The following statement was issued this afternoon by AFBF President Bob Stallman: “The American Farm Bureau is disappointed that the Senate failed to halt the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulation of greenhouse gases by failing to approve S.J. Res. 26. This was one of the most important votes in the Senate this year affecting U.S. agriculture.
The Senate is slated to vote Thursday on a resolution by Sen. Lisa Murkowsi (R-Alaska) that seeks to halt the Environmental Protection Agency’s scheme to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act. Farm Bureau strongly supports passage.
An interesting editorial from DTN editor-in-chief Urban C. Lehner answering a question posed to him about the apparent anti-agriculture bias in the media can be found on the NDFB Weather and markets channel. "Many journalists think their role is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable...This may come as a shock, but farmers today are, in society's eyes, among the comfortable..."
Logan Wald, son of Susan and Victor Wald, Jr. of Napoleon, has received one of 50 $1,000 scholarships nationwide for agricultural studies, from the National FFA Organization in conjunction with the American Farm Bureau Federation and Ram Trucks, a division of Chrysler Group LLC.
The House is expected to vote soon on legislation that includes a number of tax provisions for farmers and rural America. The American Farm Bureau Federation is urging the House to pass the American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act. In a letter sent to members of the House, AFBF President Bob Stallman called for prompt passage of the bill to reinstate many tax provisions that expired at the end of 2009.