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What’s the Farmer’s Share of a Fourth of July cookout?

This weekend people across the country will head to grocery stores and supermarkets to stock up for their Fourth of July festivities. Did you know that on average, less than 15 cents of every one of those dollars spent on food makes it back to farmers and ranchers? For some summer cookout staples, it’s even …

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An attack on Fairness for Farmers

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Appropriations subcommittee passed its Fiscal Year 2024 agriculture funding bill. The legislation includes harmful provisions that would prevent USDA from completing long-awaited Packers and Stockyards Act rules to protect family farmers and ranchers from abuses of market power by the meat industry. The bill also makes unacceptable …

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AFR Wraps up 118th Convention, President Scott Blubaugh Happy with Policy and Direction

AFR Cooperative wrapped up its 118th Convention with “Honor Tradition, Embrace Change” as the Theme. The event was held at the Embassy Suites & Conference Center. It featured several guest speakers, including National Farmers Union President Rob Larew, Speaker of the House Charles McCall, Megan Williams with the Federal Reserve bank in Kansas City, and …

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NFU Releases 2022 Farmer’s Share of Thanksgiving Food Dollar

Today, National Farmers Union (NFU) released the 2022 Farmer’s Share of the food dollar for several items typically served for the Thanksgiving holiday. “Corporate profits and consumer food costs continue to go up and up, but the share of the farmer’s share of the food dollar remains low,” said NFU President Rob Larew. “Thanksgiving is …

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