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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Getting Ready for Farm Bureau in Seattle

Cindy Zimmerman

I am really looking forward to heading for the blue skies of Seattle this weekend for the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 91st annual meeting. I do have a special place in my heart for Farm Bureau, since that is where I started my life in agricultural communications. I interned at Florida Farm Bureau while I was still in college at …

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Farm Bureau Pleased at Delay of Climate Bill

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Farm Bureau Federation is pleased with a decision by Senate leadership last week to delay consideration of climate change legislation until the spring of 2010. I talked with AFBF president Bob Stallman about that legislation and a number of other issues affecting agriculture during the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting annual meeting. Stallman says they opposed the …

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Football Great to Keynote Farm Bureau Meeting

Cindy Zimmerman

Quadruple Super Bowl champion quarterback and Pro Football Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw is the keynoter for the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 91st annual meeting in Seattle on January 11, 2010. “Terry Bradshaw is an All-American icon, recognized for his accomplishments both on and off the field,” said AFBF President Bob Stallman. Bradshaw is renowned for his professional accomplishments in …

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