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Farm Bureau Applauds Law to Restore Local Control of Federal Lands

Dan Industry News Release

The following may be attributed to Zippy Duvall, President, American Farm Bureau Federation: “Land management decisions governing federal lands are best left to state and local officials and other stakeholders. We are pleased that Congress passed and President Trump signed a law to overturn the flawed ‘Planning 2.0’ rule issued by the Bureau of Land Management. The new law places …

AFBF Pledges to Work with Trump Administration on Trade

Dan Trade

There’s been a lot of discussion recently concerning trade deals and how they affect agriculture. It was announced by the Trump administration that an executive order to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) had been signed and plans are to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). During a press conference at last month’s American Farm Bureau Federation Conference, …

AFBF Pres. Zippy Duvall Re: Importance of Trade to U.S. Agriculture

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

“U.S. agriculture creates jobs and supports economic growth in rural America, and American agriculture depends on maintaining and increasing access to markets outside the United States. Trade is vital to the success of our nation’s farmers and ranchers. More than 25 percent of all U.S. ag production ultimately goes to markets outside our borders. “While President Trump signed an executive …

Waiting on Agriculture Secretary Appointment

Dan General

Many in agriculture have been waiting for quite some time to see who President-elect Donald Trump will name as his Agriculture Secretary. During the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 2017 Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show taking place in Phoenix, Arizona, AFBF President Zippy Duvall said he’s frustrated on how long it’s taking.