“John and his counsel remain concerned that legal liability for farming without federal permission undermines the clear protections that the Clean Water Act affords to farming and poses a significant ongoing threat to farmers across the nation.” Duarte’s attorney said.
In their discussions, the three Presidents agreed on the need to build on the original agreement's success by looking for ways to increase trade volumes.
As key votes are recorded, AFBF will maintain scores and calculate the percentage at which each member voted in favor of AFBF’s position on key issues.
The hearing is Sept. 6 at 4 p.m. at the Brush Creek Mill, 121 S. State Street, Hillman.
The repeal of estate taxes and the continuation of stepped-up basis, along with reduced capital gains taxes, are important as well.
Michigan’s agriculture industry is exploring how it can support efforts of the state’s Managed Pollinator Protection Plans.
Since NAFTA’s creation in 1994, U.S. farmers and ranchers have benefited from an increase in annual exports to Mexico and Canada.
The regulations typically failed to distinguish between commercial and hobby farms, ignored laws protecting commercial agriculture and addressed issues—pesticide use, animal health and animal welfare—that were beyond the board’s authority.
The provisions in the bill largely fall outside the American Farm Bureau Federation's (AFBF) priorities.
Governor Rick Snyder recently announced the appointment of Muskegon County Farm Bureau member Ted Crowley and Monroe County Farm Bureau member Mark Metz, to the state’s Farm Produce Insurance Authority.
Local elections are important and Michigan Farm Bureau encourages all its members to vote.
As more employers plan to use the H-2A program, completing the following items this year will make an easier transition to H-2A employment.
The dairy industry is facing a challenging time, a cyclical downturn that’s lasted longer than in previous cycles, and is expected to continue for at least the near-term.
Farming is a challenging undertaking, with long days that start early and are filled with physical demands from running the tractor to calving cows to fixing equipment to repairing fence posts.
I am frequently asked "what is a gun trust and when should I create one?" The short answer is that gun trusts are created primarily to acquire, possess and use firearms regulated by the National Firearms Act of 1934 (the NFA).
For many farmers, it seems hardly a year goes by without some form of capital investment, whether in equipment, facilities, livestock or land.