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SAN ANTONIO, January 12, 2014 - American Farm
Bureau Federation (AFBF) President Bob Stallman called on the over 5,500
members and guests attending the organization's 95th annual
convention to hold their members of Congress
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2014 -- Three of the world's largest agricultural companies filed a lawsuit to block a bill passed by the Hawaii County of Kaua'i regulating the use of pesticides and genetically modified crops
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2014 - Leaders of the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means committees today introduced legislation that would give the president fast-track authority to put trade deals before Congress
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2014 - Rep. Mike McIntyre of North Carolina, a
farm bill conferee and one of Washington's last Blue Dog Democrats, will not be
running for reelection next year, according to numerous reports
"They aren't Drones" is the first statement from Michael Toscano, President and CEO of the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), when asked about one of the newest and perhaps most controversial new tools for farmers and ranchers. He says the mission of these vehicles, aerial or terrestrial, is peaceful and offers a great advancement in scouting, service, and efficiency. Toscano explores the issues farmers will face in operating the first generation of small aircraft that are designed to gather data and transmit it back to a ground base in an era where "Big Data" has become a huge concern. In this forward-looking discussions, he also looks at "blue sky" ideas that may result in an entirely new platform for business activity.