WOTUS Rulemaking Battlefronts Heat Up – DTN Feb 9, 2022

🕔Feb 9, 2022
Although state and agriculture interests are calling for EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw a first rule resetting waters of the U.S. definitions back to pre-2015, […]

Livestock: AFB, Senate Reflect Divide on Mandated Cash Cattle Trade Jan 25, 2022

🕔Jan 25, 2022
A pair of senators are making clear they don’t want to rework their cattle markets legislation after the American Farm Bureau Federation changed its policy earlier this month to oppose […]

Corn, Soybeans: Vilsack Seeks to Double Cover Crop Acres – DTN Jan 11, 2022

🕔Jan 11, 2022
USDA will partner with commodity groups to double the amount of corn and soybean acres that also use cover crops during the next eight years. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack […]

Livestock: Ag Groups Appeal to SCOTUS on Prop 12 – DTN Sep 30, 2021

🕔Sep 30, 2021
The National Pork Producers Council and the American Farm Bureau Federation petitioned the Supreme Court on Monday to consider their challenge to California’s Proposition 12, which would ban the sale […]

Biden Plan Would Raise Farm Taxes, Says Specialist – DTN Apr 30, 2021

🕔Apr 30, 2021
President Joe Biden’s plans to raise capital gains and estate taxes would raise taxes on farmers and ranchers despite the Biden administration’s statements that farms and family businesses would be […]

Farm Bureau Urges NASS to Improve Transparency, Data Collection – DTN Jan 25, 2021

🕔Jan 25, 2021
The American Farmer Bureau Federation issued a report Thursday challenging USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service to “rebuild farmers’ trust” in the agency’s constant supply of crop and livestock data by […]

Big Issues Facing Farming in 2021 – DTN Jan 15, 2021

🕔Jan 15, 2021
Farm labor, broadband and infrastructure, climate change and sustainability, and ensuring diversity in agriculture were among the biggest issues the president of the American Farm Bureau Federation and the CEO […]

Election: Farm Bureau Congrats Biden, Expresses Ag’s Priorities Nov 9, 2020

🕔Nov 9, 2020
The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has congratulated President-elect Joe Biden on his election, and the organization encouraged Biden to take a close look at rural needs. “President-elect Biden will […]

Coronavirus: American Farm Bureau Pres. Tests Positive – DTN Jul 10, 2020

🕔Jul 10, 2020
Reflecting that COVID-19 can strike anyone almost anywhere, a spokesperson for the American Farm Bureau Federation shared news Wednesday that the group’s national president, Georgia farmer Zippy Duvall, had tested […]

Agriculture Groups Speak Out on Racism – DTN Jun 9, 2020

🕔Jun 9, 2020
Racism is an excruciatingly uncomfortable topic in agriculture, which is basically 96% white in the racial makeup of American farmers, according to USDA’s Census of Agriculture. So farm groups typically […]

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