Agri-Pulse Moves Ag & Food Policy Summit to Sept. 21

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2020 Agri-Pulse Ag & Food Policy Summit has been postponed for a second time due to COVID-19 and is now scheduled for Sept. 21 at the National Press Club, “for what will hopefully be a live, in-person event that follows appropriate federal guidelines.” “We realize that a lot can change between now and September due to COVID-19,” explained Sara …

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New Agri-Pulse Poll Shows Strong Farm Support for Trump

Cindy Zimmerman

The latest Agri-Pulse poll of U.S. farmers and ranchers shows support for President Donald Trump has grown despite their own economic concerns. Some 72% of producers nationwide who were surveyed from Feb. 19 through March 13 said they were willing to support Trump’s reelection, up from 69% during the fall of 2018 and 45% in the spring of 2018. Some …

Agri-Pulse, Economy

Agri-Pulse Postpones Ag & Food Policy Summit

Cindy Zimmerman

Agri-Pulse has announced its annual Ag & Food Policy Summit at the National Press Club has been postponed from March 23 to June 22 due to the evolving situation in the nation’s Capitol regarding coronavirus. “We have been looking forward to seeing you at our Ag & Food Policy Summit on March 23 while actively monitoring events related to the …

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Agri-Pulse Partners with AEM on “Campaign 2020”

Cindy Zimmerman

Agri-Pulse is partnering with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) to provide comprehensive coverage of the 2020 elections. “Agri-Pulse first launched in-depth election coverage for the 2016 cycle, and we plan to expand our reports and analysis under a new series called ‘Campaign 2020’,” said Agri-Pulse Editor Sara Wyant. “This year’s coverage will explore important House and Senate races and …

AEM, Agri-Pulse, politics

ZimmCast 612 – Happy 15th Agri-Pulse

Cindy Zimmerman

2004 was a pretty good year to start a company. ZimmComm was born the same year as Agri-Pulse so we are both celebrating our 15th anniversary this year. Our friendship with Agri-Pulse founder and president Sara Wyant is at least twice as old, and we have known her husband and partner Al Johnson about the same length of time. We …

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MillerCoors Suing Bud Light over Corn Syrup Ads

Cindy Zimmerman

MillerCoors has now filed a lawsuit against Bud Light brand owner Anheuser-Busch over the controversial corn syrup commercials which farmers have complained about and which are still running, despite the company’s external efforts to mend fences with the agricultural community. “Anheuser-Busch is fearmongering over a common beer ingredient it uses in many of its own beers, as a fermentation aid …

Agri-Pulse, Audio, Corn

Panel Explores Future at Agri-Pulse Summit

Cindy Zimmerman

“Shaping Farm and Food Policy Strategies for 2040” was the theme for the Agri-Pulse 2019 Ag and Food Policy Summit this week in Washington D.C. and the first panel of the day considered what the future might hold for farm land ownership, management, and crop production. Farm broadcaster Jeff Nalley moderated the panel which included Syngenta Seeds president David Hollinrake; …

Agri-Pulse, Audio, Seed, Syngenta, Technology

New Specialty Soya Alliance Names Executive Director

Cindy Zimmerman

The new Specialty Soya and Grains Alliance (SSGA) now has an executive director. Eric Wenberg has been named executive director of the organization and began work on Monday with meetings in Washington, D.C. and a visit to the 2019 Agri-Pulse Ag and Food Policy Summit. He is pictured here, second from right, with (LtoR) former American Soybean Association president and …

Agri-Pulse, Agribusiness, Audio, Grains, Soybean

CropLife America Supports Science Behind Glyphosate

Cindy Zimmerman

CropLife America president and CEO Chris Novak is hopeful that science will prevail in the end when it comes to legal and regulatory challenges to products such as glyphosate. “The thing that we can rely upon is the science conducted by, not just the U.S. regulatory agencies, …but most all of our chemistries are approved and in use in countries …

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Another Successful Agri-Pulse Summit

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2019 Agri-Pulse Ag and Food Policy Summit was another success for the best farm policy news team in the free world. The event at the National Press Club featured an all-star line up that started with USDA Chief Economist Rob Johannson, and ended with Under Secretary of Agriculture for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney, with Under Secretary …

Agri-Pulse, AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Audio, Farm Policy, USDA