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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.

NASDA sets policy priorities for 2024

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture has set five policy priorities for 2024. NASDA CEO Ted McKinney says the issues are 2024 Farm Bill, food safety, labor reform, pesticide regulation, and the chemical complex known as PFAS. “It’s a fairly democratic process. ... Read More.

Farm Bureau members consider policy on ‘forever chemicals’

A farmer from eastern South Dakota says delegates at the American Farm Bureau Federation will consider policy to eliminate liability for farmers and ag retailers who apply ‘forever chemicals’ unknowingly on their farms. “We don’t want landowners to be responsible for that if that... Read More.

SD Corn Growers adopt carbon pipeline policy

The South Dakota Corn Growers Association will support carbon pipeline projects in the state. Two new resolutions on carbon were approved at the SDCA’s annual meeting over the weekend. The state’s corn growers support carbon capture and a second resolution says corn growers support... Read More.

Proposed policy updates might affect grain movement in Argentina

A senior market advisor with Total Farm Marketing says currency and trade tax adjustments proposed by a newly elected leader in Argentina could make the country’s commodities more competitive globally. Naomi Blohm says Argentina’s new president wants to lower the value of the peso... Read More.

Wisconsin Farm Bureau sets policy priorities

Wisconsin Farm Bureau members outlined changes in dairy, energy, and transportation policy during their annual delegate session Monday.  Government Affairs Director Tyler Wenzlaff tells Brownfield delegates still strongly support the dairy revitalization plan adopted last year. “I remember supporting that overwhelmingly, and we... Read More.

Illinois Farm Bureau members gear up for policy debate

Illinois Farm Bureau members are preparing for policy debate. President Rich Guebert says regardless of the policy issue, there’s one topic that remains top of mind for members.  “Property rights have been the holy grail of everything,” he says.  “Going back to the first... Read More.

Michigan Farm Bureau siting new policy

Michigan Farm Bureau members are debating what policies will guide the organization next year as a new clean energy plan moves forward in the state. Government Relations Director Matt Smego tells Brownfield the organization continues to support renewable energy efforts and farmers’ rights to... Read More.