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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 …

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Farm Bill Delays Due to Immigration Issues

Dan Farm Bill, Labor and Immigration, Legislative

Efforts have been taking place to resurrect the House version of the 2018 Farm Bill after last week’s defeat. One reason for the defeat was an unrelated fight over immigration reform. American Farm Bureau Federation’s Andrew Walmsley says this isn’t over yet, after 30-GOP conservatives sunk the bill in a bid to win a vote on tough immigration reforms. Farm …

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Farm Bureau Hails Publishing of Food Disclosure Standard

Dan Biotechnology, Industry News Release

The following statement regarding the proposed National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall. “The proposed National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard, published today by the Agriculture Department’s Agricultural Marketing Service, will give consumers a valuable resource for making informed decisions about food. Just as important, USDA is doing this the right way, …

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Farm Bureau to Offer Dairy Revenue Protection Insurance

Dan Dairy, Economy, Industry News Release

The American Farm Bureau Federation, in cooperation with American Farm Bureau Insurance Services, has developed a new risk-management insurance product for dairy farmers. Approved by the Agriculture Department’s Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, “Dairy Revenue Protection” insurance will provide dairy farmers the opportunity to manage risk by focusing on revenue from milk sales. “We know that the level of risk protection …

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Ag Groups Applaud Precision Ag Connectivity Act

Dan Industry News Release, Technology

The American Soybean Association is among agriculture groups applauding the Senate Commerce Committee for pushing the Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act of 2018 forward in the legislative process. ASA President John Heisdorffer says his group welcomes the Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act of 2018. “This legislation understands the unique needs of growers across rural America,” Heisdorffer says. “We urge swift passage in …