NEWS
AFBF Wants Farm Bill Options
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Tue Jan 15, 2013 04:13 PM CST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (DTN) -- Delegates for the country's largest general farm organization passed resolutions Tuesday seeking immigration reform while also crafting broad policy language asking for Congress to give farmers a menu of commodity programs.

At its annual delegate session Tuesday, the American Farm Bureau Federation called on Congress to reform immigration, adopt a farm bill and tighten the country's fiscal policies. The group also reaffirmed its support for renewable fuels.

Resolutions adopted throughout the day reflected that Farm Bureau backs spending cuts for all government programs without exception. Yet, AFBF delegates also stated there should not be any caps ...

Quick View
  • Betting on Shorter Beans Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Purdue University have pinpointed a gene that produ...
  • Herd Booster In 1935, in an effort to help ranchers hit hard by the Dust Bowl, the U.S. government bought 547 ...
  • Farmers Pivot Back After Storms The majority of center pivots damaged by severe weather earlier this summer in Nebraska are up an...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 3 As crop prices and insurance coverage swoon, farmers may need to supplement incomes with federal ...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • AFBF Appeal The American Farm Bureau Federation asked a federal appeals court to reverse a lower court's Sept...
  • Taxlink by Andy Biebl What farmers consider a hedge may be speculation in the eyes of IRS -- and that significantly alt...
  • Woodbury: Family Business Matters Consider whether you want your legacy to be measured by the size of your bank account, your inves...
  • Ask the Vet Some tips on fly control.
Related News Stories
Pick Contingency Plans - 3
Pick Contingency Plans - 1
Study Your Farm Bill Options
Vilsack Resists APH Update
Washington Insider
Klinefelter: By the Numbers
Senate Debates Ag Funding
President Signs WRRDA Bill
Farm Bill Calculations
Ag Program Calculator Creators Selected