AFBF: National Ag Week is a chance to highlight the hard work to keep America fed

It is National Ag Week and the industry is highlighting the hard work of farmers and ranchers who feed and clothe us.

Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall says that it is a chance to honor the hard work during the start of the pandemic.

The food service market virtually disappeared overnight and demand shifted to grocery stores. Duvall says that the pivot was difficult but as farmers do best-- they adapted.

“You know, one year later, we’ve made great strides in returning to normal,” Duvall states. “Our commodity prices are beginning to go up, meatpacking plants across America are almost back to full capacity and our restaurants are returning to full service, and now, we are hoping and praying that 2021 will be a better year.”

He also notes the work Farm Bureau has done during the pandemic, in the areas of rural broadband access, farm labor, and climate change. It is working with other agencies to make sure agriculture has a seat at the table in those discussions.


Farm Bureau says they will continue to fight policies that are bad for ag