AFBF Ratifies 2022 Policies and Border Patrol Seizes Illegal Pork
**During its annual meeting of the delegates last month, the American Farm Bureau Federation ratified its 2022 AFBF Policy Book, which dictates the legislative direction Farm Bureau takes as an organization on the federal level.
The grassroots policy process is especially significant this year as 2023 farm bill discussions ramp up.
Additionally, former Georgia Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall was re-elected to his fourth term as AFBF president.
**The EPA is working on finalizing proposed rolling compliance deadlines for 2020, ‘21, and ‘22, and ethanol groups like Growth Energy weren’t pleased with the announcement.
CEO Emily Skor says delaying the compliance deadlines is completely contradictory to efforts to lower rising gas prices and increase the use of cleaner, low-carbon fuels.
She says, it’s vital the EPA moves forward on getting the RFS back on track, and EPA can start by swiftly finalizing the proposed volumes for 2022.
**U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say their agriculture specialists seized 243 pounds of prohibited pork bologna in two separate and unrelated incidents at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Hector Mancha, Director of Field Ops, says, pork products have the potential to introduce foreign animal diseases that can have devastating effects on the U.S. economy and ag industry.
Officials seized 55 pounds of pork products on January 13 and another 188 pounds of bologna on January 21.