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Farm Bureau Survey Shows the Impact of Drought on U.S. Agriculture

August 16, 2022 | Newsline

An AFBF survey shows that drought is hitting U.S. agriculture hard. Chad Smith has more on the impacts being felt on the ground.
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Third AFBF Survey Reveals Stark Reality of Western Drought

August 15, 2022 | News Releases

The third edition of AFBF’s Assessing Western Drought Conditions survey illustrates many ground-level drought impacts, including expected reduction in yields, removing or destroying orchard trees or multi-year crops, and selling off portions of herds and flocks.
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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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