Ag Groups Call For Withdrawal of Solicitor General’s Supreme Court Brief on Glyphosate That Would Create a Patchwork of Problems
May 23, 2022 |
. 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.
Inflation Expected to Burden Economy for Several Years
May 12, 2022 |
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.
AFBF Disappointed in First WOTUS Roundtable
May 10, 2022 |
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.
AFBF Welcomes Comment Deadline Extension for Concerning SEC Rule
May 9, 2022 |
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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