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Waterways Infrastructure

Issue Background

Our nation’s waterways keep America moving, provide American jobs, and support exports.

Farm Bureau supports having an efficient and reliable inland waterway system and ports to provide affordable agricultural products domestically and to compete internationally.

U.S. ports and inland waterways are vital to the shipment of agricultural products as more than 2 billion tons of domestic and import/export cargo move through our ports and along our waters.

Modern lock and dam infrastructure is critical to U.S. competitiveness in the world market, to environmental protection, to energy efficiency, to the sustainment of well-paying American jobs and to congestion relief.

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Issue News

President Obama Hits Key Ag Issues In State Of The Union Jan 30, 2014 - AFBF Newsroom The American Farm Bureau welcomes President Obama’s comments on tax reform. AFBF Public Policy Executive Director Dale Moore says tax reform must be comprehensive. Any tax reform proposal or legislative effort that does not consider the individual tax code more likely has a chance to hurt farmers and ranchers. We want to protect the farmer and rancher business tax deductions, but at the same time, we need to make sure that those individual tax reforms are part of that package as well.
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