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.
AFBF Issues Support for Climate-Smart Commodity Proposals
May 6, 2022 |
The American Farm Bureau Federation today sent letters of support to five organizations that have submitted proposals to USDA’s Partnership for Climate-Smart Commodities program. USDA is investing $1 billion in pilot projects that create market opportunities for U.S. agricultural and forestry products that use climate-smart practices and include innovative, cost-effective ways to measure and verify greenhouse gas benefits.
SEC Proposed Climate Rule Could Intensify Farm and Ranch Consolidation
May 6, 2022 |
The Security and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) proposed rule to require climate disclosures by public companies could severely impact family farms and ranches and intensify the already concerning rate of consolidation in agriculture. American Farm Bureau Federation economists discuss potential impacts of “The Enhancement and Standardization of Climate Related Disclosures for Investors” proposed rule in the latest Market Intel.
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