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Farm Bill is More Important Than Ever

Author's Name: Zippy Duvall

Author's Organization or Publication: AFBF President

Reports are coming in about the severe drought that is plaguing farmers in the Dakotas and other parts of the Midwest. I was just in Iowa, where the corn was shriveling up from lack of rain. With...more

Free to Farm from Sea to Shining Sea

Author's Name: Zippy Duvall

Author's Organization or Publication: AFBF President

You’ll be hard pressed to find folks with more patriotic spirit than America’s farmers and ranchers. We love this country and take great pride in working around the clock to grow the finest products...more

A Great Place to Start on Tax Reform

Author's Name: Zippy Duvall

Author's Organization or Publication: AFBF President

The U.S. tax code is complex, and I do not envy those in Congress who are tackling the job of overhauling it. But I applaud them for taking it on, because reforms certainly are needed to ensure we...more

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

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