Shoppers are paying slightly more for food items at the grocery store compared to the first half of 2013. Higher retail prices for meat items such as boneless chicken breasts and dairy products, among other foods, resulted in a slight increase in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s latest Semi-Annual Marketbasket Survey. The informal survey shows […]
Statement by Bob Stallman, President American Farm Bureau Federation Re: Farm Bill Expiration October 1, 2013 “Farmers and ranchers, along with 90 percent of the country, are frustrated with Congress. Aside from shutting down the government, the one-year farm bill extension Congress granted last session also expired at midnight, while the new farm bill has […] Continue reading . . .
By Blake Hurst, Blake Hurst is a farmer and president of the Missouri Farm Bureau. Fast-casual restaurant chain Chipotle is at it again, posting a new Web ad contrasting the dangers of industrial farming with the moral beacon that is Chipotle. It showcases beautiful video, haunting music, a barren landscape scarred by industrial farming and a […] Continue reading . . .
The Montana Farm Bureau Foundation will hold its 11th Annual Youth Speech Contest at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 10 in conjunction with the Montana Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center. This year’s theme: “What more can be done to protect agricultural production and profitability from natural disasters? Massive hail […] Continue reading . . .
By Glen Cope, Glen Cope is a fourth-generation cattle rancher from Missouri. In 2012, he served as chairman of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee. Any farmer will tell you that with agriculture things don’t always go as planned. In fact, farmers often refer to farming as a gamble. We never […] Continue reading . . .
The National Farm Health and Safety Week Sept. 15-21 is a time to pause and think seriously about safety on your farm or ranch. This year’s theme is Working Together for Safety in Agriculture. “What is so wonderful about working in agriculture is neighbors will step in and help. If someone is ill or injured […] Continue reading . . .