Duvall: New political climate offers opportunities for ag

Duvall: New political climate offers opportunities for ag
With a new Congress and administration, farmers have a unique opportunity to make progress on issues they have been working on for years, including regulatory reform and immigration, Zippy Duvall, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, said last week at the organization’s annual convention in Phoenix.

By working together and presenting a unified voice to lawmakers, regulators and others, Farm Bureau members from all over the United States can make real progress on many key issues, including easing the burden of unwarranted regulation, reforming immigration policies and communicating more effectively with consumers, according to Zippy Duvall, American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) president.

"That’s why Farm Bureau exists, so that together, we can accomplish great things, things that none of us can do on our own," Duvall said in his address to Farm Bureau members at the 98th AFBF annual meeting on Phoenix. "Times have changed, but that character of our organization — a clear mission, grassroots passion and determination to achieve our goals — is as powerful as ever. Your enduring values of being a united and grassroots-driven voice for all of...

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