AFBF President Duvall Addresses Farmer Concerns in Tennessee

News / In The News April 24, 2021

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AFBF President Zippy Duvall met with farmers to take their questions and discuss the issues affecting their operations. Among the topics discussed were labor, regulations and COVID vaccines.

“We don’t have to depend on any other country to feed us and God help us if we ever get in that condition,” President Duvall told WJHL in Jonesborough, TN. “That’s why it’s important to every American to understand what agriculture’s going through and make sure that it stays healthy and thriving across rural America.” 

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