Farm Bureaus: The Southern Border Must Be Addressed

The American Farm Bureau Federation recently joined all 50 state Farm Bureaus and Puerto Rico Farm Bureau in sending a letter urging the Biden administration to address the surge of undocumented immigrants entering the United States. The letter went to Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland as well as Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro […]

Coalition Warns Congress About Shortage of Ag Inspectors

A coalition of more than 150 agricultural organizations is urging Congressional appropriators to close an estimated $630 million funding shortfall for Agricultural Inspectors at ports-of-entry. In its letter to key member of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees the coalition stated Customs and Border Protection Specialists, Technicians, and Canine Teams inspect Ag imports to prevent […]

U.S./Canada Close Border To Fight COVID-19

The governments of the United States and Canada have mutually agreed to restrict all non-essential travel across its borders, as both countries try to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday supply lines of trade goods remain open, however persons who are simply traveling will no longer be able to […]

Is Support For the President Starting To Wane In The Ag Community?

Could the support of the farming community, which voted overwhelmingly in favor of President Trump in 2016, be melting away?   With the trade war with China, the closure of FSA offices nationwide and so many questions remaining, many in the Ag community feel the White House has made recent years more challenging then necessary.  […]