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Farmers and Ranchers Ready for Action in 2017

Author's Name: Zippy Duvall

Author's Organization or Publication: AFBF President

If ever there was a time for farmers and ranchers across America to get outside our fencerows, 2017 is it. Many of agriculture’s major policy issues are in the headlines every day. It’s time to...more

Rural Infrastructure Key to Driving U.S. Economy

Author's Name: Kari Barbic

Author's Organization or Publication: AFBF Media Specialist

Rural America is hopeful that President Trump’s promised infrastructure improvements begin with the rural roads that helped carry him to the White House. Past infrastructure spending and stimulus...more

The Rural-Urban Divide

Author's Name: Stewart Truelsen

Author's Organization or Publication: Food & Ag Writer

The election of Donald Trump as the nation’s 45th president drew attention to the rural-urban divide. It wasn’t the only dividing line in the election, but it is credited with helping Trump win...more

4 Types of Millennials Shape the Future of Agriculture Advocacy

Author's Name: Shiloh Perry

Author's Organization or Publication: American Farm Bureau Federation

The millennial generation is talked about for being a unique generation, with needs, wants and desires that are very different from any other. Looked down on by some and praised by others,...more

3 Things Immigration Reform Is Not

Author's Name: Kari Barbic

Author's Organization or Publication: AFBF Media Specialist

To be an American generally means to be from somewhere else. With the exception of those of Native American descent, U.S. citizens are the children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and so on, of...more

Technology, Innovation Drive Success in Organic Fields

Author's Name: Carolyn Olson

Author's Organization or Publication: AFBF Organic Issues Advisory Committee

Over the past 103 years, our farm has seen many changes. Most of the transitions are consistent with those made by other farmers; from horses to tractors and from no chemicals to what is considered a...more

Why Santa Claus Could Have Been A Farmer

Author's Name: Caroline Lewallen

Author's Organization or Publication: Jaemor Farms

In the spirit of Christmas, I thought it may be fun to look into the similarities of Santa Claus and farmers. After reading several blogs and posts online, below are the top eight comparisons of our...more

Paving the Way for Regulatory Reform in 2017

Author's Name: Paul Schlegel

Author's Organization or Publication: American Farm Bureau Federation

While most attention these days is focused on the incoming Trump administration, don’t expect members of the 115th Congress to be bystanders once they are sworn in on Jan. 3, 2017. We expect major...more

Trade Agreements Matter to U.S. Agriculture

Author's Name: Stewart Truelsen

Author's Organization or Publication: Food & Ag Writer

In this wild and wooly election year international trade agreements, especially the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership, have come under political fire. It’s hardly the first time. In 1987, House...more

Agricultural Policy in the 2016 Election

Author's Name: Shiloh Perry

Author's Organization or Publication: American Farm Bureau Federation

In the midst of debates and with Election Day quickly approaching, the importance of agricultural policy is even more pressing. In fact, everyone has a stake in American agriculture and protecting...more

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