When it comes to competing for agricultural trade with Cuba, the United States is its own worst enemy. In testimony today before the House Agriculture Committee, American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman called on congressional members to support the Travel Reform and Export Enhancement Act, or H.R. 4645, which would lift some key U.S.-imposed restrictions on trade with Cuba.
The American Farm Bureau Federation’s six-month campaign to oppose cap-and-trade climate change legislation, “Don’t CAP Our Future,” culminated Wednesday when farmer and rancher members from across the country presented key lawmakers with some of the 100,000 grassroots calls to action gathered in opposition to the issue.
Practice ‘tough love' when it comes to riders on tractors. Never allow children to ride on a tractor. According to the American Farm Bureau Federation, 100 children die in farm accidents every year in the U.S. and many others are injured, often seriously.
The president’s 2010 budget proposal calls for canceling NASA’s Constellation program to return astronauts to the Moon by 2020. In these tough economic times it is harder to justify sending astronauts into space. Agriculture is earthbound for the foreseeable future. There’s no need to worry about farming on the Moon or Mars either...
The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed scheme to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act is “economically harmful, legally suspect and environmentally indefensible,” according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.
This winter's snow holds lots of water. Each cubic foot of drifted, piled or compacted snow contains 2 to 3 gallons of water, so actions homeowners take now can minimize future water problems in or around their house, says Ken Hellevang, North Dakota State University Extension Service agricultural engineer and flood expert.
In North Dakota, when the going gets tough, the tough pull together. That was the message North Dakota Farm Bureau Executive Vice President Jeffrey Missling shared with those attending the Missouri Levee & Drainage District Association meeting in Columbia, Missouri, February 27.