News & Events

Agriculture's Quiet Impact on the Beer Industry

Published Apr. 9, 2015

it’s easy to forget the dedicated farmers who grow the millions of pounds of barley and hops used to make the 200 million barrels of beer produced in the U.S. every year.

AFBF offers “Learn About Livestock” barn banners

Published Apr. 7, 2015

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s newest product, “Learn About Livestock” barn banners, was developed for use at fairs and livestock shows. The banners feature key information about major livestock species related to production, lifecycle, the environment, how farmers care for animals and safety

About Corn Planting 'Go-time' for the Midwest

Published Apr. 17, 2015

The optimal planting window for corn is just starting to open, according to recent reports, and though some farmers are not worrying about that window just yet, there's reason to believe it could be a stretch for farmers at least in a large swatch of the Corn Belt to hit that window just right, Mowers says.

‘Ohio Signature Beef’ promoted

Published Apr. 7, 2015

By adding value, the farmer becomes a price maker rather than a price taker.
Surveys show consumers are spending only 10 percent of their income on food and are willing to pay more for specially grown products

‘Fast Track’ Trade Bill Taps Tension in Ohio

Published Apr. 20, 2015

That prospect excites sixth-generation Ohio farmer Matt Bell. “When we’re successful, we buy new equipment, buy new vehicles,” said Mr. Bell, who raises corn and soybeans to feed about 1,000 sows and their offspring at his farm west of Columbus.