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

Farming Is Risky Business

Author's Name: Stewart Truelsen

Author's Organization or Publication: Food & Ag Freelance Writer

Noma, one of the world’s best restaurants known for its new Nordic cuisine, will close at the end of next year and reopen on a different site in Copenhagen as an urban farm. Chef René Redzepi says he...more

A Recent Visit to Washington, D.C. with SCFB

Author's Name: Loni Rikard

Author's Organization or Publication: SCFB Member and Family Farmer

Recently, I had the opportunity to travel to Washington, DC with Marshall Thomas of the SCFB Government Relations Division and Urbie West of Pickney’s Produce in Beaufort. The purpose of our trip was...more

Harvest Safety Tips from the Pros

Whether you’ve been harvesting for a lifetime, or 2015 marks your first time in the combine, remember: Safety first. “You’ve spent an entire year getting your crop from planting to harvest. Naturally...more