Farm Bureau Urges Administration to Address Surge of Undocumented Immigrants – June 3, 2021

The American Farm Bureau Federation joined all 50 state Farm Bureaus and Puerto Rico Farm Bureau in sending a letter today urging the Biden administration to address the surge of undocumented immigrants entering the United States. The increase in illegal immigration is severely impacting farm and ranch families, putting property and personal safety at risk. The letter was sent to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Interior Secretary Deb Haaland. (more…)

30×30 Report Big on Ideas, Short on Details – May 6, 2021

“AFBF appreciates that the report acknowledges concerns we have raised and recognizes the oversized contributions of farmers and ranchers to conservation while feeding the world. That recognition must carry through implementation. The report is a philosophical document that emphasizes important principles such as incentive-based voluntary conservation, protecting personal and property rights and continued ranching on public lands, but it lacks specifics. I had several positive conversations with Secretary Vilsack about 30×30 and we will work with him and his colleagues to ensure the details live up to promises made to protect American agriculture.”

Food brings everyone to the table – March 23, 2021

By Todd Fornstrom, Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation President

“Food brings everyone to the table!”  That phrase was an understatement when I was growing up.  As the youngest of three brothers growing up on a farm, the table was where I learned a lot about life.  We were always hungry, and we most likely needed the most direction at that stage in life.  Lunch time was first and foremost a time to refuel and recover in preparation for the rest of the day. (more…)

Farm Bureau Supports Cattle Market Transparency – March 2, 2021

The American Farm Bureau Federation is calling on lawmakers to require increased transparency in America’s cattle markets. AFBF supports the Cattle Market Transparency Act of 2021, sponsored by Sens. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.). The bill focuses on ensuring robust regionally negotiated cash trade and providing producers with more pricing information. (more…)

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