Agri-Pulse: Farm to Fork Panel

Jamie Johansen

To kick off National Ag Day, Agri-Pulse hosted a panel discussion on Capitol Hill tackling “Farm to Fork Politics: How Sustainability is Reframing Food Production and Marketing.” Agri-Pulse Editor, Sara Wyant, moderated the discussion between panelists including Rod Snyder, president, Field to Market, Chris Policinski, CEO, Land O’Lakes Inc., Dave White, co-founder, 9B and former NRCS Chief, and Gregg Halverson, …

Ag Day, Agri-Pulse, Audio

Agri-Pulse Presents 2016 Doan Award

Jamie Johansen

Yesterday during the Agri-Pulse Farm to Fork Politics discussion and reception the annual Doan Award was presented to Ben Nuelle, Iowa Agribusiness Farm Network. The award is sponsored by Agri-Pulse and was presented by Senator Pat Roberts from Kansas and Greg Akagi current National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) president. The Doan recognizes and encourages excellence in reporting agriculture. The …

Ag Group, Agri-Pulse, Award, NAFB

Trump Tops @AgriPulse Poll of Farmers

Cindy Zimmerman

As Iowa voters gather to caucus today, a new Agri-Pulse poll shows most farmers support Donald Trump for president. In the most extensive poll of how U.S. farmers and ranchers plan to vote for president, respondents overwhelmingly say they’ll support a Republican, and 40 percent of those are Trump supporters. That compares to 15 percent for Sen. Ted Cruz, 11 …

Agri-Pulse, politics

Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Farm Bureau Pres. Bob Stallman

John Davis

Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features Bob Stallman, President of the American Farm Bureau Federation. In this interview, Stallman reflects on his tenure as leader of the nation’s largest general farm organization and many of the changes that occurred. Stallman discusses accomplishments in the last session of Congress and identifies ominous challenges still facing the industry on Capitol Hill and …

AFBF, Ag Group, Agri-Pulse, Audio, Farm Bureau, GMO, Government

Agri-Pulse Poll Ranks Top Farmer Issues

John Davis

A new poll from Agri-Pulse shows that national security and terrorism are among the top issues for farmers going into the 2016 election, and in turn, billionaire businessman Donald Trump has a slight lead as their choice for president. This article from Agri-Pulse says the poll, conducted in partnership with the Iowa Soybean Association, shows Trump with a slim lead …

Agri-Pulse, politics

Agri-Pulse Open Mic with ASTA CEO Andy LaVigne

John Davis

Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features Andy LaVigne, CEO of American Seed Trade Association (ASTA). The seed industry is among many groups hoping Washington will approve legislation to establish a national voluntary GMO labeling standard. In this in-depth interview, Andy LaVigne discusses industry implications if Congress fails to develop national guidelines to override state statutes and how the Trans-Pacific Partnership …

Ag Group, Agri-Pulse, ASTA, Audio, GMO, Government

Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Rep. Collin Peterson

John Davis

Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features Rep. Collin Peterson,ranking member of the House Agriculture Committee. In this interview, the Minnesota Democrat shares his concerns with the current farm law and on how farmers are using its risk management tools. Peterson identifies what he sees as two flaws in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and shares his thoughts following a recent …

Agri-Pulse, Audio, Farm Credit, Government

Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Jeff Swanhorst, AgriBank

John Davis

Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features Jeff Swanhorst, chief credit officer for AgriBank. Lower farm income is already affecting farm balance sheets and raising concerns about operating loans. This interview includes tough questions and straight answers on the sufficiency of the new farm bill and crop insurance to help farmers manage risk, the outlook for farmland prices, and how lower …

Agri-Pulse, Audio

Bill Tomson Added to Agri-Pulse Editorial Team

Kelly Marshall

Bill Tomson is being welcomed to the editorial team at Agri-Pulse.  He will be working with the firm as a contributing editor. Tomson has been writing for Politico, covering food and agricultural issues.  Prior to that he was employed by Dow Jones and worked as a reporter for their flagship publication, the Wall Street Journal.  Tomson’s career began in the 1990s …

Agri-Pulse, Agribusiness, Journalism

Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Sen. Joe Donnelly

John Davis

Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features Sen. Joe Donnelly. The Hoosier Democrat is an outspoken critic of the Environmental Protection Agency’s WOTUS rule. In this week’s interview, Donnelly suggests legislative action may still be possible to thwart the agency’s new regulations. Senator Donnelly shares support for the Export Import Bank, has hopes for child nutrition reform and feels an urgency …

Agri-Pulse, Audio, Water