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Inspiring, Humorous Keynotes on Tap for 2022 American Farm Bureau Convention

Jim “Murph” Murphy and Jeff Allen will Address Farm Bureau Members

November 29, 2021 | News Releases

General session keynote speakers slated for the 2022 American Farm Bureau Convention are sure to inspire and entertain attendees. Inspirational speaker Jim “Murph” Murphy, founder and chairman of Afterburner, will speak during the afternoon general session at the convention on Sunday, Jan. 9, in Atlanta, Georgia. Comedian Jeff Allen will perform on Monday, Jan. 10, during the convention’s closing general session.
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Supply Chain Issues Could Make Holidays More Challenging

November 23, 2021 | Newsline

Supply chain issues have made life difficult for U.S. farmers, ranchers, and rural communities. Chad Smith has more on how those supply chain issues could make the holiday season more challenging for shoppers as well.
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Proposed Water Rule a Return to Overreaching Regulations

November 18, 2021 | News Releases

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented today on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule to replace the Navigable Waters Protection Rule.
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Cost of 2021 Thanksgiving Meal Higher Than Last Year, Survey Shows

November 18, 2021 | Newsline

The cost of a Thanksgiving Day meal is higher than last year. Chad Smith has more behind the rising price of the holiday feast.
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Farm Bureau: Survey Shows Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Up 14%

November 18, 2021 | News Releases

Farm Bureau’s 36th annual survey indicates the average cost of this year’s classic Thanksgiving feast for 10 is $53.31 or less than $6.00 per person. This is a $6.41 or 14% increase from last year’s average of $46.90.
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Farm Bureau Pushes for Stronger Trade with Global Partners

November 17, 2021 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation joined eight other organizations in reaching out to United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai in advance of the upcoming 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12), which will focus on the future work of the World Trade Organization (WTO), to call for needed reforms.
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Build Back Better Act Would Hurt Rural America

November 16, 2021 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation sent a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives today stating its opposition to the Build Back Better Act, also known as the reconciliation package. President Zippy Duvall commented on the Build Back Better Act.
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New Cotton Game Sprouting on My American Farm Platform

November 16, 2021 | News Releases

The game, titled “From Seed to Shirt,” is generously sponsored by Nichino America and encourages players to solve math problems to earn clothes for their in-game character. From Seed to Shirt is best for students in third through fifth grade.
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Agriculture Issues Included in Trade Meetings This Week

November 16, 2021 | Newsline

Trade is a hot topic this month with several meetings touching on the issue, including Monday’s U.S.-China Leaders’ Summit. Micheal Clements has more on what to expect as these meetings take place.
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Growers Frustrated EPA Opted Against Best Science in Biological Evaluations

November 13, 2021 | News Releases

“The best available science and data.” It’s a phrase that carries heavy weight—or at least it should, as “the best available science and data” is the standard by which a regulatory agency is charged with conducting Endangered Species Act decisions. It is also the standard on which the fate of farmers across the country and their continued ability to use vital crop protection tools hinges.
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