Farm Foundation Releases Report on Ag’s 30-Year Challenges

John Davis

An increasing world population coupled with increasing incomes will pose agriculture with some major challenges over the next three decades, as the world puts greater and greater demands on farmers to meet the world’s food and energy needs. Farm Foundation has released a new report this morning at The Food and Agriculture Policy Summit the group is hosting in Washington, …

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Will Stenholm Be Next Ag Secretary?

John Davis

On a day when he moderated a conversation between seven former Secretaries of Agriculture, speculation swirled that former Rep. Charlie Stenholm would be the next person to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Stenholm’s primary role was to ask questions of the six who attended in person and one who appeared by video at the Farm Foundation’s Food and Agriculture …

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Next Prez Dominates Farm Foundation’s Ag Secretaries Forum

John Davis

It was a pretty historic meeting this afternoon at the Farm Foundations’ Food and Agriculture Policy Summit in Washington, D.C. as six former Secretaries of Agriculture shared the stage and another joined by videotape. This truly bipartisan meeting of the minds was moderated by Farm Journal’s Roger Bernard and former Rep. Charlie Stenholm (who is rumored to be on the …

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Former Secs. of Ag Discuss Future

John Davis

Six former U.S. Secretaries of Agriculture… John Block under Pres. Ronald Reagan, Clayton Yeutter under the first Pres. George Bush, Michael Espy and Dan Glickman for Pres. Bill Clinton, and Ann Veneman and Michael Johanns under the second Pres. George (W.) Bush… and one on video… Robert Bergland for Pres. Jimmy Carter… are on the diais today in Washington, D.C., …

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Schafer Addresses Farm Foundation Conference

John Davis

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer has just finished addressing the folks attending the latest Farm Foundation’s Transition to a Bioeconomy Conference going on in St. Louis, Mo. Schafer reminded the crowd how hard the current administration has worked to promote the biofuels field in this country, and thus, how hard it had worked to help the farmers who are …

Audio, Biodiesel, Ethanol, Farm Foundation, Government

Making Sustainable Ethanol By Managing the Water

John Davis

The amount of water that goes into growing the corn that goes into ethanol has been a big topic of conversation between those for and against production of the green fuel.  That’s why it is a topic of conversation at the Farm Foundation’s Transition to a Bioeconomy: Environmental and Rural Impacts Conference in St. Louis this week. This gathering of …

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Charging Ahead in a Transitioning Bioeconomy

John Davis

How we develop rural jobs as the country moves to a bioeconomy was the latest subject tackled today at the Farm Foundation’s Transition to a Bioeconomy: Environmental and Rural Impacts Conference in St. Louis. One of the key speakers during this session was USDA’s Under Secretary for Rural Development Thomas Dorr, who talked about how we need to move forward …

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Transition to a Bioeconomy About to Begin

John Davis

The latest in a series of Farm Foundation-sponsored meetings on how to transition the country to a bioeconomy is about to get underway this morning in St. Louis, Mo. Transition to a Bio Economy: Environmental and Rural Development Impacts is taking place at the Hyatt Regency-Union Station today and tomorrow, and your intrepid blogger will be here to update you …

Biodiesel, Environment, Ethanol, Farm Foundation