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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

The Unbelievable Reality of Regulation

Author's Name: Blake Hurst

Author's Organization or Publication: Missouri Farm Bureau Federation

When the elections are over and Congress returns to work, it’s time for regulatory reform. Why should that be a top priority of the new Congress? Well, let’s talk about Charlie and John. Charlie owns...more

The Buzz About Urban Farms

Author's Name: Stewart Truelsen

Author's Organization or Publication: Food & Ag Writer

If the buzz about urban farms can be believed, they are growing significantly even as rural farms and ranches decline in number. Nationally, there are no reliable statistics on the number of urban...more

The Rural Vote Can’t be Overlooked in 2016

Author's Name: Zippy Duvall

Author's Organization or Publication: President, AFBF

Country roads are an important part of the route to public office. There’s no such thing as “fly-over country” in an election year—and some lawmakers have learned this the hard way. Farmers and...more

Farmers Understand the Real Value of TPP

Author's Name: Michele Aavang

Author's Organization or Publication: Illinois farmer

I recently posted a couple of photos on social media of my niece’s adorable young daughter, Sadie, standing beside signs that I had stuck in a farm field. The signs stated, “My Farm Exports” and “We...more

4 Ways We are Keeping our Farm Sustainable

Author's Name: Carla Wardin

Author's Organization or Publication: USFRA Faces of Farming & Ranching

When people talk about sustainability, I like to point to generational farms as an example. I’m the sixth generation in my family to live and farm on the same land. For 137 years, my ancestors have...more

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