Syngenta Hosts Legislative Outlook Panel at #FPS22

Cindy Zimmerman

Agri-Pulse editor Sara Wyant moderated a legislative outlook panel of Midwest lawmakers in the Syngenta tent at Farm Progress Show Wednesday. Joining Wyant were (L-R) Reps. Rodney Davis (R-IL); Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA); Vicky Hartzler (R-MO); GT Thompson (R-PA); Randy Feenstra (R-IA); and Ashley Hinson (R-IA). The discussion included what might happen if Republicans regain the House, farm bill planning, the …

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Agri-Pulse Welcomes Newsmakers Producer

Cindy Zimmerman

Agri-Pulse Communications is proud to announce the addition of Andrew Huneke as producer of Agri-Pulse Newsmakers, a weekly news program designed to take its audience to the heart of ag policy with members of Congress, administration officials and industry leaders. Huneke will play a central role in scheduling guests, developing graphics, producing all aspects of the show, and interacting with …

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Agri-Pulse to Host Food Security Webinar

Cindy Zimmerman

American farmland and ranchland are rapidly disappearing, threatening our food security, undermining the agricultural economy, and making us vulnerable to climate shocks. What can be done? That question is at the heart of an upcoming June 29 Agri-Pulse webinar, “Farms Under Threat 2040: Choosing an Abundant Future.” “With the war in Ukraine, drought in the Western U.S. and ongoing supply …

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Agri-Pulse West Summit Announces Speakers

Cindy Zimmerman

The agenda for the 2022 Agri-Pulse Food and Agriculture Issues Summit in Sacramento July 11 is shaping up to include some of California’s most prominent policy makers. State Senator Melissa Hurtado, the youngest woman ever to be elected to the California State Senate and a representative of a new generation of Latina political leaders, will be the opening keynote speaker …

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Agri-Pulse Newsmakers – Feeding America on Rising Food Costs

Cindy Zimmerman

The latest Agri-Pulse Newsmakers is out with food prices and hunger as the focus. Rising food prices are having a big impact on the need for assistance from the nation’s most vulnerable consumers, which is leading to swelling demand at the nation’s food banks. Feeding America’s Vince Hall joins Newsmakers to discuss the current situation and look ahead to what …

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Agri-Pulse Newsmakers – USDA’s Emergency Relief Program

Cindy Zimmerman

Episode 15 of Agri-Pulse Newsmakers is out with a focus on USDA’s Emergency Relief Program announced this week and how that impacts the crop insurance program. The Department of Agriculture rolled out a $6 billion program aimed at helping producers who suffered disasters in 2020 and 2021. USDA’s Gloria Montaño Greene joins the program to discuss what producers should know …

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Agri-Pulse Newsmakers: Climate, Immigration, Inflation

Cindy Zimmerman

Climate, immigration and inflation are the key issues for this week’s edition of Agri-Pulse Newsmakers. New figures this week showed inflation is still impacting American consumers, but some slight moderation was also observed. There was also news on interest in the Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities Program, leading to questions about the ability for the program to satisfy the existing demand …

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Agri-Pulse Plans 2022 Food & Ag Issues Summit West

Cindy Zimmerman

In person or virtual options are available for the 2022 Agri-Pulse Food & Ag Issues Summit West, July 11 in Sacramento. Another year of western drought, supply chain disruptions, labor challenges and regulatory hurdles have prompted industry leaders to rethink how to adapt, transform and innovate in order to be resilient and stay in business. The 2022 Agri-Pulse Food & …

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Agri-Pulse Newsmakers: EPA Administrator Regan

Cindy Zimmerman

The latest episode of Agri-Pulse Newsmakers is out and the big news maker this week is EPA Administrator Michael Regan. The Biden administration is approaching a key deadline to publish annual volume targets for biofuel blending. There’s also the ongoing effort to redefine the definition of a Water of the U.S. and looming concerns about the loss of crop protection …

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Agri-Pulse Newsmakers Focuses on Cattle Hearings

Cindy Zimmerman

The newest edition of Agri-Pulse Newsmakers is out and this week the focus is on cattle hearings and beef politics. The House and Senate Agriculture Committees both convened hearings to examine the beef sector this week. Now, Congress is left to determine its next steps and whether or not to pursue big reforms to the nation’s cattle sector. Newsmakers interviews …

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