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Farm Bureau Compares Crop Insurance to Ad Hoc Disaster

Dan Economy, Field Crops, Industry News Release

As Congress continues preparation for the 2018 Farm Bill, rural America continues to voice its support for maintaining a strong crop insurance system. One of the loudest voices in that chorus belongs to the country’s largest farm organization, the American Farm Bureau Federation. An active member of the crop insurance coalition, Farm Bureau is working hard to dispel myths about …

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Farm Bureau Praises Withdrawal of Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Rule

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock, Organic, Poultry

The following may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “The American Farm Bureau supports USDA’s decision to withdraw the misguided Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Rule. Livestock health and well-being is a priority for all farmers and ranchers. We rely on trained professionals, including animal scientists, nutritionists and veterinarians, to ensure the health and safety of …

AFBF Encouraged by Efforts to Extend TPA

Dan Trade

While some in agriculture have concerns over various trade actions by the White House, (AFBF) Trade Adviser Dave Salmonsen says they are encouraged by the U.S. Trade Representative’s recent announcement of plans to seek a three-year extension of Trade Promotion Authority. TPA allows the president to submit trade deals to Congress for up-or-down votes, without deal-killing amendments. AFB Encouraged by …


Confirmation of Northey for USDA Applauded

Dan Industry News Release

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue applauded the Senate’s long-awaited confirmation of Bill Northey to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Northey will serve as Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Service (FFAS)*. Perdue issued the following statement: “I applaud Bill Northey’s patience over these many months, which demonstrates what a strong leader he …

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Farm Leaders Pressing for Action on Immigration Reform

Dan Labor and Immigration

While immigration reform bills failed in the Senate last week, farm leaders are pressing for House action to include agricultural workers. The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) is urging lawmakers to get behind a bid by House Judiciary Chair Bob Goodlatte to include the AG Act in his broader immigration reform bill. Farm Leaders Pressing for Action on Immigration Reform

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Farm Bureau Statement on AG Act Workforce Legislation

Dan Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration

The American Farm Bureau Federation is calling on all members of Congress to support House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte in his goal of including the AG Act in the Securing America’s Future Act. “We are at a crisis point in agriculture,” American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall said.  “Chairman Bob Goodlatte wants to address our problem and has included …


Seeking Ag Exemption to Emissions Reporting

Dan Cattle, Environment, Livestock

Livestock producers are pleased to know a bill has been introduced that would exempt them from reporting manure emissions. The legislation known the FARM Act, the Fair Agricultural Reporting Method Act, is cosponsored by 20-senators. Livestock groups and the American Farm Bureau asked lawmakers for help last week, and the bipartisan response was quick. American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) President …

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Feeding Minds Press Will Focus on Accurate Agriculture Books for Children

Dan Education, Industry News Release

Bringing children accurate knowledge about how their food is grown is the goal of Feeding Minds Press, a new children’s book publishing venture from the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. The new publisher’s first book will be “Right This Very Minute,” written by award-winning author Lisl Detlefsen. It is scheduled for release in January 2019. “‘Right This Very Minute’ …


President’s Infrastructure Plan Paves Way for Boosting Rural Economy, Farm Bureau Says

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

The following statement may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “President Trump’s ‘Building a Stronger America’ plan promises to bring long overdue improvements to the country roads, bridges and broader infrastructure that farmers and ranchers depend on to reach customers at home and abroad. While past infrastructure plans have left rural America in the dust, this …

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Farm Bureau Asks Court to Block Obama WOTUS Rule

Dan Industry News Release, Water

The American Farm Bureau Federation, the Texas Farm Bureau and other members of a broad industry and agricultural coalition have asked a federal district court in Texas to issue a nationwide stay blocking the Obama administration’s illegal 2015 “Waters of the U.S.” rule from taking effect on farms and ranches across the nation. The race to the courthouse follows the …