Built Back Better Dec. 14
The American Farm Bureau Federation sent a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives stating its opposition to the Build Back Better Act, also known as the reconciliation package. President Zippy Duvall commented on the Build Back Better Act.
“After watching months of contentious, partisan debate surrounding the Build Back Better Act, The American Farm Bureau Federation stands in opposition to the legislation.
“While some elements of the reconciliation package would benefit agriculture, the massive amount of spending and tax increases required to pay for the plan outweigh the gains we would see in rural America. We appreciate House efforts to protect farmers and ranchers by leaving key tax provisions untouched. Thousands of small businesses, however, would still be affected by tax increases, forcing them to pass increased costs to families across the nation.
“The economy is still recovering from the pandemic, supply chains are stressed, and inflation is putting pressure on America’s pocketbooks. Now is not the time to put an additional burden on families struggling to make ends meet. We urge lawmakers to find common ground and work in a bipartisan manner to address the challenges facing our nation.” Duvall said.
The American Farm Bureau Federation is the Voice of Agriculture. They are farm and ranch families working together to build a sustainable future of safe and abundant food, fiber and renewable fuel for our nation and the world.
The goal of FB Advocacy, AFBF’s Grassroots and Political Advocacy Program, is to increase Farm Bureau's effectiveness and visibility as the national advocate for farmers and ranchers. True to our theme, Influence. Action. Impact, Farm Bureau members’ advocacy efforts ensure all of agriculture speaks with one voice.