Farm Bill Extension and Funding Reaction

Cindy Zimmerman

Congress this week passed a continuing resolution that includes an extension of the 2018 Farm Bill until Sept. 30, 2024. Agriculture groups and companies at the NAFB Convention gave their reactions to the move and what it will mean for negotiations next year. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) praised the government funding package that also extends the Livestock Mandatory …

Audio, Farm Bill, Farm Policy, NAFB, NCBA, Syngenta

#FPS23 Panel Highlights Ag Outlook

Cindy Zimmerman

The Syngenta Golden Harvest tent featured an Agricultural Outlook panel on the first day of the 2023 Farm Progress Show that provided perspectives from officials in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri on a host of ag policy issues. Agri-Pulse Managing Editor Spencer Chase moderated the panel which included Rep. Mary Miller (R-IL), Missouri Secretary of Agriculture Chris Chinn, and Iowa Secretary …

Audio, Farm Bill, Farm Policy, Syngenta

ASTA Releases 2023 Farm Bill Recommendations

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) recently released its policy recommendations for the 2023 Farm Bill. The recommendations fall under the following priority areas: 1) conservation; 2) agriculture research; 3) trade; 4) innovation; and 5) risk management. “Farm bills are meant to be a safety net for farmers,” said Janae Brady, ASTA Vice President for Government Affairs. “For us, the …

ASTA, Audio, Farm Bill, Farm Policy, Seed

2023 Agri-Pulse Summit Preview

Cindy Zimmerman

With debate on a new farm bill formally underway, the upcoming 2023 Agri-Pulse Ag & Food Policy Summit will explore some of the forward-looking ideas under development that will drive policy discussions for both this year and the decades ahead. Sara Wyant, Agri-Pulse editor and founder, says the theme of this year’s summit is Next Gen Farm & Food Policy. …

Agri-Pulse, Agribusiness, Audio, Farm Bill, Farm Policy

ZimmCast 706 – From Cattle to CIRB

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. Coming up on the Agriglogging Highway is The Ethanol Conference followed a week later by Commodity Classic. Both are in Orlando, FL. There are four more after these but with a little more in-between, ZimmComm World Headquarters time. But let’s look backward just a little. This week’s program will start with cattle and end …

Ag Groups, Audio, Cattle Industry Conference, CIRB, Exports, Farm Policy, ZimmCast

Agri-Pulse Newsmakers debuts on RFD-TV in 2023

Cindy Zimmerman

Agri-Pulse Communications is launching its national news show, Agri-Pulse Newsmakers, on RFD-TV, Rural America’s Most Important Network. The show premiers on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023, at 11 a.m. ET. “Our editorial team has demonstrated a strong ability to bring people together for high-level discussions that can both inform and engage,” said Agri-Pulse Founder and Editor Sara Wyant. “We have had …

Agri-Pulse, Farm Policy

Syngenta’s Thatcher Provides Policy Perspective

Cindy Zimmerman

Mary Kay Thatcher has been in policy “since the first Bush administration” when she left Iowa for Washington DC after college, so when she talks about policy, people in agriculture listen. After 30 years with the American Farm Bureau Federation and now Sr. Manager, Federal Government & Industry Relations at Syngenta for almost five years, most everyone knows Mary Kay …

Audio, EPA, Farm Bill, Farm Policy, Syngenta

AFBF Establishes 2023 Farm Bill Priorities

Cindy Zimmerman

American Farm Bureau Federation president Zippy Duvall today outlined the organization’s 2023 Farm Bill priorities. The priorities were identified by a working group of Farm Bureau members and staff from across the country. In general, AFBF supports continuing current farm bill program funding; maintaining a unified farm bill that includes nutrition programs and farm programs together; prioritizing risk management tools …

AFBF, Audio, Farm Bill, Farm Policy

Peanut Policy Remarks from Congressman Michael Cloud, R-TX

Chuck Zimmerman

Congressman Michael Cloud (R-Texas), shared thoughts on the state of U.S. peanut policy during the 2022 Southern Peanuts Growers Conference. He said the American agriculture industry continues to do a great job even amid policies that are sometimes restrictive. “What we’ve seen over the last year is the American ag industry continues to have higher yields with less inputs. That’s …

Ag Groups, Audio, Farm Policy, Peanuts, SPGC

Agri-Pulse Newsmakers – CRP acreage, FSA agency staffing and equity

Chuck Zimmerman

The newest episode of Agri-Pulse Newsmakers is now live and the focus this week is on CRP acreage, FSA agency staffing and equity. The Department of Agriculture has responded to farm group entreaties to consider allowing production on Conservation Reserve Program acres, leaving many wondering what comes next. Farm Service Agency Administrator Zach Ducheneaux joins Agri-Pulse to discuss the future …

Agri-Pulse, Audio, Farm Policy, Podcasts, Video