Good Times, Bad Times

Author's Name: Bob Stallman

Author's Organization or Publication: AFBF President

The last decade will almost certainly be remembered as a golden age of agriculture in the United States. High global demand, a cheap dollar and bumper crops meant farming and ranching did better than...more

Farmer involvement critical to preserving Monarch butterflies

Author's Name: Robert Giblin

Monarch butterflies are known for their beauty and considered a national treasure. Although Monarch populations have been declining, farmers can help to play an important role in writing the plan not...more

Celebrating Agriculture on Labor Day

Author's Name: Stewart Truelsen

The first Labor Day celebration was a big parade held on September 5, 1882 in New York City. Organized by trade unions to impress employers and politicians, it overlooked farmers even though 49...more

The Rural Route to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

Author's Name: Jessica Wharton

Author's Organization or Publication: AFBF Communications

As the 2016 election nears, all eyes will be on presidential hopefuls as they debate, shake hands with constituents, kiss a baby or two and, perhaps most importantly, make their way through the well-...more

Everyone plays a role in safety on the roads during harvest

Author's Name: Tracey Erickson

Author's Organization or Publication: SDSU Extension Service

With fall harvest underway, we encounter farm equipment on the road. Whether it is a tractor and baler, someone hauling feed between farms or silage equipment - during the growing and harvest season...more

Getting Rural America Online

Author's Name: Bob Stallman

Author's Organization or Publication: AFBF President

You can’t tell the story of American agriculture without looking at how farmers and ranchers have pioneered the use of cutting-edge tools on their land. Innovation and farming go hand in hand. And we...more

Twelve Reasons a Classroom Near You Needs 'Farm a Month'

Author's Name: Cyndie Shearing

Author's Organization or Publication: AFBF Communications

Keeping little learners engaged in the classroom can be a challenge for even the most experienced educators. Teachers interested in sparking conversations about where food and fiber come from face an...more

Keeping up with the Times: Expanding Broadband Access to Rural America

Author's Name: Kaylen Baker

Author's Organization or Publication: AFBF Intern

The digital economy is rapidly growing, and farmers and ranchers who can’t keep up are being left in the dust. Broadband services play an integral part in the global economy, and those without access...more

Time to Get to Work with Tools for Trade

Author's Name: Bob Stallman

Author's Organization or Publication: AFBF President

As farmers and ranchers, we know it’s tough to get the job done without the right tool. Earlier this year, Farm Bureau members spoke up to urge Congress to give U.S. trade negotiators an important...more

Rough Ride on Rural Roads Hinders Economic Growth

Author's Name: Erin Anthony

Author's Organization or Publication: American Farm Bureau Federation

Far from the idyllic country roads featured in folk songs, the nation’s rural transportation system needs vast improvements, according to a report recently released by TRIP, a national non-profit...more