Next Generation Risk Management from #FarmBillSummit

Kelly Marshall Ag Day, Agri-Pulse, Farm Bill

Agri-Pulse hosted a variety of panel discussions last week during their Farm Bill Summit, beginning with ‘Next Generation Risk Management – What Does it Look Like?’ Jeff Nalley, Agri-Pulse contributing editor moderated the event, consisting of panelists Mary Kay Thatcher, Sr. Director of Congressional Relations, American Farm Bureau Federation; Rob Larew, Sr. Vice President, Public Policy and Communications, National Farmers …

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The Importance of Crop Insurance At #FarmBillSummit

Jamie Johansen Agri-Pulse, Agribusiness, Audio, Crop Insurance, Farm Bill, Government

Tom Zacharias, president of National Crop Insurance Services (NCIS), was among the speakers invited to address this week’s Agri-Pulse Farm Bill Summit in Washington, D.C. Zacharias stressed the role crop insurance plays in ensuring a strong and vibrant agricultural sector, which is critical to the well-being of our economy and society as a whole. “The role of both state and …

Agri-Pulse, Agribusiness, Audio, Crop Insurance, Farm Bill, Government

Agri-Pulse Farm Bill Summit Success

Cindy Zimmerman Agri-Pulse, Audio, Farm Bill, Government

The Agri-Pulse Farm Bill Summit Monday at the National Press Club in Washington DC was an unqualified success, thanks to the efforts of the amazing Agri-Pulse team. Major agricultural organizations helped to sponsor the event and provide insight into the development of the next farm bill. Panels covered a range of topics, from “Breaking Down the Baseline and Budget Challenges” …

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AEM Study Shows Ag Economy Matters to Many

Kelly Marshall AEM, Audio, Commodity Classic, Farm Bill

Anita Sennett and Nick Tindall represented the Association of Equipment Manufacturers as a partner of Commodity Classic last week. In a press confernece the two pointed out the importance of the agriculture manufacturing industry on the U.S. economy. A new study, which will be released in its entirety on March 9, shows that 27 percent of manufacturing in the U.S. …

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Ag Groups Support Farm Bill Funding

Kelly Marshall Farm Bill, Government

The 2014 Farm Bill helped reduce the nation’s deficit with budget cuts, but further cutbacks in 2018 could cause a serious threat, says a letter from 502 agriculture groups, nutrition organizations, conservation departments and local governments. The letter was spearheaded by the American Farm Bureau Federation, Bread for the World, Feeding America, the Food Research & Action Center, the National …

Farm Bill, Government

Farm Economy Update at #CIRB2017

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, CIRB, Corn, Farm Bill, Insurance

The team of Gary Schnitkey and Jonathan Coppess from the University of Illinois gave an update on the farm economy during a presentation at the Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau annual meeting this week. “We’re seeing deteriorating financial conditions on many farms and we’re likely to continue to see that as long as we have corn prices below four dollars …

Audio, CIRB, Corn, Farm Bill, Insurance

Farm Bill Talk at #AFBF17

Cindy Zimmerman AFBF, Audio, Farm Bill, Government

There was a lot of interest in the development of the next farm bill at the American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting this week in Phoenix. A session on the topic featuring a couple of top agriculture committee staffers was standing room only. AFBF Senior Director of Congressional Relations Mary Kay Thatcher, who moderated the session, says Congress has a …

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Agri-Pulse Announces Farm Bill Series and Summit

Cindy Zimmerman AFBF, Agri-Pulse, Audio, Farm Bill

At the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) annual meeting this week, Agri-Pulse announced a new partnership with multiple agricultural organizations for an in-depth editorial series on the next farm bill and a Farm Bill Summit to be held at the National Press Club on March 20. Agri-Pulse Editor Sara Wyant says the series will be called “The Seven Things You …

AFBF, Agri-Pulse, Audio, Farm Bill

Farm Foundation Forum on New Farm Bill

Cindy Zimmerman Farm Bill, Farm Foundation

The current Farm Bill may not expire for two years yet but the process of making a new one is already starting to get in motion. The “Next Farm Bill: What are the Agendas?” will be the topic for the Farm Foundation® Forum this Wednesday, November 30. Invited to present perspectives from their respective stakeholder groups are: • Chuck Conner, …

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#Peanut Growers Already Preparing for 2018 Farm Bill

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, Farm Bill, Peanuts, SPGC

It may seem like the last farm bill process just ended, because it did only two years ago, but already farm state legislators and agricultural organizations are looking ahead to starting the 2018 Farm Bill negotiations. Bob Redding of The Redding Group, who represents peanut farmers on Capitol Hill, talked about the preparations for 2018 at the 2016 Southern Peanut …

Audio, Farm Bill, Peanuts, SPGC