SCFB Blog

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

Don’t Be ‘Cowed’

Author's Name: Stewart Truelsen

Husband and wife environmentalists Denis Hayes and Gail Boyer Hayes take to bashing beef and dairy in their new book “Cowed.” Published this year, it attacks animal agriculture on … more

Farmers Get a Move On for GMOs

Author's Name: Kari Barbic

Author's Organization or Publication: AFBF Media Specialist

When it comes to GMOs, there’s no shortage of misinformation. For too long, activists armed with non-scientific rhetoric have led the debate. With a rising number of companies like Chipotle … more

Agriculture: Sustaining Future Generations

Author's Name: Theresa Seibel

My earliest engagement in agriculture was at age one-and-a-half, playing in a hayfield as it was being converted into a commercial vineyard.  My parents aspired to diversify our farm in … more

Answering Tough Ag Questions

Author's Name: Cyndie Sirekis

Author's Organization or Publication: American Farm Bureau Federation

Through social media, America’s farmers and ranchers explain why they do certain things when raising animals for food. This communication is not just one way. Facebook posts from the farm, … more

The Ag Economy Needs Full Immigration Reform

Much of the country is thawing out from a long winter. Farmers are making plans for the coming season, and in some regions crops are already in bloom. A big question for many farmers is whether they& … more

The Fear of Running Out of Farmers

Author's Name: Stewart Truelsen

A demographic study of farming and ranching in Wyoming forecasts there will be no operators under the age of 35 by the year 2033. The study in Rangelands, a publication of the Society for Range … more

Data-Driven Economy: Communicating Across Borders

Author's Name: Matthew Erickson

Author's Organization or Publication: AFBF Economist

Data is everywhere. It drives decisions, enhances creativity and generates wealth. It’s a language derived from actions, choices and simple ideas. Think about it for a second. From tracking … more

Farmers’ Efforts Put Agriculture a Few Steps Ahead for 2015

Author's Name: Erin Anthony

Author's Organization or Publication: American Farm Bureau Federation

Weather. Input costs. Commodity prices. From planning to harvesting, there’s plenty that’s out of farmers’ and ranchers’ control. Perhaps that’s why when they have the … more