5 farmers to thank on Thanksgiving

Cyndie Sirekis is director of news services at the American Farm Bureau Federation.  The American Farm Bureau’s annual informal price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table is much-anticipated. This year the cost for the feast came in at $49.04, a 44-cent price decrease from...

A positive take on how agriculture affects climate change

Stewart Truelsen, a food and agriculture freelance writer, is a regular contributor to the Focus on Agriculture series. Podcast: Play in new window |...

In agriculture, uncertainty is certain

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. Podcast: Play in new window |...

Water—Let’s not take it for granted

It’s natural to take it for granted, but water is something no one—whether residing in a bustling city or a small rural community—can live without. Americans are the largest water users, per capita, in the world. In terms of groundwater, we use 79.6 billion gallons per day. That’s the equivalent of...

WRDA critical to improving water transportation

Stewart Truelsen is the author of “Forward Farm Bureau,”a book marking the 90th anniversary of the American Farm Bureau Federation. Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Assessing the Future of Agriculture

“The farmer, if not absolutely rich, is at least independent,” according to one assessment of the state of American agriculture. Stewart Truelsen is the author of Forward Farm Bureau, a book marking the 90th anniversary of the American Farm Bureau Federation. Podcast: Play in new window |...

Internet in classrooms will boost rural communities

We’ve heard the story time and again, America’s schools are outdated and students are suffering from a lack of global opportunities because of it. Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Marketplace Fairness Act supports main street businesses

By Sen. Dick Durbin Main Street store owners in Illinois tell me how unfair it is to watch their online competitors offer lower prices on the exact same products because they do not have to collect sales taxes. Customers often come into their stores, try out the latest products and then return home to...

Health care reform making many woozy

Erin Anthony is the editor of FBNews. Podcast: Play in new window |...

Taking stock on World Water Day

Cyndie Sirekis is director of news services at the American Farm Bureau Federation. Podcast: Play in new window |...

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