Numerous provisions of the Senate Agriculture Committee’s draft farm bill follow the American Farm Bureau Federation’s core principles for “rational, acceptable farm policy,” but there is room for adjustments to improve the legislation. American Farm Bureau President Bob Stallman delivered that message to Senate Agriculture Committee leaders in a letter today following a meeting of the organization’s board of directors.
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The American Farm Bureau Federation supports legislative efforts by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) to stop an Environmental Protection Agency proposal to regulate carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act.
American Farm Bureau is asking Congress to spread farm bill cuts across key program areas. The organizationís proposal represents a balance of multiple commodity and regional interests.
American Farm Bureau President Bob Stallman and Executive Vice President Julie Anna Potts were recently in Ohio to meet with Ohio Farm Bureauís board of trustees, Ohio Farm Bureau staff and Nationwide leaders.
Health insurance costs are an ongoing and significant expense for farmers and ranchers and must be reduced so that they do not burden farm and ranch businesses with costs they cannot afford, American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman told members of the Senate Finance Committee.
The American Farm Bureau Federation took action to appeal a recent court decision that upheld the Environmental Protection Agencyís ďpollution dietĒ for the 64,000-square-mile Chesapeake Bay watershed.
As Congress prepares to write a new farm bill, farmers at American Farm Bureauís annual meeting laid out a plan to preserve the core purpose of the federal legislation while recognizing the nationís fiscal situation.
The purchase includes five IDEAg branded farm shows Ė Minnesota Farmfest, Dakotafest, Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show, Northern Illinois Farm Show and the IDEAg Interconnectivity Conference. The business also publishes Feed & Grain Magazine and Case IHís Farm Forum magazine.
If nothing else, the nationís ongoing discussion about food production has revealed the complexity of issues relating to economic, environmental and social sustainability.
OFBF is continuing to explore ways it can work with the scrap metal industry and local law enforcement to address farmersí concerns over metal theft.