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AFBF Appreciates Extension of CFAP Application Deadline

August 11, 2020 | News Releases

The USDA announced it will extend the application deadline for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) to September 11, 2020. The American Farm Bureau Federation, along with 27 other agriculture organizations, sent a letter to USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue last week requesting the deadline be extended beyond August 28, 2020.
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Farmers Need More Time to Access Aid

August 7, 2020 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation is asking the USDA to extend the application deadline for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). AFBF, along with 27 other agriculture organizations, sent a letter to USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue requesting the deadline be pushed beyond August 28, 2020.
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Farm Bureau Calls for Farm Dog of the Year Nominations

August 6, 2020 | Newsline

The American Farm Bureau Federation seeks nominations for the 2021 Farm Dog of the Year contest. Micheal Clements shares how the contest recognizes farmers and ranchers’ companions while providing the public a look at agriculture.
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Mixed News on Farm Bankruptcies During COVID-19

August 4, 2020 | Newsline

Farm bankruptcies continue to rise, but the rate of new filings is slowing. Chad Smith tells us bankruptcy filings rose eight percent from June of 2019 to June 2020.
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Mixed News on Farm Bankruptcies Amid Pandemic

August 4, 2020 | News Releases

Farm bankruptcies increased 8% over a 12-month period, with 580 filings from June 2019 to June 2020. A six-month comparison, however, shows the number of new Chapter 12 filings slowing. Several contributing factors are likely at play as farmers struggle to stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Farm Bureau Foundation and Ford Rev Up Ag Education

August 4, 2020 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture and the Ford Motor Company are teaming up to put agriculture education resources in the hands of teachers and students across the country.
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Rep. Bishop Honored with Farm Bureau Golden Plow Award

August 4, 2020 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation and Georgia Farm Bureau today presented Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-Ga.) with AFBF’s Golden Plow award.
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Senate HEALS Act Includes Critical Ag Relief

July 30, 2020 | Newsline

The Senate HEALS Act includes additional coronavirus relief funding for the Department of Agriculture.
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Additional Coronavirus Relief Critical to Farm Businesses

July 28, 2020 | News Releases

Yesterday, Senate leadership introduced the Health Economic Assistance Liability Protection and Schools (HEALS) Act.
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Farm Bureau Report: Dairy Farmers Deserve a Voice in Milk Pricing

July 28, 2020 | Newsline

An extensive review by the American Farm Bureau Federation concludes with recommended changes to Federal Milk Marketing Orders.
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