Farm Bureau to Host ‘Farmers Saving Lives’ Virtual Event for Mental Health Month

May 24, 2022 | News Releases

In recognition of May as Mental Health Month, the American Farm Bureau Federation will host a free virtual event, Farmers Saving Lives, on Tuesday, May 31, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern.
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Ag Groups Call For Withdrawal of Solicitor General’s Supreme Court Brief on Glyphosate That Would Create a Patchwork of Problems

May 23, 2022 | News Releases

. In a letter to President Biden, 54 agricultural groups expressed grave concern with a recent amicus brief submitted by the U.S. Solicitor General to the Supreme Court advising the court against taking up a case regarding pesticide labels. The groups, including the American Farm Bureau Federation, American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Cotton Council, and American Sugarbeet Growers Association, listed in full here in the letter, called on the president to swiftly withdraw the brief. They warned the new policy would set a dangerous precedent that threatens the science-based regulatory process. The groups are worried this new policy, along with having environmental impacts, could ultimately hinder the ability of U.S. farmers to help meet growing global food needs intensified by the invasion of Ukraine.
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AFBF Welcomes New Indo-Pacific Economic Framework

May 23, 2022 | News Releases

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented today on the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) announced by President Biden.
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New USDA Program to Cover Natural Disaster Losses

May 19, 2022 | Newsline

A new program from the Department of Agriculture will help cover losses stemming from natural disasters in 2020 and 2021. Micheal Clements tells us more about the program.
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Addressing Inflation Critical for Farmers and Ranchers

May 17, 2022 | Newsline

Last week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that April’s consumer prices were up 8.3 percent from a year earlier. Micheal Clements shares more on the impacts of inflation and the steps to turn the tide.
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SEC Extension Gives Farm Groups More Time to Mull Climate Proposal

May 12, 2022 | Newsline

The Securities and Exchange Commission is proposing a new climate rule that might reach from Wall Street to America’s farms. Micheal Clements tells us The SEC granted a rare extension to allow more time for groups to respond to the climate proposal.
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Inflation Expected to Burden Economy for Several Years

May 12, 2022 | News Releases

Overall consumer prices in April were 8.3% higher than a year ago, and America’s families can expect inflation to continue putting pressure on their wallets for the next few years. American Farm Bureau Federation economists analyzed the inflation numbers in the latest Market Intel. They expect inflation to stay above 5% or 6% for the foreseeable future.
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AFBF Recognizes First Steps to Address High Food Prices

May 11, 2022 | News Releases

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented today on President Joe Biden’s plan to address production costs and the affordability of food.
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AFBF Disappointed in First WOTUS Roundtable

May 10, 2022 | Newsline

The Environmental Protection Agency held the first of ten stakeholder meetings regarding changes to the Waters of the U.S. Rule. Micheal Clements tells us the nation’s largest farmer organization is calling for more viewpoints in future roundtables.
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AFBF Welcomes Comment Deadline Extension for Concerning SEC Rule

May 9, 2022 | News Releases

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented today on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) comment period extension for the proposed rule, “The Enhancement and Standardization of Climate Related Disclosures for Investors.” The proposal would require public companies to report on Scope 3 emissions, which are the result of activities from assets not owned or controlled by a publicly traded company but contribute to its value chain. While farmers and ranchers would not be required to report directly to the SEC, they provide almost every raw product that goes into the food supply chain.
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