Impact of COVID-19 on Agriculture

Farmers for a Sustainable Future: “We want to be at the table to make sure farmers’ story is told”

News / In The News February 21, 2020

Promising to be a resource to lawmakers and the public, the American Farm Bureau Federation joined 20 other agriculture groups to form Farmers for a Sustainable Future.

Agri-Pulse reports "Agriculture accounts for about 9% of overall GHG emissions in the U.S., with beef cattle at about 2%, according to EPA figures. Climate change is getting more attention on Capitol Hill, where House Democrats are close to introducing legislation and Republicans are considering doing the same. Meanwhile, USDA is taking a more proactive approach, recently releasing a science 'blueprint”' prominently featuring climate adaptation."

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A proposal to eliminate the stepped-up basis in agriculture would have a costly impact. Chad Smith has more on how elimination would impact farmers and ranchers.

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Farmers never hesitate to roll up their sleeves alongside their employees in the field. Now, many are doing that in COVID-19 vaccination clinics across the country – or even on the farm.

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