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AFBF Statement on the National Vote Count

Dan General, Industry News Release

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(AFBF) — The following statement may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) President Zippy Duvall:

“A record number of Americans turned out to fulfill their civic duty and cast their ballots. We hold the right to vote as the foundation of our democracy. Behind each vote is a voice, and it is crucial that we all be heard this election. We encourage Americans to remain patient throughout the ballot counting process and join together to support those elected to lead this great nation.

“The issues facing agriculture and rural America are larger than political parties. We need to build on the advancements toward regulatory reform and strengthen the farm bill. We must continue to expand trade and improve market access so farmers can focus on competing in a fair marketplace. The time has come to complete the broadband grid and end the disadvantages faced by farms, families and communities without access.

“We will continue to work with elected leaders of both parties on these and other priorities for agriculture.”

Source: American Farm Bureau Federation