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Changes to Clean Water Rule Will Hurt Family Farms

January 5, 2022 | News Releases

Member farmers from the American Farm Bureau Federation will participate in a roundtable on Thursday, Jan. 6, about the impact of the proposal to repeal and replace the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR). The event is hosted by the Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy. Arizona Farm Bureau President Stefanie Smallhouse and Colorado Farm Bureau Vice President James Henderson will join several other farmers attending the roundtable to explain why this rule is so consequential for agriculture.
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New National Poll Shows Encouraging Signs of Reduced Stigma Around Farmer Mental Health

January 5, 2022 | News Releases

Farmers and people in rural areas are more comfortable talking about stress and mental health challenges with others, and stigma around seeking help or treatment has decreased in rural and farm communities but is still a factor, according to a new research poll from the American Farm Bureau Federation.
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Farmers and Families Deserve Fair Meat Prices

January 3, 2022 | News Releases

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented today on the “Biden-Harris Administration’s Action Plan for a Fairer, More Competitive, and More Resilient Meat and Poultry Supply Chain.”
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American Farm Bureau Honoring County Farm Bureaus at Convention

December 28, 2021 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation will honor 18 county Farm Bureaus at its 103rd Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, Jan. 7-12.
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New Grassroots Members Appointed to Farm Bureau National Committees

December 22, 2021 | News Releases

Surveys indicate that one in four Americans volunteer each year, sharing time, talents and expertise to help their communities. This commitment is strongly reflected in Farm Bureau, where volunteer farmer and rancher leaders serve on governing boards and committees at local, state and national levels.
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Growers to EPA: Greater Clarity Is Needed on Data Tied to Complaints

December 21, 2021 | News Releases

Grower groups including the American Soybean Association, National Cotton Council and American Farm Bureau Federation are raising questions about data released Dec. 21 by EPA regarding reported dicamba off-target complaints during the 2021 growing season. Growers are concerned with the potential of significant gaps in the data provided by the agency.
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Virtual Registration Open for 2022 American Farm Bureau Convention

People, Purpose, Possibilities – Growing Tomorrow, Together

December 21, 2021 | News Releases

Are you unable to attend the 2022 American Farm Bureau Convention in Atlanta, Jan. 7-12? Consider registering for the virtual event. Select workshops and sessions will be broadcast live with most available for on-demand viewing on the convention virtual platform.
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Farmers Struggle with Skyrocketing Fertilizer Prices

December 13, 2021 | News Releases

Fertilizer prices continue to skyrocket, as much as 300% in some areas, as farmers grapple with increased costs as they prepare for the 2022 growing season. The American Farm Bureau Federation’s latest Market Intel examines the short- and long-term factors impacting fertilizer supply and demand.
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Ag Labor Must be Exempt from Travel Restrictions

December 13, 2021 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation, along with more than 60 other agriculture groups, sent a letter today to the Biden administration requesting that agricultural workers be exempted from travel restrictions from South Africa. The “Proclamation on Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus Disease 2019” prohibits travel for individuals from several countries, including South Africa, due to concerns over the omicron variant. The letter also requests flexibility in regard to the “Proclamation on Advancing the Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” which limits entry into the United States to only those fully vaccinated with a CDC-approved vaccine with limited exceptions.
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Farm, Biofuel Groups Ask EPA to Resolve Summertime E15 Barrier

December 9, 2021 | News Releases

To facilitate year-round sales of E15 nationwide and remove arcane barriers to innovation and consumer choice in the retail fuel marketplace, six national farm and biofuel organizations have asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to enact regulations requiring lower-volatility conventional gasoline blendstock in the summertime. This would result in lower tailpipe and evaporative emissions during the summer ozone control season and improve air quality.
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