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USDA Projects Increase for 2021 Farm Income

September 2, 2021 | Newsline

A new forecast from USDA projects increased net farm income in 2021. Micheal Clements shares the details.
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WATT Global Media Acquires Feed & Grain Magazine, Digital Brands

Expands media portfolio, gains market depth and broadens audience reach

September 1, 2021 | News Releases

WATT Global Media is pleased to announce the acquisition of Feed & Grain magazine and its associated assets from IDEAg Group LLC, an affiliate of the American Farm Bureau Federation.
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Ruling Threatens Progress Made in Clean Water Efforts

August 31, 2021 | News Releases

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented today on the District of Arizona court ruling to vacate the Navigable Waters Protection Rule.
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Deadline for WOTUS Public Comment Nears

August 31, 2021 | Newsline

Friday is the deadline to submit comments on the Waters of the U.S. rewrite effort. Micheal Clements shares how you can submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency.
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Western Drought, Part 3: Arizona Farmers Lacking Adequate Water Allotments

August 26, 2021 | Newsline

Arizona farmers who rely on water allotments aren’t receiving them, as years of drought have impacted the water supply. Micheal Clements shares more with Arizona row crop farmer Nancy Caywood.
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USDA Announces $1 Billion in CFAP 2.0 Funds for Contract Growers

August 24, 2021 | Newsline

The Department of Agriculture updated the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2.0 for contract growers Tuesday. Micheal Clements shares more on what the update provides.
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USDA Announces Contract Grower Aid Program

August 24, 2021 | News Releases

Farmers who were previously ineligible for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) can now apply for aid thanks to collaboration between the American Farm Bureau, lawmakers and USDA. Up to $1 billion will be made available through the Consolidated Appropriations Act to livestock and poultry producers who suffered financial losses from January 1, 2020, through December 27, 2020. The American Farm Bureau first raised concern about farmers being left out of the aid package in May 2020 and has been engaged on this issue for more than a year.
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EPA Holds First Listening Session on WOTUS Rewrite

August 19, 2021 | Newsline

The Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers heard the voices of farmers and ranchers this week during a listening session on the rewrite of the Waters of the U.S. rule. Micheal Clements shares what the agency heard.
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AFBF Urges EPA to Prioritize Sound Science in Pesticide Decisions

August 18, 2021 | News Releases

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented today on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement that the agency is revoking all tolerances for the pesticide chlorpyrifos.
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Western Drought, Part 2: Colorado Rancher Keeping the Faith

August 17, 2021 | Newsline

The western drought has multi-generation ranchers scrambling to keep their cattle operations alive. Micheal Clements shares more from Colorado.
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