AMS Session Features Farm Policy Experts

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Three agricultural policy experts with a combined century of experience took a look at the Post-Election Farm Road during the Ag Media Summit yesterday. Mary Kay Thatcher of Syngenta, who could arguably be called the Queen of Farm Policy with a prior 30 years with American Farm Bureau Federation, was joined by National Association of Wheat Growers Chief Executive Officer …

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Ag Climate Alliance Unveils Policy Recommendations

Cindy Zimmerman

A diverse alliance of groups representing farming, forestry, food, government and environment today unveiled a set of recommendations to guide the development of federal climate policy. The Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance (FACA) was formed in February 2020 by four groups that now co-chair the alliance: American Farm Bureau Federation, Environmental Defense Fund, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, and National …

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Syngenta Media Summit – U.S. Seeds

Chuck Zimmerman

The 2020 Syngenta Virtual Media Summit concluded last week with a focus on the company’s U.S. seed business. The live summit presentation on November 11 featured “U.S. Seeds Present and Future: A look at early harvest results and sneak peek at corn and soybean advancements” Speakers were: Eric Boeck, Head of Marketing For U.S. Seeds, Syngenta G.W. Fuhr, Head of …

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Post-Election Implications for Agriculture

Cindy Zimmerman

The Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City’s November 12 webinar took a look at the results of the November 3 election and the implications for agribusiness. The panel featured farm policy analyst Sara Wyant, founder of Agri-Pulse Communications; Blake Hurst, president, Missouri Farm Bureau Federation; and Ron Seeber, president and CEO for the Kansas Grain and Feed Association, Renew Kansas …

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Ag and Biofuels Groups Congratulate President-Elect Biden

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Farm Bureau Federation was one of the first agricultural organizations to congratulate President-elect Biden on his election as called by news organizations over the weekend. “President-elect Biden’s term and a new Congress begin a new chapter in America’s story. Agriculture has been part of that story since the very first chapter, and we stand ready to work with …

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ZimmCast 659 – Communications and Research Innovations

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. In this edition of the ZimmCast, Cindy and I share a couple of feature interviews we did recently on new innovations in communications and research. First, Cindy talked with Frances Hayes, Communications Specialist for the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska, about how they have adapted their communications strategy …

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Syngenta’s Thatcher Provides Post-Election Insight

Cindy Zimmerman

Mary Kay Thatcher has been providing farm policy insight for more than 30 years, so she knows what she is talking about when it comes to election outcomes, even if this one is unusual. As Senior Manager of Federal Government and Industry Relations for Syngenta, Thatcher provided her perspective on the “churn of the election” during the company’s media summit …

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2020 Syngenta Media Summit – U.S. Crop Protection

Chuck Zimmerman

The 2020 Syngenta Virtual Media Summit featured the company’s U.S. crop protection products and updates today. Here is the panel for the presentation. Corporate Communications Lead Paul Minehart moderated the discussion: Jeff Cecil, North America Crop Protection Marketing Head Shawn Potter, Head of Marketing, Seedcare Lisa Moricle, Head of Fungicides and Insecticides Product Marketing Kevin Gesse, Head, Herbicide Product Marketing …

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Water for Food Podcast Episode 3

Cindy Zimmerman

Episode number three of the Daugherty Water for Food Podcast spotlights another woman making waves in the food and water space. Felicia Marcus has been making waves in California water management and regulation for more than three decades. She most recently served as Chair of the State Water Resources Control Board, with responsibility for drinking water, water quality, and water …

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