AFBF applauds bipartisan effort to keep economy moving

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented today on President Biden’s signing of legislation to avert a disastrous rail strike.

“AFBF applauds Congress and President Biden for working together to avert a rail strike. High diesel prices, a truck driver shortage, and low water levels on the Mississippi River have already made shipping conditions difficult. A rail strike would have had a devastating effect on the American economy, especially as families grapple with higher prices caused by inflation.

“Farmers rely on trains to transport food and feed, and they also depend on the rails to bring important supplies like fertilizer back to the farm, which is why AFBF urged Congress and the president to find a solution to the rail worker impasse. Their bipartisan efforts will help ensure farmers can continue delivering food from their farms to families across the country.”

Contact:
Mike Tomko
American Farm Bureau Federation
(202) 406-3642
miket@fb.org 


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