Animal ID is a big issue in agriculture right now. A lot of work is being done on ways to implement ID and it’s a very sensitive issue for livestock producers. Tomorrow you can have a chance to hear what USDA has to say about it. Although I’m sure there are no decisions it should provide some insight into where things stand on the regulatory front and what the government thinks about this issue.
I think it’s probably the first time the term’s been introduced into a USDA press conference and AgriMarketing Pros is glad to have had the opportunity to do it!
Farm broadcasters gathered around the big conference room table at USDA this morning for their exclusive press conference as part of the NAFB Washington Watch program.
It was prepped as a “Major Announcement” by USDA and I applaud USDA for working with farm radio & tv reporters like those attending today’s NAFB Washington Watch program, however, news it was not.
After 31 years at USDA, Larry Quinn, Assistant Director of Communications, has seen 11 different Secretaries of Agriculture. At the NAFB Washington Watch dinner he spent some time reviewing the many changes that have taken place in the communications field since he started at the department.
Tommorow the NAFB group will attend a USDA briefing at which Ag Secretary, Mike Johanns, is expected to make a big announcement. At least that’s what the press release USDA put out late Friday said.
I’m sure a lot of people are trying to obtain information from USDA’S website right now. It’s going very s-l-o-w!
Here’s some information from their news release:
USDA just released it’s new food guidelines. I guess it’s called MyPyramid Plan. It seems to be many pyramids, not just one. Maybe they’re taking political correctness to the extreme? The slogan is “Steps To A Healthier You.”
I thought we’d be able to bring you information about yesterday’s CAFTA-DR press conference that included ag group representatives and Sec. of Ag Mike Johannes but we got too busy and weren’t on the call.
It looks like U. S. Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Johanns, will be getting right into the thick of the international trade debate. I was just alerted to a Monday press conference announcement by the National Association of Wheat Growers. Agriculture Coalition for CAFTA-DR to Host Press Briefing and Teleconference WHAT: Leaders of agriculture from around the nation will join Agriculture …