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

News / In The News Mar 17th, 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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“While many people are familiar with the American Farm Bureau Federation, they may not know about the work of Julie Anna Potts,” notes the teaser for an Agri-Pulse “Meet the Farm Hands” video profile. In the video, Potts talks with Agri-Pulse about her work as executive vice president at the nation’s largest farm organization and why she “instantly loved Washington, D.C.”

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The Financial Times’ Sunday “Big Read” quoted AFBF President Zippy Duvall on trade.

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