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Growers Frustrated Again with EPA Decision

Neonic BEs are Overly Conservative, Inflate Affected Species Numbers

June 17, 2022 | News Releases

Growers are again expressing frustration over the Endangered Species Act biological evaluations released by EPA. As with the draft BEs last August, the final BEs are overly conservative and in some instances fail to use important data. As a result, grower groups—including the American Soybean Association and American Farm Bureau Federation—are concerned the BEs drastically overstate the impact of the pesticides on endangered species and their habitats.
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Proposed SEC Rule Requirements Nearly Impossible for Family Farms

June 17, 2022 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation warned the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today about the consequences to rural America of the SEC’s 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, this regulation would impose additional burdens as they provide almost every raw product that goes into the food supply chain.
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AFBF Applauds Enactment of Ocean Shipping Reform Act

June 16, 2022 | News Releases

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented today on President Biden signing the Ocean Shipping Reform Act into law.
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AFBF President Welcomes Signage of Ocean Shipping Reform Act

June 16, 2022 | Newsline

President Biden just signed the Ocean Shipping Reform Act into law. Micheal Clements shares what this means for farmers and ranchers.
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WTO Ministerial Conference Highlighting Ag Trade Issues

June 14, 2022 | Newsline

This week’s World Trade Organization ministerial conference includes several discussions on hot topics regarding agricultural trade. Micheal Clements shares more on which topics are rising to the top.
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AFBF Applauds Final Passage of Ocean Shipping Reform Act

June 13, 2022 | News Releases

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented today on final congressional passage of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act.
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AFBF and NPPC Tell Supreme Court Proposition 12 is Unconstitutional

June 13, 2022 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 12. The state law seeks to ban the sale of pork from hogs that don’t meet the state’s arbitrary production standards, even if the pork was raised on farms outside of California.
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Global Agriculture and Food Exporters call for Renewed Ambition ahead of MC12

There is a Pressing Need for a Breakthrough in WTO Farm Trade Talks

June 10, 2022 | News Releases

The current context of record food prices and increasing food insecurity has given new urgency to the role of trade in addressing the challenges we face today.
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AFBF Supports Nomination of Doug McKalip for USTR Chief Agricultural Negotiator

June 9, 2022 | News Releases

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented today on the nomination of Doug McKalip for chief agricultural trade negotiator at the Office of United States Trade Representative.
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State Farm Bureau Professionals Honored for Excellence in Communications

June 9, 2022 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation recently recognized top communications professionals from state Farm Bureau organizations for their exceptional work in communications. California, Florida and Illinois Farm Bureaus received the most awards overall, earning honors in several categories including writing, media relations and video production.
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