American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall has been appointed to the White House’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations.
Professional critics like the Environmental Working Group or Heritage often take advantage of the census’ low $1,000-sales threshold used to define a farmer – generating comparisons that make full-time family farms seem larger than they are.
Agency enforcement personnel regularly point to guidance documents as their basis for concluding that a regulated entity is not complying with the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
58 percent agree the regulation “should be rewritten.”
A recently introduced bill that would allow schools to give students more milk choices will enhance the efforts of school nutrition programs to provide nutritious meals and teach healthy eating behaviors, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.
The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced a 90-day waiver from the requirement that agricultural and livestock haulers install Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) in their vehicles.
The Senate Natural Resources Committee this week passed legislation to aid in increasing transparency and accountability within the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.
Government farm program payments have frequently provided a cushion during tough economic times. With the development of a new farm bill right around the corner, government farm programs will again capture the attention of farmers and agribusinesses.
The U.S. House and Senate have approved their own versions of tax reform, with some adjustments still to be made to the issue of the estate tax.
Although farm program spending, including nutritional programs such as SNAP, represents roughly 2 percent of the total Federal Budget, the 2018 Farm Bill debate will begin and end with a focus on budget implications, according to Mary Kay Thatcher, Senior Director of Congressional Relations for the American Farm Bureau Federation.
Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House to help young farmers and veterans to purchase land and begin farming.
In today’s challenging economic times, it is more important than ever to monitor the operational efficiency of your operation.
It is generally well accepted that a building permit is not required for buildings used for agricultural purposes if the building does not include retail trade.
Farming is a capital-intensive business, with land, equipment and facilities that can run into millions of dollars.
As more employers plan to use the H-2A program, completing the following items this year will make an easier transition to H-2A employment.
The dairy industry is facing a challenging time, a cyclical downturn that’s lasted longer than in previous cycles, and is expected to continue for at least the near-term.