Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Rep. Ron Kind

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Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features Rep. Ron Kind. As a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, the Wisconsin Democrat supports free trade and explains why it was such a difficult vote for many Democrats, who largely opposed President Obama. Kind shares his thoughts for the Obama administration in the latter stages of the TPP negotiations, especially …

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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

Cindy Zimmerman

“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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Agri-Pulse is Media Partner for “Drive Across America”

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American Agri-Women is celebrating 40 years of advocating for agriculture with a five-month tour, “Drive Across America.”  Partnering with them for this event is Agri-Pulse Communications. “Our past and our future are based on advocating for agriculture and presenting the truth about production agriculture to the public, policy makers and the media. We are so pleased to have a media …

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Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Rep. Adrian Smith

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Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features U.S. Rep. Adrian Smith. The Republican representing Nebraska’s 3rd District outlines a challenging agenda for House members following the Memorial Day break. As a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, Smith expects a great deal of debate over Trade Promotion Authority, tax reform, and identifying financial resources for the Highway Trust Fund. …

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Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Heidi Heitkamp

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Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp. The North Dakota Democrat was instrumental in crafting the 2014 farm bill and now has proposed legislation to address uncertainty over renewable fuels and waters of the US as well as expanding trade with Cuba. In this interview Senator Heitkamp shares her thoughts on food labeling and outlines senate debate …

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Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Collin Peterson

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Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features the House Ag Committee Ranking Member Rep. Collin Peterson. The Minnesota Democrat discusses his position on Trade Promotion Authority for the Obama administration and the dangers of change to the nation’s crop insurance program. He also believes environmentalists have control of the White House and favors congressional action to thwart implementation of the new …

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