The first Earth Day was April 22, 1970, and is often credited for launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and other environmental laws soon followed the first Earth Day 41 years ago.
Dr. Bob Young, the American Farm Bureau Federation’s chief economist, provides an interesting and useful breakdown of the federal budget, taxes and the deficit in the April issue of AFBF’s Crop Market Update. According to Young, the federal government spends $11,475 for every man, woman and child in the United States.
Furniture Row Racing, which is spearheading the Farm American program,announced that the team's No. 78 NASCAR Chevrolet will showcase the Farm American colors for the first time this season at this weekend's Samsung Mobile 500 Sprint Cup race (April 7-9) at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth.
The American Farm Bureau Federation is encouraging its members to donate to the American Red Cross International Disaster Relief Fund in support of Japan relief efforts, following the aftermath of the recent earthquake and tsunami that has overwhelmed the country.
Americans are experiencing sticker shock at the gas pump these days, but high fuel costs are hitting America’s farmers and ranchers especially hard. According to testimony presented on March 31, by the American Farm Bureau Federation, government figures show farmers this spring will pay almost 85 percent more than they paid in 2000 just to plant their crops.