American Agriculture Articles




USDA to Reopen FSA Offices for Limited Services During Government Shutdown


U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that many Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices will reopen temporarily in the coming days to perform certain limited services for farmers and ranchers.

Speak Up for Rescinding and Revising WOTUS


By Staff Reports for Arizona Farm Bureau: On February 28, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive...

Mr. Cruz, It's the Small Things One Says


By Joe Sigg, Arizona Farm Bureau Government Relations Director: In character for the movie “Open Ra...

Precedent-Setting Case Regarding WOTUS before the Supreme Court


Staff Reports: The Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral arguments today on the merits ...

Senate Agriculture Committee Oks GMO Labeling Bill; Eventually on to Full Senate


By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Communication Director: Today, the Senate Agriculture Commit...

Farmers’ Input Sought for Survey on USDA Programs


The American Farm Bureau Federation is encouraging farmers and ranchers to complete a short online ...

Counting my Farm and Ranch-Based Blessings, Naming Them One By One


Editor’s Note:In 2009, I ran this list of thanksgiving blessings on my personal blog, Julie’s Fresh...

Arizona Agriculture Celebrates Court's Temporary Stay of EPA's WOTUS Rule


By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit this mornin...

Arizona Agriculture Leaders Encouraged that Public Supports Endangered Species Act Reform


By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Communication Director: Most Americans think the Endangered ...

Oregon Ranchers Face More Jail Time; Federal Government Seeing Red


By Jim Klinker, Arizona Farm Bureau Chief Administrative Officer: The Bureau of Land Management (BL...