Stallman Meets the Press for Last Time #AFBF16

Cindy Zimmerman

afbf16-stallman-pressAmerican Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) president Bob Stallman held his final press conference as president of the nation’s largest general farm organization on Sunday. “You will get to do the closing press conference with a new face up here,” he said. Four candidates are vying for the title and the new president will be elected on Tuesday.

Stallman addressed several issues before members of the ag media, including cottonseed designation as an oilseed, the Trans Pacific Partnership, GMO labeling and more. Asked what was most gratifying to him as president of AFBF for 16 years, Stallman facetiously said, “That I survived.” But seriously, he said it was most gratifying to “engage with, become friends with, all of the farmers and ranchers across the country and have the opportunity to represent their interests.”

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