WASHINGTON, D.C., December 17, 2010 – The American Farm Bureau Federation is pleased the House voted in favor of the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010, which passed the Senate earlier this week.
Merry Christmas! DTN and The Progressive Farmer have a couple of special savings offers for North Dakota Farm Bureau members.
A diverse group of agricultural organizations are voicing their opposition to controversial legislation that would substantially change the Clean Water Act by expanding the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority. In a letter to members of the Senate, the groups were critical of “an 11th-hour effort” to include the controversial bill S. 1816, The Chesapeake Clean Water and Ecosystem Restoration Act, in the potential Lands, Waters and Wildlife omnibus legislation.
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serivce is proposing a Dakota Grassland Area in North Dakota. This is a conservation easement program that would pay willing landowners to enroll their land in a conservation easement to protect waterfowl and other wildlife species in the Great Plains.
Save the Chesapeake from hazy science, says American Farm Bureau Federation Director of Media Relations Tracy Grondine. For people who live on the East Coast, the Chesapeake Bay has come to mean something more than beauty, great fishing and a diversity of other various forms of agriculture, like wild rice. It has come to signify politics-as-usual and hazy science.
There is no doubt about it. Farm and ranch families perform a lot of dirty, tough jobs in the process of providing food and fiber for their fellow Americans. But, the big question is—Can they compete with show host and narrator Mike Rowe, who will be the keynote speaker at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 2011 Annual Meeting, Jan. 10, in Atlanta? We will soon find out.