Ag Groups Tell Dannon Sustainability Needs Biotech

Jamie Johansen

Top farming organizations joined together urging food companies to recognize that their sustainability goals, intended to reduce the use of natural resources, cannot be achieved without the use of modern agricultural practices, despite any misleading assertions to the contrary. This focus on deceptive food company marketing claims is in response to Dannon’s recent pledge to eliminate the use of safe …

Ag Group, ASA, Farm Bureau, Food, NCGA, NMPF, Sustainability, USFRA

Egg, Dairy & Chicken Prices Down, Beef Too

Jamie Johansen

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) Fall Harvest Marketbasket Survey indicates lower retail prices for several foods, including eggs, whole milk, cheddar cheese, chicken breast, sirloin tip roast and ground chuck. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 food items that can be used to prepare one or more meals was $49.70, down $4.40 or 8 percent compared …

AFBF, Ag Group, Farm Bureau, Food, Markets

Cuba – Oh the Possibilities

Jamie Johansen

Throughout my life I have viewed Cuba as a piece of history, a far off distant land. Today, the country is being discussed in every agricultural circle I come across. The possibilities of future trade with our neighbor creates great opportunities for American farmers and ranchers. The House Agriculture Committee held a hearing earlier this week exploring the benefits of …

AAEA, Ag Group, Alltech, Exports, Farm Bureau, Government, Trade

New Poll Shows Strong Support for TPP Agreement

Jamie Johansen

A new poll from Morning Consult shows most voters favor fair trade. Which is something the American Farm Bureau Federation said all candidates should keep in mind as a congressional vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement comes closer to reality. “Most Americans support free trade,” American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall said, “and most farmers do, too. Exports …

AFBF, Ag Group, Farm Bureau, Government, Trade

Farm Bureau Seeks Emergency Dairy Aid from USDA

Jamie Johansen

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has asked the USDA to provide emergency assistance for the nation’s dairy farmers. In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, AFBF President Zippy Duvall said AFBF supported a recent request from 61 members of Congress asking USDA to provide emergency assistance. Duvall noted the U.S. all-milk price fell to $14.50 per hundredweight in …

AFBF, Ag Group, Dairy, Farm Bureau, USDA

AFBF Announces New CFO

Lizzy Schultz

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has announced that Brett Hom, a finance professional with more than 25 years of experience in the non-profit sector, will serve as the organization’s new chief financial officer (CFO). Once he joins the staff on July 11, Hom will develop financial strategies and measure their performance in relation to the organization’s goals and objectives, …

AFBF, Ag Group, Agribusiness, Company Announcement, Farm Bureau, Financial

FB Challenge Moves Into Judging Phase

Lizzy Schultz

Entry submissions are now closed for the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) third annual Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge, and AFBF is pleased to announce that they have received 355 applications from 39 states. “We are ecstatic and pleased with the great applications and innovations occurring in rural communities across the country!” said Dr. Lisa Benson, AFBF’s director of rural development. “We …

AFBF, Agribusiness, Award, Company Announcement, Contest, Farm Bureau

4th of July Cookout Costs Still Under $6/Person

Lizzy Schultz

An informal survey from the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) dug into the cost of summer cookout season. The survey looked into the cost of Americans’ favorite foods for the Fourth of July, including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade and chocolate milk, and found that, while the food products will cost slightly more this …

AFBF, Ag Group, Cooking, Farm Bureau, Food, Grocery

AFBF Launches Online Peanut Butter Game

Lizzy Schultz

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, along with the National Peanut Board and state peanut producer and industry organizations, have launched Operation Peanut Butter, a new online game from My American Farm. Geared for students in grades 3-5, the game allows students to follow peanuts from the field to the peanut butter on their sandwiches. “While playing Operation Peanut …

AFBF, Ag Group, Agriculture Education, Education, Farm Bureau, Website, Youth