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AFBF Supports HAULS Act

October 1, 2020 | Newsline

A bill introduced in the Senate this week provides agricultural producers much-needed flexibility for hauling agricultural commodities and livestock.
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Legislation Brings Needed Reform to Conservation Compliance Program

October 1, 2020 | News Releases

Legislation introduced in the Senate would bring much-needed reform to the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Conservation Compliance program. The NRCS Wetland Compliance and Appeals Reform Act, introduced by Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), would require the NRCS to provide more evidence in determining wetlands and give farmers more rights in the appeals process.
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Farm Groups Seek Additional COVID-19 Protections for Farm Workers

September 29, 2020 | Newsline

The American Farm Bureau Federation and other farm groups are calling on the White House to provide additional COVID-19 protection for farm workers.
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Ag Groups Call for More Resources to Protect Employees, Communities from Coronavirus

September 24, 2020 | News Releases

Over 160 farm, food and agriculture organizations today sent a letter to the White House Coronavirus Task Force calling for the federal government to take additional steps and devote new resources to help farmers, ranchers and growers across the country protect their employees from the novel coronavirus.
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New Report Examines Cattle Market Issues & Solutions

September 24, 2020 | News Releases

A new report unveiled today by the American Farm Bureau Federation provides an in-depth examination of the causes and price implications resulting from extreme market volatility in the cattle industry. It also sets the stage to explore policy solutions.
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Farm Bureau Launches Think F.A.S.T. (Farm & Ag Safety Training) for Youth

September 24, 2020 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau has launched a new online youth safety course, Think F.A.S.T. (Farm & Ag Safety Training).
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Lawmakers Show Support for Farmers

September 22, 2020 | News Releases

The decision by House lawmakers to include a reimbursement of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) in the continuing resolution demonstrates their support for America’s farmers. The measure passed tonight and will now go to the Senate. Funds from the CCC support farm programs ranging from conservation to risk management. The CCC was dangerously close to running out of funds, which would have effectively shut down the farm safety net.
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Farm Bureau Urges Farmers to Be Safe Around Farm Railway Crossings

September 22, 2020 | Newsline

This week is Rail Safety week and the American Farm Bureau Federation is promoting safety tips for farmers and ranchers around railroad crossings.
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CFAP2 Provides $14 Billion in Coronavirus Aid for Farmers

September 21, 2020 | Newsline

The recently announced second round of coronavirus relief provides an additional $14 billion for farmers and ranchers.
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Congress Must Leave Farmers and Ranchers Out of Political Fight

September 21, 2020 | News Releases

The continuing resolution scheduled to be voted on in the House of Representatives this week does not include a replenishment of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC). The $30 billion CCC fund is used, in part, to provide assistance to farmers and ranchers in times of economic emergencies.
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