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AFBF Stands-Up for Farmers in Predatory Shakedown

December 4, 2020 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation is standing-up for hundreds of dairy farmers being targeted by predatory lawyers representing the estate of Dean Foods, which is currently undergoing bankruptcy proceedings. Almost 500 dairy farmers who once sold milk to Dean Foods received letters threatening legal action unless they refund money legitimately earned prior to the bankruptcy filing.
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AFBF Congratulates New House Agriculture Committee Chair and Ranking Member

December 4, 2020 | News Releases

The House Democratic Caucus approved Representative David Scott (D-Ga.) to serve as the chairman of the House Agriculture Committee. Representative Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-Pa.) will serve as the ranking member of the Agriculture Committee after being selected by the Republican Steering Committee.
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AFBF: Technical Correction Needed for Paycheck Protection Program

December 3, 2020 | Newsline

The American Farm Bureau Federation is calling on lawmakers to make a technical correction to the Paycheck Protection Program. Micheal Clements shares how the change will keep farmers from being taxed for using PPP loans.
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Registration Open for American Farm Bureau Virtual Convention, Featuring Mike Rowe, Rorke Denver and Beth Ford

December 3, 2020 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation opened registration today for the 2021 American Farm Bureau Virtual Convention and unveiled the lineup of featured speakers including Mike Rowe, Rorke Denver and Beth Ford.
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Samuel Kieffer Named AFBF Vice President, Public Affairs

December 2, 2020 | News Releases

Farm Bureau veteran Samuel Kieffer will join the American Farm Bureau Federation as Vice President, Public Affairs, on January 1, 2021, to lead AFBF government relations, advocacy and our team of economists.
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Congress Working Towards Passing 2021 Spending Bills

December 1, 2020 | Newsline

Lawmakers in Washington, D.C. are working towards an agreement on the 2021 spending package. Micheal Clements shares what the package may mean for farmers and ranchers.
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Cattle on Feed Report: Higher Inventory, Lower Placements

November 24, 2020 | Newsline

The latest Cattle on Feed Report shows a decline in placements and an increase in inventory. Micheal Clements shares how the data from the Department of Agriculture impacts livestock markets.
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Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner to Cost Less This Year

November 19, 2020 | Newsline

The Annual Thanksgiving price survey by the American Farm Bureau Federation shows lower prices for a traditional Thanksgiving meal this year. Micheal Clements shares the data behind the decline.
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Farm Bureau Survey: Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Down 4%

November 19, 2020 | News Releases

Thanksgiving celebrations will look different for many Americans this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Data Shows H-2A Final Rule Provides Stability for Farmers

November 17, 2020 | Newsline

New data released by the American Farm Bureau Federation shows a recent final rule regarding H-2A wages gives farmers and farm laborers much needed stability.
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