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AFBF Welcomes Nomination of Elaine Trevino for Chief Agricultural Negotiator

September 13, 2021 | News Releases

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented today on the nomination of Elaine Trevino for chief agricultural trade negotiator at the United States Trade Representative.
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Tax Proposals Put Future of American Farms at Risk

September 8, 2021 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation, along with 46 state Farm Bureaus and 280 organizations representing family-owned agribusinesses, sent a letter today to congressional leaders urging them to leave important tax policies in place as they draft legislation implementing President Biden’s “Build Back Better” agenda. The letter addresses four key tax provisions that make it possible for farmers and ranchers to survive and pass their businesses on to the next generation: estate taxes, stepped-up basis, 199A small business deduction and like-kind exchanges.
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Farm Bureau Raises Concerns about Partisan Reconciliation Package

September 7, 2021 | News Releases

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall today sent a letter to congressional leadership expressing deep concerns about the reconciliation package the House will begin considering this month. AFBF urged lawmakers to avoid tax increases on America’s farmers and ranchers and ensure transparency and stakeholder involvement throughout the legislative process.
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AFBF Urges USDA to Address Supply Chain Issues

September 3, 2021 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation today sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack detailing a list of solutions to address critical supply chain issues facing America’s farmers and ranchers. AFBF details seven priorities for USDA to consider in response to President Joe Biden’s Executive Order on America’s Supply Chains.
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EPA Should Keep “Navigable” in New WOTUS Rule

September 3, 2021 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation submitted recommendations today on the definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS). The comments were filed with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers. In June 2021, the EPA announced its intent to revise the definition of WOTUS and solicited pre-proposal recommendations.
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WATT Global Media Acquires Feed & Grain Magazine, Digital Brands

Expands media portfolio, gains market depth and broadens audience reach

September 1, 2021 | News Releases

WATT Global Media is pleased to announce the acquisition of Feed & Grain magazine and its associated assets from IDEAg Group LLC, an affiliate of the American Farm Bureau Federation.
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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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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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