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John Block: Trump – AFBF Speech

By former USDA Secretary John R. Block It has been 25 years since a President of the United States addressed the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF).  The last President to speak was President George H. W. Bush.  President Donald Trump spoke th… Read More
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John Block: Trade Worries

By former USDA Secretary John R. Block Worries about our ag trade are escalating. Farmers are desperate. We export more than a quarter of what we produce. Farm prices are in the tank. Any wrong move that would cause us to lose markets would be a dev… Read More
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Missouri AG Plans to Sue California Over Egg Import Restrictions

Missouri’s Attorney General, Chris Koster, used the Missouri Farm Bureau’s annual meeting to announce that he intends to sue the State of California to overturn a law that will limit most commercially-produced eggs from entering the sta… Read More
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John Block: Bounty of Food

I hope you have a happy Thanksgiving this year. The celebration of Thanksgiving dates back to our ancestors who settled this country. They didn’t have any of the comforts that we take for granted today. They were just thankful to have a roof ov… Read More
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Rambo Takes on American Agriculture

“The ecological and economic importance of the Chesapeake Bay is well documented….And yet, nutrient pollution and sedimentation remain a critical concern.” So says Judge Sylvia H. Rambo, U.S. District Court judge in Pennsylvania. Judge… Read More
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Court Ruffles EPA’s Feathers: Poultry Producer Suit Permitted to Proceed Despite Withdrawal of Administrative Compliance Order

A District Court judge in West Virginia is forcing EPA to defend a challenge to a now-withdrawn Administrative Compliance Order (“ACO”) related to “dust and feather” discharges from a broiler facility.  In one of the first post-Sackett chall… Read More
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Chicken Farmer, American Farm Bureau Don’t Want to Let EPA Off the Hook

There have been new developments in the Alt v. EPA case (AgFDABlog first reported on this case in October). EPA bit off more than it could chew when it went after Lois Alt – a West Virginia chicken farmer who is not afraid of a fight. Now, faci… Read More
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Eight Isn't Enough: American Farm Bureau Permitted to Intervene In WV Poultry Dust Suit against EPA

On October 9, 2012, a federal judge in Elkins, West Virginia, issued an order allowing the American Farm Bureau Federation and the West Virginia Farm Bureau (Farm Bureau) to intervene in a lawsuit filed by a West Virginia poultry producer against th… Read More
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