American Farm Bureau: Passing the Farm Bill is a top priority that goes “well beyond the farm”

Getting Congress to pass a Farm Bill is at the top of the AFBF’s list this year. They plan to establish other policy priorities later this month at the annual AFBF Convention in Salt Lake City.

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has many policy priorities this year, but the one on the top of the list is getting a Farm Bill passed. AFBF President Zippy Duvall explains why:

Well, it’s critical that Congress pass a bipartisan Farm Bill early this year. We can’t afford any further delays in getting an updated farm bill that would address modern challenges facing our farmers and ranchers across America. The Farm Bill matters well beyond the farm. It addresses food security, sustainability to nutrition programs, and all of these programs benefit the nation as a whole.
American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall

Other AFBF policy priorities will be established later this month at the annual convention in Salt Lake City.

We will continue to work with Congress to address the labor challenges facing our farmers. We have a labor shortage and unsustainable wage rate hikes that really are the biggest limiting factor to the growth of American agriculture. We also need to create new and expand the current trade agreements, and we have resolved to keep defending farms and ranches from the burdensome overreach of regulations from our federal government.
AFBF President Zippy Duvall

There is still time to register for the American Farm Bureau Convention coming up on Jan. 19-24, 2024, in Salt Lake City. And, of course, we will provide extensive coverage of the event on RFD-TV! To learn more, CLICK HERE


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