Political Insights from #ARA2016 Keynote

Kelly Marshall Leave a Comment

Stuart Rothenberg knows the word “nonpartisan” is suspect, but as the Founding Editor of The Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report, that’s what he strives to be. In his recent keynote address to the members of the Agricultural Retailers Association meeting this week in Orlando, Rothenberg talked about the recent Presidential election, and how it was big in more ways than …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, ARA, Audio, politics

GROWMARK’s Post-Election Policy Priorities

Lizzy Schultz Leave a Comment

Most of the discussion during the 2016 National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) Convention was focused on the outcome of the Presidential election and what it means for agriculture, highlighting this election’s importance to so many people in our nation. This election was also important for both agriculture industry groups and agribusinesses, and Chuck Spencer, Executive Director for Corporate and …

Agribusiness, Audio, Government, GROWMARK, NAFB, politics

Reaction to Election and Policy Priorities for NCGA

Lizzy Schultz

Much of the conversation during NAFB’s Trade Talk last week surrounded the industry’s response to the election of Donald Trump, and the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) President Wesley Spurlock was on hand to discuss what this new administration will mean for NCGA and how the organization intends to move forward into the future. “It is great to have the …

Ag Group, Audio, Corn, NAFB, NCGA, politics, Trade

Wyant Named 2016 Dix Harper Meritorious Service Award

Jamie Johansen

During the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) Night of Honors, Sara Wyant, Agri-Pulse, was given the 2016 Dix Harper Meritorious Service Award. As member of the NAFB Foundation Board of Directors, Sara has brought her leadership, knowledge of industry, and willingness to work. She has single-handedly added funds for additional scholarships, raised new money for the Foundation, and has …

Ag Group, Agri-Pulse, Audio, NAFB, politics

Agriculture Reacts to #Election2016

Jamie Johansen

To kick-off the 2016 National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) Convention in Kansas City, Mo., we heard agriculture leaders share insights on “Counting the Returns: Agriculture Reacts to the Election.” Jay Truitt, Policy Solutions, moderated panel discussion with Dr. Bob Young, Chief Economist, American Farm Bureau Federation, Roger Johnson, President, National Farmers Union and Jon Doggett, Executive Vice President, National …

Ag Group, Audio, NAFB, politics

Farmers Favor Trump in Agri-Pulse Poll

Joanna Schroeder

A new nationwide poll commissioned by Agri-Pulse reveals that a majority of farmers and ranchers favor Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race. Fifty-five percent of those surveyed said they support Republican Trump while 18 percent indicated they support Democrat Clinton. Only 2 percent plan to vote for Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and just 1 percent for …

Agri-Pulse, politics

How Will Election Impact Trade?

Cindy Zimmerman

Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen had the challenge of talking about the U.S. presidential election to an international audience at Export Exchange 2016 this week in Detroit. “I know half of you are sick to death of the election and just want it over, and half of you are watching in somewhat bemused amazement wondering what is …

Audio, Corn, Ethanol, Exports, Feed, politics, RFA

Candidates Give Views on #Ag Issues

Cindy Zimmerman

While the candidates may weigh in during tonight’s debate on issues such as immigration and trade, which are important to agriculture, it’s not likely they will address topics such as the farm bill and biotechnology. So, the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) went to both nominees and asked them the same questions on a number of issues that concern farmers …

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Regulatory Issues Top Bayer Legislative Priorities

Lizzy Schultz

Several major regulatory challenges have affected growers throughout the United States this year, between the EPA’s decision to cancel the registration of Bayer’s insecticide flubendiamide to the latest controversy surrounding Atrazine. Jim McVaney, Senior Director of Federal Regulations and Policy for Bayer, was on hand during the 2016 Farm Progress Show to discuss the major regulatory issues affecting agriculture today …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Farm Progress Show, Government, politics

VP Candidates at the Iowa State Fair

Cindy Zimmerman

Both presidential candidates skipped the Iowa State Fair this year, but their running mates were there. Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Tim Kaine strolled the grounds first with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack – former governor of the state who was on the short list of finalists to be Hillary Clinton’s running mate. The Republican VP candidate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, …

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