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American Farm Bureau Statement Addressing Racism

Mike Tomko

Director, Communications

photo credit: AFBF Photo, Morgan Walker

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall issued the following statement:

“Our hearts go out to the family of George Floyd and others who have suffered as a result of racial injustice. We strongly oppose racial discrimination and believe just treatment by law enforcement is essential to maintain public trust and to uphold our Constitution. We also believe we have a responsibility across our society to honestly examine, identify and address racism.

“That includes looking within our own organizations. At AFBF, we are doing just that. We are forming a cross-functional working group to determine how we, as staff of the American Farm Bureau, can be a positive influence against racism.

“Part of the strength of our communities and nation is our ability to pull together in times of crisis. We must do so now.”

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