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  • American Farmland Trust, the organization behind the national movement No Farms No Food®, has hired Robbin Marks as director of institutional partnerships.
  • IDEAg Group, producers of Farmfest, will showcase a hops demonstration yard at the farm show in August. This is the first year that hops are growing on the Farmfest grounds. The show kicks off Aug. 6 at the Gilfillan Estate in Morgan, Minnesota.
  • Textile executives representing 20 companies from Indonesia should gain a deeper understanding of why U.S. cotton is the world’s preferred fiber when they travel across the U.S. Cotton Belt on July 21-25. This COTTON USA Special Trade Mission is coordinated by Cotton Council International, the National Cotton Council’s export promotions arm.
  • The challenges and opportunities of implementing a new biotechnology regulation review process will be the topic of the Farm Foundation® Forum on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. The Forum will be 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. EDT at the Holeman Lounge of the National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, D.C. A live audiocast will also be available.
  • Broadband is no longer a luxury but a necessity for modern agriculture and the quality of life for rural Americans, Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst told a House subcommittee. Read the entire testimony here.
  • The Association of Equipment Manufacturers released three documentary-style videos that tell the stories of Becky, Paul, and Ray and how decisions made in Washington impact their lives and communities. The videos are part of AEM’s ongoing “Behind Every Product” series that highlights the 1.3 million men and women of the equipment manufacturing industry and how they contribute to the U.S. economy.
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