International Conference Focuses on Farm Size

Kelly Marshall

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

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, …

Farm Bill, Farm Foundation

Farm Foundation Hosts Presidential Ag Debate

Kelly Marshall

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

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

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 …

Ag Group, Company Announcement, Farm Foundation

Workshop Explores Changing Dynamics of Ag Finance

Lizzy Schultz

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, …

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

Vilsack Joins Forum on Rural Poverty

Kelly Marshall

Poverty affects families and communities in rural areas in a disproportional way.  On Monday, April 18 the Farm Foundation Forum is hosting a discussion on the role of public policy in the fight against poverty.  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will open the discussion and be joined by Bill Bynum, CEO of Hope Enterprise Corporation/Hope Credit Union of Jackson, Mississippi and …

Ag Group, Farm Foundation, Rural Lifestyle

Farm Foundation Forum Discusses Poverty in Rural America

Lizzy Schultz

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and two rural community experts are joining together to discuss the cost of poverty in rural America at the Farm Foundation Forum on Monday, April 18, 2016. The Forum will be held at 9 am in the Holeman Lounge of the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. A free, live audiocast will also be …

Ag Group, Economy, Events, Farm Foundation, Rural Lifestyle

Farm Foundation, SHP Share Common Goals

Taylor Truckey

Farm Foundation is one of the supporting partners of the Soil Health Partnership (SHP). While at the Soil Health Summit late last week, Tim Brennan, Farm Foundation, shared why the being a part of the Partnership just makes sense for their organization. The Farm Foundation started the Soil Renaissance (with the Noble Foundation) a little over two years ago to …

cover crops, Farm Foundation, Soil Health Partnership, Sustainability