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Naturalists are individuals who love nature and seek harmony in their environment. They have a love for science as it relates to humans, animals, plants, and all living things. Naturalists, the most balanced of the mega-career clusters, use reason to solve problems but also understand beauty and creation in all forms. This group includes environmentalists, farmers and those who work in energy and conservation. It also includes people who work in labs and participate in biological research. Naturalists work in human services and help people emotionally. Naturalists are scientific and they find jobs in human services, agriculture, energy, and pharmaceuticals.

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Samuel Kieffer Named AFBF Vice President, Public Affairs

Farm Bureau veteran Samuel Kieffer will join the American Farm Bureau Federation as Vice President, Public Affairs, on January 1, 2021, to lead AFBF government relations, advocacy and our team of economists. Source

As Deadline Approaches, DMC Enrollments Low, Despite Expected Benefits

The deadline for enrollment in DMC for 2021 is December 11, and so far, enrollments are very low. This is somewhat perplexing to observers given the potential of payments exceeding premiums seems relatively likely. Source

Finding Freedom in Food Choices

As you walk down the grocery aisles in your local store, you will find a wide variety of brands, variations and flavors of food products. Source

Congress Working Towards Passing 2021 Spending Bills

Lawmakers in Washington, D.C. are working towards an agreement on the 2021 spending package. Micheal Clements shares what the package may mean for farmers and ranchers. Source

A Sustainable Harvest

As farmers and ranchers, we know we are part of a bigger story. We are caretakers of the land for a time, following in the footsteps of generations before us. Source

Cattle on Feed Report: Higher Inventory, Lower Placements

The latest Cattle on Feed Report shows a decline in placements and an increase in inventory. Micheal Clements shares how the data from the Department of Agriculture impacts livestock markets. Source

Rural or Urban, Farm or City – We All Need Each Other

Nearly 40 years ago as I started my career in agriculture communications, the week leading up to Thanksgiving celebrated those who live on the land and care for critters (livestock), while recognizing the important partnership farmers have with consumers. Source

North Carolina Farmers Work to Raise an Ag Literate Next Generation

For North Carolina farmers Erica and Justin Edwards, educating people about agriculture and all it provides – from food and fiber to career opportunities – starts with preschoolers and continues well into the young adult years. Source

November Cattle on Feed Report Shows Sharp Decline in Placements, Inventory Up

This report showed a total inventory of 11.973 million head for the United States on November 1, up from 2019 and from last month. This 1.3% year-over-year increase is slightly below analysts’ expectations of an average increase of 1.8% in feedlot inventories, but still within the expected range. Source

Farm Bureau Calls on Congress to Extend Key Tax Provisions

The American Farm Bureau Federation and more than 60 other organizations are urging Congress to extend tax provisions that promote biofuel production, as well as craft breweries, wineries and distilleries. Source