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New Trade Data Shows U.S. Ag Exports Higher in 2022

June 9, 2022 | Newsline

New data shows U.S. ag exports are up in the first quarter of 2022, compared to last year. Micheal Clements shares more on the top ag product destinations so far this year.
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Duvall Talks Shipping Reform and Supply Challenges with President Biden

June 8, 2022 | News Releases

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall spoke with President Biden today to discuss several challenges farmers and ranchers are facing and the importance of final Congressional action on the Ocean Shipping Reform Act to address the backlog at our ports.
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Farm Bureau Updates iFarmiVote Resources

June 7, 2022 | Newsline

A resources bank from the American Farm Bureau Federation can help farmers and ranchers navigate the 2022 voting process. Micheal Clements shares more on the tools available for this election season.
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AFBF Welcomes EPA Announcement on Renewable Volume Obligations

June 3, 2022 | News Releases

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented today on EPA’s announcement regarding the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
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Farm Bureau Gearing Up for Next Farm Bill

June 2, 2022 | Newsline

As farm bill discussions are underway, the American Farm Bureau Federation is getting its priorities in place for the next farm bill. Micheal Clements shares more on what to expect in the coming months.
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Labor Remains Difficult Issue for Farmers and Ranchers

May 31, 2022 | Newsline

American farmers and ranchers continue to struggle with finding enough workers for their operations. Chad Smith has more on why agriculture has a difficult time finding employees.
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AFBF Welcomes USDA Flexibility to Meet Global Food Needs

May 26, 2022 | News Releases

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall welcomed today’s USDA announcement to allow flexibility for Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) participants to terminate their contract if they’re in their final year in order to contribute to U.S. domestic production.
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AFBF Appreciates Efforts to Improve Transparency for Poultry Farmers

May 26, 2022 | News Releases

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented today on USDA’s proposed poultry marketing disclosure requirements and the advanced notice of proposed rulemaking under the Packers and Stockyards Act.
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Lawmakers Tell SEC Proposed Rule Would Lead to Significant Regulatory Burden

May 26, 2022 | Newsline

A proposed rule from the Securities and Exchange Commission has lawmakers and the nation’s largest farm group concerned. Micheal Clements shares more on what issues farmers and ranchers face from the proposal.
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Lawmakers Express Concern Over SEC Overreach

May 26, 2022 | News Releases

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented today on a bipartisan letter from members of Congress expressing concerns about the Security and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) 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, they provide almost every raw product that goes into the food supply chain.
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