YouTube Farmer New YF&R Chair for AFBF

Cindy Zimmerman

American Farm Bureau Federation 91st Annual Meeting Photo Album A dairy farmer who is a YouTube hit with his original “Water ‘n Poo” song is the new chairman of the American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee. Will Gilmer of Alabama was elected as by the committee as chairperson for 2010 and will take over those duties in …

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Georgia Ag Commissioner Honored for Service

Cindy Zimmerman

The longest serving agriculture commissioner in the nation was honored by the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) at the annual meeting in Seattle on Monday. AFBF president Bob Stallman presented the Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award to Tommy Irvin who has served as Georgia’s commissioner of agriculture since 1969. Irvin has 51 years in public service. He served in the …

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Bradshaw Leaves Them Laughing

Cindy Zimmerman

Football great Terry Bradshaw encouraged thousands of farmers and ranchers to keep smiling during an address at the 91st American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting on Monday. Bradshaw talked about his horses and owning 58 head of Angus cattle that he bought in Kansas. “I had 60 but cougars got two of them,” he said. Then he talked about his …

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Farmers Exchange Ideas

Cindy Zimmerman

American Farm Bureau Federation 91st Annual Meeting Photo Album An Illinois farmer won the top prize in the Farmer Idea Exchange competition at the American Farm Bureau Federation 91st annual meeting on Monday. Paul Berbaum of Champaign (pictured here with his wife Shirley) came up with the “Auger Dolly” to easily move an auger from place to place. As the …

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AFBF President Meets the Press

Cindy Zimmerman

In his annual press conference, American Farm Bureau Federation president Bob Stallman answered questions from reporters about every thing from climate change and animal rights to crop insurance and estate taxes. With opposition to cap and trade legislation in Congress a major focus at the meeting, Stallman was asked what kind of climate change legislation he would support. “A lot …

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Farm Bureau Petition: “Don’t CAP Our Future”

Cindy Zimmerman

Hundreds of Farm Bureau members were signing their names to a banner telling Congress “Don’t CAP Our Future” at the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) annual meeting in Seattle Sunday on the trade show floor. American Farm Bureau has been collecting signatures on a petition opposing the Climate Change bill being considered by Congress that they believe will create an …

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#afbf10 Tweetup Number One

Cindy Zimmerman

The first of two American Farm Bureau Federation “tweetups” was held at 3 pm in the #afbf10 annual meeting trade show. More that a dozen regular Twitter posters in the ag industry showed up at the Monsanto booth at 3 pm to meet each other in person and exchange tweeting tips. For those of you on the Twitter fringe, tweetups …

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AFBF President Gives Annual Address

Cindy Zimmerman

American Farm Bureau Federation president Bob Stallman gave a rousing “rally the troops” address to thousands meeting in Seattle for the AFBF 91st Annual Meeting Sunday morning. “We gather in Seattle this week to measure progress along our own Passage to Success,” Stallman began, continuing on to talk about the many challenges currently impacting the industry – from critics to …

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Farm Bureau Annual Meeting Coverage Starts Here

Cindy Zimmerman

“Passage to Success” is the theme of the 91st annual American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting that officially starts today in Seattle. Today’s events include the opening general session with President Bob Stallman’s address to the farmers and ranchers gathered from around the country followed shortly by his annual press conference with the agricultural media. State Farm Bureau awards will …

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