Reuters: Ag Leaders Slam Trump’s USDA Budget Cut Proposal

News / In The News March 17, 2017

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American Farm Bureau Federation’s John Newton was quoted in a recent Reuters article on proposed budget cuts at the Agriculture Department. Newton, director of market intelligence, explained how staffing cuts at the county level and decreased statistical services could hurt Farm Bureau members. “A lot of farmers and growers rely on USDA's statistical capabilities to make a lot of marketing and risk management decisions and planting decisions,” he said.

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American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall was quoted by Reuters in an article on NAFTA negotiations that began this week.

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Don Parrish, senior director of regulatory relations at AFBF, recently discussed on AgriTalk what the Duarte case settlement could mean for farmers and ranchers.

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