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NPPC, AFBF File Legal Challenge to California’s Proposition 12

December 6, 2019 | News Releases

The National Pork Producers Council and the American Farm Bureau Federation have filed a legal challenge to California’s Proposition 12, which imposes animal housing standards that reach outside of California’s borders to farms across the United States and beyond.
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Farmer Shares Story of NRCS Mistreatment

December 5, 2019 | Newsline

A new video in a series by the American Farm Bureau Federation highlighting the need for reforms to USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service tells the story of a Virginia farmer wrongly accused of illegally farming a wetland. Micheal Clements has more.
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A Welcome Win for Farmers

December 4, 2019 | News Releases

Both houses of Japan’s Parliament have now approved a trade deal with the United States which will go into effect on January 1, 2020.
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H-2A Certified Positions Surpass 258,000

December 3, 2019 | Newsline

The number of H-2A farm labor positions reached record highs this year, and wages paid under the program will increase again in 2020. Micheal Clements has more.
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Trade Progress Can’t Wait

December 3, 2019 | News Releases

AFBF President Zippy Duvall comments on trade with China and trade aid.
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House Bill Will Ease Estate Tax Burden on Farmers

November 26, 2019 | Newsline

A bill just introduced in the House of Representatives will ease a tax burden on family farms. Micheal Clements has more.
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Farm Bureau to EPA: Small Refinery Waivers Must be Based on Actual Exemptions

November 25, 2019 | News Releases

A proposed rule to implement the Environmental Protection Agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard fails to account for the real harm caused by the agency’s excessive use of small refinery exemptions over the past three years, the American Farm Bureau Federation warned today.
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10 Teams Advance to Ag Innovation Challenge Semi-finals

November 25, 2019 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation, in partnership with Farm Credit, has announced the 10 semi-finalist teams in the 2020 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge.
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Amarillo Farm & Ranch Show Introduces Cotton and Hemp Programming

November 22, 2019 | News Releases

The Amarillo Farm & Ranch Show, slated for Dec. 3-5 at the Amarillo Civic Center in Amarillo, Texas, features several education sessions with a focus on ag topics affecting the Texas Panhandle.
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New Bill Will Help Preserve Family Farms

November 22, 2019 | News Releases

A bill introduced today to help more farm families continue their livelihoods after the death of a loved one has the full support of the American Farm Bureau Federation. The Preserving Family Farms Act of 2019 is sponsored by Reps. Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) and Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.).
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