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Mapping $8.5 Billion in Trade Assistance

Reviewing MFP Payments by Commodity and State

June 12, 2019 |

In response to U.S. tariffs on imported solar panels, washing machines, steel and aluminum, as well as additional products from China, e.g., Tariff Revenues Up Sharply, many of our largest trading partners responded by retaliating on U.S. agriculture products including but not limited to tobacco, soybeans, dairy products, feed grains, pork, fruits and tree nuts. These retaliatory actions included the cancellation of supply contracts, higher tariffs and other non-tariff barriers. Many U.S. farmers lost access to foreign markets, resulting in increased inventories of some U.S.-produced commodities in 2018.

Farmers Need New Water Rule, Farm Bureau Tells Senate

June 12, 2019 | News Releases

The EPA’s latest proposal to define which waters can be regulated by the federal government and which by state and local authorities is a vast improvement over previous efforts, Wyoming Farm Bureau President Todd Fornstrom told the Senate Subcommittee on Fisheries, Waters, and Wildlife today.
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Leader-to-Leader is a Winning Combo

June 12, 2019 |

More than 140 Farm Bureau grassroots leaders from around the country are flying in to Washington, D.C., this week to advocate for agriculture. They will swarm Capitol Hill to push for passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement, solutions to our shortage of agricultural labor and high-speed Internet access for more rural areas.

House Approps Committee Passes Amendment Allowing Use of H-2A for Year-Round Work

June 12, 2019 |

The House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday approved an amendment to the fiscal year 2020 homeland security spending bill that would allow farmers and ranchers to use the H-2A program for year-round agricultural jobs.

Biotech Executive Order Vital for U.S. Agriculture

June 12, 2019 | News Releases

The following statement regarding the Administration’s efforts to facilitate the innovation of agricultural biotechnology can be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall:
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Disaster Aid Includes Hurricane, Flooding and Planting Relief

June 11, 2019 | Newsline

The federal disaster aid package provides relief to farmers facing an uphill battle with flooding and wet planting conditions. Micheal Clements has more.
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Ratify USMCA, 900+ Farm, Food Groups Tell Congress

June 11, 2019 | News Releases

More than 900 food and agriculture companies and associations today asked Senate and House leadership to move quickly to approve the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. The American Farm Bureau Federation and more than 200 state and county Farm Bureaus signed the letter.
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How Milk Is Priced in Federal Milk Marketing Orders: A Primer

June 10, 2019 |

Milk pricing regulations in Federal Milk Marketing Orders (FMMO) are among the most complicated commodity pricing regimes across all of agriculture.

Bloomberg: Business and Farm Groups Urge Trump to Drop Mexico Tariff Plan

June 10, 2019 |

Bloomberg mentioned American Farm Bureau Federation in an article on the need to hold off on imposing tariffs on Mexico. Last week AFBF joined more than 100 agriculture groups and businesses in signing a letter to President Donald Trump urging him not to impose the tariffs.

Farm Bureau Statement on Disaster Relief

June 6, 2019 | News Releases

The following statement may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall:
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