Agri-Pulse Open Mic with David Lynn

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Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features David Lynn, Sr. VP Farm Credit Mid-America. Farmers are facing a cyclical turn in the industry with a period of lower crop prices, reduced net farm income and a likely increase in interest rates.This week’s guest on Open Mic is David Lynn, Senior Vice-President for Financial Services with Farm Credit Mid-America. Lynn believes the …


Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Krysta Harden

Leah Guffey

Agri-Pulse interviewed USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden for Open Mic this week: USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden says it is critical for the government to provide a reasonable safety net for farmers, but that all programs- including crop insurance and conservation – must be scrutinized as part of the annual budget process. She shares her perspectives on farm bill implementation, …

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Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Phillip Seng

Leah Guffey

Agri-Pulse interviewed Philip Seng, President and CEO USMEF on Open Mic this week: International trade can be a “gold mine” for beef and pork producers as well as the grain growers they rely on for feed. However, U.S. red meat exports are challenged from lower domestic production and the rising value of the U.S. dollar. In this week’s Open Mic …

Agri-Pulse, Audio, Exports, Food, Markets, Meat

Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Rep. Mike Conaway

Leah Guffey

Agri-Pulse interviewed the new chairman of the House Agriculture Committee on Open Mic this week: As Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee in the 114th Congress, Mike Conaway has revised the subcommittee structure to allow for closer policy oversight and careful attention to reauthorization of nutrition programs and futures trading. In his first audio interview on ag issues this year, …

Agri-Pulse, Government

Veteran Ag Journalist Joins Agri-Pulse Team

Jamie Johansen

Agri-Pulse is pleased to announce that award-winning veteran agricultural journalist Ed Maixner is a contributing editor, effective Jan. 5. Maixner most recently served as editor of the Kiplinger Agricultural Letter and as food and agribusiness editor for other Kiplinger publications. Before joining Kiplinger, he wrote and edited for Farm Progress Companies. Before Farm Progress, Maixner served as an associate director …

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Agri-Pulse Names New Associate Editor

Jamie Johansen

Agri-Pulse is pleased to announce the appointment of Whitney Forman-Cook as an associate editor, based in Washington, D.C., effective Jan. 5. “We are very excited to have someone with Whitney’s education and diverse background join us full-time in Washington,” said Sara Wyant, Agri-Pulse Editor and Publisher. “Whitney’s work with farm bill implementation, conservation, environmental issues, sustainability, global affairs and community …

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Philip Brasher Joins Agri-Pulse

Cindy Zimmerman

One of the most respected names in agricultural journalism is joining the staff of Agri-Pulse. Agri-Pulse has announed the appointment of Philip Brasher as a senior editor, based in Washington, D.C., effective December 1. “We are very excited to have a talented veteran journalist like Phil join us full-time in Washington,” said Sara Wyant, Agri-Pulse Editor and Publisher. “Phil is …

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New Agri-Pulse Political Punch Series

Cindy Zimmerman

Agri-Pulse has started a new six-part series called “Packing a Political Punch in Rural America.” Throughout this in-depth series, Editor Sara Wyant will look at some of the important demographic, economic and political changes taking place in American agriculture and discuss why it may be time for rural America’s political influencers to rethink their tactics and strategies, too. “In recent …

Agri-Pulse, politics

Agri-Pulse Hires NAFB Scholarship Winner

Cindy Zimmerman

Young farm broadcaster Spencer Chase is now an associate editor for Agri-Pulse. A broadcast and news editorial journalism graduate of South Dakota State University, Chase is originally from a farm near Wolsey, South Dakota where his family raises crops and livestock. He served as a summer intern with Agri-Pulse in 2013, covering agricultural policy issues on Capitol Hill, interviewing lawmakers …

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Breanne Brammer Joins Agri-Pulse as Summer Intern

Jamie Johansen

Agri-Pulse is pleased to announce the appointment of Breanne Brammer as a summer intern through the American Agricultural Editor’s Association. Brammer is a senior at the University of Missouri (MU), studying science and agricultural journalism with a dual minor in agricultural economics and international agriculture. “We are really pleased to have a young journalist like Breanne join us in Washington …

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