Farm Foundation Forum on Animal Antibiotics

John Davis

The next Farm Foundation Forum will discuss the issue of antibiotics in food animal production. The May 14th discussion will bring together industry experts from production agriculture, the pharmaceutical industry and regulatory agencies to explore the challenges of phasing out the use of antimicrobial drugs in food-producing animals. Farm Foundation President Neil Conklin will moderate the panel of experts in …

Ag Group, Animal Agriculture, Farm Foundation

Farm Foundation Forum Topic is Ag Research

John Davis

Farm Foundation is sponsoring another one of its conversations on topics affecting agriculture. The next free forum, “Tools to Fund Agricultural Research,” will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at the National Press Club in Washington D.C., with a live audiocast also available free of charge for those who can’t be there in person. For more than a decade, constraints …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Farm Foundation, Research

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