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Trends and Technology Foster New Links Between Consumers and Agriculture

Author's Name: Robert Giblin

Author's Organization or Publication: Food & Ag Speaker, Writer, Consultant

Download a 60-second audio version of this column here . Retail grocers and innovative farmers are using technology and new store concepts to address changing demographics, capitalize on new shopping...more

Farm Bureau Wants to Know: Do USDA Programs Work for You?

Author's Name: Cyndie Shearing

Author's Organization or Publication: AFBF Communications

Farm Bureau recently launched an online survey to collect feedback from farmers and ranchers on Agriculture Department programs. The survey, which is open to all U.S. farmers, ranchers, producers and...more

A Farmer's Creed

Author's Name: John Schlageck

Author's Organization or Publication: Kansas Family Farmer

Think of farmers and ranchers and this old, often forgotten tribute comes to mind. It fits farmers like seed in the soil or ranchers like a new-born calf takes to its mother’s udder. A man’s greatest...more

The Life of the Land

Author's Name: Joni Kamiya

Author's Organization or Publication: hawaiifarmersdaughter.com

The New Year often brings with it hopes that this year will be better than the last. Those hopes are even brighter when we can take what we’ve learned and apply it. Recently, I had the opportunity to...more

On the Farm, Labor = Work

Author's Name: Katie Heger

Author's Organization or Publication: North Dakota Family Farmer

People are needed to keep a farm running. From repair tasks to driving machinery and checking crops—there’s no shortage of work to be done. Seems simple right? But farm work is real labor. It’s not...more

Vying for Votes in Rural America

Author's Name: Jessica Wharton

Author's Organization or Publication: AFBF Communications

As presidential candidates’ screen-printed busses navigate the dusty back roads of America, rural voters now more than ever need to make sense of the political chaos that has taken over national...more

Top 5 Stories for Farmers to Tell in 2016

Author's Name: Kari Barbic

Author's Organization or Publication: AFBF Media Specialist

The average consumer today may be three to four generations removed from the farm, but they are far from indifferent when it comes to knowing how their food gets to the table. People want the facts...more

Farmers' year-long push results in congressional action on tax incentives

Author's Name: Erin Anthony

Author's Organization or Publication: AFBF Editor

Congress’ recent passage of legislation making permanent or extending several tax provisions important to agriculture is a great example of how the groundwork farmers and ranchers have laid all year...more

Christmas Trees, the Focal Point of Holiday Traditions

Author's Name: Robert Giblin

Author's Organization or Publication: Food & Ag Speaker, Writer, Consultant

O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum, Wie treu sind deine Blätter! Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree, thy leaves are so unchanging. Christmas trees have become the traditional focal point of holiday...more

Worth More Than 1,000 Words

Author's Name: Jessica Wharton

Author's Organization or Publication: AFBF Communications

‘Tis the season for agritourism—horse-drawn carriages, countryside views and of course, social media pictures capturing the scenery and bustling activity of holidays on the farm. Consumer interest in...more

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