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District Court Blocks WOTUS from 11 More States

June 12, 2018 | Newsline

Farmers and ranchers are welcoming a recent suspension of the Waters of the U.S. rule in 11 more states. Micheal Clements reports.
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Farm Contribution to Agricultural GDP at Record Low

June 12, 2018 |

As a direct result of falling commodity prices, in 2016, the contribution of farm production to U.S. GDP fell to $136.7 billion, down 6 percent from 2015, and the lowest level since 2010. As a share of the total U.S. economy, the farm contribution was less than 1 percent and the lowest level since the series was first recorded in 2007. Importantly, farm-level GDP is down nearly 30 percent from the 2013 record of $187 billion, and after declining for three consecutive years, the farm share of agricultural GDP, at 13 percent, is at the lowest level since the series was first recorded in 2007.

Farm Bureau Urges Congress to Take Action on the Farm Bill in Washington Examiner Ad

June 12, 2018 |

American Farm Bureau Federation placed a full-page ad in the Washington Examiner urging members of Congress to pass a new farm bill. “Risk management programs in the farm bill would help our farmers deal with wild swings in agricultural markets, weather calamities and stormy seas on the horizon of the international marketplace” notes the ad.

Farm Bureau Hails District Court WOTUS Decision

June 11, 2018 | News Releases

The following statement about a recent federal district court ruling regarding the 2015 “Waters of the United States” rule may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall.
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Senate Ag Committee Releases Farm Bill Draft

June 8, 2018 |

In light of the economic storm farmers and ranchers are facing, the American Farm Bureau Federation said the Senate Agriculture Committee’s release this afternoon of its draft farm bill text is “a crucial step to move the farm bill process forward.”

Farm Bureau Applauds Senate Release of Farm Bill and Scheduled Markup

June 8, 2018 | News Releases

The following statement regarding release of the Senate Farm Bill may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall.
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Farm Bureau Files Brief Supporting Water Rule Opponents

June 8, 2018 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation, together with a broad coalition of other farm and business groups, today filed a brief in support of 13 states challenging the EPA’s 2015 “Waters of the United States” rule before a federal district court in North Dakota.
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12th Class of Women’s Communications Boot Camp Announced

June 8, 2018 |

Farm Bureau Women’s Communications Boot Camp will be held July 22-25 at the AFBF office in Washington, D.C.

House Passes Water Resources Development Act

June 8, 2018 |

The House overwhelmingly approved the Farm Bureau-supported Water Resources Development Act of 2018 (H.R. 8), which authorizes improvements to the nation’s ports, inland waterways, locks, dams, flood protection, ecosystem restoration and other water resources infrastructure.

Farm Bureau-supported Bills Will Ensure Accurate Product Labeling

June 8, 2018 |

Newly introduced labeling legislation will ensure that consumers continue to benefit from nutritional and allergy information on packaging, while guaranteeing that any additional product information required by states or cities is clear, accurate, meaningful and science-based.

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