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New USDA Program to Cover Natural Disaster Losses

May 19, 2022 | Newsline

A new program from the Department of Agriculture will help cover losses stemming from natural disasters in 2020 and 2021. Micheal Clements tells us more about the program.
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Addressing Inflation Critical for Farmers and Ranchers

May 17, 2022 | Newsline

Last week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that April’s consumer prices were up 8.3 percent from a year earlier. Micheal Clements shares more on the impacts of inflation and the steps to turn the tide.
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SEC Extension Gives Farm Groups More Time to Mull Climate Proposal

May 12, 2022 | Newsline

The Securities and Exchange Commission is proposing a new climate rule that might reach from Wall Street to America’s farms. Micheal Clements tells us The SEC granted a rare extension to allow more time for groups to respond to the climate proposal.
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Inflation Expected to Burden Economy for Several Years

May 12, 2022 | News Releases

Overall consumer prices in April were 8.3% higher than a year ago, and America’s families can expect inflation to continue putting pressure on their wallets for the next few years. American Farm Bureau Federation economists analyzed the inflation numbers in the latest Market Intel. They expect inflation to stay above 5% or 6% for the foreseeable future.
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AFBF Recognizes First Steps to Address High Food Prices

May 11, 2022 | News Releases

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented today on President Joe Biden’s plan to address production costs and the affordability of food.
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AFBF Disappointed in First WOTUS Roundtable

May 10, 2022 | Newsline

The Environmental Protection Agency held the first of ten stakeholder meetings regarding changes to the Waters of the U.S. Rule. Micheal Clements tells us the nation’s largest farmer organization is calling for more viewpoints in future roundtables.
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AFBF Welcomes Comment Deadline Extension for Concerning SEC Rule

May 9, 2022 | News Releases

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented today on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) comment period extension for the proposed rule, “The Enhancement and Standardization of Climate Related Disclosures for Investors.” The proposal would require public companies to report on Scope 3 emissions, which are the result of activities from assets not owned or controlled by a publicly traded company but contribute to its value chain. While farmers and ranchers would not be required to report directly to the SEC, they provide almost every raw product that goes into the food supply chain.
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AFBF Issues Support for Climate-Smart Commodity Proposals

May 6, 2022 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation today sent letters of support to five organizations that have submitted proposals to USDA’s Partnership for Climate-Smart Commodities program. USDA is investing $1 billion in pilot projects that create market opportunities for U.S. agricultural and forestry products that use climate-smart practices and include innovative, cost-effective ways to measure and verify greenhouse gas benefits.
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SEC Proposed Climate Rule Could Intensify Farm and Ranch Consolidation

May 6, 2022 | News Releases

The Security and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) proposed rule to require climate disclosures by public companies could severely impact family farms and ranches and intensify the already concerning rate of consolidation in agriculture. American Farm Bureau Federation economists discuss potential impacts of “The Enhancement and Standardization of Climate Related Disclosures for Investors” proposed rule in the latest Market Intel.
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Rep. Cuellar Honored with Farm Bureau Golden Plow Award

May 5, 2022 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation and Texas Farm Bureau today presented Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) with AFBF’s Golden Plow award. The Golden Plow is the highest honor the organization gives to sitting members of Congress.
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