Agri-Pulse Plans 2021 Ag & Food Policy Summit

Cindy Zimmerman

After the 2020 Agri-Pulse Summit was rescheduled several times and ultimately went virtual, the 2021 event is already planned to be a virtual event The 2021 Agri-Pulse Ag & Food Policy Summit will feature three half-day sessions, March 22-24, with the theme: “Climate Risks, Rewards and Uncertainties.” “President-elect Joe Biden made action on climate change a key part of his …

Agri-Pulse, Events

Agri-Pulse Hosts National Pork Board Webinar on Trade

Cindy Zimmerman

Agri-Pulse president Sara Wyant moderated a discussion last week with USDA Trade Undersecretary Ted McKinney, North Carolina hog farmer Jan Archer, and Iowa State University economist Dermot Hayes on how exports add value for pork producers and support U.S. jobs. The event was sponsored by the National Pork Board. Watch the webinar here. Listen to the audio here: (1 hour)

Agri-Pulse, AgWired Animal, Animal Agriculture, Audio, Exports, Pork, Pork Checkoff, USDA

Free Agri-Pulse Webinar to Explore Pork Exports

Cindy Zimmerman

With COVID-19 disrupting millions of lives and the ability to process protein, thousands of pork producers were forced to pivot to an unprecedented new reality in 2020 and international exports became even more important to producer profitability. Agri-Pulse will explore the export situation for U.S. pork producers during a free one-hour webinar Oct. 29, from noon to 1 pm EST. …

Agri-Pulse, Pork, Pork Checkoff

Ambassador Doud Proud of Trade Accomplishments

Cindy Zimmerman

The chief agricultural negotiator for the U.S. Trade Representative gave an update on the phase one agreement with China, and talked about what he believes are the major trade accomplishments of the Trump administration for the nation’s farmers and ranchers during an appearance at the 2020 Agribusiness Council of Kansas City Ag Outlook Forum on Monday. “How many of you …

Agri-Pulse, Audio, Exports, Trade

Agri-Pulse and AEM Host Rural America Webinar

Cindy Zimmerman

As in 2016, voters in rural America are poised to have a significant impact on who will be the next president. Yet, many rural counties are still struggling with COVID-19, high unemployment and the environmental impact from natural disasters and wildfires. How will all of these competing and often complex factors affect choices when rural residents vote? Those are some …

AEM, Agri-Pulse, webinar

Agri-Pulse Hosts Infrastructure Conversation

Cindy Zimmerman

The United States exported 52 percent of its soybean crop in 2019, nearly 1.9 million bushels, so it is critical for producers to have a transportation system that delivers cost effective, reliable, and competitive service. Agri-Pulse editor and publisher Sara Wyant hosted a timely discussion Thursday on transportation infrastructure with American Soybean Association Director of Government Affairs Alexa Combelic and …

Agri-Pulse, ASA, Audio, Soybean, transportation, USB

Ag Committee Leaders Share Farm Policy Concerns

Cindy Zimmerman

During the Agri-Pulse virtual Ag and Food Policy Summit on Monday, leaders of both the House and Senate Agriculture Committees talked about, well, food and ag policy. The summit was held with the backdrop of drama in the House over a Continuing Resolution (CR) that does not provide the $30 billion for the USDA Commodity Credit Corporation requested by the …

Agri-Pulse, Audio, Farm Policy

ZimmCast 655 – Agri-Pulse September Virtual Events

Cindy Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. Agri-Pulse is calling this month a “September to Remember” with a total of four virtual or semi-virtual events they are hosting – that’s about 24 hours of content! Those events include: 2020 Virtual Food & Ag Policy Summit West – September 9, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Pacific Time 2020 Ag & Food Policy …

Agri-Pulse, Audio, Events, Podcasts, politics, ZimmCast

Agri-Pulse Virtual Food & Ag Policy Summit West

Cindy Zimmerman

Responding to changing consumer tastes is one of the greatest challenges facing farmers and food producers going forward. The upcoming Agri-Pulse Food & Ag Policy Summit West on September 9 will feature new insights into the next generation of consumers, as well as the latest ideas for dealing with food waste, implementing sustainability programs and producing alternative forms of plant-based …

Agri-Pulse, Audio, Events, Virtual

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 …

Agri-Pulse