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Sonny Perdue and Terry Gilbert Receive Top Farm Bureau Honors

October 26, 2021 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation will present its highest honors, the Distinguished Service Award and the Farm Bureau Founders Award, to former Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Terry Gilbert, former chair of AFBF’s Women’s Leadership Committee, respectively, during the 2022 American Farm Bureau Convention, Jan. 7-12 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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New Ag Literacy Resource – Sharing the Story of Agriculture with Food and Farm Facts

October 25, 2021 | News Releases

Fascinating facts about food in America – how and where it is grown and who produces it – are at your fingertips in a new resource produced by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. Order the new Food and Farm Facts book, map, pocket guide and related products in the series at Fb.org/store.
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AFBF Files Objection to EPA Chlorpyrifos Ban

October 21, 2021 | Newsline

A coalition of more than 80 agricultural groups filed formal objections this week regarding EPA’s rule to revoke all tolerances of the pesticide chlorpyrifos. Micheal Clements shares what the rule means for agriculture.
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AFBF Forms Partnership with MANRRS

October 11, 2021 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Society for Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (MANRRS) announced they have entered into an agreement with the goal of increasing minority involvement in agriculture. A memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed today is expected to strengthen membership value for both organizations through collaboration on projects, including written content for each organization’s publications, providing leadership training and expertise, and cross promoting programs and events.
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AFBF Welcomes Appointment of Rod Snyder as EPA Ag Advisor

October 7, 2021 | News Releases

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented today on the appointment of Rod Snyder as EPA agriculture advisor.
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Ag Innovation Challenge: 10 Semi-Finalist Teams Advance

October 5, 2021 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation, in partnership with Farm Credit, continues to advance ag innovation by supporting start-up business from across the country. AFBF and Farm Credit today announced the 10 semi-finalist teams in the 2022 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge.
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Registration Open for 2022 American Farm Bureau Convention

People, Purpose, Possibilities – Growing Tomorrow, Together

October 4, 2021 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation announced the opening of general registration today for the 2022 American Farm Bureau Convention. The convention will be held in-person Jan. 7-12, 2022, in Atlanta, Georgia, with a virtual option for portions of the event available to those not attending in-person.
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AFBF Statement on Confusion Surrounding a Proposed Methane Tax

September 30, 2021 | News Releases

American Farm Bureau Federation Vice President for Public Affairs Sam Kieffer commented today on confusion surrounding a proposed methane tax.
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FACA Encouraged by USDA Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry Partnership Initiative

Secretary Vilsack Credits FACA Recommendations

September 29, 2021 | News Releases

The Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance (FACA) is encouraged by USDA’s announcement today inviting proposals to advance voluntary climate-smart farming and forestry practices. The alliance is pleased to see USDA embracing an incentive-based approach that would increase demand for climate-smart farm, ranch and forestry products, while building trust that the climate benefits are real and verifiable.
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AFBF, NPPC File Prop 12 Appeal to Supreme Court

September 27, 2021 | News Releases

The National Pork Producers Council and the American Farm Bureau Federation today petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to take their case against California’s Proposition 12, which would ban the sale of pork from hogs that don’t meet the state’s “arbitrary” production standards.
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