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High Fuel Prices Squeeze Farms and Ranches

June 28, 2022 | News Releases

Rising fuel prices are putting growing pressure on farmers and ranchers as they grapple with increased costs of growing food and fiber.
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Cost of July 4th Cookout 17% Higher Compared to Year Ago

June 27, 2022 | News Releases

The average cost of a summer cookout for 10 people is $69.68, which breaks down to less than $7 per person. The overall cost for the cookout is up 17% or about $10 from last year.
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Joby Young Named AFBF Executive Vice President

June 24, 2022 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation has named Joby Young the organization’s next Executive Vice President, stepping into the role in mid-July following the retirement of Dale Moore.
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U.S. Solicitor General Supports AFBF Challenge to California Proposition 12

June 22, 2022 | News Releases

The U.S. Solicitor General, one of the highest ranking officials in the Department of Justice, filed a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of a challenge to California’s Proposition 12.
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Growers Disappointed Supreme Court Decides Not to Hear Glyphosate Case

June 21, 2022 | News Releases

Agriculture groups including the American Farm Bureau Federation, American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, and National Cotton Council issued a following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to deny the writ of certiorari petition to hear the case Monsanto v. Hardeman, which pertains to state glyphosate health warnings:
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Growers Frustrated Again with EPA Decision

Neonic BEs are Overly Conservative, Inflate Affected Species Numbers

June 17, 2022 | News Releases

Growers are again expressing frustration over the Endangered Species Act biological evaluations released by EPA. As with the draft BEs last August, the final BEs are overly conservative and in some instances fail to use important data. As a result, grower groups—including the American Soybean Association and American Farm Bureau Federation—are concerned the BEs drastically overstate the impact of the pesticides on endangered species and their habitats.
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Proposed SEC Rule Requirements Nearly Impossible for Family Farms

June 17, 2022 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation warned the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today about the consequences to rural America of the SEC’s 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, this regulation would impose additional burdens as they provide almost every raw product that goes into the food supply chain.
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AFBF Applauds Enactment of Ocean Shipping Reform Act

June 16, 2022 | News Releases

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented today on President Biden signing the Ocean Shipping Reform Act into law.
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AFBF Applauds Final Passage of Ocean Shipping Reform Act

June 13, 2022 | News Releases

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented today on final congressional passage of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act.
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AFBF and NPPC Tell Supreme Court Proposition 12 is Unconstitutional

June 13, 2022 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 12. The state law seeks to ban the sale of pork from hogs that don’t meet the state’s arbitrary production standards, even if the pork was raised on farms outside of California.
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