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Proposed Ag Budget Fails Farmers, Ranchers, Farm Bureau President Says

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The following may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “The American Farm Bureau Federation and its members are concerned about the federal budget deficit. However, we also know that agriculture has done its fair share to help reduce the deficit. Going back to the early 1980s, agriculture often has been targeted to generate budget savings, from …

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Tax Reform Central to Improving Economy

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Farmers and ranchers need the economic benefits that will follow from tax reform, the American Farm Bureau Federation told Congress in testimony submitted to the House Ways and Means Committee. Weather, high debt-service, a lack of liquidity and the difficulties of passing on land from one generation to the next all make taxation an important issue for farmers and ranchers. …

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American Farm Bureau Looks Forward to NAFTA Renegotiation

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The following may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “With the delivery of the required formal notice to Congress, the Trump administration has officially taken the first step toward re-negotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The American Farm Bureau looks forward to working with the administration, Congress, other agricultural groups, and officials in Canada and …

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Farm Bureau Applauds EPA’s Water Rule Outreach

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American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall praised the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to collaborate closely with governors regarding revision of the Waters of the United States rule. “EPA Administrator Pruitt’s decision to consult with the states before revising the Waters of the United States rule marks a sharp break with the recent past,” Duvall said. “His letter to the …

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Farm Bureau Welcomes Decision to Improve NAFTA

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The American Farm Bureau Federation thanked the Trump administration today for its decision to pursue renegotiation over withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreement. The full text of the letter from AFBF President Zippy Duvall is below: “Thank you for your recent decision to choose the path of renegotiation for the North American Free Trade Agreement, rather than withdrawal. …

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Farm Bureau Applauds Regulatory Accountability Act

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The following may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “American Farm Bureau Federation strongly supports the bi-partisan Regulatory Accountability Act introduced today by Senators Portman and Heitkamp. This bipartisan effort is one that should be welcomed by all stakeholders – farmers, ranchers, policymakers, state officials, environmentalists, scientists – anyone who wants a system that is open, …

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AFBF’s President Duvall Joins in Historic White House Ag Roundtable

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During a meeting with farmers and ranchers, President Donald Trump pledged that his administration, including newly installed Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, would work to address critical challenges faced by agriculture, according to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall. Duvall was among 14 farmers and ranchers from across the country who met at the White House with Trump, Vice …

Historic White House Ag Roundtable Discussion Includes California Farmer

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Fourteen farmers from across the country, including American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall, are meeting with President Donald Trump and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue for an agriculture roundtable discussion. During the roundtable, the farmers will discuss with Trump and Perdue the issues the White House believes are most pressing for American agriculture. Farmers from California, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, …

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AFBF Labor Expert Taking USDA Post

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The American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) immigration and labor expert is heading to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. AFBF’s director of congressional relations for labor and immigration, Kristi Boswell, will serve as a senior adviser to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. Boswell starts next month at USDA and Politico reports she will be working on labor and immigration issues. Boswell is …

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Ag Groups Pleased With Perdue Confirmation

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American Farm Bureau Federation The following may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “Farm Bureau heartily congratulates Secretary Sonny Perdue on his new role leading our nation’s Agriculture Department. We are eager for agriculture to finally have a seat in the president’s cabinet, and we know Secretary Perdue is just as eager to get to work …

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Spring Picnic Market Basket

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  Cathy Isom tells us why that Easter shopping receipt may have seemed a little less expensive this year. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.     Think your grocery bill seemed a little bit cheaper for your Easter spending this year. You’re not alone. According to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Spring Picnic Market Basket Survey, we …

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Farm Bureau Statement on Gorsuch Confirmation

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The following may be attributed to Zippy Duvall, President, American Farm Bureau Federation: “Neil Gorsuch is now a Supreme Court Justice. His undisputed qualifications as a jurist and legal scholar leave no doubt that he is precisely the sort of Justice this nation needs. Calm, steady and consistent, Justice Gorsuch has demonstrated time and again that his only goal is …

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Farm Bureau Applauds Law to Restore Local Control of Federal Lands

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The following may be attributed to Zippy Duvall, President, American Farm Bureau Federation: “Land management decisions governing federal lands are best left to state and local officials and other stakeholders. We are pleased that Congress passed and President Trump signed a law to overturn the flawed ‘Planning 2.0’ rule issued by the Bureau of Land Management. The new law places …

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Judge Approves Settlement to Protect Farmers’ Privacy

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The American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Pork Producers Council yesterday closed the final chapter of their lawsuit challenging EPA’s release of farmer and rancher personal information, when a federal judge approved a settlement that secures the private information of thousands of livestock and poultry farmers in 36 states.

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AFBF Pres. Duvall Re: Importance of Trade to U.S. Agriculture

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“U.S. agriculture creates jobs and supports economic growth in rural America, and American agriculture depends on maintaining and increasing access to markets outside the United States. Trade is vital to the success of our nation’s farmers and ranchers. More than 25 percent of all U.S. ag production ultimately goes to markets outside our borders. “While President Trump signed an executive …