AFBF on the New Administration Pt 2

AFBF on the New Administration Pt 2

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
I’m Bob Larson. Like many of us, the American Farm Bureau Federation is watching with interest as the new Presidential Administration takes shape, especially when it comes to those dealing with ag-related matters.

Executive Vice President Dale Moore says those are the primary concerns, but there will be challenges …

MOORE … “I think from the standpoint of the challenges, some of them are perennial issues like trade and like ag labor, certainly, something that is not a new issue. I’ve been working in Washington D.C. since the early ‘80’s and ag labor is, year in and year out, one of the toughest issues to deal with, right up there with trade.”

Then, Moore says land issues are also important …

MOORE … “The Western Lands kind of issues with all the federal lands and, in some cases, state-owned land, but the restrictions that get placed on the lease holders, whether it’s grazing or dealing with the wildfires. My goodness, the impacts that that has had on you all is devastation all up and down the West Coast, all the way over to the Rockies.”

So, Moore says when you put all that together …

MOORE … “What is it that a new administration coming in is going to do that helps us continue to help them take care of these types of challenges and collaborate with us in the effort. And, I think the process is going to be the focus for a lot of folks right up front.”

Listen tomorrow for more on what the transition means to agriculture and if there’s any reason to be concerned.

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