Impact of COVID-19 on Agriculture

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It’s Time for Solid Rural Broadband Connections

August 5, 2020 |

For years, rural America has suffered with poor broadband connectivity and lack of technological advancement.

Dairy Farmers Deserve a Voice and a Vote on Policy That Impacts Their Farms

Modified Bloc Voting Could Give it to Them

August 5, 2020 |

Currently, most dairy farmers who are members of cooperatives do not have the opportunity to cast individual and confidential ballots when it comes to voting on changes to FMMO milk pricing rules, which could be regional or national in scope and likely impact all members of the dairy industry, from the processor down to the farmer.

Dairy Producers Need a Voice in Milk Pricing

August 5, 2020 |

Farmers and ranchers from across the country approved policy at the American Farm Bureau annual meeting last January in support of giving dairy farmers a voice in milk pricing.

Mixed News on Farm Bankruptcies During COVID-19

August 4, 2020 | Newsline

Farm bankruptcies continue to rise, but the rate of new filings is slowing. Chad Smith tells us bankruptcy filings rose eight percent from June of 2019 to June 2020.
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Farm Bankruptcies Slow, More Aid Needed

June 2020 Data Shows an 8% Increase in Farm Bankruptcies

August 4, 2020 |

Though Chapter 12 family farm bankruptcies during the first half of 2020 slowed to 284 filings, down 10 filings from the first half of 2019, at 580 filings, family farm bankruptcies are 8% above year-ago levels, according to recently released data from the U.S. Courts. In addition, bankruptcies during the second quarter of 2020 were down to 115 filings, nearly 50 fewer filings than the second quarter of 2019.

Mixed News on Farm Bankruptcies Amid Pandemic

August 4, 2020 | News Releases

Farm bankruptcies increased 8% over a 12-month period, with 580 filings from June 2019 to June 2020. A six-month comparison, however, shows the number of new Chapter 12 filings slowing. Several contributing factors are likely at play as farmers struggle to stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Farm Bureau Foundation and Ford Rev Up Ag Education

August 4, 2020 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture and the Ford Motor Company are teaming up to put agriculture education resources in the hands of teachers and students across the country.
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Rep. Bishop Honored with Farm Bureau Golden Plow Award

August 4, 2020 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation and Georgia Farm Bureau today presented Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-Ga.) with AFBF’s Golden Plow award.
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July Cattle Inventory and Cattle on Feed

July 31, 2020 |

. In a world wracked with COVID-19 uncertainty, these two reports largely fell in line with analysts’ expectations. The inventory report showed all cattle and calves relatively even with a year ago, while the monthly on-feed report showed cattle on feed slightly below a year ago.

Farm Bureau Asks for Additional PPP Provisions in the HEALS Act

July 31, 2020 |

Though the Senate’s Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection and Schools Act would help more farmers and ranchers participate in the Paycheck Protection Program, the American Farm Bureau Federation is calling for additional changes to make the PPP truly workable for those involved in agriculture.

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