Registration Open for 2024 American Farm Bureau Convention

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The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has announced that general registration is open for the 2024 American Farm Bureau Convention. The convention will be held Jan. 19-24, 2024, in Salt Lake City, Utah. “New Frontiers” is the theme of AFBF’s 105th consecutive convention, a “can’t miss” event that offers attendees unique insights on the policies and perspectives that will affect …

Florida Remains Top User of H-2A Program

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By Clint Thompson The top users of the H-2A program remain the same. The order at the top, though, has changed in recent years. According to John Walt Boatright, director of government affairs with American Farm Bureau, Florida was still the top user of the program from Fiscal Year 2021 to Fiscal Year 2022 with 50,973 certified positions. California was …

AFBF, Deere Co. Signs Memorandum of Understanding

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Southeast specialty crop producers will soon benefit from an agreement signed last weekend to ensure farmers’ rights to repair their own farm equipment. The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and Deere & Co. signed the memorandum of understanding (MOU) at the 2023 AFBF Convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico. “It is more important now than ever that our farmers have …

AFBF Applauds Climate-Smart Projects Announced by USDA

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By Clint Thompson Count the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) as one organization applauding the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for investing nearly $3 billion in selected projects under the Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities program. “Secretary (Tom) Vilsack announced $2.8 billion in funding to help develop 70 projects that will advance climate smart agriculture practices,” said AFBF president Zippy Duvall. …


Florida Couple Wins National Award

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Jake and Melissa Raburn of Hinton Farms Produce in Hillsborough County won the Excellence in Agriculture Award at the American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention in New Orleans on Jan. 14, 2019. The couple placed first in the nation for their impressive agricultural careers and community service. The Raburns will receive a new Ford truck, courtesy of Ford. They will also receive …


NAFTA Concerns with AFB Pres. Zippy Duvall

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It seems trade issues abound as we enter the new year of 2018. In this radio brief from our network headlines this week, American Farm Bureau President “Zippy” Duvall, who is from one of the states where specialty crop producers are not so happy about NAFTA, briefly shares his concerns about the renegotiation efforts underway for NAFTA, which will soon …