Growers Disappointed Supreme Court Decides Not to Hear Glyphosate Case

Dan Pest/Pest Control, Regulation

Agriculture groups expressed disappointment regarding a Supreme Court decision denying consideration of the case Monsanto v. Hardeman, which pertains to state glyphosate health warnings. A coalition of groups issued a joint statement regarding the decision Tuesday, including the American Farm Bureau Federation, American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, and National Cotton Council. The joint …


Legislation Introduced to Provide Pricing Leverage for Cattle Producers

Dan Cattle, Economy, Marketing

Wednesday, Ranking Member of the Livestock & Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee Dusty Johnson (R-S.D) and Representative Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) introduced the bipartisan Cattle Contract Library Act of 2021 (H.R. 5609), which would create a library for cattle contracts within the USDA’s Agriculture Marketing Service. Currently, USDA maintains a pork contract library, and following significant volatility in the cattle market and the release of the …


Farm Groups Ask President, Congress for Disaster Relief

Dan Cattle, Dairy, Economy, Field Crops, Industry News Release, Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops

A group of 135 farm organizations and banks that supply seasonal loans to farms and ranches today called on President Trump and Congress to put aside political differences and supply urgently needed relief in the wake of weather-related disasters in 2018 and 2019. The organizations highlighted the year’s unprecedented destruction in the letter. Farmers and ranchers are especially anxious for …

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U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby Receives AFBF’s Golden Plow Award

Dan Alabama, Industry News Release

U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., received the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) Golden Plow Award in Washington, D.C. It is the highest honor the organization gives to sitting members of Congress. The presentation was made before 150 farmers attending the Alabama Farmers Federation’s (AFF) biennial Washington Legislative Conference. AFF is the state’s largest farm organization and an AFBF member. “Sen. …


President Trump Addresses American Farm Bureau Federation

Dan Legislative

President Trump addressed the crowd at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show on Monday, January 8th.  The AFBF is celebrating 99 years of supporting American agriculture at this year’s meeting at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. “I’m so honored to be the first President to address the American Farm …

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Poll: Tax Reform Needed for Farmers and America

Dan Industry News Release

A commanding majority of American voters support tax reform, a nationwide poll shows, while most voters also support tax changes that would benefit America’s farm and ranch families. The survey conducted by Morning Consult found that seven out of 10 voters agreed passing tax reform legislation should be a priority for Congress. More than half of voters polled also expressed …

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Tax Reform Crucial for America’s Farmers, Ranchers

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release

Congressional leaders and administration officials have released a statement on tax reform that addresses many issues of importance to America’s farm and ranch families. The following statement about that action may be attributed to Zippy Duvall, President, American Farm Bureau Federation: “America’s farmers and ranchers are encouraged to see that key congressional leaders and the administration understand how important tax …


Concerns with Withdrawing from NAFTA

Dan Trade

There are various concerns about the recent reports that the Trump Administration is considering an executive order to withdraw the U.S. from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The future of NAFTA agreement was the topic during a Farm Foundation Forum held Wednesday in Washington, D.C. One of those taking part in the discussion was Bob Stallman, Texas farmer …


Egg-Citing News – Food Prices Down for Easter

Dan Industry News Release

Lower retail prices for several foods, including eggs, ground chuck, sirloin tip roast, chicken breasts and toasted oat cereal resulted in a significant decrease in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Spring Picnic Marketbasket Survey. “As expected due to lower farm-gate prices, we have seen continued declines in retail prices for livestock products including eggs, beef, chicken, pork and cheese,” said …

Hungry Americans Benefit from Farm Bureau Donations

Dan Industry News Release

The farm and ranch families of Farm Bureau raised more than $1.1 million and donated a record of more than 28.9 million pounds of food to assist hungry Americans in 2016 as part of Farm Bureau’s “Harvest for All” program. Combined, the monetary and food donations also reached a record level of the equivalent of more than 31 million meals.