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2017: The Ag Year in Review

Author's Name: Will Rodger

Author's Organization or Publication: Director of Policy Communications for AFBF

WOTUS EPA’s much-maligned and litigated Waters of the United States rule appeared to have met its match in 2017. Already blocked by federal courts pending trial on the merits, the new administration’...more

A Year of Accomplishments for Ag

Author's Name: Zippy Duvall

Author's Organization or Publication: AFBF President

As 2017 ends, Farm Bureau can reflect on a year of action on behalf of farmers and ranchers. Most recently, both the House and Senate passed Farm Bureau-supported tax reform plans, with lower income...more

Decoding Food Labels

Author's Name: Stephanie Sox

Author's Organization or Publication: SCFB Director of Promotion & Education

Shopping for groceries can be overwhelming. Trying to balance a budget and nutrition while deciphering food labels challenges even the most experienced supermarket sojourner. To help you sort through...more

15 Fantastic Food and Farm Facts

Author's Name: Cyndie Shearing

Author's Organization or Publication: AFBF Communications

Producing a bounty of food, fiber for clothes and renewable fuels for cars is a vast agricultural undertaking and one that few consumers today know much about. That’s not surprising, considering that...more

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

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