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Changes to Clean Water Rule Will Hurt Family Farms

January 5, 2022 | News Releases

Member farmers from the American Farm Bureau Federation will participate in a roundtable on Thursday, Jan. 6, about the impact of the proposal to repeal and replace the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR). The event is hosted by the Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy. Arizona Farm Bureau President Stefanie Smallhouse and Colorado Farm Bureau Vice President James Henderson will join several other farmers attending the roundtable to explain why this rule is so consequential for agriculture.
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New National Poll Shows Encouraging Signs of Reduced Stigma Around Farmer Mental Health

January 5, 2022 | News Releases

Farmers and people in rural areas are more comfortable talking about stress and mental health challenges with others, and stigma around seeking help or treatment has decreased in rural and farm communities but is still a factor, according to a new research poll from the American Farm Bureau Federation.
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White House Plan Should Help to Make Livestock Markets Fair

January 4, 2022 | Newsline

A plan announced by the White House regarding the meat supply chain should have positive impacts for farmers and ranchers. Micheal Clements shares the details.
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Farmers and Families Deserve Fair Meat Prices

January 3, 2022 | News Releases

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented today on the “Biden-Harris Administration’s Action Plan for a Fairer, More Competitive, and More Resilient Meat and Poultry Supply Chain.”
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Register Now to Virtually Attend AFBF22

December 30, 2021 | Newsline

For those who can’t make it to Atlanta, there is an alternative way to attend the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual convention. Chad Smith has more on the online opportunities to take part.
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American Farm Bureau Honoring County Farm Bureaus at Convention

December 28, 2021 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation will honor 18 county Farm Bureaus at its 103rd Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, Jan. 7-12.
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Women Play Critical Role in Success of U.S. Agriculture

December 28, 2021 | Newsline

Women play a critical role in the success of America’s farms, ranches, and rural communities. Chad Smith has more on how AFBF supports women taking on those roles.
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Pace of U.S. Trade with China Exceeds Last Year as Phase One End in Sight

December 23, 2021 | Newsline

USDA’s recent updated trade numbers shows China is buying U.S. ag commodities at a faster pace than last year. Chad Smith has more on the current numbers as the end of the Phase One agreement draws closer.
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New Grassroots Members Appointed to Farm Bureau National Committees

December 22, 2021 | News Releases

Surveys indicate that one in four Americans volunteer each year, sharing time, talents and expertise to help their communities. This commitment is strongly reflected in Farm Bureau, where volunteer farmer and rancher leaders serve on governing boards and committees at local, state and national levels.
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Growers to EPA: Greater Clarity Is Needed on Data Tied to Complaints

December 21, 2021 | News Releases

Grower groups including the American Soybean Association, National Cotton Council and American Farm Bureau Federation are raising questions about data released Dec. 21 by EPA regarding reported dicamba off-target complaints during the 2021 growing season. Growers are concerned with the potential of significant gaps in the data provided by the agency.
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