Farm American Chevrolet on Track

Cindy Zimmerman

The Farm American Chevrolet will be on track at the Brickyard 400 Sprint Cup race in Indianapolis on Sunday. You may recall the unveiling of this concept car by Furniture Row Racing last year at the American Farm Bureau Federation public relations conference. It was also on display at the 2010 National Agri-Marketing Conference in Kansas City. On Sunday, Regan …

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Farm Bureau Honors Agriscience Innovation

Cindy Zimmerman

Eight agriscience innovators are getting some monetary recognition for their efforts, courtesy of American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF). AFBF, in partership with the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation, presented the awards and research funding to scientists, teachers and high-school students for exemplary innovation in the field of agricultural science. “The winning candidates from each category have demonstrated a hunger for forward-thinking …

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Farm Bureau Outlines Farm Bill Principles

Cindy Zimmerman

The House Agriculture Committee has been holding hearings already to get input on the 2012 Farm Bill. Last week, the committee heard from representatives of major agricultural organizations about farm safety net programs. Among those testifying was Illinois Farm Bureau President Philip Nelson on behalf of the American Farm Bureau Federation, who noted that farmers in every state rely in …

AFBF, Government

Social Media On The Road

Chuck Zimmerman

It’s time to hit the agriblogging highway once again. I’m going to Minneapolis today and will be conducting a presentation tomorrow for the Cooperative Communicator’s Association titled, “Very Social Media.” You might think I’ll only be talking about Twitter but you would be wrong. I will start with blogs. That’s right. A blog is one of the first forms of …

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American Agriculture’s Environmental Success

Cindy Zimmerman

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has just released its latest National Resources Inventory, which shows the amazing environment success that is American agriculture. American Farm Bureau Federation president Bob Stallman did a nice little editorial about why the nation’s farmers and ranchers should be proud to show this environmental report card to Mother Nature. The latest National Resources Inventory …

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Ag Groups Unite for Estate Tax Reform

Cindy Zimmerman

In a letter to Senate leaders, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has joined with 27 other agricultural groups in a unified call for permanent and meaningful estate tax relief for America’s farm and ranch families. “We support permanently raising the exemption to no less than $5 million …

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Ag Groups Defend Biotech Alfalfa

Cindy Zimmerman

The Supreme Court will soon make a decision on whether or not farmers can grow biotech alfalfa – and it could ultimately impact other genetically modified crops. That’s why the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and several other agricultural organizations have filed an amicus curiae brief with the court in the case of “Monsanto Co. v. Geertson Seed Farms” regarding …

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Record Breaking “Harvest for All”

Cindy Zimmerman

Farm Bureau families helped to feed more of the nation’s hungry than ever in 2009. The American Farm Bureau reports that their member families around the country raised more than $213,000 and donated more than 4.8 million pounds of food to hungry Americans as part of Farm Bureau’s “Harvest for All” program. Combined, the monetary and food donations provided the …

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Farm Bureau Promotes Food Check Out Week

Cindy Zimmerman

Grab your favorite grocery cart and go for a spin this week to celebrate Food Check Out Week with Farm Bureau. The official theme this year is “Stretching Your Grocery Dollar With Healthy, Nutritious Food,” reflecting the economic realities of American life that have meant dining out less often and preparing more meals at home. “During this week, we are …

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