RFA and NCBA to Debate Renewable Fuel Standard

Cindy Zimmerman

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. …

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

Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Brett Stuart

Cindy Zimmerman

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

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

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

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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Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Rep. Randy Neugebauer

Cindy Zimmerman

New on Agri-Pulse this week: Fresh from voting on a split farm bill that creates a new permanent farm law, Rep. Randy Neugebauer, R-Texas, tells why GOP leaders decided to pursue this path. Neugebauer represents the 19th Congressional District of Texas that covers several counties of the Texas Panhandle and the cities of Abilene and Lubbock and serves as a …

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Agri-Pulse Open Mic with NFU President

Cindy Zimmerman

New on Agri-Pulse this week: Roger Johnson is president of the National Farmers Union. and a past Commissioner of Agriculture in North Dakota. NFU, as an organization, has shown an affinity toward small farmers and democratic party views, however In this year’s farm and immigration debates, they are in step with a broad coalition of farm and labor organizations who …

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Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Shirley Bloomfield

Cindy Zimmerman

New on Agri-Pulse this week: Shirley Bloomfield, the CEO of the NTCA – Rural Broadband Association says rural customers want the same speed, clarity and quality of service as other Americans, but her members face several challenges delivering 21st Century technology, in part because wireless still needs a wired network. Her association is working with farm groups and others on …

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Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Dr. Robert Fraley

Cindy Zimmerman

New on Agri-Pulse this week: Dr. Robert Fraley was just named a winner of the 2013 World Food Prize for his role in revolutionary biotechnology discoveries. His career has several parallels with Dr. Norman Borlaug and his passion is as intense. Fraley talks about the use of plant biotechnology to feed a growing population, addressing global hunger and the challenges …

Agri-Pulse, Agribusiness, Monsanto

Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Congressman Rick Nolan

Cindy Zimmerman

New on Agri-Pulse this week: Congressman Rick Nolan is a democrat from Minnesota’s 8th district. His primary industries are agriculture, forestry and mining. He holds the congressional record for the longest lapse between terms as he served in Congress (1975-1981), then left to go into business where he managed an international trade association and was owner and president of a …

Agri-Pulse, Government