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Survey shows Thanksgiving dinner costs up 20 percent

Heidi Crnkovic · November 16, 2022

Spending time with family and friends at Thanksgiving remains important for many Americans and this year the cost of the meal is also top of mind. Farm Bureau’s 37th annual survey provides a snapshot of the average cost of this year’s classic Thanksgiving feast for 10, which is $64.05 or less than $6.50 per person. This is a $10.74 or 20 percent increase from last year’s average of $53.31.

High fuel prices impacting farmers and ranchers

· November 8, 2022

Farmers and ranchers have been facing high prices at the pump alongside the rest of America, but U.S. food supply and security are quite literally driven by diesel. According to a new Market Intel Report by the American Farm Bureau Federation, the average U.S. on-highway price of diesel is $5.32 per gallon. While still 49 cents per gallon below June’s peak price, the average price of diesel is up $1.59 since last year. 

New competitor joins semi-finalists in Ag Innovation Challenge

· October 21, 2022

There’s been a change to the Finalist Teams in the 2023 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge. AFBF and Farm Credit announced that the California-based Vence was acquired by another company and no longer qualifies for the competition. Iowa-based ChopLocal is now one of the 10 semi-finalist teams.

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Farm Dog of the Year nominations extended

· July 5, 2022

With nominations extended, there are just 10 days left to enter your best friend for Farm Dog of the Year! This Farm Bureau contest celebrates farm dogs and all that they do for their human companions.  The contest is supported by Purina with a panel of judges selected by the AFBF selecting the winner. One […]

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