Julia Debes Named Communication Director at NSP

Kelly Marshall

Julia Debes will now be serving as the communications director for the National Sorghum Producers.  She will be working as associate editor for the Sorghum Grower magazine and supporting the organization through public relations and marketing communications. Debes joins NSP with eight years of experience in communications and public relations, most recently operating her own business, North Homestead Communications. Before …

Ag Groups, NSP, sorghum

Farm Bill Top Topic at NAFB Trade Talk

Cindy Zimmerman

For the third year in a row now, the main topic of discussion at the NAFB Trade Talk was farm bill, or lack thereof. Despite reports that high hopes are fading for a farm bill yet this year, the ag group representatives we talked to were still cautiously optimistic. “I think progress is being made and I’m still confident that …

AFBF, Ag Groups, ASA, Audio, Corn, Farm Bill, NAFB, NSP, sorghum, Soybean

Commodity Classic Presidents Speak Out

Chuck Zimmerman

A highlight of the general session of Commodity Classic is the visit with the Presidents. Here are our four commodity group presidents. Moderator Mark Mayfield is seated on the left. To the right of him are Terry Swanson, National Sorghum Producers; Erik Younggren, National Association of Wheat Growers; Pam Johnson, National Corn Growers Association and Danny Murphy, American Soybean Association. …

Ag Groups, ASA, Audio, Commodity Classic, NAWG, NCGA, NSP

Important Issues to Sorghum Producers

Chuck Zimmerman

During Commodity Classic I got to visit with Terry Swanson, Chairman, National Sorghum Producers. I asked him what his message is to not only sorghum producers but all the farmers belonging to the four commodity groups at Classic and he says, “We have to be unified.” He says that altogether they’re still a small group of people that need to …

Ag Groups, Audio, Biofuels, Commodity Classic, Ethanol, NSP, sorghum

2012 Farm Bill Priorities From Commodity Classic Groups

Chuck Zimmerman

It’s almost like a tradition now. The Presidents of the farm organizations that participate in Commodity Classic take the stage for a few minutes of lighthearted discussion about their priorities. Emceeing the general session with them this year again was Mark Mayfield. You can listen to their interaction below. All of the organizations released a joint statement yesterday about their …

Ag Groups, ASA, Audio, Commodity Classic, NAWG, NCGA, NSP