USDA Has No Plans to Regulate Gene Edited Plants

Cindy Zimmerman

USDA has no plans to regulate “plants that could otherwise have been developed through traditional breeding techniques as long as they are not plant pests or developed using plant pests,” according to an announcement yesterday from the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). This includes a set of new techniques that are increasingly being used by plant breeders to …

Agri-Pulse, ASTA, Audio, Plant Breeding, USDA

ZimmCast 578 from Ag Week in DC

Cindy Zimmerman

Last week was a busy one in Washington, DC with National Ag Day Activities, the Agri-Pulse Ag & Food Policy Summit and American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) annual Fly-in. It was a week of crazy weather, including six inches of snow the second day of spring, but all events went as planned and were all very successful and well attended. …

ACE, Ag Day, Agri-Pulse, Audio, Ethanol, Government, Trade, USDA, ZimmCast

Agri-Pulse Summit Hits Timely Trade Topics

Cindy Zimmerman

Trade was definitely in the spotlight last week as the Agri-Pulse Ag & Food Policy Summit was being held. Speakers included Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, Ranking Member Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Special Assistant to the President for Agriculture, Agricultural Trade, and Food Assistance Ray Starling, USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney, and USTR Chief …

Agri-Pulse, Audio, Government, Trade

ZimmCast on Agri-Pulse and Alltech

Chuck Zimmerman

Next week will be a busy week in Washington, DC with National Ag Day Activities, the Agri-Pulse Ag & Food Policy Summit and American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) annual Fly-in. So this week’s program starts out with Sara Wyant, Agri-Pulse, providing a preview of this year’s Summit program which features several panels and lots of well known individuals who will …

Agri-Pulse, Alltech, ZimmCast

Industry News Briefs

Cindy Zimmerman

It’s been a busy couple of weeks here and we have gotten behind on some industry news stories that we have wanted to post – so here are a few! Cyndee Smiley, formerly division marketing manager for Region 4 combines and front-end equipment, has been named media relations and communications manager for John Deere Ag & Turf Division for the …

Agri-Pulse, AgWired Precision, Brownfield, Corn, John Deere, NCGA, Soil, Soil Health Partnership, Sustainability

Agri-Pulse Launches Breeding Edge Editorial Series

Cindy Zimmerman

Agri-Pulse has launched a new seven-part editorial series, “The Breeding Edge,” focused on new scientific discoveries, genetic research, and systems for precision breeding for producing food, protecting the environment, and improving animal health. “Animal and plant breeders are trying out a set of powerful new tools which have the potential to revolutionize agricultural practices and provide consumers with more healthy …

Agri-Pulse, AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, ASTA

Staff Changes at Brownfield and Agri-Pulse

Cindy Zimmerman

Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Meghan Grebner has a new role on the Brownfield team, stepping in to take over livestock market reporting for Brownfield’s radio network, mobile application and website to replace retiring Jerry Passer. In this role, Meghan will be the lead reporter for the network’s livestock coverage and will continue to host Brownfield’s Weekly Livestock Market Update with University of …

Agri-Pulse, Brownfield, Media, NAFB

Agri-Pulse Welcomes Editorial Coordinator

Kelly Marshall

Agri-Pulse is welcoming Sandra Cowherd to their staff as Editorial Coordinator. Cowherd has worked in communications for 15 years, as a news reporter, a production and marketing assistant, and in various other roles for radio groups including social media promotion. Originally from a farm in Missouri, Cowherd holds a bachelor’s degree from Northwest Missouri State University. “As someone who understands …

Agri-Pulse, Communications

Agri-Pulse Signs Governors’ Food & Farm Agreement

Kelly Marshall

Agri-Pulse, the nation’s leading source of food and farm policy content, has announced an agreement to provide a unique service for The Governors’ Food and Farm Partnership. The organization will be creating a quick-read news format to be sent governors and their staff to keep them current on the fast-moving world of agriculture issues. “We are very pleased that The …

Agri-Pulse, Government