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Industry Ag News 5/27

Carrie Muehling

  • In a letter to President Biden, 54 agricultural groups expressed grave concern with a recent amicus brief submitted by the U.S. Solicitor General to the Supreme Court advising the court against taking up a case regarding pesticide labels. The groups, including the American Farm Bureau Federation, American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Cotton Council, and American Sugarbeet Growers Association, listed in full in the letter, called on the president to swiftly withdraw the brief. They warned the new policy would set a dangerous precedent that threatens the science-based regulatory process. The groups are worried this new policy, along with having environmental impacts, could ultimately hinder the ability of U.S. farmers to help meet growing global food needs intensified by the invasion of Ukraine.
  • A broad and diverse group of American food and agriculture leaders sent a letter to the U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai office calling for the suspension, reduction or elimination of tariffs in order to ease the burden of retaliatory tariffs on the industry and American farm families. The letter, led by Farmers for Free Trade, comes as the Biden Administration is undergoing a mandatory review of recently increased tariffs and following Administration comments that tariff changes are under review as part of efforts to address inflation.
  • Julio Negreli has joined FMC as U.S. Crop Marketing Director. He will be responsible for leading the FMC marketing team and developing strategies that leverage customer intelligence and marketing insights to create and improve the FMC value proposition. He is also charged with leading product strategy, product planning and pricing stewardship. Negreli will serve on the FMC U.S. Crop Leadership Team.
  • The 20th Anniversary Ag & Food HR Roundtable is back in-person August 3 & 4, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee, hosted by Tennessee State University. For two decades, AgCareers.com has customized fresh Roundtable content every year to reflect current industry trends and focus educational sessions on high-interest recruitment and retention issues. This year’s sessions will discuss industry disruption, recruiting new graduates, retention tactics, benefit expectations, building trust in the workplace, diversity, equity and inclusion and much more.
  • Louis (Louie) Thomas Rosandick, 97, passed away May 23, 2022, at Aspirus Riverview Hospital in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. Louis Rosandick’s introduction to broadcasting began came later in his life after 31 years as a county extension agent, joining NAFB as a voting probationary member in 1983 and continuing his membership through 1993 at WHFR Radio in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
  • USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced more support, resources, and new rules that will strengthen the American food supply chain, promote fair and competitive agricultural markets, prevent abuse of farmers by poultry processors and make prices fairer for farmers and American consumers.
  • Abby Berger of Jonesboro, Arkansas, is the recipient of the 2022-23 Soy Scholarship award, sponsored by BASF and the American Soybean Association.
  • Whether you’re an agribusiness veteran or just starting out, NAMA Boot Camp has something for you. Enrich your understanding of modern agriculture and agri-marketing, grow your network and career and prepare to lead in an ever-changing industry. NAMA members receive a discounted rate. Non-members receive a year of NAMA membership when they register. Sign up for Boot Camp and join us in Kansas City August 10-12.
  • Joining like-minded companies in the private sector, Bayer has signed the Zero Hunger Private Sector Pledge with a 160 million U.S. dollar commitment dedicated to help end global hunger. The Pledge, in the context of the UN Food Systems Summit of 2021 and as a part of the Summit’s Zero Hunger Coalition, recognizes the need for governments and the private sector to work together to end food scarcity. Companies taking the pledge commit to investing money, resources and expertise in areas of concern within regions where they do business. Bayer’s commitment will go toward communities in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
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