In a move that has resonated across the agricultural community, the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) recently expressed its wholehearted support for Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.), who was elected Speaker of the House on October 25. This endorsement highlights Speaker Johnson’s unwavering commitment to the interests of American farmers and ranchers, an allegiance that has earned him the distinguished ‘Friend of Farm Bureau’ award multiple times.
AFBF President Zippy Duvall commended Speaker Johnson’s election, emphasizing the pivotal role he is expected to play in addressing the pressing needs of American families, including the completion of fiscal year 2024 appropriations and the passage of a crucial farm bill. The farm bill serves as a cornerstone of certainty for those who dedicate their livelihoods to cultivating the nation’s food, fuel, and fiber. It is a linchpin in the effort to ensure a safe and affordable food supply for every American.
In a statement, Duvall said, “We stand ready to work with Speaker Johnson to pass this important legislation. Every family in America is counting on his leadership.”
This announcement comes at a significant juncture as the AFBF prepares for its highly anticipated Annual Convention, scheduled for January 19 – 24, 2024, in the vibrant city of Salt Lake City, Utah. The convention promises to be a gathering of paramount importance for farmers, ranchers, and all stakeholders in the agriculture industry.
The event, which marks the 105th consecutive American Farm Bureau Convention, will serve as a pivotal platform for attendees to engage with the policies and perspectives that will influence the agricultural landscape in 2024. It is a unique opportunity for those involved in farming and agribusiness to help shape the agenda of the preeminent voice of agriculture in Washington, D.C.
The AFBF Annual Convention & Trade Show, set for January 19 – 24, 2024, will offer a diverse array of activities and experiences. Attendees will have access to educational workshops aimed at advancing leadership skills, expanding business acumen, and gaining deep insights into the trends and realities impacting food production. The convention will also feature cutting-edge innovations in agriculture and provide a platform for powerful speakers to address attendees.
Moreover, the convention’s trade show is designed to help attendees build a stronger network, explore featured products, and engage in idea-sharing with representatives from state and county Farm Bureaus. This multifaceted event promises to be an invaluable experience for all who attend.
The convention is made possible with the support of prominent sponsors, including industry names that are familiar to many, such as Nutrien, Syngenta, and Farm Credit, among others.
As the AFBF Annual Convention & Trade Show draws nearer, attendees are urged not to miss the chance to look beyond the horizon at the future of agriculture, sharpen their skills, and actively participate in setting the agenda in Washington. It is an event where the pulse of American agriculture beats strong, and where leaders come together to drive progress and shape the future of the industry.
For more information about the AFBF Annual Convention & Trade Show, prospective attendees are encouraged to visit the event page located at AFBF Annual Convention & Trade Show | January 19-24, 2024 | 2024 AFBF Annual Convention This is where they can gain insights into the event’s schedule, register for participation, and stay updated on all the latest developments as the convention approaches. It is a must-attend event for anyone passionate about the future of American agriculture and the critical issues that impact this vital industry.