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Statement on AFBF’s Dr. John Newton Joining Senate Ag Committee Staff

Newsroom / March 23, 2021

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall comments on the upcoming departure of AFBF Chief Economist Dr. John Newton to serve as Chief Economist for Ranking Member Boozman on the United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry:

“John’s ability to break down agricultural economic and policy information into meaningful and actionable analysis has been a tremendous asset to us and I am grateful for his dedication. With his strong leadership, our team of economists built our Market Intel reports into the go-to source for agricultural economic and policy analysis.

“Although I am sorry to see John go, I am also pleased to know he will serve in such an important role informing decisions about legislation that will impact all of American agriculture. The Senate Ag Committee will be in good hands when it comes to understanding the impacts of farm and nutrition policies.

“I wish John all the best in his new role and look forward to our topnotch team of economists continuing to provide impactful economic analyses to enhance the policy development and advocacy goals of this great organization.”

Mike Tomko
Director, Communications
(202) 406-3642
Bailey Corwine
Media Relations Specialist
(202) 406-3643

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