AFBF Backs Timely Reg Review of Food Production Tools

Dan Industry News Release, Research, Technology

Coordinated federal review of advances in agricultural biotechnology will help America’s farmers and ranchers achieve gains in efficiency and productivity needed to meet the continued challenges of the 21st century, according to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall. “American agriculture must stay on the cutting edge of technology,” Duvall said. “Agency collaboration and efficient government review of new food …


Farm Bureau Supports GIPSA Rule Do-Over

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock

The following may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “The Agriculture Department has withdrawn the livestock portion of the GIPSA rule and will continue to work on poultry fair practice issues in a future rulemaking. This is good news for farmers and ranchers. “We thank Secretary Perdue for his diligent efforts on these rules. The livestock …

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Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall Visits Sunbelt Ag Expo

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Folks from across the Southeast are in Moultrie, Georgia for day two of the annual Sunbelt Ag Expo. Many were on hand yesterday for the Swisher Sweets Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year luncheon, and one of those was American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall. Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman caught up with him to talk about the Expo, natural disasters around …

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American Farm Bureau Asking Farmers to Share Their Story

Dan Legislative

Lawmakers need to hear about the challenges that farmers face so they can push for solutions that will help everyone in agriculture. If you’ve been affected by tax issues, an out-of-control regulatory system, water issues or other problems that have made it difficult or impossible to continue to run your farm or ranch, American Farm Bureau Federation wants to hear from …

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Tax Reform Crucial for America’s Farmers, Ranchers

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release

Congressional leaders and administration officials have released a statement on tax reform that addresses many issues of importance to America’s farm and ranch families. The following statement about that action may be attributed to Zippy Duvall, President, American Farm Bureau Federation: “America’s farmers and ranchers are encouraged to see that key congressional leaders and the administration understand how important tax …

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American Farm Bureau Lists Farm Bill Goals

Dan Farm Bill

With serious economic challenges facing agriculture, underscored by even deeper concerns in some commodity sectors, the American Farm Bureau Federation board of directors outlined the organization’s key objectives for the 2018 farm bill. After its meeting this week in Washington, D.C., the AFBF board sent its goals and recommendations to leadership on the Senate and House agriculture committees in anticipation …


American Farm Bureau Federation and National FFA Organization to Work Together to Share the Story of Agricultural Education

Dan Education

The American Farm Bureau Federation and National FFA Organization signed a memorandum of understanding to grow leaders, build communities and strengthen agriculture. The MOU outlines how the two organizations will work together to discover opportunities that benefit both their members and agricultural education students in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. “This is an opportunity for …


Groups Applaud EPA Proposed Rule To Repeal WOTUS

Dan Industry News Release, Water

American Farm Bureau Federation The following statement may be attributed to Zippy Duvall, president, American Farm Bureau Federation: “Farmers and ranchers across this country are cheering EPA’s proposal to ditch its flawed Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. We know the importance of clean water, and farmers and ranchers work hard to protect our natural resources every day. “But this …


Water Rights Protection Act Offers Relief from Federal Water Extortion

Dan Industry News Release, Legislative, Water

The Water Rights Protection Act, introduced in the House, could bring U.S. ranchers much-needed relief from ongoing efforts by the federal government to extort privately held water rights from law-abiding citizens, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. “It’s time to put a stop to federal strong-arming of ranchers by a government that owns the majority of the land for …

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Duvall Praises Selection of Hazlett for Rural Development

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The following may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “Anne Hazlett brings a depth of experience on rural development issues that should benefit American farmers and ranchers and strengthen the rural communities they call home. Her background in rural issues in Indiana and her background in agricultural policy make her an ideal candidate to lead USDA’s …