Does Big = Bad

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Big ag has been dubbed a bad word among those in the agricultural community and many wonder if size matters. During the recent Animal Agriculture Alliance’s Stakeholders Summit they tackled that topic with a panel on “Does Big = Bad? Panelist included: Emily Zweber, Zweber Farms and Executive Director for the AgChat Foundation; Janice Person, a member of Monsanto’s corporate …

Ag Group, AgChat, Animal Agriculture, Audio, Farm Bureau, Monsanto

Ag Issues Discussed at Missouri State’s Ag Forum

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Each year Missouri State University’s Collegiate Farm Bureau hosts an Ag Forum to discuss hot topic agriculture issues. This year’s panel was formed by Senator Roy Blunt and Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst and moderated by Missouri State University’s William H. Darr School of Agriculture Department Head, Dr. Anson Elliott. After a dinner of steaks raised from the school’s …

Ag Group, Audio, Farm Bureau, Government

GMO Labeling Bill Seen as “Step to Restoring Sanity”

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Farm and commodity groups are throwing their support behind a new bill that is hoped to end some of the craziness over food labeling in this country. The Coalition for Safe Affordable Food, which includes the likes of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), the American Soybean Association (ASA), and the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), as well as more …

ASA, Corn, Farm Bureau, Food, GMO, Government, NCGA

McQueen Presented Charles Eastin Award

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The Agriculture Council of America presented the Charles Eastin Award to Lindsay McQueen, Union/Jackson County, IL Farm Bureaus during this year’s Ag Day festivities. The Eastin Award honors an individual who stands out as an advocate for accurate communications between rural and urban audiences. Lindsay has been promoting agriculture and actively involved with agriculture industry her entire life. She has …

Ag Day, Ag Group, Audio, Farm Bureau

Merry Christmas from Tulare County Farm Bureau

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A Merry Christmas from our friends at Tulare County Farm Bureau. Tulare County Farm Bureau wishes our members, friends and supporters a very Merry Christmas and a bountiful harvest and prosperous new year in 2014! In honor of the Christmas season, the Tulare County Farm Bureau will observe the following schedule during the next two weeks. December 23, open 8 …

Ag Group, Farm Bureau, Holiday

AFBF Annual Convention Around the Corner

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The 2014 American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Annual Convention is right around the corner in San Antonio, TX. January 12-15 marks the organizations 95th convention and the event is expected to attract 6,000 farmers and ranchers from across the country. Cindy caught up with AFBF’s Mace Thornton, Director of Communications, during the National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Convention where he …

AFBF, Ag Group, Audio, Farm Bureau, Farming

ILFB Farm Bureau President says Bring the Heat

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The locks and dams system along the Mississippi river corridor is aging. Illinois Farm Bureau President, Phillip Nelson says the time is now and through a coalition of the Illinois Corn Growers, Archer Daniels Midland and the St. Louis Carpenter’s Union they are working to educate members of Congress about the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). I got a chance …

Audio, Farm Bureau, Farm Progress Show

Tablet App for ‘My American Farm’ Available

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The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has released a tablet app modeled after the popular agricultural game site, “My American Farm.” The app is now available for free download on iTunes and Google Play. The app features five games from My American Farm—In My Barn; My Little Ag Me; Equipment Engineer; Farmer’s Market Challenge; and Ag Across America. App …

Agribusiness, Apps, Farm Bureau

Farm Bureau: Fourth of July Still a Bargain

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While prices at the grocery store might have gone up a bit, our friends at the American Farm Bureau Federation say a Fourth of July picnic is still a bargain. The group’s latest marketbasket survey shows a party for 10 people with all the Independence Day favorites, such as hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade …

AFBF, Farm Bureau, Food, Markets

Senate Passes Farm Bill – Again

Cindy Zimmerman 2 Comments

By a vote of 66 to 27, the full Senate passed its version of a 2013 Farm Bill Monday evening, much to the relief of agricultural interests. “America’s farmers greatly appreciate the leadership and bipartisan efforts by the Senate to complete their work on the farm bill,” said National Corn Growers Association President Pam Johnson. “We also recognize the efforts …

AFBF, Farm Bill, Farm Bureau, NCBA, NCGA