Industry Ag News 7/15

Carrie Muehling

  • An integral part of the oversight and review process of the 2018 Farm Bill and further preparation for the 2023 Farm Bill is getting direct input from producers, stakeholders, and consumers on how various farm bill programs are working for them. House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott and Ranking Member Glenn “GT” Thompson are offering the opportunity for members of the public to submit their feedback and ideas for the 2023 Farm Bill through an online form available here.
  • You are invited to a joint cocktail reception hosted by NAMA & NAFB at Ag Media Summit in Raleigh on Monday, July 18, from 9-11 p.m. at the Rye Bar Private Room, Marriott City Center. All are welcome. Feel free to bring a prospective member or guest. No cost or registration necessary.
  • announces that Machinery Pete Auctions, its online auction marketplace for selling and buying used farm equipment, has added an agriculture tire and wheel segment to its monthly online auctions in partnership with Dawson Tire & Wheel.
  • Michael Torrey Associates welcomes Katie Naessens to the policy team. The Washington, D.C.-based firm offers effective government relations, strategic communications and issue advocacy as well as full-service association management to a growing number of clients in the food, agriculture, and forestry sector.
  • National Corn Growers Association President Chris Edgington presented the organization’s prestigious President’s Award to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) during the group’s Corn Congress meeting in Washington, D.C.
  • Delegates attending the National Corn Growers Association’s Corn Congress, which was held in Washington D.C., elected five farmers to serve on the organization’s Corn Board. Taking office on Oct. 1, the start of NCGA’s 2023 fiscal year, are new board members Matt Frostic of Michigan and J.R. Roesner of Indiana.
  • Kentucky Venues welcomed Jacky Eshelby as the new Executive Director of Expositions. This position was created to oversee the planning, execution and growth of signature events at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Kentucky Venues owns and operates numerous in-house agriculture-focused events including the Kentucky State Fair, World’s Championship Horse Show, North American International Livestock Exposition, North American Championship Rodeo, National Farm Machinery Show and Championship Tractor Pull.
  • Western Growers will honor California agricultural icon John Harris with the 2022 Award of Honor. The Award of Honor is Western Growers’ highest recognition of achievement and is given to individuals who have contributed extensively to the agricultural community. With more than 50 years’ experience in ranching, farming, hospitality and thoroughbred horse racing, Harris embodies the diversity of California agribusiness. The Harris Farms Group includes Harris Fresh and the Harris Farms Thoroughbred Division, in addition to the landmark property known to all Californians on the I-5.
  • The Georgia Peanut Commission is hosting a photo contest until Oct. 1, 2022, featuring peanut farm families to fill the pages of the 2023 Georgia Peanut Calendar. Photos will also be selected to be used in various promotional projects by GPC throughout the year. Farmers from across Georgia are encouraged to submit their best high-resolution photo of their family on the peanut farm throughout the growing season. Winning entries will be selected for each month of the calendar, as well as the cover page.
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