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Farm Bureau Re-elects President Zippy Duvall
USAgNet - 01/10/2018

Delegates to the American Farm Bureau Federation's Annual Convention unanimously re-elected AFBF President Zippy Duvall. Delegates also approved measures to help assure a prosperous agricultural and rural economy in the coming year and beyond.

Resolutions approved by farmer and rancher delegates from across the nation ran the gamut of issues, from trade to regulatory reform, crop insurance, biotechnology and more.

"Today's actions give us a clear roadmap at a time when farmers are on the verge of their fifth consecutive year of shrinking net farm income," Duvall said. "Despite these difficulties, we remain optimistic: Official Washington feels more like a partner than it did just a short time ago. We have real opportunities to make progress in policy that we have not had in the past."

Among other things, delegates approved measures supporting an improved Agriculture Risk Coverage program to decrease risk-management disparities across counties. They also support strengthened and more flexible risk management and safety-net programs for dairy farmers.

Members also voted to raise its member dues by $1 to support higher expenses by the organization.

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