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It's a Long Way From Texas to Toledo

Donald Carr | Posted 11.10.2014 | Green
Donald Carr

Lead by the American Farm Bureau Federation, the U.S. agriculture lobby has relentlessly pushed back against new Environmental Protection Agency proposed rules for improving U.S. water quality.

Farm Bureau Gets a Closer Look in New Report

Paula Crossfield | Posted 09.17.2012 | Home
Paula Crossfield

The latest report by the Food & Environment Reporting Network takes a look at how the American Farm Bureau Federation leads the charge against efforts to limit industrial-scale food production and has become the single most powerful farm lobby in the nation.

Dave Jamieson

White House Caves On Controversial Regulations

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Facing political pressure from Republicans and farming groups, the White House has decided to scrap rules proposed last year that would ...

Why EPA Needs to Take Charge of Cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay

Gary Liberson, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gary Liberson, PhD

Tip O'Neill (D-MA), the former Speaker of The House (1977-1987), used to say: "All politics is local." This quote screams out as a cacophony when o...

Is It Worth Cleaning the Chesapeake If There Are No More Watermen?

Gary Liberson, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gary Liberson, PhD

Biologists and regulators are trying to save the Chesapeake Bay, but in doing so they are endangering the local waterman to such a degree that by the time the Bay is saved the fisherman will be gone.

REPORT: Facebook Forked Over Millions For Fb.com

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

In the 21st Century, Shakespeare might ask, "What's in a domain name?" To the 6 million-member American Farm Bureau Federation, the answer is a lot of...

An Open Letter to the Missouri Farm Bureau

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

Last week, Missouri voters approved Proposition B, requiring that large-scale commercial breeders provide in a year's time sufficient space for dogs, ...

Back from the Brink in Missouri: Prop B to Bring End to Puppy Mill Cruelty

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

I feel a deep sense of relief today, with victory on the puppy mill ballot measure in Missouri behind us. As the votes from rural counties were being ...

Your Dog Wants You to Vote

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Ann West

Why should you care what happens at the Missouri puppy mills, you ask? With one in every four dogs purchased at U.S. pet stores coming from Missouri dog factories, every state that sells dogs has suffered the negative effects.

Arizona, California, Missouri and North Dakota Voters: Animals Need You

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

The next few hours are critical for the future welfare of countless hundreds of thousands of animals -- from dogs to wildlife. Please join me in the w...

"Hot in Kansas City" - And the Rest of Missouri

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

Today, Betty White left a warm and positive phone message (listen here) with about a half million Missouri women voters in support of Prop B -- a diff...

Ohio Landmark: Behind the Animal Welfare Agreement

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

In an agreement forged Wednesday, we were able to come to an agreement where all three parties have committed to recommend the enactment of a series of eight landmark reforms on animal welfare.

Agreement Reached on Ohio Animal Welfare Reforms

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

I just stepped away from a press conference in the Cabinet Room of Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland where he, Ohio Farm Bureau official Jack Fisher and I announced a historic agreement on animal welfare in the state.

Another Assault on the SOLE Food Movement

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kurt Michael Friese

Causing no end of difficulties in our national discourse is the steadfast belief held by both the right and the left that everything is either right o...

American Farm Bureau Aims To Kill Climate Bill

New York Times | Kate Galbraith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The politically influential American Farm Bureau, the self-described "national voice of agriculture," has outlined a new campaign effort to derail Con...