Impact of COVID-19 on Agriculture

NPR Story Explores Effectiveness of EPA Chief

News / In The News May 11, 2018

An NPR story, “Scott Pruitt Praised and Reviled For ‘Effectiveness,’ But How Effective Is He?” noted that the Environmental Protection Agency chief has been praised for his aggressive moves to roll back environmental regulations but some wonder if he’s really getting the job done. AFBF General Counsel Ellen Steen had the final quote in the story and pointed out that overhaul of the Waters of the U.S. rule is taking a long time, but that’s actually a good thing. “They are realizing that to do things right takes time, and they’re going through a thoughtful process. And we want that because we want what comes out at the end of the day to be something that is thoughtful,” Steen told NPR.

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Over 160 farm, food and agriculture organizations today sent a letter to the White House Coronavirus Task Force calling for the federal government to take additional steps and devote new resources to help farmers, ranchers and growers across the country protect their employees from the novel coronavirus.

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A new report unveiled today by the American Farm Bureau Federation provides an in-depth examination of the causes and price implications resulting from extreme market volatility in the cattle industry. It also sets the stage to explore policy solutions.

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