#AFBF19 Honors Outstanding New Member of Congress

Cindy Zimmerman

Rep. James Comer (R-KY) was honored by the American Farm Bureau Federation with its first Outstanding New Member of Congress award, presented at the organization’s 100th Annual Convention. “Congressman Comer has been a good friend to agriculture not only in his home state of Kentucky, but to farmers and ranchers across the country,” said AFBF President Zippy Duvall. “We commend …

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Sen. Roberts Addresses #AFBF19

Cindy Zimmerman

Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS), who just announced he will be retiring from Congress after his current term ends in 2020, addressed some 7,000 members of the American Farm Bureau Federation at the organization’s 100th annual convention Sunday in New Orleans. Known for his caustic wit and straight talk, as well as his dedication to the agriculture community, …

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Farm Bureau Distinguished Service and Founders Awards

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Farm Bureau Federation presented its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, to Sen. Orrin Hatch, and the Farm Bureau Founders Award to Dick Newpher on Sunday during the opening general session of AFBF’s 100th Annual Convention. Sen. Hatch, who was not present to receive the award in person, was a longtime advocate in Congress for farmers and ranchers. …

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AFBF Celebrates Centennial

Cindy Zimmerman

American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) President Zippy Duvall officially opened the organization’s 100th annual convention in New Orleans Sunday before approximately 7,000 farmers and ranchers from across the nation. Duvall outlined a few of the organization’s many historic accomplishments since 1919, such as leading the way on the nation’s first farm bill in the 1930s and helping develop the Food …

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Trump to Visit 100th Farm Bureau Convention

Cindy Zimmerman

Despite ongoing negotiations to end the government shutdown, President Donald J. Trump is keeping his promise to members of the American Farm Bureau Federation and will address the organization’s 100th annual convention next week in New Orleans “This is your 99th year, so I was very disappointed to hear that,” Trump said in his remarks to a record crowd at …

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Secretary Sonny to Address 100th AFBF Convention

Cindy Zimmerman

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will be joining more than 6,000 farmers and ranchers in New Orleans later this month to speak at the 100th American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show. Secretary Perdue will address Farm Bureau members during the closing general session, scheduled to take place Monday, January 14 at 11:15 a.m. “We are honored …

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USDA Launches ReConnect Program

Cindy Zimmerman

USDA is offering up to $600 million in loans and grants to help build broadband infrastructure in rural America. Telecommunications companies, rural electric cooperatives and utilities, internet service providers and municipalities may apply for funding through USDA’s new ReConnect Program to connect rural areas that currently have insufficient broadband service. “High-speed internet e-Connectivity is a necessity, not an amenity, vital …

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Farm Bureau Thanksgiving Dinner Survey

Cindy Zimmerman

For the 33rd year in a row the American Farm Bureau Federation has released its survey of prices for food items on the traditional Thanksgiving Day dinner table, and the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $48.90, or less than $5.00 per person. That is down 22 cents from last year’s average of $49.12 and the least …

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Zimfo Bytes 10/5

Carrie Muehling

The National Corn Growers Association entered a new fiscal year and seated the 2019 Corn Board with Lynn Chrisp of Hastings, Nebraska, assuming the presidency. Registration is now open for the 100th American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show taking place January 11-16, 2019, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Click here …

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President Says USMCA is Victory for Farmers

Cindy Zimmerman

Out with NAFTA and in with USMCA, the initials for the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement. “This new deal is an especially great victory for our farmers,” said President Donald Trump as he announced the agreement this morning. “The deal includes a substantial increase in our farmers’ opportunities to export American wheat, poultry, eggs and dairy – including milk, butter, cheese, yogurt …

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