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World Food Day: Farmers Committed to Decreasing Global Hunger

Dan Industry News Release

The following statement regarding 2018 World Food Day can be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall. “Farm Bureau joins the world in commemorating 2018 World Food Day. America’s farmers and ranchers are committed to doing everything in their power to decrease global hunger and malnutrition. Advances in modern agricultural technology, from seed science to precision agriculture tools, …

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Livestock Groups Petition Department of Transportation for Hours of Service Flexibility

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock

Organizations representing livestock, bee, and fish haulers across the country submitted a petition to the Department of Transportation (DOT) requesting additional flexibility on Hours of Service (HOS) requirements. The petition asks for a five-year exemption from certain HOS requirements for livestock haulers and encourages DOT to work with the livestock industry to implement additional fatigue-management practices. Current rules limit drive time to …

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Farmer Details How Landowners Partner with Government for Conservation Success

Dan Environment, Industry News Release, USDA-NRCS

Mississippi farmer Mike McCormick shared with Congress several examples of how private landowners partner effectively with state agencies to recover and conserve wildlife. McCormick, a cow/calf and timber farmer and president of the Mississippi Farm Bureau, spoke to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on behalf of the American Farm Bureau Federation. McCormick said one of several great …

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Trade Deal Adds to Momentum

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Canada’s last-minute agreement to join a new NAFTA with the U.S. and Mexico, resolves major trade and legislative hurdles for U.S. agriculture. The trilateral deal, seen as a big trade win for President Trump amid a protracted tariff fight with China, will also make it easier for U.S. dairy to compete in Canada, which strongly resisted changes to its supply …

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AFBF Seeking Farm Dog of the Year

Dan Industry News Release

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) is seeking the nation’s top farm dog. A new contest is asking farmers to submit their applications for the Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year contest. A partnership between AFBF and Nestle Purina PetCare, the contest “celebrates farm dogs who work alongside their people to bring nutritious food to our tables and our …

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House to Recess Without Final Vote on Farm Bill

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

House and Senate farm bill negotiators say they are close to a compromise on a final bill, but they won’t seal the deal before the current legislation expires on Sept. 30 and the House recesses for an extended break in the run-up to the midterm elections in November. In a recent Zipline column, American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall explained …

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AFBF: Environmental Litigation Reform Needed

Dan Environment, Industry News Release, Legislative, Regulation

Restoring balance to environmental litigation is vital to America’s farmers and ranchers.  America’s farmers and ranchers embrace an ethic of resource conservation while producing food and fiber. But they are frustrated by inequity and lack of transparency in environmental activist groups’ misuse of litigation fee-shifting laws, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. Testifying today before a congressional subcommittee, AFBF …

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Farm Bureau says U.S.-Japan Trade Statement Bodes Well for Future

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

The following statement can be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “The joint statement between President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe regarding the pursuit of trade opportunities that benefit both nations is great news for America’s farmers and ranchers. This affirmation by both nations to enter negotiations bodes well for the future and indicates the …

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Farm Bureau Calls for Evaluation of Endangered Species Protection

Dan Industry News Release

California Farm Bureau Federation President Jamie Johansson urged Congress to improve the current culture of conflict that exemplifies current Endangered Species Act regulations. Testifying on behalf of the American Farm Bureau Federation, the California olive and citrus grower told members of the House Committee on Natural Resources that an evaluation is needed of how the Endangered Species Act works, and …

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American Farm Bureau Asks Federal Court to Halt WOTUS Rule Nationwide

Dan Industry News Release, Water

The American Farm Bureau Federation and a broad coalition of business groups on Wednesday asked a federal district court in Georgia to expand its prior order delaying implementation of the flawed 2015 Waters of the U.S. rule in 11 states. The coalition asked that the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia extend its previous injunction to …