News & Events

Farm Bureau Delegates Set Public Policy Positions for 2015

Published Jan. 14, 2015

“Our delegates are the men and women growing the food and fiber for our nation and much of the rest of the world every day,” said AFBF President Bob Stallman. “They have made great strides over the last decades in improving their environmental performance, in adopting cutting edge technologies and taking actions to make sure they can pass their farms and ranches on to the next generation.”

Opting out: Farm bill exempts more organic farmers from checkoffs

Published Jan. 14, 2015

There are 22 national research and promotion checkoff programs. The USDA estimates the organic exemption has freed up $13.6 million for the organic sector, which produces an estimated $35 billion in annual sales, according to the USDA.

Temple Grandin: Animal Welfare Begins on the Farm

Published Jan. 14, 2015

Grandin told National Journal after her speech that there is no way to monitor every ranch and farm. But she has already told retailers that she believes they could conduct random audits of farms and ranches that would stop some of the egregious practices she is seeing. Grandin said she hopes to avoid government regulation. Activists are bound to use her words to call for more regulation.

Football Buckeyes had a great season off the field with help from a local farm

Published Jan. 13, 2015

All of the food waste collected from the stadium is transported to Price Farms Organics, a composting facility in Delaware, Ohio. The waste is sorted, composted and eventually turned into a mulch called, “Stadium Scarlet,” and is available for customers to purchase at their facility on Warrensburg Road.

In the Age of Viral Video, Livestock Farms Must Embrace Transparency

Published Jan. 13, 2015

“[We’re] pushing animal production to the point that we’re starting to have trouble with animal biology. We need to look at what is optimal, not what’s maximum,” she added, pointing to an increase in lame or emaciated dairy cows showing up at slaughtering facilities.