First Doan Award Presented

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The very first Doan award Honoring Excellence in Reporting Agriculture was presented at Washington Watch this week to Michelle Rook, managing farm director at WNAX in Yankton, SD. The Doan is named after Stewart Doan, a farm broadcaster and senior editor at Agri-Pulse, who passed away suddenly in May 2012. He was known for his passion for politics and determination …

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Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Mitch McConnell

Cindy Zimmerman

Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Congressional leaders return to Washington this week with an agenda bordered by trade, appropriations and a pushback against overregulation. The Kentucky Republican sees opportunity to work with the Obama administration on Trade Promotion Authority and cyber-security legislation, but expects push back over regulations that GOP leaders will try …

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Agri-Pulse’s Wyant Named a Top Woman in Media

Cindy Zimmerman

Congratulations to our good friend Agri-Pulse founder and President Sara Wyant who has been named to the annual Folio: “Top Women in Media” recognition in the Entrepreneurs category. She will be recognized at a June awards ceremony at the Grand Hyatt in New York City. Wyant was the only agricultural media professional included in this year’s awards, which also honored …

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Yeutter Kicks Off UNL Trade Center Fundraiser

Cindy Zimmerman

Former agriculture secretary and trade ambassador Clayton Yeutter was honored at the Agri-Pulse Ag Day event last week in Washington DC, the day after he made a $2.5 million dollar commitment to establish an international trade and finance institute at his alma mater, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). “We want to endow some chairs in agriculture, business and law,” said …

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Rep. Lucas on Protecting Ag

Cindy Zimmerman

Former House Agriculture Committee chairman Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK) stopped by the Agri-Pulse Ag Day kickoff event Tuesday evening and commented on the budget plan unveiled by House Republicans would protect 2014 Farm Bill programs. “The 2014 Farm Bill is primarily mandatory spending for the next five years but there’s a certain amount of discretionary spending, like day to day …

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Agri-Pulse Farm to Fork Politics

Chuck Zimmerman

Innovation was the topic of discussion at this year’s Agri-Pulse “Farm to Fork Politics: Unleashing Innovation in Agriculture” in Washington, DC. The panel consists of Bill Horan, Farmer and Chairman, Truth About Trade & Technology; Paul Sauder, CEO, Sauder’s Eggs; David Fischhoff, Chief Scientist, Climate Corporation; Ronnie Green, Vice President, Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska. Rep. Rodney Davis …

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Agri-Pulse to Kick Off Ag Day Activities

Cindy Zimmerman

Agri-Pulse will be getting a head start on Ag Day activities in the nation’s capitol next week on St. Patrick’s Day with a discussion on “Farm to Fork Politics: Unleashing Innovation in Agriculture.” “This is a terrific opportunity to learn from the people who are on the leading edge of agricultural innovation – improving crop, livestock and egg production and …

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Agri-Pulse Open Mic with NFU President

Cindy Zimmerman

Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features National Farmers Union President, Roger Johnson. As the group prepares for their 2015 convention, Johnson shares his support for current farm bill and opposes any attempt to return to open policy debate. NFU members oppose Trade Promotion Authority for the Obama Administration, but support liberalizing trade with Cuba. Johnson and the NFU are strong …

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Agri-Pulse Open Mic with David Lynn

Cindy Zimmerman

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 …