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30x30 Report Big on Ideas, Short on Details

May 6, 2021 | News Releases

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented today on the Conserving and Restoring America the Beautiful report, also known as 30x30:
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FACA Recommends USDA Use Pilot Projects to Build Toward a Carbon Bank

May 3, 2021 | News Releases

The Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance (FACA), now more than 70 members strong, has worked over the past three months to develop specific recommendations for how the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) should approach a potential carbon bank. FACA began sharing those recommendations with USDA and Congress today.
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Farm Bureau Launches Farm State of Mind Resource Directory to Support Mental Health Month

May 3, 2021 | News Releases

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Conservation Advances Must Do No Harm

April 23, 2021 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation calls on the administration to act responsibly in conservation efforts. Specifically, President Biden’s goal to conserve at least 30% of our lands and waters by 2030, commonly referred to as “30x30,” is raising questions. Three key requests are outlined in a letter to President Biden: that the administration provide clarity on the initiative; that the effort recognizes voluntary conservation efforts already underway; and that the administration seeks input from farmers and ranchers.
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Bipartisan Growing Climate Solutions Act Makes it Easier for Farmers, Ranchers and Forest Owners to Benefit from Voluntary Carbon Markets

April 20, 2021 | News Releases

The Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance (FACA) applauds the bipartisan re-introduction of the Growing Climate Solutions Act and thanks Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) for sponsoring the bill. The act establishes a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) technical assistance and certification program to assist producers and forest owners seeking to participate in voluntary carbon markets. Sens. Stabenow and Braun are joined by ## cosponsors of the bill, including Senate Agriculture Committee Ranking Member John Boozman (R-Ark.) and ## other committee members, demonstrating that bipartisan, common ground can be found on climate policies.
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Farm Bureau Supports New Growing Climate Solutions Act

April 20, 2021 | News Releases

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented today on the re-introduction of the Growing Climate Solutions Act.
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Study Shows Repealing Stepped-Up Basis Would Damage the Economy

April 20, 2021 | News Releases

A new report released today by EY finds that repealing the step-up in basis tax provision would damage the gross domestic product (GDP) and significantly decrease job creation. The study was conducted for the Family Business Estate Tax Coalition, which includes almost 60 organizations representing family-owned businesses.  
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AFBF Urges Bipartisan Solutions in Flurry of Climate Legislation

April 16, 2021 | News Releases

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented today on the introduction of several bills addressing climate change.
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AFBF Congratulates Robert Bonnie on Nomination

April 16, 2021 | News Releases

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented today on the nomination of Robert Bonnie as Under Secretary for Food Production and Conservation (FPAC).
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AFBF Statement on Abrupt Cancellation of Important Food Program

April 14, 2021 | News Releases

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented today on USDA’s decision to end the Farmers to Families Food Box program.
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