Farmer Angel Network Works To Address Mental Health In Rural America

A generation ago, mental health was a taboo subject in the farming community. However, in 2021, mental health in rural America is discussed more openly and honestly. Randy Roecker with the Farmer Angel Network, took part in a panel discussion during the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Virtual Convention, called “Farm State of Mind”. He said […]

Rural Broadband Will Be Focus Of AFBF Convention

The American Farm Bureau Federation virtual convention kicked off Sunday. And while the four day event will include many of the same features farmers and ranchers enjoy year after year, attendance is on-line, which presents a challenge for many in rural America. AFBF President Zippy Duvall said the virtual event reaffirms the need for expanding […]

AFBF Virtual Convention Gets Underway This Weekend

The 2021 American Farm Bureau Federation Virtual Annual Convention kicks off this weekend, and some events start as early as Friday. Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall said the theme, Stronger Together, highlights the importance of uniting during tough times. “What it means is even in a difficult year, we find ways to unite and focus […]

Idaho Irrigation Company Honored At AFBF Convention

Coeur d’Alene-based HydroSide Systems LLC won the Farm Bureau Innovation Challenge, becoming 2020 Farm Bureau Entrepreneur of the Year.  HydroSide CEO and Founder Dana Mohr said the business will produce hydroelectric irrigation technologies for farms.   “Our basic product is a replacement to the traveling gun and it’s a product that can be plugged into […]

Farm Bureau Establishes 2020 Priorities

During the 101st annual Convention this week, the  American Farm Bureau Federation adopted its 2020 policies.  After a year-long process to review ways to modernize Federal Milk Marketing Orders, AFBF’s delegates voted to support creation of a flexible, farmer- and industry-led milk management system.  This includes giving individual dairy farmers a voice by allowing them […]

Australian Shepherd From Utah Named AFBF Farm Dog Of The Year

Congratulations to Flint, an Australian shepherd from Utah.  The pup was named the 2020 Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year, during the annual AFBF Convention in Austin, TX.  The contest celebrates farm dogs that work alongside farmers and ranchers to produce nutritious food for families and their pets across America.  Owner Beth Crandall said […]

Poll: Farmers Continue To Support Trump

A new poll shows President Trump continues to enjoy strong support from American farmers.  A recent Farm Journal poll shows 83% of people in the agriculture industry approve of his job performance.  That’s the highest level of support Trump has received in that poll of almost 1,300 people at the American Farm Bureau convention.   […]

Plenty of Ag Trade Opportunities for Europe and the U.S.

European agriculture officials gave a presentation at the American Farm Bureau’s 100th Annual Convention and trade with the U.S. was the number one topic. The officials say there are abundant opportunities for farm trade between the United States and European Union. They say those opportunities are there despite European insistence on keeping agriculture out of […]

100th AFBF Convention In The Books

The American Farm Bureau Federation celebrated the 100th Convention in New Orleans over the weekend.  AFBF President Zippy Duvall used the weekend to highlight the successes of 2018 and the plans for 2019.  Duvall told those in attendance farmers and ranchers faced struggles in 2018, much like they did when AFBF was founded.   “During […]

Trump Scheduled To Speak At AFBF Convention

President Trump is scheduled to address farm and ranch families at the American Farm Bureau’s 100th Annual Convention in New Orleans Monday.  Paul Schlegel, managing director of public policy with AFBF, said the president’s second appearance in as many years shows how important agriculture is to the administration.  Schlegel added it also shows the respect […]