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Farmers and Ranchers to Engage in Global Climate Conversation

September 21, 2021 | Newsline

The UN Food Systems Summit will hear first-hand from an American farmer about U.S. advances in climate-smart agriculture. Micheal Clements shares more on how American agriculture fits in the global climate discussion.
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Colorado River Water Shortage Declaration Means Water Cuts

September 16, 2021 | Newsline

Farmers and ranchers who depend on the Colorado River face water cuts following a water shortage declaration. Micheal Clements shares what this means for those producers.
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Feeding Minds Press Releases New Children’s Book

September 14, 2021 | Newsline

The latest book from Feeding Minds Press, the Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s publishing venture, helps children learn about life on the farm. Micheal Clements shares more.
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New Book Gives Kids Glimpse of a ‘Barn at Night’

September 14, 2021 | News Releases

A new children’s book is now available for families searching for a captivating agriculture story to share. “Barn at Night,” featuring lyrical poetry and glowing watercolors, is now available from Feeding Minds Press, the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s publishing venture.
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AFBF Welcomes Nomination of Elaine Trevino for Chief Agricultural Negotiator

September 13, 2021 | News Releases

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented today on the nomination of Elaine Trevino for chief agricultural trade negotiator at the United States Trade Representative.
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Freight Rail Rates Rising, Increasing Farm Business Expenses

September 9, 2021 | Newsline

The domestic rail transportation network is vital to moving agricultural products and goods. Chad Smith has more on rising freight rail rates that are pressuring farm income.
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Tax Proposals Put Future of American Farms at Risk

September 8, 2021 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation, along with 46 state Farm Bureaus and 280 organizations representing family-owned agribusinesses, sent a letter today to congressional leaders urging them to leave important tax policies in place as they draft legislation implementing President Biden’s “Build Back Better” agenda. The letter addresses four key tax provisions that make it possible for farmers and ranchers to survive and pass their businesses on to the next generation: estate taxes, stepped-up basis, 199A small business deduction and like-kind exchanges.
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Farm Bureau Raises Concerns about Partisan Reconciliation Package

September 7, 2021 | News Releases

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall today sent a letter to congressional leadership expressing deep concerns about the reconciliation package the House will begin considering this month. AFBF urged lawmakers to avoid tax increases on America’s farmers and ranchers and ensure transparency and stakeholder involvement throughout the legislative process.
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Farmers and Ranchers Voice Concerns on Stepped-up Basis, WOTUS

September 7, 2021 | Newsline

Farmers and ranchers are voicing their concerns to Washington, D.C. on the top issues facing them. Micheal Clements shares more with Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall.
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AFBF Urges USDA to Address Supply Chain Issues

September 3, 2021 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation today sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack detailing a list of solutions to address critical supply chain issues facing America’s farmers and ranchers. AFBF details seven priorities for USDA to consider in response to President Joe Biden’s Executive Order on America’s Supply Chains.
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