SCFB Blog

Time to Unify in Support of American Agriculture

Author's Name: Zippy Duvall

Author's Organization or Publication: AFBF President

We live in a time when everything, from the shoes on your feet to where you like to buy your chicken sandwich, seems like a political statement. It can be frustrating that everything has become so...more

Growing the Next Generation of Farm Leaders

Author's Name: Zippy Duvall

Author's Organization or Publication: AFBF President

Last week, I had the privilege of spending a day at the FFA National Convention in Indianapolis. I got to speak with students from across the country on some pressing issues facing agriculture and...more

Hurricane Michael: How SC Farmers Can Be Prepared & Stay Safe

Author's Name: Lauren Prettyman

Author's Organization or Publication: SCFB Digital Media Director

Farmers across South Carolina are making preparations in their fields, barns and homes as Hurricane Michael approaches the Gulf coast. We’ve put together a list of links, forms and alerts to help our...more

Defending Our Right to Farm

Author's Name: Amelia Kent

Author's Organization or Publication: Louisiana Farm Bureau

Our right to farm is under attack. I’m not talking about attacks from state laws. Think of this in the context of our social license to farm. We see this threat in varying degrees nationwide, but it’...more

Cultivating Conversations, Dairy Edition

Author's Name: Elizabeth Wood

Author's Organization or Publication: SCFB Ag Literacy Director

Today’s consumers have a desire to learn about where their food comes from. 95% of U.S. households have dairy products in their refrigerators making dairy production a hot topic. As a Farm Bureau...more

Sowing the Seeds of Policy for 2019

Author's Name: Zippy Duvall

Author's Organization or Publication: AFBF President

We are coming up on an exciting time for Farm Bureau when you gather as members to begin the policy development process with your local county Farm Bureau. This is a tradition many of you have been...more

Grassroots Involvement is a Real Game-Changer

Author's Name: Senator Sine Kerr

Author's Organization or Publication: Arizona Farm Bureau

It only took one unpleasant experience speaking with individuals at a casual dinner party to realize I needed to make a change in the way I approached socially and emotionally charged topics related...more

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Author's Name: Lauren Prettyman

Author's Organization or Publication: SCFB Media Specialist

We all know the saying, April Showers Bring May Flowers , and while some of us have experienced a colder, rainier April than others, warmer weather is on the way! Spring is arriving and one of my...more

Heartbreaking Time for Dairy

Author's Name: Zippy Duvall, President

Author's Organization or Publication: American Farm Bureau Federation

Much like spring follows winter, every dairy market boom is followed by a bust and vice versa. Dairy farmers are entering a fourth straight year of low prices as global milk production has grown...more

Good Intentions, Bad Policy

Author's Name: Zippy Duvall, President

Author's Organization or Publication: AFBF President

The nation’s system of laws and regulations is filled with policies that come from good intentions but, when applied without enough thought or input, don’t make sense in their implementation. One...more

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