Action Alerts

Obama Presents Budget with Cuts to Crop Insurance

Friday, February 12th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, February 9th, President Obama delivered his fiscal year 2017 budget to Congress.  The non-binding proposal established policy of the Administration and set funding levels for the priorities of the Administration.  The budget proposal, which totaled $4.1 billion for the upcoming fiscal year, is the final proposal for President Obama as he serves his […] Read more...

Farmland Values Begin Decline

Friday, February 12th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information According to reports from the Federal Reserve Thursday, February 11th, farmland values dropped across much of the U.S. Midwest and Midsouth in the fourth quarter.  The decline is said to be a direct symptom of continued weakness in the agricultural sector fueled by several years of depressed crop prices. Average farmland prices in the Federal […] Read more...

Reduced Farm Income Leads to Increased Demand for Farm Loans and Loan Extensions

Friday, February 12th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, February 11th, the Federal Reserve Banks of St. Louis and Kansas City released their findings of how the farm economy performed in the fourth quarter of 2015 and their outlooks for 2016.  Their report indicated continued and growing evidence of falling farm income along with increased demand for farm loans and loan extensions.  […] Read more...

Farm Incomes Continues Declines

Friday, February 12th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On February 9th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS) released new data showing that net farm income and net cash farm income both declined again in 2015 and are expected to continue downward through 2016.  2016 will mark the fourth consecutive year of such decline.  Farmers involved in the production of […] Read more...

American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall Goes “Open Mic”

Friday, February 12th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Newly elected American Farm Bureau President, Zippy Duvall, recently appeared on Agri-Pulse’s “Open-Mic” program to talk about his priorities as President of the nation’s largest farm advocacy organization.  Duvall stated that he intended to work in a bi-partisan way to educate policymakers and find solutions for issues facing agriculture.  He noted that American Farm Bureau […] Read more...
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