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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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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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Rep. Dusty Johnson Receives Outstanding New Member of Congress Award

August 17, 2021 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) today presented Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) with the Outstanding New Member of Congress Award.
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Infrastructure Package to Help Rural Communities Compete

August 9, 2021 | News Releases

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented today on the Senate passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
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Farm Bureau Supports Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation

August 6, 2021 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau today sent a letter to all 100 U.S. senators expressing support for the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
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AFBF Applauds Hearings on Beef Supply Chain

July 28, 2021 | News Releases

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented today on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee and U.S. House Agriculture Committee hearings on the current state of the beef supply chain.
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