Big opportunity for more trade with Japan

More trade could be a great lift to the economy and one trade pact is looking like it could offer a big boost to U.S. agricultural exports. American Farm Bureau trade specialist Dave Salmonsen tells more about the potential deal in this story from AFBF’s Johnna...

Obama administration is ready for trade

Are you down with TPP? Well, the Obama administration is. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (or TPP) is just one of the trade opportunities that the White House is working on. American Farm Bureau trade specialist Dave Salmonsen says that’s good news for U.S. agriculture. AFBF’s Johnna Miller has that...

Promising step for waterways infrustructure

Is there a loosening of the gridlock in Congress? American Farm Bureau transportation specialist Andrew Walmsley says there’s at least some bipartisan awareness of the need to improve U.S. infrastructure and that’s good news for the nation’s farmers and ranchers. AFBF’s Johnna Miller has that...

Congress keeps the government open

Hooray! Congress averted a fiscal crisis with time to spare! American Farm Bureau budget specialist RJ Karney explains what the “continuing resolution” means for U.S. agriculture in this report from AFBF’s Johnna Miller. http://www.fb.org/rafiles/newsline/69799_nl_3.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

Good news and bad news on consumer costs

There’s pretty good news but also some bad news on prices for consumers. American Farm Bureau economist John Anderson explains what that means for food prices and farmers. AFBF’s Johnna Miller has that story. http://www.fb.org/rafiles/newsline/69798_nl_3.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

Budget proposals suggest cuts to agriculture

There are big differences between the House and Senate budget plans. American Farm Bureau economist Matt Erickson explains what those two proposals recommend for the nation’s farm safety net. AFBF’s Johnna Miller has that story. http://www.fb.org/rafiles/newsline/69797_nl_3.mp3Podcast: Play in new...

Time to update our waterways

You may not ever see one of the nation’s locks, may pay no attention to our inland waterway system, but American Farm Bureau transportation specialist Andrew Walmsley says they’re more important to you than you probably realize. AFBF’s Johnna Miller has that...

Young farmers say reaching out to consumers is now part of the job

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual survey of young farmers and ranchers shows they are using technology in all aspects of their lives. Zach Hunnicutt, American Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee Chair and a Nebraska farmer, talks about why that’s good for agriculture and...

Understanding antibiotic use for livestock

People are more interested these days about what’s in their food and that means members of Congress are more interested as well. The Coalition for Animal Health wants to make sure lawmakers and their staff understand the facts about antibiotic use on the farm. Dr. Scott Hurd is a veterinarian and...

Agriculture needs new guestworker program

For the first time in ages, Congress seems primed to address immigration reform. American Farm Bureau President Bob Stallman told members of Congress that an agricultural guestworker program needs to be part of any new immigration plan. AFBF’s Johnna Miller has that...

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