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AFBF Stands-Up for Farmers in Predatory Shakedown

December 4, 2020 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation is standing-up for hundreds of dairy farmers being targeted by predatory lawyers representing the estate of Dean Foods, which is currently undergoing bankruptcy proceedings. Almost 500 dairy farmers who once sold milk to Dean Foods received letters threatening legal action unless they refund money legitimately earned prior to the bankruptcy filing.
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AFBF Congratulates New House Agriculture Committee Chair and Ranking Member

December 4, 2020 | News Releases

The House Democratic Caucus approved Representative David Scott (D-Ga.) to serve as the chairman of the House Agriculture Committee. Representative Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-Pa.) will serve as the ranking member of the Agriculture Committee after being selected by the Republican Steering Committee.
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Registration Open for American Farm Bureau Virtual Convention, Featuring Mike Rowe, Rorke Denver and Beth Ford

December 3, 2020 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation opened registration today for the 2021 American Farm Bureau Virtual Convention and unveiled the lineup of featured speakers including Mike Rowe, Rorke Denver and Beth Ford.
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Samuel Kieffer Named AFBF Vice President, Public Affairs

December 2, 2020 | News Releases

Farm Bureau veteran Samuel Kieffer will join the American Farm Bureau Federation as Vice President, Public Affairs, on January 1, 2021, to lead AFBF government relations, advocacy and our team of economists.
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Farm Bureau Survey: Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Down 4%

November 19, 2020 | News Releases

Thanksgiving celebrations will look different for many Americans this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Alliance Unveils Unprecedented Climate Policy Recommendations

November 17, 2020 | News Releases

An alliance of groups representing farmers, forest owners, the food sector, state governments and environmental advocates today unveiled an unprecedented set of recommendations to guide the development of federal climate policy.
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Poll Shows Americans’ Unwavering Trust in Farmers and Approval of Sustainability Practices

November 12, 2020 | News Releases

A majority of U.S. adults have a positive view of farmers’ sustainability practices, and an overwhelming majority trust farmers, according to a new national public opinion poll from the American Farm Bureau Federation.
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AFBF Statement on President-Elect Joe Biden’s Victory

November 7, 2020 | News Releases

The following statement may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall:
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AFBF Statement on the National Vote Count

November 6, 2020 | News Releases

The following statement may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall:
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Farm Bureau Thanks Rep. Collin Peterson for His Service

November 4, 2020 | News Releases

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson was defeated in the race for Minnesota’s 7th District. The following statement may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall:
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