Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Robert Johansson of USDA

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Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features USDA Chief Economist Robert Johansson. In this wide-ranging interview, you’ll hear his perspective on any relationship between the drop in equity markets and commodity prices, thoughts on China, Brazil and other countries lowering their currency values, and the implications of the EPA’s upcoming decision on RFS volume standards for US farm income. Click here …

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Delapaz Joins Agri-Pulse

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Agri-Pulse has a new editorial coordinator. The farm and rural policy news source says Jodi Delapaz is joining the operation. “With such strong audience growth this year, we are pleased to have Jodi join us to continue to build reader and listener engagement,” said Editor Sara Wyant. “We expect her to play a crucial role as we continue to expand …


Farm Bureau: EPA Massively Increasing Its Authority

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New maps released by Farm Bureau shows the federal government is massively increasing its authority at the cost of American producers. This news release from the group says the Environmental Protection Agency will radically expand its jurisdiction over land use if its controversial Waters of the United States rule takes effect as expected Aug. 28. That expansion comes even as …

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Partnership Launches No-Cost Farm Transition Project

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A group of educators and agricultural consultants is launching a new, no-cost farm transition planning project to make sure farmland stays in families’ hands. Ag Transition Partners, supported by American Agri-Women, a coalition of farm, ranch and agri-business women is offering the project with webinars, on-site or virtual coaching and action plan templates. The project’s multi-layer approach sets it apart …

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Tiemann Elected Chairman of U.S. Grains Council

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A Nebraska corn farmer and state Corn Board member is the new chairman of the U.S. Grains Council (USGC). Alan Tiemann from Seward, Nebraska, was elected at the organization’s 55th annual board of delegates meeting in Montreal, Canada, after serving as USGC vice-chairman over the previous year. “I have enjoyed addressing issues and helping open markets for the Grains Council …

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Farm Foundation President to Retire

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The president of Farm Foundation is going to reture. Neil Conklin, who took office in 2008 and is the sixth person to lead Farm Foundation in its 82-year history, says he will retire effective December 2016. “Neil has been key in fulfilling the Trustees’ goal to position the Foundation as the leader in helping public and private-sector leaders address the …

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Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Gov. Martin O’Malley

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Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features Gov. Martin O’Malley. [The former governor of Maryland is a] Democratic candidate for President in 2016. In this interview you’ll hear his views on renewable fuel policy, environmental stewardship, global trade and why he believes leading a state like Maryland uniquely qualifies his bid for the Oval Office. Click here to listen to Agri-Pulse …

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AFBF: Secrecy, Misconduct at EPA on WOTUS

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A series of memos the Obama Administration intended to keep private shows a culture of secrecy, falsehood and dysfunction that permeated the Waters of the U.S. rulemaking process. The American Farm Bureau charges the Army Corps of Engineers memos show the Corps “repeatedly rebuked EPA officials for their abuse of the rulemaking process in producing the deeply controversial Waters of …

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Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Sen. Chuck Grassley

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Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features Sen. Chuck Grassley. With days left before the August Congressional recess, Grassley says leaders face some must pass legislation including highway funding and a final decision on Country-of-Origin Labeling. In this interview, Grassley offers insights into possible tax reform and the final stages of debate in the budget process. Grassley also says Congress needs …

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