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Impending Deadline Could Stop Rail Shipments in Their Tracks

Author's Name: Erin Anthony

Author's Organization or Publication: AFBF Editor

Spring planting may seem quite far off, but farmers are already looking ahead with a wary eye on something that may derail all their plans—a nationwide railroad shutdown. Unable to comply with the...more

Women in Agriculture Make a Difference

Author's Name: Cyndie Shearing

Author's Organization or Publication: AFBF Communications

The contributions, cares and concerns of women in agriculture are chronicled in a variety of ways, including on social media using the hashtag #WomeninAg. Followers of #WomeninAg recently learned...more

It's Not All Local

Author's Name: Katie Sawyer

Author's Organization or Publication: Kansas Family Farmer

When I tell people my husband farms and raises cattle for a living, I am rarely met with disdain or insults. Most people genuinely appreciate the long hours and hard work that goes into putting food...more

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

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