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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Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Rep. Rob Bishop

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Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features Rep. Rob Bishop. Bishop chairs the House Committee on Natural Resources. Bishop is pleased with recent votes on forestry and water but admits a number of uphill battles remain for his committee and Congress. The Utah Republican minces no words in describing the Obama Administration as the “bully regulation machine” and in this interview …

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Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Rep. Cheri Bustos

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Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features Rep. Cheri Bustos. As a member of the House committees on Agriculture as well as Transportation and Infrastructure, the Illinois Democrat is positioned to cast important votes for farmers and rural America. In this informative interview you’ll hear her thoughts on congressional consideration of trade agreements and angst against the EPA on implementation of …

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Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Rep. John Shimkus

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Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features Rep. John Shimkus. The Illinois Republican is pleased with the results of the first six months of the 114th Congress but admits difficult votes lie ahead on spending and regulatory overreach. Shimkus supports free trade and believes leadership should withhold opposition to the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal until the final rules of the …

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Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey

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Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey. A downturn in commodity prices and the biggest animal health emergency in that state’s history has taken a financial toll on Iowa agriculture. In this week’s interview, Iowa’s Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey addresses producers’ recovery from avian influenza and their preparation for further challenges from the disease. Northey discusses …

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American Agri-Women Drive Across America Support

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Syngenta is the latest sponsor to sign up to support American Agri-Women Drive Across America, joining several others including Bayer CropScience, the Renewable Fuels Association and AgriPulse in the five-month educational and advocacy tour. American Agri-Women (AAW), the nation’s largest coalition of farm, ranch and agri-business women, is celebrating 40 years of advocating for agriculture with its “Drive Across America.” …

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Agri-Pulse to Travel Rural Route to White House

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“The Rural Route to the White House” is a new series being launched by Agri-Pulse Communications and sponsored by American Farm Bureau Federation to cover the 2016 presidential campaign with a special focus on issues important to agriculture and rural America. “The 60 million hardworking farmers, ranchers and rural Americans who produce and process our food deserve to know how …

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Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Canadian Ag Minister Gerry Ritz

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Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features Canadian Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz. Ritz says the US is out of options and out of time with regard to Country-of-Origin labeling. He discusses the retaliation timetable and the billions of dollars in tariffs that could be placed on U.S. goods. In addition, Ritz says Canada is closely watching the Trade Promotion Authority vote …

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Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Sen. John Boozman

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Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features Sen. John Boozman. The Arkansas Republican sees strong opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed clean water rule and says Congress must quickly address the COOL rule. As co-chair of the hunger caucus, Boozman has strong interest in nutrition programs and expects policy reform this year. In this interview, Senator Boozman explains his thoughts …

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