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Corn Congress looks at tax policy, climate smart ag and trade

The National Corn Growers Association updated and added new resolutions on tax policy and climate smart agriculture, and talked trade at Corn Congress this week. Missouri farmer and newly elected board member Jay Schutte tells Brownfield there’s support for a non-refundable federal tax credit... Read More.

Illinois Stewardship Alliance organizing policy platform

The deputy director of the Illinois Stewardship Alliance (ISA) says the organization is taking the next step in ag advocacy. Molly Pickering tells Brownfield ISA’s celebrating its 50th anniversary by crafting the group’s first policy platform. “That’s going to help us have a big... Read More.

A change in “no antibiotic” chicken policy

Ten years ago, the fast food restaurant Chick-fil-A implemented a “No Antibiotics Ever” policy, which meant that no animals of any kind were used to raise the animals.  The company recently announced that it was shifting its policy to “No Antibiotics Important to... Read More.

Ohio Farm Bureau brings policy concerns to D.C.

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation members shared a wide range of policy issues impacting agriculture in recent meetings with members of Congress. Advocacy chairman Matt Aultman tells Brownfield farmers are concerned about profitability this year with operating costs remaining high and incomes projected lower. “Year over... Read More.

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Pork industry sets 2024 policy

Pork producers have set their policy plans for 2024.  For the National Pork Board (NPB) growing pork demand is the top priority.  Al Wulfkuehle, NPB vice president and Iowa producer tells Brownfield… “It’s all about doing the priorities of what our producers want.”  He says,... Read More.

NASDA’s winter policy meeting results in several calls to action

Members of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture are calling for federal action on several critical issues affecting farmers and ranchers. Senior Director of Public Policy RJ Karney tells Brownfield during their recent during their Winter Policy Conference state ag directors, secretaries,... Read More.

Members look to fine-tune traceability policy

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s policy on traceability is expected to be heavily debated this week.  NCBA members have established policy on animal traceability, but Ethan Lane vice president of government affairs says it doesn’t take a position on voluntary vs. mandatory.   “We’ve... Read More.