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AFBF president gives proposed agriculture budget an ‘F’

AFBF president gives proposed agriculture budget an ‘F’
The president of the country’s largest agricultural advocacy group said the proposed budget President Trump sent to Congress fails farmers, ranchers and the nation’s rural communities.



Tax credit benefits both farmers and food banks

Tax credit benefits both farmers and food banks
A new tax credit will benefit Virginia’s farmers and the food banks to which they donate.



Virginia dairy producers discuss improvements to farm bill safety net

Virginia dairy producers discuss improvements to farm bill safety net
The American Farm Bureau Federation is working to ensure a better safety net for farmers, and asked Virginia dairy producers for their input.



Agriculture receives $95 million budget deal

Agriculture receives $95 million budget deal
The omnibus bill Congress passed last week to fund the government through Sept. 30 restored $95 million to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Business and Cooperative Service.



Farm leaders pleased with restoration of NASS funding

Farm leaders pleased with restoration of NASS funding
The deal Congress struck to keep the federal government funded through Sept. 30 restored funding to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. 



Politicians get on-the-farm lessons during ag tour

Politicians get on-the-farm lessons during ag tour
Lynchburg area politicians acquired some on-the-farm knowledge May 13 during a tour of three Bedford County farms, hosted by the Bedford County Farm Bureau Young Farmers Committee.



Young Farmers seek help from state agency to ship produce across state lines

Young Farmers seek help from state agency to ship produce across state lines
The Virginia Farm Bureau Federation wants the movement of Virginia-grown fruits and vegetables across state lines to be regulated by a state agency rather than the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.



State officials share updates with Farm Bureau leaders

State officials share updates with Farm Bureau leaders
State agriculture and forestry officials recently outlined some challenges and accomplishments for leaders of the state’s largest farmers’ advocacy organization.



Farmers approve of Trump’s move to ditch ‘Waters of the U.S.’ rule

Farmers approve of Trump’s move to ditch ‘Waters of the U.S.’ rule
Describing the flawed “Waters of the U.S.” rule as nothing more than a federal land grab, American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall called President Trump’s executive order to ditch the rule “a welcome relief to farmers and ranchers across the country.” 



Americans agree across party lines when rating sustainability of farms

Americans agree across party lines when rating sustainability of farms
Some common ground: Democrats and Republicans agree that agriculture is a sustainable industry, and both believe sustainability incentives should be used instead of government regulation of farms.



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