SCFB Blog

Keeping up with the Times: Expanding Broadband Access to Rural America

Author's Name: Kaylen Baker

Author's Organization or Publication: AFBF Intern

The digital economy is rapidly growing, and farmers and ranchers who can’t keep up are being left in the dust.

Broadband services play an integral part in the global economy, and those without … more

Time to Get to Work with Tools for Trade

Author's Name: Bob Stallman

Author's Organization or Publication: AFBF President

As farmers and ranchers, we know it’s tough to get the job done without the right tool. Earlier this year, Farm Bureau members spoke up to urge Congress to give U.S. trade negotiators an … more

Rough Ride on Rural Roads Hinders Economic Growth

Author's Name: Erin Anthony

Author's Organization or Publication: American Farm Bureau Federation

Far from the idyllic country roads featured in folk songs, the nation’s rural transportation system needs vast improvements, according to a report recently released by TRIP, a national non- … more

Working Towards a Common Goal for Ag Education

Author's Name: Julie Tesch

Author's Organization or Publication: American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture

Throughout the agricultural community, we are regularly looking for ways to help America’s youth better understand agriculture.  But we all have busy schedules, and many people may think … more

EPA’s New Water Rule Is Even Worse than Farmers Feared

Author's Name: Bob Stallman

Author's Organization or Publication: AFBF President

The Environmental Protection Agency finally released its new “clean water” rule and actually managed to make it worse than we expected. Despite an unprecedented marketing campaign by EPA, … more

Invest in the Right Tools for Safety

Author's Name: Grainger

Invest in the Right Tools for Safety

Observed annually in June, National Safety Month focuses attention on reducing the leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes and … more

Small Businesses Can Reap Big Rewards

Author's Name: Jessica Wharton

Author's Organization or Publication: AFBF Communication

The American Farm Bureau Federation is now accepting applications for the 2016 Farm Bureau Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge, the first national business competition focused exclusively on rural … more

Hit the ‘Easy Button’ With #WomeninAg

Author's Name: Cyndie Shearing Sirekis

Author's Organization or Publication: AFBF Communication

For those inclined toward social media, especially Twitter, hashtags are the “easy button” for finding posts and resources on a particular topic of interest. #WomeninAg is a relatively … more

Fundamental Shift in Federal Endangered Species Management Required

Author's Name: Ryan Yates

Author's Organization or Publication: AFBF Congressional Relations

For more than 40 years, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been tasked with the protection of plants and animals facing the threat of population decline, habitat loss and extinction. As the … more