Committee, Ag Leaders React to FARRM Bill Passage

John Davis

It took nearly 15 hours, but members of the House Agriculture Committee were able to pass their version of the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act (FARRM) Bill. Committee Chair Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK) and Ranking Member Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN) praised the bipartisan legislation: “This is a balanced, reform-minded, fiscally responsible bill that underscores our commitment to production …

AFBF, farm bill, Government, usda

House Ag Hearing on Biotech Focuses on Alfalfa

Cindy Zimmerman

The future of biotech alfalfa was in the spotlight as the U.S. House Agriculture Committee held a hearing Thursday to review the biotechnology product regulatory approval process. Prior to the hearing, committee chairman Frank Lucas (R-OK) joined Senate Republican colleagues in sending a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack requesting that the department “return to a science based regulatory system …

AFBF, Alfalfa, Biotech, usda

Farm Journal Offers Dairy Seminars at AG CONNECT Expo

Cindy Zimmerman

Farm Journal Media is offering a series of in-depth educational programs and events co-located at the AG CONNECT Expo that starts Friday at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Sunday morning’s Farm Journal Media Presents is devoted entirely to the dairy industry with a Dairy Today Forum: Meeting Dairy Challenges: In the Parlor, In the Field, In the World. …

AFBF, Education

Pioneer Funds Ag Literacy Website

Cindy Zimmerman

DuPont business Pioneer Hi-Bred is helping to fight ag illiteracy with a $500,000 donation to the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s My American Farm virtual education program. “The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has identified a great opportunity for teaching the public about modern agriculture. Through science and productivity, farmers are feeding the world and bettering the lives …

AFBF, Education, Pioneer Hi-Bred

Dairy Farmer is New AFBF YF&R Chair

Cindy Zimmerman

A dairy farmer who is a YouTube hit with his original “Water ‘n Poo” song is the new chairman of the American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee. Will Gilmer of Alabama was elected as by the committee as chairperson for 2010 and will take over those duties in February to serve for one year. Gilmer owns and …

AFBF, Audio, Video