2015 Designated as International Year of Soils

John Davis

The United Nations has designated 2015 as the International Year of Soils (IYS) to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of healthy soil for food security and essential ecosystem functions. Soil Renaissance, a group led by our friends at Farm Foundation, is celebrating IYS and its first year in existence as a movement to make soil health the cornerstone …

Ag Group, Farm Foundation, Soil

Farm Foundation to Talk Rural Transportation Issues

John Davis

News of too few rail cars to move this year’s grain harvest from farming areas to consumers has grabbed the headlines most recently, but agriculture and rural America are facing several other transportation issues this year. Farm Foundation will look to address some key issues, including the nation’s aging transportation infrastructure–roads, bridges and waterways, during its next free forum, Wednesday, …

Farm Foundation, transportation

Farm Foundation to Discuss WOTUS

John Davis

As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers takes public comment on their proposed “Waters of the United States” or WOTUS regulations, Farm Foundation is offering a forum on the issue. Next Wednesday, Sept. 17th from 9 am-11 am at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Farm Foundation hosts a free forum on how …

Farm Foundation, Water

Ag & Energy Highlight Next Farm Foundation Forum

John Davis

Our friends at Farm Foundation will host another one of their thought-provoking discussions, this time, talking about the energy and agricultural markets and their relationship. Titled, “Geopolitical Uncertainty in Agriculture and Energy Markets,” the April 9 Forum will be held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. EDT. Current political unrest in numerous …

Farm Foundation

Students and Industry Leaders Program Launched

John Davis

A new program looks to bring university students together with agricultural and food system industry leaders. Farm Foundation is launching the program that will allow six undergraduate and graduate students to spend two days at the January Farm Foundation Round Table, with some help in the form of an $8,800 grant from CHS Foundation. “The opportunity to meet and visit …

Farm Foundation, University

Discussing Future of Fed Conservation Programs

John Davis

The Farm Bill is still up in the air on Capitol Hill, and that’s why the folks at Farm Foundation have set up another of their free forums not too far from where Congress will be discussing the legislation’s future. In this next forum on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the National Press Club in downtown Washington, D.C., the group has …

Conservation, Farm Bill, Farm Foundation, Government

Farm Foundation Talks Farm Bill Conference

John Davis

The farm bill is coming closer to becoming reality, as Congress is about to start the legislation’s Conference Committee. Our friends at Farm Foundation will take a look at how work is progressing on the bill and how the outcome may effect the nation’s food and agriculture system during its next free forum, Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. to …

Agribusiness, Farm Bill, Farm Foundation, Government

Farm Foundation Publishes Farm Bill Perspectives

John Davis

You need information, especially when it comes to one of the most important pieces of legislation this Congress will consider: the Farm Bill. That’s why our friends at Farm Foundation, NFP and the National Center for Food and Agricultural Policy (NCFAP), have put together a series of essays by thought leaders in ag and rural America called Perspectives on the …

Ag Group, Farm Bill, Farm Foundation

Farm Foundation Leads Talk on Trade

John Davis

As the United States and the European Union open negotiations on trade, our friends at Farm Foundation will be hosting a forum on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The session, next Wednesday, July 17th at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., will focus on food and ag issues, especially tariffs, tariff-rated quotas and non-tariff barriers across multiple …

Farm Foundation, International, Trade