Farm Foundation to Host Forum on Drought

John Davis

The multi-year drought in the western United States has impacted that region’s farmers and ranchers,and government officials have had to take extensive measures to deal with water shortages. This coming Wednesday, July 15, Farm Foundation will host a free forum at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to discuss how lessons being learned in the West may help the …

Ag Group, Farm Foundation

Corn Growers Educational Campaign Joins the Smithsonian

John Davis

The story of innovation and accomplishment of America’s corn growers now has a place in the Smithsonian. The National Corn Growers Association says its seven-year-old Corn Farmers Coalition advertising campaign has a new exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. “Having this campaign on display in an institution like the Smithsonian validates the investment of farmer’s corn checkoff …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Corn, NCGA

Summer is Great Time for Farm Pics

Kelly Marshall

Don’t forget!  AFBF  is reminding you of the opportunity to take summer photographs in preparation for the 2015 Farm Bureau Photo Contest.  Any Farm Bureau member 18 years and older at the time of entry is eligible to submit pics, including state/county staff and professional photographers. “Now is a great time to get pictures of farmers and ranchers working safely during harvest, …

AFBF, Ag Group, Contest

Farm Bureau Joins Group’s Lawsuit to Ditch ‘WOTUS’

John Davis

The American Farm Bureau Federation is part of a coalition of 14 agricultural and industry groups, including the National Pork Producers Council and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, that have filed a lawsuit to vacate the controversial new rule redefining the scope of federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act. This news release from the group says the rule, known …

AFBF, Ag Group, Agribusiness, Conservation, USDA, Water

Michigan State Wins IFAMA Global Student Case Competition

John Davis

Students at Michigan State University have taken first place in a competition to demonstrate analytical and problem solving skills. This article from the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA), a nonprofit of industry, students, academics, government leaders and other key stakeholders across the value chain of food production and consumption, says the school’s Tatevik Avetisyan, Kendra Levine, Andrea Leschewski, …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, IFAMA, University

‘Shark Tank’ Investor to Address AFBF Annual Convention

John Davis

Farmers certainly know a lot about investing their money… and if the rain doesn’t stop in the Midwest, they might be swimming with the sharks, figuratively and literally! Seems only appropriate that the American Farm Bureau Federation will have “Shark Tank” investor Barbara Corcoran give the keynote address at the group’s 97th Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show in Orlando, …

AFBF, Ag Group, Agribusiness, Farm Bureau

AGree Report Calls for Food & Ag Research Reform

John Davis

A new report calls for reforms in food and ag research. AGree, a group that’s supported by leading foundations that fund food and agriculture, international development, and health and well-being, unveiled its comprehensive report on food and ag research, “Research & Innovation: Strengthening Agricultural Research,” which includes nine recommendations to strengthen the impact of public research dollars by reforming the …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Research

July 4th Cookout is Less Than $6 Per Person

Kelly Marshall

The American Farm Bureau reports that all your favorite cookout foods will cost you less than $6.00 per person.  If you like hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, bakes beans, lemonade and chocolate milk, you’re in luck.  The cost of of $5.58 is actually a 3-percent decrease from prices a year ago. “Based on our survey, food prices …

AFBF, Ag Group, Food

American Agri-Women Present ‘Champion of Ag’ Awards

John Davis

The American Agri-Women (AAW) presented Sen. John Hoeven of North Dakota and Rep. Mike Conaway of Texas with its “Champion of Agriculture” awards. This news release from the group – the nation’s largest coalition of farm, ranch and agribusiness women – says the the award goes to outstanding members of the U.S. Congress for their steadfast courage in upholding the …

Ag Group, American Agri-Women, Award, Government