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Farm Bureau Praises Bi-Partisan Support for Farms, Ranches and Cash Accounting

WASHINGTON, D.C., – The American Farm Bureau Federation hailed the strong bi-partisan effort by members of Congress as they urged Senate and House leadership to preserve the cash accounting system farmers and ranchers rely on to grow their businesses.

“We are pleased to see members of Congress reach across party lines and stand together for farmers and ranchers who are working to build their businesses and communities,” AFBF President Bob Stallman said today.


Idaho residents strongly encouraged to support Boulder White Clouds petition effort

Click on link to sign petition:

http://www.yourboulderwhiteclouds.org/home.html

Ditch the Rule
Click on link to see the "Ditch the Rule" page.

ditchtherule.fb.org


USDA Reminds Idaho Producers of Important Procedures for Filing Crop Insurance Claims

SPOKANE, Wash.,  — The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency reminds Idaho producers affected by recent excessive rain and hail related crop damage of important procedures for claiming losses under the federal crop insurance program.  All producers should refer to their crop insurance policies for complete details on providing notice of damage or loss.

In general, producers must give notice within 72 hours of the initial discovery of damage or loss of production of a planted crop, but not later than 15 days after the end of the insurance period. Additional provisions and timelines apply to crops insured with revenue protection. In the event there is no damage or loss of production for those who elect revenue coverage, producers must give notice no later than 45 days after the latest date the harvest price is released for any crop in the unit where there may be a revenue loss.



Idaho residents strongly encouraged to support Boulder White Clouds petition effort
Click on link to sign petition:

http://www.yourboulderwhiteclouds.org/home.html

Ditch the Rule
Click on link to see the "Ditch the Rule" page.

ditchtherule.fb.org


EPA Shenanigans Panned in #DitchTheRule Animated Video

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 5, 2014 – A new animated video produced by the American Farm Bureau Federation is part of the organization’s popular Ditch the Rule campaign. The two-and-a-half minute animation explores how the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed “Waters of the U.S.” rule is regulatory overreach and unnecessary.


Farm Bureau Members Act on EPA Overreach, Immigration

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 1, 2014 – Overreach by the EPA and immigration are sure to top the agenda as Farm Bureau members prepare for serious discussions with members of Congress now in their home districts.


Thingamajig Invention Convention: Farm Bureau Foundation Reaches New Audiences

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 30, 2014 – The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture reached a new audience of more than 4,000 students of elementary to high school age recently in Prince George’s County, Maryland, at the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington’s 20th annual Thingamajig Invention Convention. The event attracted students from across Maryland and the Washington, D.C. area, allowing them to participate in interactive educational activities and create eco-friendly inventions for the chance to win prizes.


Local Communities Benefit from Ag Literacy Mini-Grants

WASHINGTON, D.C., – The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has awarded 11 $500 mini-grants to communities across the nation. The grants are awarded through the Foundation’s White-Reinhardt Fund for Education program.


Farm Bureau Decodes Water Rule Proposal, Asks EPA to Rescind

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 17, 2014 – The American Farm Bureau Federation last night released to Congress a comprehensive document that responds, point by point, to numerous inaccurate and misleading comments made about the Environmental Protection Agency’s latest clean water rule. Nancy Stoner, EPA acting assistant administrator for water, made the statements in a recent agency blog post.


More Soybeans and Wheat, Less Corn Forecast

WASHINGTON, D.C., – A new report from the Agriculture Department updates projections for the 2014-15 crop marketing year. The report offered a mixed bag of projections on top crops grown by the nation’s farmers, says the American Farm Bureau Federation.

 

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