As House and Senate conferees prepare to conference on a surface transportation bill, the American Farm Bureau Federation sent a letter Tuesday strongly urging them to include several priority provisions in the final conference report.
American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman made the following statement regarding the withdrawal of the overreaching child labor proposal: “The Labor Department’s notification today that it is withdrawing proposed rules that would have prevented many young people from working in agriculture is the right decision for our nation’s family-based agriculture system..."
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 24, 2012— “American beef and dairy products are safe. The safeguards our government has in place to detect any incidence of this disease are clearly working. The report of a cow with bovine spongiform encephalopathy, discovered during the pre-rendering process, is proof that our detection system works.
Why do they do that? If you aren't a farmer, you might wonder why farmers and ranchers do some of the things they do. We want to help you understand by giving you the answers straight from a farmers' mouth! Listen to Val and Pal on the radio every Monday morning between 7:30 and 8 a.m.
The American Farm Bureau Federation’s Marketbasket Survey for the first quarter of 2012 shows retail prices were up about 7 percent from last year at this time and from last quarter. However, the news is not all bad said John Anderson, an AFBF economist.
In this week's NDFB Newsline, NDFB President Doyle Johannes talks about the importance of crop insurance and says further cuts should not be made...