Cost of Thanksgiving Dinner Down Slightly from Record High in 2022

Dan American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), Citrus, Commodities, Economy, Field Crops, Fruits, Herbs, Pecans, Poultry, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Tree Nuts, USDA-AMS, Vegetables

(AFBF/WASHINGTON/November 15, 2023) — Gathering around the table for a Thanksgiving dinner won’t take as much of a toll on your pocketbook this year compared to 2022, but the meal still reflects historically high costs. The American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) 38th annual survey provides a snapshot of the average cost of this year’s classic holiday feast for 10, which …


Educators to Receive Immersive AFBF Convention Experience

Dan American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), Education, This Land of Ours

Educators will get full farm bureau convention experience. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture and Nationwide have teamed up to bring outstanding educators to the American Farm Bureau’s annual convention on January 19-22, 2024. Selected educators will receive an exclusive and immersive experience. They’ll receive free registration for the 2024 AFBF …


AFBF Says Turkey Prices Down

Dan American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), Avian Influenza, Commodities, Economy, Poultry

With the holidays just around the corner, prices are less foul on a popular bird. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The cost of purchasing a turkey could be lower this Thanksgiving, thanks to a drop in avian influenza cases and a recovery of the turkey population in the United States. American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) economists analyzed …


AFBF: Dairy Make Allowances Reform a Must

Dan American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), Dairy, Marketing

American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) economist Danny Munch presented testimony this week at the ongoing Federal Milk Marketing Order Pricing Formula hearing. This is the third time an AFBF representative has testified at the hearing. The testimony focuses on adjusting make allowances, or the estimated costs that dairy processors incur to convert milk to consumable dairy products, like cheese and butter. …


Farm Bureau Shines Innovation Spotlight on Ag

Dan Agri-Business, American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), This Land of Ours

Shining a spotlight on innovative startups in ag. That’s coming up on This Land of ours. The American Farm Bureau Federation, in partnership with Farm Credit, is shining a spotlight on start-up companies focused on advancing agricultural innovation by naming the top 10 teams in the 2024 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge. “The future of American agriculture is bright due …


AFBF Partners with Escoffier

Dan American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), This Land of Ours

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) announces a new collaboration with the largest culinary school brand in the United States. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Farm Bureau’s Promotion and Education Committee announced a collaboration with culinary school Escoffier. Committee Chairman Daryn Westergard says AFBF and Escoffier will collaborate on farm-to-table cooking events, the annual convention, and other …


Most Grilling Costs Stay Higher This Summer

Dan American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), Economy, This Land of Ours

We check on the costs of grilling this summer. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Cheeseburgers will cost more this year for an Independence Day cookout. USDA says that in May 2023, the ingredients for a home-prepared ¼-pound cheeseburger totaled $2.17 per burger, an increase of 10 cents from 2022. Prices for cheeseburger ingredients grew more slowly over …


Farmers Take Their Message to Washington D.C.

Dan American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), Legislative, This Land of Ours

Farmers take their message to Washington D.C. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Farmers from around the nation were recently in Washington D.C. to meet with lawmakers and discuss priorities for the 2023 farm bill. The American Farm Bureau Federation Advocacy Fly-In was attended by more than 150 farmers and ranchers. Agriculture Committee leaders spoke before the group …


Many Agricultural Groups Commend SCOTUS Ruling on WOTUS

Dan Agri-Business, American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), Beef, Cattle, Corn, Dairy, Environment, Field Crops, Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA), Legislative, Livestock, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), Pork, Regulation, Water, WOTUS Act

Many agricultural groups are applauding the U.S. Supreme Court for their ruling in the Sackett v. EPA case. The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) President and CEO Daren Coppock issued the following statement: “All of agriculture has been waiting for this ruling on defining Waters of the United States (WOTUS). The Court stated that the wetland under the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act (CWA) must have ‘a continuous …


AFBF Hails Bipartisan Effort to Freeze Wage Rate

Dan Agri-Business, American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), Labor and Immigration

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) urges Congress to pass legislation to freeze the 2023 Adverse Effect Wage Rate, or AEWR. AFBF says the rate distorts labor costs for farmers across the country who hire nearly 400,000 employees through the H-2A program. The bipartisan Farm Operations Support Act temporarily resets the AEWR at 2022 levels, providing much need wage relief …