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New Bill Would Help Get More Vets Practicing in Shortage Areas

A recently introduced bill to increase grants that encourage veterinarians to practice in veterinary shortage areas has the support of the American Farm Bureau Federation.

Farmers Pleased With Trump’s Approach to NAFTA

Walking away from the significant gains the North American Free Trade Agreement has provided for farmers and ranchers throughout United States would have been a severe blow to the agricultural sector, American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall said in a letter to President Donald Trump thanking the administration for its decision to pursue renegotiation over withdrawal from NAFTA.

USA Today: Milk is Sour Issue in U.S. Canada Trade Talks

A USA Today article about U.S.-Canada trade talks examines how milk has “moved to the forefront of President Donald Trump’s escalating trade dispute with Canada.”

AFBF on Trump’s Tax Plan: Agriculture’s Unique Financial Challenges Must be Recognized

While lower tax rates will go a long way in helping farmers and ranchers, those involved in agriculture are anxious about the future of other important tax provisions—such as immediate expensing, the deduction for interest expense, cash accounting and like-kind expenses, American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall said in a statement soon after President Donald Trump released his tax reform blueprint.

Revisiting NAFTA: The Way it Could Be

What tariffs would the United States face in Mexico and Canada if NAFTA was not in effect. Because of the transparency, the World Trade Organization (WTO) brings to international trade, we know.

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