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Global Agriculture and Food Exporters call for Renewed Ambition ahead of MC12

There is a Pressing Need for a Breakthrough in WTO Farm Trade Talks

June 10, 2022 | News Releases

The current context of record food prices and increasing food insecurity has given new urgency to the role of trade in addressing the challenges we face today.
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AFBF Supports Nomination of Doug McKalip for USTR Chief Agricultural Negotiator

June 9, 2022 | News Releases

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented today on the nomination of Doug McKalip for chief agricultural trade negotiator at the Office of United States Trade Representative.
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State Farm Bureau Professionals Honored for Excellence in Communications

June 9, 2022 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation recently recognized top communications professionals from state Farm Bureau organizations for their exceptional work in communications. California, Florida and Illinois Farm Bureaus received the most awards overall, earning honors in several categories including writing, media relations and video production.
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Duvall Talks Shipping Reform and Supply Challenges with President Biden

June 8, 2022 | News Releases

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall spoke with President Biden today to discuss several challenges farmers and ranchers are facing and the importance of final Congressional action on the Ocean Shipping Reform Act to address the backlog at our ports.
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AFBF Welcomes EPA Announcement on Renewable Volume Obligations

June 3, 2022 | News Releases

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented today on EPA’s announcement regarding the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
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AFBF Welcomes USDA Flexibility to Meet Global Food Needs

May 26, 2022 | News Releases

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall welcomed today’s USDA announcement to allow flexibility for Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) participants to terminate their contract if they’re in their final year in order to contribute to U.S. domestic production.
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AFBF Appreciates Efforts to Improve Transparency for Poultry Farmers

May 26, 2022 | News Releases

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented today on USDA’s proposed poultry marketing disclosure requirements and the advanced notice of proposed rulemaking under the Packers and Stockyards Act.
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Lawmakers Express Concern Over SEC Overreach

May 26, 2022 | News Releases

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented today on a bipartisan letter from members of Congress expressing concerns about the Security and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) 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, they provide almost every raw product that goes into the food supply chain.
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Farm Bureau to Host ‘Farmers Saving Lives’ Virtual Event for Mental Health Month

May 24, 2022 | News Releases

In recognition of May as Mental Health Month, the American Farm Bureau Federation will host a free virtual event, Farmers Saving Lives, on Tuesday, May 31, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern.
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Ag Groups Call For Withdrawal of Solicitor General’s Supreme Court Brief on Glyphosate That Would Create a Patchwork of Problems

May 23, 2022 | News Releases

. In a letter to President Biden, 54 agricultural groups expressed grave concern with a recent amicus brief submitted by the U.S. Solicitor General to the Supreme Court advising the court against taking up a case regarding pesticide labels. The groups, including the American Farm Bureau Federation, American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Cotton Council, and American Sugarbeet Growers Association, listed in full here in the letter, called on the president to swiftly withdraw the brief. They warned the new policy would set a dangerous precedent that threatens the science-based regulatory process. The groups are worried this new policy, along with having environmental impacts, could ultimately hinder the ability of U.S. farmers to help meet growing global food needs intensified by the invasion of Ukraine.
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