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Rep. Arrington Honored with Farm Bureau Golden Plow Award

June 21, 2021 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation and Texas Farm Bureau today presented Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-Texas) with AFBF’s Golden Plow award. The Golden Plow is the highest honor the organization gives to sitting members of Congress.
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Changing Inheritance Taxes Would be Devastating for Farmers

June 17, 2021 | Newsline

A recent study created by the Agriculture and Food Policy Center shows the devastating impacts of inheritance tax code changes. Micheal Clements shares more about the study.
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USDA Proposes Updates to Packers and Stockyards Act

June 15, 2021 | Newsline

Changes could be in store for the Packers and Stockyards Act. Chad Smith has more on what the USDA’s recent announcement might mean for agriculture.
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EPA Move to Rewrite Water Rule Risks Removing Clarity for Agriculture

June 10, 2021 | Newsline

The Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers this week announced intent to repeal and replace the Navigable Waters Protection rule. Micheal Clements shares more on what this means for farmers and ranchers.
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Water Rule Reversal a Blow to Agriculture

June 9, 2021 | News Releases

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented today on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement of its intention to reverse the Navigable Waters Protection Rule.
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AFBF Supports Pair of House Broadband Bills

June 8, 2021 | Newsline

Two bills introduced in the House of Representatives would help close the gap on rural broadband. Micheal Clements shares details on the legislation.
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Farm Bureaus Send Letter to Administration Urging Action to Address Surge of Undocumented Immigrants

June 3, 2021 | Newsline

The American Farm Bureau Federation joined all 50 state Farm Bureaus and the Puerto Rico Farm Bureau in sending a letter urging the Biden administration to address the surge of undocumented immigrants entering the United States. Chad Smith has more on how the increase in illegal immigration is impacting farm and ranch families.
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Farm Bureau Urges Administration to Address Surge of Undocumented Immigrants

June 3, 2021 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation joined all 50 state Farm Bureaus and Puerto Rico Farm Bureau in sending a letter today urging the Biden administration to address the surge of undocumented immigrants entering the United States. The increase in illegal immigration is severely impacting farm and ranch families, putting property and personal safety at risk. The letter was sent to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Interior Secretary Deb Haaland.
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JBS Hit by Cyberattack, Impact is Uncertain

June 1, 2021 | Newsline

JBS, one of the world’s largest meatpackers, was hit by a cyberattack. Chad Smith says the impact on the beef supply chain is unknown.
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China Still Behind on Phase One Trade Commitments, But Closing the Gap

May 27, 2021 | Newsline

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released new data for the first four months of 2021 regarding trade with China. Micheal Clements shares the results.
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