Latest News, Opinion and Podcasts from American Farm Bureau Federation

    • The winner of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s First Peas to the Table Contest is Mary Tomlin’s third-grade class at Fayette Academy in Somerville, Tennessee.

      Fri, 26 May 2017 12:45:00 EST

    • The American Farm Bureau Federation expressed confidence agriculture lawmakers will stand up to proposed budget cuts by President Donald Trump. Micheal Clements has more.

      Thu, 25 May 2017 20:12:00 EST

    • In a strong bipartisan vote, the House yesterday approved a Farm Bureau-supported bill clarifying congressional intent regarding regulation of the use of pesticides in or near navigable waters.

      Thu, 25 May 2017 17:40:00 EST

    • It’s a job-seekers’ market this year with the unemployment rate slowly declining and job creation at a high level, but how long will these jobs last? Computerization, robotics and artificial intelligence will bring a sea change to the workplace over the next couple of decades, creating new occupations and eliminating some current ones.

      Wed, 24 May 2017 18:46:00 EST

    • This week, President Trump sent to Congress a proposal to slash the USDA budget by more than $228 billion over 10 years, including $38 billion from farm programs.

      Wed, 24 May 2017 12:01:00 EST

    • As the Treasury Department reviews all the significant tax regulations issued on or after Jan. 1, 2016, farmers and ranchers are calling on the administration to withdraw proposed changes that would limit the use of discount valuation for estate tax purposes.

      Tue, 23 May 2017 20:37:00 EST

    • Proposing to carve more than $4 billion out of the Agriculture Department’s budget, the administration’s 2018 spending blueprint fails to recognize agriculture’s current financial challenges or its historical contribution to deficit reduction, according to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall.

      Tue, 23 May 2017 18:39:00 EST

    • The following may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall:

      Tue, 23 May 2017 17:52:00 EST

    • The structure and management of family farms can be as complicated as major corporations, involving multiple generations and branches of the family tree. Or a family farm could involve parents and their children, structured as a partnership. A family farm could be siblings who have taken over most management functions, but their elderly parent is still considered the head of the operation. We know there are countless ways family farms are configured and managed, but the diversity easily observable on farms around the country is often missing from the data collected through the Census of Agriculture. Some exciting changes in the 2017 Census of Agriculture will attempt to capture more nuances in demographics.

      Tue, 23 May 2017 14:44:00 EST

    • The American Farm Bureau Federation is looking forward to the renegotiation of NAFTA. Micheal Clements has more.

      Tue, 23 May 2017 13:20:00 EST

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