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Jul 09, 2020, 14:30 ET Farm Bureau Entrepreneur of the Year Will Take Home $50K in Startup Funds; Apply by July 31

The American Farm Bureau Federation, in partnership with Farm Credit, is accepting applications through July 31 for the 2021 Farm Bureau Ag...


Sep 24, 2019, 12:35 ET Engage Students and Share the Story of Agriculture with Food and Farm Facts

The new Food and Farm Facts book, map and pocket guide, produced by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, are now available at...


Nov 15, 2018, 01:00 ET Farm Bureau Survey: Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Down for Third Straight Year

The American Farm Bureau Federation's 33rd annual survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of...


Oct 11, 2018, 15:20 ET Hot Off the Press - Food and Farm Facts Junior Edition

The new Food and Farm Facts Junior edition, produced by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, is now available. "We're pleased to...


Aug 15, 2018, 13:14 ET Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge Offers $145K in Startup Funds for Entrepreneurs

The American Farm Bureau Federation, in partnership with Farm Credit, today opened online applications for its 2019 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation...


Feb 13, 2018, 01:14 ET Feeding Minds Press Will Focus on Accurate Agriculture Books for Children

Bringing children accurate knowledge about how their food is grown is the goal of Feeding Minds Press, a new children's book publishing venture from...


Nov 16, 2017, 07:00 ET Farm Bureau Survey Reveals Lowest Thanksgiving Dinner Cost in Five Years

The American Farm Bureau Federation's 32nd annual price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost ...


Aug 08, 2017, 15:22 ET New Food and Farm Facts Book and Related Products on Sale Now

The new Food and Farm Facts book, map and pocket guide, produced by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, are now available. "Food and ...


Jun 26, 2017, 17:13 ET All-American July 4th Cookout Down Slightly, Remains Under $6 Per Person

A cookout of Americans' favorite foods for the Fourth of July, including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans,...


May 01, 2017, 11:32 ET Farm Bureau Marks National Small Business Week with Opening of $145K Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge

The American Farm Bureau Federation is opening online applications for its fourth Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge today, to coincide with National...


Jan 09, 2017, 04:30 ET Vertical Harvest Hydroponics of Alaska Honored as Farm Bureau Entrepreneur of the Year

Vertical Harvest Hydroponics of Alaska is the American Farm Bureau Federation's Entrepreneur of the Year. Team leads Linda Janes and Dan Perpich won...


Nov 17, 2016, 02:00 ET Thanksgiving Dinner Ticks Down to Less Than $5 Per Person

The American Farm Bureau Federation's 31st annual informal price survey of classic items found at Thanksgiving Day dinner indicates the average cost...


Oct 05, 2016, 01:41 ET Top 10 Teams Win $120K in Farm Bureau Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge

The American Farm Bureau Federation today announced the top 10 teams – four finalists and six semi-finalists – in the 2017 Farm Bureau Rural...


Sep 26, 2016, 12:56 ET Egg, Dairy and Chicken Prices Down, Beef Too

Lower retail prices for several foods, including eggs, whole milk, cheddar cheese, chicken breast, sirloin tip roast and ground chuck resulted in a...


Aug 17, 2016, 04:18 ET Farmers' Almanac Launches Farmer of the Year Contest

Farmers' Almanac, in partnership with the American Farm Bureau Federation, announces its search for three farmers or ranchers to be recognized as...


Jul 18, 2016, 03:21 ET Video: Ag Labor and Border Security Require Balanced Approach

For farmers and ranchers, immigration reform must balance agriculture's need for a dependable supply of agricultural labor with enhanced security at...


Jun 30, 2016, 04:15 ET Farm Labor Shortage Vexes Farmers

A new video produced by the American Farm Bureau Federation shines a spotlight on the frustrations of the nation's farmers in finding workers to...


Jun 27, 2016, 02:37 ET All-American July 4th Cookout Ticks Up, Still Under $6 Per Person

A cookout of Americans' favorite foods for the Fourth of July will cost slightly more this year but still comes in at less than $6 per person, says...


Feb 16, 2016, 01:10 ET Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell Helps Launch Farm Bureau's First Peas to the Table Contest

Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell and Julie Tesch, executive director of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, introduced the First...


Feb 09, 2016, 09:35 ET Farmers' Input Sought for Survey on USDA Programs

The American Farm Bureau Federation is encouraging farmers and ranchers to complete a short online survey about 10 Agriculture Department programs....


Jan 12, 2016, 05:30 ET AFBF Delegates Elect New President and Vice President

Delegates at the 97th American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention elected Zippy Duvall to serve as the new president of AFBF and Scott...


Jan 11, 2016, 01:08 ET AccuGrain of Iowa Honored as Farm Bureau Entrepreneur of the Year

The American Farm Bureau Federation has announced an ag technology entry as the Farm Bureau Entrepreneur of the Year as part of its Rural...


Jan 08, 2016, 11:41 ET Vote Online Now for People's Choice Winner of Farm Bureau Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge

Business school students, entrepreneurs and everyone with an interest in rural development are invited to vote for the People's Choice Award winner...


Dec 10, 2015, 10:40 ET Members of Congress, States and Business Urge Supreme Court to Review EPA's Latest Clean Water Act Overreach

A crush of supporters yesterday filed friend-of-the-court briefs, joining the American Farm Bureau Federation in urging the U.S. Supreme Court to...


Nov 19, 2015, 02:00 ET Thanksgiving Dinner Up a Tad, to Just Over $50

The American Farm Bureau's 30th annual informal price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost...