Industry Ag News 4/21/23

Cindy Zimmerman

  • House Agriculture Committee chairman Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) recently welcomed cattle producer, ag journalist, speaker and author Amanda Radke to his National Agriculture Campaign Advisory Council, a diverse group of ag-centric experts from across the nation.
  • Amy Bradford, GROWMARK Corporate Communications Manager and past president of the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA), has announced her retirement effective May 1.
  • Early entry deadline for the 2023 Livestock Publication Council awards contest has been extended to Monday April 24. Any LPC publication, service, or freelance/contractor member whose dues are paid for the calendar years of 2022 and 2023 is eligible. New members who join LPC in 2023 may compete if 2023 dues are paid.
  • The Bockorny Group, a 30-year established bipartisan government affairs consulting firm, announced today that Eric Bohl has joined as a principal and will lead the company’s agriculture practice. Scott Shearer, who currently heads the firm’s efforts on behalf of its many agriculture clients, will remain on as a Senior Adviser.
  • The Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) board of directors has approved $706,139 in research project funding for the 2023-24 research budget year. The research projects approved include 35 project proposals submitted from the University of Georgia, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and the USDA Agricultural Research Service.
  • Potatoes USA announces nominations are now open for new Board Members for the 2024-2027 term. The board is seeking nominees to fill a total of 60 open seats for producers from potato producing states around the country. If you are interested in being considered by your state grower leadership to fill an open spot representing your state, please contact your state program manager.
  • Land O’Lakes, Inc. President and CEO Beth Ford is the featured speaker at the Heuermann Lecture on May 8 in Lincoln, Neb. U.S.A. as part of the 2023 Water for Food Global Conference. The free lecture, sponsored by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, will be held 4:30-6 p.m. at the Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center and livestreamed online.
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