The broad support for the Farm Bureau petition shows that deep concerns about the Bay blueprint go far beyond agriculture and far beyond the Bay region," said AFBF
General Counsel Ellen Steen.
We know that between five and nine billion dollars of production per year is dependent on our significant illegal workforce," said AFBF
Yet the AFBF
does support farmers' markets and organic farming, says Smith: "Our farmers respond to where the demand is.
In addition, Stallman asked Ross to inform AFBF
of the "potential challenges as you consider this or any other proposed agribusiness merger or acquisition.
John Hansen, president of the Nebraska Farmers Union, charges that AFBF
policies are dictated from the Washington headquarters.
Also with disease containment in mind, experts have been championing a national livestock identification system, with APHIS-VS recently approving a national ID plan that was presented to it by more than 30 industry groups, including the AFBF
Early in the 20th century, AFBF
assisted county and state Farm Bureaus in developing and providing cooperative services to its members -- from shipping 4-H hogs to market by rail to organizing carload shipments of limestone and phosphate.
survey, for example, found that consumers' pesticide concern had minimal impact on consumption as, "Two out of three consumers (64 percent) do not avoid any foods because they might be harmful to one's health" (Porter/Novelli 1990, 6).
survey shopping list includes turkey, bread stuffing, sweet potatoes, rolls with butter, peas, cranberries, a relish tray of carrots and celery, pumpkin pie with whipped cream, and beverages of coffee and milk, all in quantities sufficient to serve a family of 10.
and NPPC also contend that an individual's interest in controlling the dissemination of information regarding personal matters doesn't dissolve simply because that information may be available to the public in some form.
The American Farm Bureau Federation is excited about the benefits we'll see with our purchase of the Cygnus Ag Group," says Mace Thornton, Executive Director of Communications for AFBF
Reuters notes that AFBF
had been pushing for immediate action to allow growers to employ workers from a pool of what they believe are up to 900,000 farm workers lacking proper documentation.