Joe Swedberg to Lead Farm Foundation Board

Kelly Marshall Ag Group, AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Farm Foundation

Joe C. Swedberg of Longmont, CO., was elected to serve as chairman of the Board of Directors of Farm Foundation on June 9th at the Board’s annual meeting in Charlottesville, VA, succedding Mark Scholl from Owensboro, KY. Larkin Martin, Courtland, AL, was elected to serve as Vice Chair. In addition to the election, the Farm Foundation Trust Agreement name has …

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Future of NAFTA to be Determined

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, Farm Foundation, Trade

President Trump agreed Wednesday evening to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico, and “not to terminate NAFTA at this time” after a day of speculation that he might sign an executive order withdrawing from the 23-year-old agreement. “It is my privilege to bring NAFTA up to date through renegotiation,” said Trump in a statement. …

Audio, Farm Foundation, Trade

Farm Foundation Reschedules NAFTA Forum

Cindy Zimmerman Farm Foundation, Trade

A Farm Foundation Forum on the Future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that was postponed last month due to a snowstorm has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 26. Invited to present perspectives on the issue are former American Farm Bureau president Bob Stallman, Melissa San Miguel with the Grocery Manufacturers Association; and Linda Dempsey, Vice President of …

Farm Foundation, Trade

International Conference Focuses on Farm Size

Kelly Marshall Farm Foundation, International

The USDA’s Economic Research Service and Farm Foundation, NFP are hosting an international conference of economic researchers in Washington D.C. this week to discuss how agricultural productivity is related to farm size across the globe. Papers and presentations go beyond comparisons of land productivity to focus on total factor productivity. “Agricultural productivity growth is a key factor in the ability …

Farm Foundation, International

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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Farm Foundation Hosts Presidential Ag Debate

Kelly Marshall Events, Farm Foundation

The food and agricultural platforms of Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will be the subject of the Farm Foundation® Forum on Wednesday Oct. 19, 2016. Farm Foundation, NFP is partnering the Farm Journal’s AgDay Television in presenting this Forum. If you can’t catch it in person, a free, live audiocast will also be available. For the last two …

Events, Farm Foundation

What Brexit Means for the Global Food System

Joanna Schroeder Agribusiness, Biotech, Economy, Events, Farm Foundation, Food, International

The Farm Foundation is hosting a free forum focused on the repercussions of the British electorate vote to leave the European Union (EU). The impact is being felt across dozens of sectors, including agriculture. “What Brexit Means for the Global Food System,” will take place Wednesday, July 13, 2016 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am EDT in the Holeman Lounge …

Agribusiness, Biotech, Economy, Events, Farm Foundation, Food, International

Cullman Named CEO of Farm Foundation

Kelly Marshall Ag Group, Company Announcement, Farm Foundation

Constance Cullman will be stepping into the position of President and CEO of Farm Foundation, NFP. “We are excited to have Constance step into the day-to-day leadership role at Farm Foundation,” says Farm Foundation Board Chairman Mark Scholl. “She brings to the table a unique set of skills that have been fine-tuned through experiences in education, farm organizations, government service …

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Workshop Explores Changing Dynamics of Ag Finance

Lizzy Schultz Ag Group, Agribusiness, Farm Credit, Farm Foundation, Financial, USDA

Farm Foundation, NFP, along with USDA’s Economic Research Service and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, has organized a workshop that intends to explore the implications of the evolving trends regarding non-farmer investor interest in agricultural resources and the use of more diverse business organization tools by farm landowners. The workshop will be held June 6-7, 2016, at the Brown Hotel, …

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