Farm Foundation President to Become AFIA CEO

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Feed Industry Association has Constance Cullman to succeed Joel Newman as president and chief executive officer of the association, upon his retirement later this year. She will also become the president of the industry’s public charity, the Institute for Feed Education and Research. Cullman will officially join AFIA on July 29. Cullman currently serves as president of Farm …

AgWired Animal, Farm Foundation, Feed

USDA Tracking Farm Bill Implementation

Cindy Zimmerman

Now that the federal government is back at work, USDA Deputy Secretary Steve Censky says they are moving as quickly as possible to implement the new farm bill. During a Farm Foundation Forum on the realities of implementing the 2018 farm bill, Censky said USDA is using a “Fitbit” type of approach to tracking goals. “We have our own ‘FBit’ …

AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Audio, Farm Bill, Farm Foundation, USDA

Zimfo Bytes 9/7

Carrie Muehling

AdFarm announced the launch of AgIntel. Notable leadership roles in AgIntel include Glenn Dawes, global director of insights; Matt Weeks, AdFarm strategic lead; and Shannon Warren, senior agronomist. 4-H Canada announced the 2018 recipients of the John Deere Canada 4-H Scholarships. Fifteen 4-H members from across Canada were selected to receive $1,000 each towards their post-secondary education in the fall …

4-H, AdFarm, Agri-Pulse, ASTA, Farm Foundation, NCGA, Pioneer, Zimfo Bytes

Joe Swedberg to Lead Farm Foundation Board

Kelly Marshall

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

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

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

Farm Foundation Forum Rescheduled

Kelly Marshall

The Farm Foundation Forum that was canceled this past Tuesday, March 14, will now take place on Wednesday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. EDT in the Holeman Lounge of the National Press Club in Washington D.C. The speaker line-up for the forum on the Future of the North American Free Trade Agreement remains the same – Bob …

Ag Group, Events, Farm Foundation

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