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Farm Bureau Welcomes Progress on Water Rule Changes

July 16, 2019 | News Releases

The following statement regarding repeal of the 2015 Waters of the United States rule can be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall:
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Farm Bureau: Recovered Gray Wolf Should be Taken off Endangered Species List

July 16, 2019 |

Having met recovery standards for well over a decade, removal of the gray wolf from the endangered and threatened species list is long overdue, the American Farm Bureau Federation recently told the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Farm Bureau Welcomes Guest Worker Proposal

July 16, 2019 | News Releases

The following statement regarding the administration’s efforts to reform agricultural guest labor rules can be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall:
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FCC Prepares to Launch Precision Agriculture Connectivity Task Force

July 15, 2019 |

The Federal Communications Commission is forming a new task force to advise the commission on how to ensure farmers and ranchers have the connectivity they need to use and benefit from precision agriculture.

How Milk Is Really Priced in the U.S.

Milk Price Discovery is Not Broken, but it Can be Improved

July 15, 2019 |

The complex government framework of determining regulated milk prices that ultimately set the benchmark value of milk at the farm-level begins with price discovery in Chicago. The Chicago Mercantile Exchange has electronic spot markets for butter, cheddar cheese, nonfat dry milk and dry whey – the same products that are surveyed in USDA’s mandatory dairy price report.

House Committee Passes Farmer Bankruptcy Bill

July 12, 2019 |

The House Judiciary Committee on July 11 passed a bill that will help more family farmers avoid liquidation or foreclosure, allowing them to stay in operation

Rural Broadband Will Boost Rural Economies

July 11, 2019 | Newsline

A state Farm Bureau leader tells Congress widespread broadband access will improve rural economies and farm operations. Micheal Clements has more.
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Rural Broadband Will Boost Economy, Improve Sustainability and Animal Welfare, Too, Farm Bureau Tells Congress

July 11, 2019 | News Releases

Broadband is no longer a luxury but a necessity for modern agriculture and the quality of life for rural Americans, Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst told a House subcommittee today.
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A Gen Z Message to the Next Crop

July 10, 2019 |

I was born in January 1997 and turned 22 this year.

Another Year of Farm Labor Shortages

July 10, 2019 |

As we enter mid-summer, many of our favorite foods are ripe and ready for harvest.

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