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  • young farmers

Texas young farmers, ranchers compete in Louisiana

January 15th, 2019|

By Julie Tomascik Editor Young farmers and ranchers from across the nation competed this week in Louisiana during the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 100th Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show. Texans competed in the Achievement Award, Excellence in Agriculture and Discussion Meet competitions. “These Young Farmer & Rancher contests provide a great opportunity to develop [...]

  • stress

Farmers focus on breaking the chronic stress cycle

January 15th, 2019|

John Shutske, professor and Extension agricultural safety and health specialist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, outlined the cause of stress and the best practices for coping with high levels of it during a workshop at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 100th Annual Convention. Working with farmers on stress management for more than 30 years, Shutske [...]

  • farm dog

Farm Bureau honors Woody as Farm Dog of the Year

January 14th, 2019|

Woody, an Australian shepherd owned by Texas Farm Bureau members Joe and Mary Sheeran, is the winner of the 2019 Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year award. The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), with support from Nestlé Purina, recognized Woody and four runners-up at AFBF’s 100th Annual Convention. “It’s exciting to celebrate the important [...]

  • ag trade

Farm Bureau gives ag trade outlook for 2019

January 14th, 2019|

American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) policy experts gave an overview of the issues expected to affect farmers and ranchers in 2019 in a workshop at the organization’s 100th Annual Convention. David Salmonsen, senior director of Congressional Relations for AFBF, said the diverse impacts of tariffs, the outcomes of free trade agreement negotiations and the future [...]

  • duvall

Duvall highlights Farm Bureau history

January 14th, 2019|

In front of a celebratory gathering of about 7,000 farmers and ranchers from across the nation, American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall opened AFBF’s 100th Annual Convention by outlining a few of the organization’s many historic accomplishments—from leading the way on the nation’s first farm bill in the 1930s to helping develop the Food [...]

  • ELD exemptions

Livestock hauler ELD exemptions continue for now

January 11th, 2019|

By Jennifer Dorsett Field Editor Livestock and insect haulers remain exempt for now from the electronic logging device (ELD) rule as the federal government shutdown drags on. A notice on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) said “The statutory exemption will remain in place until further notice. Drivers do not need to carry any [...]

  • Trump

President Trump to speak at Farm Bureau convention

January 10th, 2019|

By Julie Tomascik Editor President Donald Trump will visit New Orleans next week to address farmers and ranchers in attendance at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show. “The American Farm Bureau Federation is honored once again to host our nation’s president,” said AFBF President Zippy Duvall, a beef and [...]

  • Rob Hinnant

Frio County man rescued by Farm Bureau grantee

January 10th, 2019|

By Jennifer Dorsett Field Editor It all began when Rob Hinnant presented a grant to train one volunteer at his local fire department. Hinnant, a Frio County Farm Bureau (CFB) board member, had no idea he would one day need the services of the young man who received the grant. But that’s exactly what happened [...]

  • CWD

TPWD confirms new CWD cases

January 9th, 2019|

By Justin Walker Communications Specialist The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) announced six confirmed cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD) earlier this month. CWD was confirmed in three white-tailed deer in Medina, Dallam and Hartley counties, as well as three more CWD cases in mule deer in Hudspeth, Hartley and El Paso counties. Each [...]

  • MFP

USDA extends application deadline for MFP assistance

January 9th, 2019|

By Justin Walker Communications Specialist Farmers and ranchers of certain commodities will have additional time to apply for federal assistance, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Under the direction of President Donald Trump, USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will extend the deadline to apply for assistance under the Market Facilitation Program (MFP). The [...]