Impact of COVID-19 on Agriculture


Estimating Price Loss Coverage Benefits

September 17, 2020 |

Farmers growing 17 of the 23 crops covered under USDA’s Price Loss Coverage program are expected to receive program payments this fall, underscoring the importance of immediately replenishing the Commodity Credit Corporation, through which PLC and other commodity and conservation program payments are made.

AFBF Calls on Congress to Support Wildfire Legislation

September 17, 2020 | Newsline

American Farm Bureau Federation is urging lawmakers to support legislation to address wildfires. Micheal Clements shares how the bill seeks to reduce the impact of wildfires in the future.
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African Swine Fever Confirmed in Germany

Implications for the Global Pork Trade

September 17, 2020 |

On Sept. 10, German officials confirmed the first case of African Swine Fever in a wild boar found near the Polish border. Given the proliferation of cases in western Poland, the announcement was not a significant surprise, but the confirmation of ASF in Germany could be devastating for the country’s pork industry, which is still dealing with disruptions caused by COVID-19.

Sen. Blunt Honored with Farm Bureau Golden Plow Award

September 17, 2020 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation and Missouri Farm Bureau today presented Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) with AFBF’s Golden Plow award.
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Farmers and Ranchers Tell Candidates, ‘iFarmiVote’

September 16, 2020 |

Alongside the American Farm Bureau Federation’s numerous voter resources is the iFarmiVote pledge, a way for farmers and ranchers to remind candidates that rural America has a considerable stake in the outcome of the election.

COVID-19 Continues to Drive the Evolution of the Retail Food Landscape

September 16, 2020 |

The retail food landscape has changed dramatically due to the COVID-19 pandemic and continues to evolve, according to a trio of industry experts.

AFBF Supports Wildfire Mitigation Efforts

September 16, 2020 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation and 13 state Farm Bureaus are asking Congress to give federal land management agencies additional tools and resources to prevent and recover from catastrophic wildfires. The Farm Bureaus sent a letter to Senate leadership in support of the Emergency Wildfire and Public Safety Act of 2020. The bipartisan legislation being considered today will expedite forest management, accelerate post-fire restoration and reforestation, and remove dead and dangerous wood from national forests.
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Every Farmer Counts: Staying Safe at Railroad Crossings

September 16, 2020 |

Did you know that every three hours in the United States, a person or vehicle is hit by a train?

The State: of the Known Unknowns

September 16, 2020 |

Through a series of articles we call The State, the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Advocacy and Political Affairs team is providing analysis related to "the state of" various aspects of the 2020 campaign season, including the race for the White House and key elections around the country.

Pledge to Vote in November!

September 16, 2020 |

In Farm Bureau, we often talk about how active and engaged our members are in policy advocacy.

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