Just one day after President Donald Trump made a historic speech at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 99th annual convention, the organization’s 353 delegates approved a hard-fought dues increase and a vast array of new policy positions.
A former employee of an Oklahoma accounting firm has been sentenced to 57 months in federal prison and is ordered to pay back $2.3 million she embezzled from the Oklahoma Beef Council over the course of seven years.
President Donald Trump is scheduled to attend the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual convention in Nashville next week, and his appearance will likely spice up a meeting that might otherwise be light on policy talk.
The Department of Agriculture plans to withdraw another Obama administration regulation impacting the livestock industry, this time choosing to pull language setting animal welfare standards in organic agriculture.
A panel of witnesses spoke to the Senate Agriculture Committee on Wednesday and all essentially delivered the same message: the current defense against pests, pathogens, and biosecurity threats to the food system needs work.