AFBF, politics