Cat Partners with AFBF in Commitment to Agriculture

Jamie Johansen 2 Comments

Caterpillar Inc. is in their second year back to the Farm Progress Show and have a growing presence in the agriculture community. I met up with Cat’s Agriculture Industry Manager, Dustin Johansen, during the event to learn more about their product line and their new partnership with American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) that will provide members up to $2,000 in …

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MO Farm Bureau Speaks Out Against Over Regulation

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The Missouri Farm Bureau has put together interactive maps to give a feel of how the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule that goes into effect this weekend will impact the state. Well over 95% of the state of Missouri will qualify as a water of the U.S. under this rule. I spoke with Blake Hurst, president of the …

Ag Group, Audio, Environment, EPA, Farm Bureau, Government, Water

Farm Bureau: EPA Massively Increasing Its Authority

John Davis

New maps released by Farm Bureau shows the federal government is massively increasing its authority at the cost of American producers. This news release from the group says the Environmental Protection Agency will radically expand its jurisdiction over land use if its controversial Waters of the United States rule takes effect as expected Aug. 28. That expansion comes even as …

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AFBF: Secrecy, Misconduct at EPA on WOTUS

John Davis

A series of memos the Obama Administration intended to keep private shows a culture of secrecy, falsehood and dysfunction that permeated the Waters of the U.S. rulemaking process. The American Farm Bureau charges the Army Corps of Engineers memos show the Corps “repeatedly rebuked EPA officials for their abuse of the rulemaking process in producing the deeply controversial Waters of …

AFBF, Ag Group, Environment, EPA, Farm Bureau, Government, Water

‘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, …

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“Farm to Cart” Downloadable Game for Kids

Kelly Marshall

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has released a new game for teachers, families, farmers and ranchers working with preschool and early elementary age students. “Farm to Cart” is designed to show the connection between food in the grocery store and products grown and raised on the farm. Through the game, young learners discover how to describe the general …

AFBF, Ag Group, Education, Farm Bureau

Farm Bureau’s 2015 Photo Contest to Begin

John Davis

Farm Bureau’s 2015 photo contest begins soon. This news release from the group says it is open to all state and county Farm Bureau members and staff above 18 years of age at the time of entry, including professional photographers. Photo submissions will be used to accurately portray today’s agriculture and the safe practices of farmers and ranchers, and also …

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Farm Bureau Survey Outlines Women Leadership Skills

John Davis

A new survey from Farm Bureau outlines the leadership skills for women in agriculture to master. This news release from the group says the Women in Ag Survey found communicating effectively, establishing and achieving goals, and strategic planning as the highest on a list of important leadership skills for women. “The survey results point to a need for a deeper …

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Young Farmers Still Concerned About Adequate Land

John Davis

A new survey shows that young farmers are still worried about getting adequate land to grow crops and raise animals. This news release from the American Farm Bureau Federation says the group’s annual outlook survey of participants in the Young Farmers & Ranchers program found that 29 percent of respondents were concerned about that issue, followed by government regulations, which …

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