SCFB Blog

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

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

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