**American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall encouraged members to press Congress to pass a new Farm Bill.

Speaking at the AFBF annual convention in Salt Lake City last week, Duvall said, “I’m asking you to send a resounding message to Congress to deliver a new farm bill for our farms and our country.”

Many believe Congress needs to act early to complete a farm bill before the thick of election season.

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**In its Global Sustainability Report, McCain Foods announced progress towards its sustainability commitments.

McCain aims to implement regenerative agriculture practices across 100% of the global acreage that grows potatoes for McCain products by the end of the decade.

The Global Sustainable Report shows 51% of McCain's global potato acreage onboarded within McCain's Regenerative

Agriculture Framework, and 28% moving up the framework towards more comprehensive adoption of regenerative practices.

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**USDA’s monthly Chicken and Eggs report shows December egg production increased three percent.

U.S. egg production totaled nearly 9.5 billion in December 2023.

Production included 8.14 billion table eggs, and 1.31 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.21 billion were broiler-type and 97.0 million were egg-type.

The total number of layers during December averaged 384 million, up two percent from last year.

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