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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

Farmers and Ranchers Call for 'Tax Relief Tuesday'

Author's Name: Erin Anthony

Author's Organization or Publication: AFBF Editor

With the holiday season in full swing and the year quickly coming to an end, farmers and ranchers are urging Congress to reinstate and extend expired tax provisions that help improve the economic...more

Thanksgiving: A Season, Holiday or Way of Life

Author's Name: Katie Heger

Author's Organization or Publication: North Dakota Family Farmer

With Thanksgiving already upon us—and Christmas and Hanukkah quick to follow—we begin thinking more of life’s blessings. We see trends in social media where all the things we are thankful for are...more

Thankful for Farmers and Ranchers at Thanksgiving

Author's Name: Cyndie Shearing

Author's Organization or Publication: AFBF Communications

The American Farm Bureau’s 30th annual informal price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving dinner table revealed this year’s cost is $50.11, a 70-cent increase from last year’s average...more

American Farms Are Leading the Way in Sustainability

Author's Name: Bob Stallman

Author's Organization or Publication: AFBF President

Americans love a good story and we love a good meal. All the better when the two can go hand-in-hand. Consumers are eager for more stories about their food. They want to know where each meal comes...more

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