President Bush spoke to a forum organized by the Organization of American States on CAFTA-DR today.
Our Secretary of Ag, Mike Johanns was in Madagascar this past week. I wish they’d invited AgWired to go along. Cindy and I sponsor a child in Madagascar through CFCA and I’ve wanted to visit him and his family. Anyway, it looks like our secretary got some work done there.
You’ve heard of Farmer Mac, right? What does it stand for? The Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation of course.
You may already know that the first USDA Farm Bill Forum is complete and that several more have been announced. This is very early in the process so it’ll be interesting to see how these go. The first one had about 400 people participate in Nashville, TN.
I thought my 3,000 plus miles in the last 9 days was a lot of travel but our Sec. of Ag Mike Johannes is doing much more. He’s travelling in China and Africa July 9-21 for multilateral and bilateral meetings on agricultural trade and development. Although it doesn’t have frequent postings he is writing a travelogue of sorts. I kind of think a blog would be a better way to do it but then what do I know? Here’s an excerpt from his latest post.
This week the House of Representatives is supposed to bring the Water Resources Development Act to the floor for a vote. That’s the topic of CornTalk, the weekly interview program of the Missouri Corn Growers Association. I interviewed Lisa Kelley, Director of Public Policy for the National Corn Growers Association.
This picture really doesn’t do the vehicle justice. It looks like something a 1960’s dude would have loved. You’ve gotta like all the color.
Thanks to Tom Biro at AdJabs for the heads up on this. First I heard about it. Here’s a creative use of blogging! Hello, are you listening?
We first heard of these at the NAFB Washington Watch program.
It’s energy bill discussion week in Washington, DC (when hasn’t it been lately?) and the President is out and about.