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Senate Ag Hearing on Cattle Markets a Good First Step

June 24, 2021 | Newsline

Farm Bureau says this week’s Senate Agriculture Committee hearing on cattle markets starts a much-needed discussion. Micheal Clements shares what needs to happen next.
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Farm Bureau Applauds Senate Passage of Growing Climate Solutions Act

June 24, 2021 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation applauds the U.S. Senate for passing the Growing Climate Solutions Act. The act has 52 cosponsors, which makes it the first major piece of bipartisan legislation that would help farmers, ranchers and forest landowners reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build climate resilience through voluntary, market-driven programs.
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Supreme Court Ruling Upholds Private Property Rights

June 23, 2021 | News Releases

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented today on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid. The court ruled 6-3 to uphold private property rights.
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Farm Bureau Urges Senate to Address Volatility in Cattle Markets

June 22, 2021 | News Releases

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented today on the scheduled U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee hearing on price volatility in cattle markets.
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Rep. Arrington Honored with Farm Bureau Golden Plow Award

June 21, 2021 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation and Texas Farm Bureau today presented Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-Texas) with AFBF’s Golden Plow award. The Golden Plow is the highest honor the organization gives to sitting members of Congress.
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Changing Inheritance Taxes Would be Devastating for Farmers

June 17, 2021 | Newsline

A recent study created by the Agriculture and Food Policy Center shows the devastating impacts of inheritance tax code changes. Micheal Clements shares more about the study.
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USDA Proposes Updates to Packers and Stockyards Act

June 15, 2021 | Newsline

Changes could be in store for the Packers and Stockyards Act. Chad Smith has more on what the USDA’s recent announcement might mean for agriculture.
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EPA Move to Rewrite Water Rule Risks Removing Clarity for Agriculture

June 10, 2021 | Newsline

The Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers this week announced intent to repeal and replace the Navigable Waters Protection rule. Micheal Clements shares more on what this means for farmers and ranchers.
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Water Rule Reversal a Blow to Agriculture

June 9, 2021 | News Releases

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented today on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement of its intention to reverse the Navigable Waters Protection Rule.
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AFBF Supports Pair of House Broadband Bills

June 8, 2021 | Newsline

Two bills introduced in the House of Representatives would help close the gap on rural broadband. Micheal Clements shares details on the legislation.
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