Impact of COVID-19 on Agriculture

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Farmers Hold Unique Position to Fight Climate Change

February 25, 2021 | Newsline

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall Thursday told lawmakers farmers are part of the solution to climate change. Micheal Clements shares how farmers are already contributing to climate smart practices and how they can help in the future.
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AFBF Supports Legislation to Double CCC Borrowing Limit

February 23, 2021 | Newsline

New legislation introduced by Rep. Austin Scott (R-Ga.) would give a much-needed boost to the Commodity Credit Corporation. Micheal Clements shares more on how the increased funding could help agriculture.
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H-2A AEWR Increases for 2021

February 18, 2021 | Newsline

Farmers must pay H-2A workers more in 2021, as defined by a report from the Department of Agriculture.
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Register now for AFBF FUSION Reimagined Conference

February 17, 2021 | Newsline

Registration is open for Farm Bureau’s FUSION Reimagined Conference next month. Micheal Clements shares what attendees can expect from the virtual event.
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Agriculture Successful in Sequestering Carbon, More Research Needed

February 11, 2021 | Newsline

A new Farm Bureau analysis offers a look at carbon sequestration by agriculture in the United States. Micheal Clements shares how the data reveals agriculture needs new technologies to advance sequestration efforts.
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Sign-up Now for CFAP 2.1

February 9, 2021 | Newsline

Despite a regulatory freeze, eligible farmers can still sign up for the CFAP 2.1 funding. Micheal Clements shares more on how to sign up for the latest round of COVID relief.
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Farm Bankruptcies Decrease During 2020, Caution Still Needed

February 4, 2021 | Newsline

Farm bankruptcies declined in 2020. However, as Micheal Clements shares, that doesn’t necessarily mean the outlook for agriculture is improving.
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Farm Bureau, Vilsack Share Similar Priorities

February 2, 2021 | Newsline

President Joe Biden’s nominee for Agriculture Secretary holds some of the same goals as the American Farm Bureau Federation. Micheal Clements shares what issues the administration will tackle.
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Chinese Purchases of U.S. Ag Products Help to Boost Market Prices

January 28, 2021 | Newsline

China purchased near record levels of U.S. farm products last year and that pace continues so far in 2021. Micheal Clements shares what that means for the prices farmers receive for their crop.
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USDA Provides Clarity in Final Hemp Rule

January 26, 2021 | Newsline

The Department of Agriculture recently published a final rule clarifying regulations for U.S. hemp production. Micheal Clements shares how changes to the rule will benefit hemp producers.
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