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AFBF Applauds Hearings on Beef Supply Chain

July 28, 2021 | News Releases

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented today on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee and U.S. House Agriculture Committee hearings on the current state of the beef supply chain.
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President Duvall Hosts Mexico Leaders for Wide-Ranging Discussion

July 21, 2021 | News Releases

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall today met with Tatiana Clouthier, Mexico’s Secretary of the Economy, and Esteban Moctezuma Barragón, Mexico’s Ambassador to the U.S.
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Entrepreneurs: Apply by Aug. 20 for Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge

July 20, 2021 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation, in partnership with Farm Credit, is accepting online applications for the 2022 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge through Aug. 20.
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Executive Order Creates Opportunities for Farmers and Ranchers

July 9, 2021 | News Releases

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented today on President Joe Biden’s executive order addressing livestock markets and “right to repair.”
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July 4th Cookout Cost Stable Compared to Year Ago

June 29, 2021 | News Releases

U.S. consumers will pay just a few cents less for their favorite Independence Day cookout foods compared to last year, including cheeseburgers, pork chops, chicken breasts, homemade potato salad, strawberries and ice cream, says the American Farm Bureau Federation.
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Farm Bureau Applauds Senate Passage of Growing Climate Solutions Act

June 24, 2021 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation applauds the U.S. Senate for passing the Growing Climate Solutions Act. The act has 52 cosponsors, which makes it the first major piece of bipartisan legislation that would help farmers, ranchers and forest landowners reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build climate resilience through voluntary, market-driven programs.
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Supreme Court Ruling Upholds Private Property Rights

June 23, 2021 | News Releases

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented today on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid. The court ruled 6-3 to uphold private property rights.
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Farm Bureau Urges Senate to Address Volatility in Cattle Markets

June 22, 2021 | News Releases

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented today on the scheduled U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee hearing on price volatility in cattle markets.
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Rep. Arrington Honored with Farm Bureau Golden Plow Award

June 21, 2021 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation and Texas Farm Bureau today presented Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-Texas) with AFBF’s Golden Plow award. The Golden Plow is the highest honor the organization gives to sitting members of Congress.
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Water Rule Reversal a Blow to Agriculture

June 9, 2021 | News Releases

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented today on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement of its intention to reverse the Navigable Waters Protection Rule.
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