With Earth Day April 22, people around the globe will voice their appreciation for the planet and talk about plans to keep the planet vibrant and healthy. “Certainly every day is Earth Day for farmers and ranchers who spend most of their time out in Mother Nature, whether they are growing crops or managing the […]
By Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation President Abraham Lincoln is known for many achievements during his lifetime, but a little known triumph of his—that affects farmers and ranchers greatly—was the establishment of the United States Department of Agriculture 150 years ago. On May 15, 1862, President Lincoln signed into law a bill establishing […] Continue reading . . .
By Kenneth Dierschke Kenneth Dierschke is president of the Texas Farm Bureau and an American Farm Bureau Federation board member. This article first appeared on TFB’s blog Texas Agriculture Talks and is redistributed with permission. Everyone in agriculture knew there would be substantial cuts in the new farm bill. Most agricultural organizations had signaled that […] Continue reading . . .