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Farming Groups Call for Swift Farm Bill Passage

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

The two largest farming groups in the United States called for swift passage of the farm bill by a congressional conference committee. Faced with the lowest farm income in 12 years, the presidents of the American Farm Bureau Federation and National Farmers Union are asking Senate and House conferees to move quickly. Everything from commodity price supports to childhood nutrition, …

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New State Authority Over Local Waters a Boon to Farmers and Ranchers

Dan Industry News Release, Water

The Trump administration’s decision to return water-permitting authority to more states means faster, better and more affordable decision-making for all Americans. Under terms of an agreement signed by the U.S. Army, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Justice Department and the White House, states can assume authority to issue permits for earth moving in and around regulated waterways, wetlands and land …

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Farm Bureau Response to Navarro’s ‘Rounding Error’ Statement

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

The following statement may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “White House trade advisor Peter Navarro’s recent comments that the damage this trade war is doing to certain sectors of the U.S. economy, of which we all know includes agriculture, is little more than a ‘rounding error’ are out of touch with the pain our farmers …

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Farm Bureau Supports Endangered Species Act Reforms

Dan Industry News Release

The following statement may be attributed to Zippy Duvall, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation: “The Western Caucus introduced eight separate bills to reform the Endangered Species Act. The ESA, despite the good intentions it was built on, has failed in recovering endangered wildlife. Instead, it has threatened our ability to make productive use of the land. Perhaps the …

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Groups Respond to House Passage of 2018 Farm Bill

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

From American Farm Bureau House Farm Bill Passage a Win for Farmers The following statement regarding House passage of the 2018 Farm Bill may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall. “Passage of the House farm bill is a big win for America’s farmers and ranchers. Our grassroots Farm Bureau members clearly made their voices heard. By …

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American Farm Bureau Board Votes Unanimously to Support Goodlatte AG Act Provisions

Dan Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s board of directors voted unanimously to support House passage of H.R. 4760, a broad immigration bill, based on the strength of agricultural labor provisions included in the legislation. “The American Farm Bureau board was resolute and unanimous in its support of these agricultural labor reforms,” said AFBF President Zippy Duvall. “Those provisions authorize a new …

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Farm Bureau: Farmers Buoyed by Senate Farm Bill Vote

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

The following may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “Farmers and ranchers welcome the markup and passage of the farm bill by the Senate Agriculture Committee. Low commodity prices, rising interest rates and an uncertain future for exports hang heavy over America’s farm and ranch land. But today’s vote means light on the horizon. We know …

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Farm Bureau Hails District Court WOTUS Decision

Dan Industry News Release, Water

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall made the following statement on the recent federal district court ruling regarding the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule: “A federal district court ruling in Georgia late last week has effectively suspended the flawed ‘Waters of the United States’ rule from taking effect in 11 more states that challenged its legality. …

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Farm Bureau Applauds Senate Release of Farm Bill and Scheduled Markup

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

The following statement regarding release of the Senate Farm Bill may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall. The Senate Agriculture Committee is scheduled to hold a markup of the bill next week. “America’s farmers and ranchers are facing an economic storm across the countryside, so the release today of the Senate Farm Bill is a crucial step to …

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Accurate Labels Act Introduced

Dan Industry News Release

Lawmakers introduced the Accurate Labels Act in the Senate Thursday, a bill that supporters say would provide American consumers nationwide with clear, accurate and meaningful nutrition information. Introduced by Republican Senator Jerry Moran of Kansas, and in the House of Representatives by Republican Adam Kinzinger of Illinois and Democrat Kurt Schrader of Oregon, the bill would also prevent the issuance …