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Apr
22
2014
Time to Ditch the Rule
The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Waters of the U.S. rule was published in the Federal Register yesterday. If put into place, farming and ranching practices, and private land use, would be federally regulated, which Farm Bureau says is not what Congress intended. Seanica Otterby has the story.
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Apr
17
2014
Farmland Theatrical Launch Just Weeks Away
In just a couple of weeks, the documentary directed by award-winning filmmaker James Moll, Farmland, will be released in theaters across the United States. The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance has worked with James Moll on this film, and private screenings of Farmland have brought positive feedback so far. Seanica Otterby has the story.
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Apr
15
2014
Farm Bureau Supports Biotech Labeling Legislation
Representatives Mike Pompeo of Kansas and G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina introduced the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act last week. The legislation would clarify the Food and Drug Administration has the authority on the use and labeling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients. Seanica Otterby has the story.
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Apr
10
2014
Plenty of Eggs for Easter and Passover
The American Farm Bureau recently released its Semi-Annual Marketbasket Survey of retail prices on 16 food items. The informal survey, conducted by 87 volunteers in 27 states at local grocery stores, revealed higher prices for eggs, bacon and several other foods, with the overall basket about 3.5 percent higher than a year ago. Seanica Otterby has the story.
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Apr
8
2014
Permanent Tax Changes Necessary for Economic Prosperity
Many believe the United States tax code is complex and cumbersome, which is why tax changes have become a focal point for Congress. The American Farm Bureau Federation supports changes to the tax code that provide stable, predictable rules for businesses while fostering growth and creating jobs. However, Farm Bureau wants to ensure provisions important to agriculture are protected. Seanica Otterby has the story.
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Apr
3
2014
Farm Bureau Dismayed By EPA Proposed Waters Rule
The American Farm Bureau Federation has carefully reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed waters of the U.S. rule and believes it an attempt by the agency to insert itself into local land use issues rather than protecting water quality. Seanica Otterby has the story.
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