American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall has tested positive for COVID-19.
Spokesperson Terri Moore telling Farm Journal, "He tested positive this morning after experiencing a fever and cough, but he's feeling strong and in good spirits."
Moore says Duvall is staying at his home in Georgia in quarantine. She adds he has been working from home on his farm for the past two weeks and has only traveled once in an official capacity to events in Georgia. Moore says the hosts of those events, along with others with whom Duvall came into contact with over the past two weeks, have been notified or are in the process of being notified.
Reuters reports Duvall declined an invitation to travel to Washington. He had been invited to attend a dinner Wednesday evening at the White House with the president of Mexico in celebration of the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.
Duvall has been president of The American Farm Bureau Federation since 2016.