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Farm Bureau: USDA Broadband Program Will Boost Rural Economy

Dan Economy, Industry News Release, Technology

The following statement regarding the Agriculture Department’s ReConnect broadband program can be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall. “The Agriculture Department’s latest effort to boost broadband services in rural America could not come at a better time. Rural broadband is essential to modern agriculture, the farmers and ranchers who grow our food and to the quality of …

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Farm Bureau Calls for Final Farm Bill Approval

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

The following statement regarding the House and Senate Ag Leaders’ announced “agreement in principle” on the 2018 Farm Bill conference report may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall. “The 2018 farm bill emerging from the conference committee is good news for farmers amid a prolonged downturn in the agricultural economy. Chairmen Roberts and Conaway and Ranking …

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Farm Bureau Looks Forward to Working with New Congress

Dan Industry News Release, Legislative

The following statement may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “We look forward to working with the new Congress to strengthen agriculture by fixing the ag labor problems we face, boosting our farm economy via export growth and reducing the burden and cost of federal regulations. Supporting the use of farm-grown fuels, fixing our nation’s broken …

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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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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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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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American Farm Bureau Encouraged by Korea Trade Agreement

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

The following statement can be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “President Trump’s approval of the modernized U.S. – Korea Free Trade Agreement preserves a two-way trade relationship that greatly benefits America’s farmers and ranchers. South Korea bought $6.9 billion worth of U.S. agricultural goods last year, making it our sixth-largest export market. “Whether it’s corn, soybeans …

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AFBF Duvall on Trade Progress with Mexico and Tariff Mitigation Package

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

The following statement regarding the announcement of trade progress with Mexico, and the the Agriculture Department’s tariff mitigation package, can be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) President Zippy Duvall: Trade Progress with Mexico is a Good Start “Farmers and ranchers are ready to move forward on trade with our nearest neighbors. Farm Bureau is excited about this announcement …

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Ag Groups Respond to WOTUS Ruling

Dan Industry News Release, Water

Last week’s federal court ruling lifting a delay on the controversial, Obama-era Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule has drawn a swift rebuke by key farm groups. American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) President Zippy Duval calls the South Carolina U.S. District Court ruling that upends a Trump EPA delay of WOTUS until 2020 while the agency rewrites WOTUS, “misguided.” Here …

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Farm Bureau: Now, More Than Ever, We Must Ditch the Rule

Dan Industry News Release, Water

The following may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “Due to a misguided ruling by a single federal district court, the overbroad, vague and illegal 2015 Waters of the United States Rule is now the law of the land in twenty-six states. “To avoid widespread uncertainty and potential enforcement against ordinary farming activities in these already-uncertain …