Zippy Duvall on Donating to Food Banks: This is a way to give back to the community

News / In The News April 15, 2020

The American Farm Bureau Federation and Feeding America sent a joint letter to USDA Secretary Perdue asking the department to create a voucher system to get food from the farms to food banks. 

Demand and food banks has skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic, while the closing of restaurants across the country has caused the demand for meats, vegetables and fruits to plummet. Many farmers have been forced to dump milk or plow under crops.

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall appeared on Fox News to discuss the proposal. Watch the entire interview here.

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Farmers are invited to submit nominations for the 2023 Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year contest, supported by Purina. This is the fifth year of the contest, which celebrates farm dogs and the many ways they support farmers and ranchers in producing nutritious food for families and their pets across America.

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