I couldn’t attend the World Agricultural Forum this week but Sara Wyant did. She was kind enough to email me the following update from the event.
In this week’s CornTalk, MCGA/MCMC CEO, Gary Marshall provides a Missouri state legislative wrap-up. He focuses on several areas of legislation affecting corn growers including the budget and omnibus ag bill which was finalized last Thursday.
I’m not entirely sure what to make of this but it has the involvement of a lot of people in agribusiness. It’s an invitation to for an event this Friday in Washington, DC. The invitation was emailed out from the National Cotton Council. If we get some more information from it I’ll pass it along.
The World Agricultural Forum gets started today in St. Louis but I’m going to miss it this year. I’ll try to have some images and information sent to me so I can update you on what the discussions are like. The theme this year is “The Key to Peace, Security and Growth: Local, Regional AND Global Agri-Food Systems.”
Here’s an item from the Illinois Corn Growers Daily Corn Industry Update that I just had to post and agree with. I like to say that I love soybeans and corn, especially after they’ve been processed by a tasty animal! It’s good to see corn growers openly acknowledging this. I know the soybean folks do and even have a special animal ag initiative.
It’s not too early to plan for the FFA Convention, October 26-29, Louisville, KY. They’ve got a website that’s chock full of information so check it out.
Meet Tracy Orsburn, the Beefmobile Wrangler, in this week’s Missouri Beef Industry Council Report.
In this week’s CornTalk, MCGA/MCMC CEO, Gary Marshall goes into more detail about the State Executive Staff Mission to Europe hosted by the U.S. Grains Council. He just returned from the trip, which included stops in Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland and Switzerland. Marshall discusses highlights of the trip relating to trade issues such as biotechnology, WTO negotiations, and the differences between Eastern and Western European nations.
I always want to help promote programs that help youth in agriculture. Listen up students. Scholarships available. As a parent with college-age children I can easily say, “Scholarships = Good.”