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Farm Bureau Ramps Up Farm to Food Bank Efforts

Viewpoints / Farmside Chat May 11, 2020

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Illinois Farm Bureau President Richard Guebert and Texas Farm Bureau President Russell Boening join AFBF President Zippy Duvall to share on-the-ground efforts from their members and staff to get food from the farm to those who need it most in this crisis.

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