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Consumer Price Index Shows Inflation Remains High

August 11, 2022 | Newsline

July inflation numbers came out this week from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Micheal Clements shares what they mean for farmers and ranchers.
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Farm Bill Perspectives, Part 1: Importance of the Safety Net

August 9, 2022 | Newsline

As lawmakers prepare to write the next farm bill, the American Farm Bureau Federation is sharing stories of its importance to agriculture. Micheal Clements shares more on how the safety net included in the farm bill keeps farmers farming.
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Farm Bureau Calls for Transparency in Poultry Industry

August 8, 2022 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation today submitted comments on USDA’s proposed poultry marketing disclosure requirements. AFBF President Zippy Duvall remarked on the rulemaking under the Packers and Stockyards Act.
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August Congressional Recess Provides Perfect Time to Advocate for Agriculture

August 4, 2022 | Newsline

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives have recently left town for the annual August congressional recess, and the Senate will soon follow suit. Chad Smith has more on why now is the perfect time for Farm Bureau members to advocate for agriculture.
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Registration Open for Industry-Wide Federal Milk Marketing Order Forum

August 2, 2022 | News Releases

Prompted by a call from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to get as many people involved in dairy as possible in one room to discuss solutions to Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) shortfalls, the American Farm Bureau Federation is hosting a forum Oct. 14-16 in Kansas City, Missouri.
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AFBF Invites Dairy Industry to Federal Milk Marketing Order Forum

August 2, 2022 | Newsline

The American Farm Bureau Federation is giving the dairy industry a chance to talk about pricing and meaningful changes to the Federal Milk Marketing Order system. Chad Smith has details on a forum planned for October.
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Chief Ag Negotiator Gets Long-Awaited Committee Hearing

July 28, 2022 | Newsline

President Biden’s nominee for Chief Ag Negotiator finally got a hearing in front of the Senate Finance Committee. Chad Smith has more on the back-and-forth discussion.
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Farmfest Offers Livestreaming of Key Forums

July 26, 2022 | Newsline

National farm and ranch leaders will be at Farmfest August 2-3 to discuss key agricultural topics. Chad Smith has more for those who can’t attend in person.
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In-Person Farmfest Offers Livestreamed Forums on the Farm Bill, Ag Outlook and More

July 26, 2022 | News Releases

National farm and ranch leaders will gather at Minnesota Farmfest Aug. 2-3 to discuss the farm bill, the outlook for agriculture in the coming year and other topics.
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Sen. Boozman Honored with Farm Bureau Golden Plow Award

July 22, 2022 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation and Arkansas Farm Bureau today presented Sen. John Boozman (R-Ark.) with AFBF’s Golden Plow award. The Golden Plow is the highest honor the organization gives to sitting members of Congress. “For two decades, Senator Boozman has demonstrated his commitment to agriculture and farmers across the country,” said AFBF President Zippy Duvall. “His unwavering support for hardworking farm families has earned him the Friend of Farm Bureau award for 10 consecutive sessions, so presenting him with the Golden Plow award seems only natural.” The Arkansas Farm Bureau nominated Boozman for the award in honor of his work advocating to end hunger, helping to secure emergency assistance for farmers and his work on the 2018 farm bill. “Senator Boozman knows the key to good policy is consensus,” Duvall said. “He’s willing to work with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to meet the needs of farmers and ranchers while ensuring America’s families continue to enjoy a stable food supply.” Arkansas Farm Bureau President Rich Hillman said, “Sen. Boozman is a great listener, which is very important when representing others. Listening and understanding the concerns of others is one of his most meaningful attributes. He stands for what he believes in, puts aside the small stuff and works for the common good. He has always represented Arkansas’ farmers and ranchers with tenacity and the highest integrity.” AFBF’s Golden Plow award recognizes members of Congress who exemplify agricultural leadership and support of Farm Bureau policies. Recipients are chosen for having a philosophy or record that demonstrates a commitment to sound agricultural policies supported by Farm Bureau, the private enterprise system, fiscal conservatism and reduced federal regulation of businesses and individuals.
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