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.
I’ve wanted to write something about them for a while but just haven’t had a chance.
Our new Secretary of Ag has certainly made it a point of seeing everyone this year. I think he just went to Des Moines for the barbeque though!
I haven’t seen much news about the follow-up Supreme Court rulings after the Beef Checkoff decision. But there have been two of note.