New Poll Shows Strong Support for TPP Agreement

Jamie Johansen 1 Comment

A new poll from Morning Consult shows most voters favor fair trade. Which is something the American Farm Bureau Federation said all candidates should keep in mind as a congressional vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement comes closer to reality. “Most Americans support free trade,” American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall said, “and most farmers do, too. Exports …

AFBF, Ag Group, Farm Bureau, Government, Trade

Agri-Pulse & CaseIH Host Farm to Fork Politics

Kelly Marshall

Agri-Pulse and CaseIH are teaming up at Farm Progress Show to bring you everything you need to know for the upcoming election.  A special daily program, called “Farm to Fork Politics: Elections, Economics and the Next Farm Bill” will run on Aug 30, 31, and Sept 1 from 12:00-1:00 pm in the Case IH tent, Lot 102. “With the November …

Agri-Pulse, Agribusiness, Case IH, Government

#GMO Disclosure Bill Signed Into Law

Cindy Zimmerman

USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is now in charge of developing a national mandatory system for disclosing the presence of bioengineered material under the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Law, which was signed without fanfare on Friday by President Obama. USDA has formed a working group to develop a timeline for rulemaking and to “ensure an open and transparent process for …

AFBF, Biotech, Food, GMO, Government, NCGA, USDA

NRCS Talks Changes at #AgMedia 2016

Kelly Marshall

The USDA National Resources Conservation Program (NRCS) took the opportunity to get the word out about the latest in the program services at the recent Ag Media Summit in St. Louis, Missouri. Jamie Johansen had the opportunity to speak with Mark Rose, Director of NRCS, about the upcoming changes for fiscal year 2017. Rose told AgWired the Conservation Stewardship program …

Conservation, Government, USDA

Senator Donnelly Receives NCGA President’s Award

Kelly Marshall

U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly of Indiana has earned the President’s Award by the National Corn Growers Association.  Chip Bowling, president of NCGA, explains that the honor is given to leaders who strive to advance important issues to corn farmers and agriculture. “Senator Donnelly is a true advocate for farmers in Indiana and throughout the country,” said Bowling. “He is one of …

Ag Group, Award, Government, NCGA

Vilsack Named Possible Democrat #Veep

Cindy Zimmerman

The media and the Twitterverse spread the news quickly Wednesday that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is considering Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack as her running mate, but the buzz about that potential has been around for almost a year in the ag world. Last August, Vilsack introduced Secretary Clinton at an Iowa campaign event where she discussed agricultural issues with …

Government, politics

President Expected to Sign #GMO Disclosure Bill

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. House today approved the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard by a vote of 309 to 117. The legislation, which preempts individual state laws to require labeling of foods containing genetically engineered ingredients, was passed by the Senate last week and is expected to be signed by President Obama. “I have said this is the most important food and …

AFBF, ASTA, Biotech, Food, Government

Rep. Pompeo Declared #Soy Champion

Lizzy Schultz

The American Soybean Association (ASA) presented Congressman Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) with the organization’s Soy Champion Award in a presentation before its board of directors earlier this week in Washington. The award recognizes the lawmaker’s outstanding public advocacy for soybean farmers. In the presentation, ASA specifically cited his work in authoring legislation that establishes a national framework for the labeling of …

Ag Group, ASA, Award, GMO, Government, Labeling