WASHINGTON, D.C., November 20, 2014 – “In practical terms, we do not expect the president’s initiative to help America’s farmers deal with the real labor challenges they face. Our nation loses millions of dollars in fruit and vegetable production every year because farmers cannot find labor to harvest everything they grow. This order will not change that.
WASHINGTON, D.C., – The Environmental Protection Agency’s and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed Waters of the U.S. rule is a blatant effort to expand federal authority over land use by regulating land as if it were “water,” the American Farm Bureau Federation said today.
Agricultural data technology, which includes in-cab displays, mobile devices and wireless-enabled precision agriculture has already begun to boost farm productivity across the United States. But there some questions farmers need to ask themselves.
Each year, the American Farm Bureau Federation surveys about 1,000 young farmers and ranchers from across the country. The 22nd annual survey found that 91 percent of young people in agriculture are more optimistic about farming than they were five years ago.