Agri-Pulse Hires NAFB Scholarship Winner

Cindy Zimmerman

Young farm broadcaster Spencer Chase is now an associate editor for Agri-Pulse. A broadcast and news editorial journalism graduate of South Dakota State University, Chase is originally from a farm near Wolsey, South Dakota where his family raises crops and livestock. He served as a summer intern with Agri-Pulse in 2013, covering agricultural policy issues on Capitol Hill, interviewing lawmakers …

Agri-Pulse, NAFB

Breanne Brammer Joins Agri-Pulse as Summer Intern

Jamie Johansen

Agri-Pulse is pleased to announce the appointment of Breanne Brammer as a summer intern through the American Agricultural Editor’s Association. Brammer is a senior at the University of Missouri (MU), studying science and agricultural journalism with a dual minor in agricultural economics and international agriculture. “We are really pleased to have a young journalist like Breanne join us in Washington …

Ag Group, Agri-Pulse, Education

Agri-Pulse Kicks Off National Agriculture Week

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Agriculture Day celebration in Washington DC has events spread across three days – and really it should be more because it is officially National Agriculture Week. We started it all off with a bang, thanks to the Farm to Fork politics session sponsored by our friends with Agri-Pulse, who are celebrating their 10th anniversary of business this year …

Ag Day, Agri-Pulse, Agribusiness, Audio, Government, USDA

New Poll Finds Farmers Less Optimistic

Cindy Zimmerman

A new poll of Iowa farmers finds less optimism about the financial picture of agriculture this year. The Agri-Pulse Farm Opinion Poll, launched last month in partnership with the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA), found that farmers expect to see weaker financial returns in 2014 and will adjust their expenditures – spending less on fertilizer and equipment but more on crop …

Agri-Pulse, Farming, Soybean

Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Sen. Roberts

Cindy Zimmerman

New on Agri-Pulse this week: As the U.S. Senate prepares to approve a new farm bill this week, supporters and critics are still weighing in on key provisions in the 949-page package. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, understands the difficult dynamics involved with gaining approval of complex food and farm legislation, having served as chairman of the House Agriculture Committee in …

Agri-Pulse, Government

Agri-Pulse names Daniel Enoch as Managing Editor

Talia Goes

Agri-Pulse is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Enoch as our new Washington-based managing editor. “As we continue to look for news ways to serve our audience and expand our coverage, we wanted a seasoned journalist who is well-versed in agriculture to lead our editorial team in Washington,” explained Agri-Pulse Editor Sara Wyant. “With the addition of Daniel, we …

Agri-Pulse, Agribusiness

Open Mic with Sen. Klobuchar

Cindy Zimmerman

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 …


Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Ambassador Kenneth Quinn

Cindy Zimmerman

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 …


Agri-Pulse Open Mic with DuPont Executive

Cindy Zimmerman

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. …