Young Farmers & Ranchers to EPA: ‘Ditch the Rule!”

John Davis

Producers who will be the future of agriculture are telling the federal government to keep an unpopular water rule from having a future of its own. This news release from Farm Bureau says the group’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee wants the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers to ditch the proposed Waters of the U.S. …

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

Farm Bureau’s Women in Ag Survey to Gauge Goals, Needs

John Davis

Farm Bureau wants to know more about the goals, aspirations, achievements and needs of women in American agriculture. That’s why the group’s Women’s Leadership Program has launched the “Women in Ag” survey for all women who are farmers, ranchers, farm/ranch employees, employed in agricultural businesses, pursuing ag-related higher education or supportive of agriculture in other ways. “This comprehensive survey is …

AFBF, Farm Bureau

Farm Bureau Opens Online Registration for Convention

John Davis

The American Farm Bureau Federation has opened online registration for its 96th Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show, Jan. 10-14, 2015, in San Diego. “The 96th Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show offers a preview of the future of agriculture,” said John Hawkins, AFBF’s senior director of conventions and events. “The IDEAg Connect Conference, thought-provoking educational workshops, and precision agriculture …

AFBF, Ag Group, Agribusiness, Farm Bureau

Does Big = Bad

Jamie Johansen

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

Jamie Johansen

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”

John Davis

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

Jamie Johansen

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

Jamie Johansen

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

Jamie Johansen

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

Leah Guffey

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