Open Mic with Sen. Klobuchar

Cindy Zimmerman Agri-Pulse

New on Agri-Pulse this week: As House and Senate leaders head into a farm bill conference meeting, Sen. Amy Klobuchar provides keen insight on the negotiations. She says the challenge is to merge the reductions in spending, contained in the House of Representatives Farm Bill, with the more moderate reductions in the Senate bill and to mediate those provisions in …

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Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Ambassador Kenneth Quinn

Cindy Zimmerman Agri-Pulse

New on Agri-Pulse this week: Ambassador Kenneth Quinn, President of the World Food Prize, joins us for a wide-ranging interview on Open Mic. This week, the WFP event will be held in Des Moines, Iowa with many internationally acclaimed speakers including Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Roman Catholic Cardinal Peter Turkson from Ghana. The WFP honors three scientists …

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Agri-Pulse Open Mic with DuPont Executive

Cindy Zimmerman Agri-Pulse

New on Agri-Pulse this week: Recognized as one of the most influential people in bioenergy, James C. Collins, Jr. is senior vice president for DuPont, in charge of Industrial Biosciences, Performance Polymers and Packaging & Industrial Polymers businesses. He is leading the effort to bring advanced biofuels to market, especially through a new generation cellulosic ethanol plant in Nevada, Iowa. …

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Cattle and Ethanol Debating RFS

Cindy Zimmerman Agri-Pulse, Beef, Ethanol, Livestock, NCBA, RFA

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Executive Director of Legislative Affairs Kristina Butts is live right now on AgriTalk in a debate with Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen over the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The Great RFS Debate is being co-hosted by Agri-Pulse. Pictured here, left to right, as the debate begins – Bob Dinneen, AgriTalk host Mike …

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RFA and NCBA to Debate Renewable Fuel Standard

Cindy Zimmerman Agri-Pulse, Beef, Ethanol, Media, NCBA, RFA

Representatives of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) will be squaring off to debate on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) this week in Washington D.C. AgriTalk and Agri-Pulse will be hosting the debate via broadcast and the web on September 12 starting at 11:00 am Eastern time live from the Longworth Building, Room 1300. …

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Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Brett Stuart

Cindy Zimmerman Agri-Pulse

New on Agri-Pulse this week: Brett Stuart is President of Global AgriTrends. He was formerly with the U.S. Meat Export Federation before becoming an independent consultant in the meat trade. Stuart’s view is that China and Russia do not want “cheap” imports of meat and grain because it reduces their ability to be self sufficient in food production. He examines …

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Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Bill Wykes

Cindy Zimmerman Agri-Pulse

New on Agri-Pulse this week: Bill Wykes is a soybean farmer and the past chair of the Illinois Soybean Association. He is a strong advocate of biotechnology and utilization of science and innovation in agriculture. Wykes is concerned about regulatory and trade issues facing biotechnology and has encouraged the ISA to host a symposium on the dynamics of international biotechnology./em> …

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Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins

Cindy Zimmerman Agri-Pulse

New on Agri-Pulse this week: Lynn Jenkins is the second district U.S. Representative from Kansas. She grew up on a dairy farm near Holton. She is in her third term and has risen to vice-chair of the Republican house conference. Jenkins speaks out about federal agencies and their heavy handed approach in regulating business and industry. She has co-sponsored legislation …

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Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Rep. Dave Loebsack

Cindy Zimmerman Agri-Pulse

New on Agri-Pulse this week: Congressman Dave Loebsack, who recently hosted Rep. Collin Peterson, the ranking Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee, in his southeastern Iowa district, explains why he and other Democrats could not support the split farm bill that passed the House a few weeks ago with only GOP votes. Loebsack is quite concerned about failure to get …

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