Impact of COVID-19 on Agriculture

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Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year Nominations Accepted Until Aug. 20

Up to Four Regional Runners-Up and People’s Choice Pup Also Will be Recognized

July 1, 2020 | News Releases

Farmers are invited to submit nominations for the 2021 Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year contest, with support from Purina.
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Congress Votes to Extend Paycheck Protection Program into August

July 2, 2020 | Newsline

Both chambers of Congress have voted to extend the application period for the federal Paycheck Protection Program.
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U.S. Agriculture Ready for USMCA

June 30, 2020 | Newsline

It’s been a long road to get here, but the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement takes effect on July 1st. Chad Smith has more.
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USMCA Takes Effect: Welcome News for Struggling Farmers

June 30, 2020 | News Releases

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) goes into effect tomorrow, at a crucial time for farmers and ranchers struggling to recover from COVID-19 losses and a depressed agricultural economy. The expected $2 billion annual increase in U.S. agricultural exports and overall increase of $65 billion in gross domestic product will provide a welcome boost.
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Farm Groups Support Growing Climate Solutions Act

June 25, 2020 | Newsline

The American Farm Bureau Federation and many other agriculture groups are supporting new legislation for carbon markets. Micheal Clements has more.
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AFBF Welcomes Navigable Waters Protection Rule

June 23, 2020 | Newsline

The Trump administration’s Navigable Waters Protection rule went into effect this week, a welcomed move by farmers and ranchers. Micheal Clements has more.
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Farm Groups Launch Free Stress Management Course

The training course, geared toward farmers and ranchers, is open to the public and will help individuals identify signs of chronic stress and offer effective communication skills

June 23, 2020 | News Releases

Following the December 2019 announcement of a new farm stress management online training course for employees and members of Farm Credit, Farm Bureau and Farmers Union, these organizations have supported the launch of a free online training available to the general public.
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Americans Support COVID-19 Aid to Farmers

June 18, 2020 | Newsline

Trust in America’s farmers and ranchers remains high amid the devastating blow delivered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Micheal Clements has more.
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Americans Support COVID-19 Aid to Farmers; Trust Remains High

June 18, 2020 | News Releases

Trust in America’s farmers and ranchers remains high amid the devastating blow delivered by the COVID-19 pandemic. A new American Farm Bureau Federation poll shows 84% of Americans trust the nation’s farmers and the same overwhelming majority support financial assistance from the government for farmers struggling to keep from going under because of the pandemic.
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Farm Bureau Seeks Additional COVID-19 Assistance for Farmers

June 16, 2020 | Newsline

The American Farm Bureau Federation is calling on lawmakers to provide additional resources for farmers impacted by the COVID-19 food system shockwave. Micheal Clements has more.
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