News & Events

News Briefs

Published May. 17, 2010

Call goes out for immediate estate tax reform; GREEN Jobs Act gets AFBF support; EPA blog post causes concern

This article has 0 comments

News Briefs

Published Jun. 10, 2010

House bill contains vital tax provisions; Child employment act could affect farm youth

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_News_briefs_320x2403.jpg

News Briefs

Published Apr. 20, 2011

Progress made toward Columbia FTA; lawmakers seek to eliminate Form 1099 requirement; AFBF comments on federal budget

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_News_briefs_320x240.jpg

News Briefs - Broadband in rural America | Fresh produce to disadvantaged

Published Oct. 15, 2010

American Farm Bureau Federation is urging Congress to help ensure rural Americans have the same access to high-speed broadband Internet services that Americans in more populated areas enjoy.

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_Grocery.jpg
Food prices for consumers are significantly lower than they were a year ago, according to an American Farm Bureau survey

News Briefs - Jan. 21, 2010

Published Jan. 21, 2010

The Agriculture Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are partnering up to reduce fraud in farm programs.

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_apples.png

News Briefs - Paying the Price for inaction

Published Sep. 24, 2010

U.S. agriculture is paying the price for inaction on Mexican Trucks. | American Farm Bureau supports Microbusiness Credit Act

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_agritourism.jpg
Agritourism is an economic driver.

News Briefs, Sept. 8: 'Drop-in' biofuels | Agritourism boost | Lake restoration

Published Sep. 6, 2011

U.S. government investing in 'drop-in' biofuels; Agritourism offering economic boost; New interactive farming game; USDA awards grant for lake restoration effort

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_farmers_market.jpg
One thousand new farmers markets have been recoreded with USDA.

News Briefs: Chesapeake Bay | New farmers markets | Higher interest rates?

Published Aug. 23, 2011

An updated report on the science surrounding Chesapeake Bay water quality confirms that serious and significant differences exist between the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Bay Model” and the model authored by the Agriculture Department.

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_News_briefs_320x2405.jpg
News Briefs - Sept. 22, 2011

News Briefs: Child farm workers | Ag labor | Ag spending bill

Published Sep. 20, 2011

The U.S. Department of Labor is proposing revisions to regulations on child labor. | The U.S. House Judiciary Committee is taking up the topic of agriculture’s labor issues. | The Senate Appropriations Committee is working on the agriculture spending bill for fiscal 2012.

This article has 0 comments
[160x120]_News_briefs_320x2404.jpg

News Briefs: Free trade agreements Truck dispute resolved Greenhouse gas rules

Published Jul. 20, 2011

Congressional committees advance Free Trade Agreements; Tariffs lifted as truck dispute resolved; Supreme Court says states can’t enforce greenhouse gas rules

This article has 0 comments