John Deere Urges Congress To Ratify TPP

Taylor Truckey

This week, John Deere urged Congress to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), saying the trade agreement signed by 12 countries today is a much-needed step to boost the global economy. “A robust U.S. trade agenda expands jobs and opportunities for American workers, farmers and businesses,” said Samuel R. Allen, Deere & Company chairman and chief executive officer. “This benefits our …

John Deere, Policy, trade

Landowners Seek Balanced Environmental Regulations

Taylor Truckey

In already tough economic times, confusing environmental laws can mean even greater challenges for producers. Navigating the intricacies of environmental laws can leave farmers and ranchers in perilous positions. A more balanced approach to environmental regulations was the topic of a workshop last week at the American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting. “Environmental law can be harsh, especially for everyday …

AFBF, Agribusiness, environment, Government, Policy

AFBF Urges Representatives To Disapprove WOTUS

Taylor Truckey

The Waters of the U.S. rule is still very much a main topic in 2016. The American Farm Bureau Federation is urging members of the U.S. House of Representatives to support S.J. Res. 22, a resolution to disapprove the Waters of the U.S. rule finalized by the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers. “The EPA rule poses a …

AFBF, EPA, Government, Policy, water, Water Management

Food Security Policy Event Takes Place In PA

Taylor Truckey

The “Importance of Global Food Security to Pennsylvania and America” will take place on January 11 in PA, 2016 courtesy of the Farm Journal Foundation and the Pennsylvania Dept of Ag. Mr. Russell Redding, Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture will introduce the session, which includes many other agriculture leaders. “While agricultural researchers work hard to increase yields, an often overlooked area …

Agribusiness, Food, Government, Local, Policy

ARA Asks Stakeholders To Voice Opinions

Taylor Truckey

The Agricultural Retailers Association is putting a call-to-action out for stakeholders to make their voices heard regarding the future use of an important insecticide, chlorpyrifos. Popular products that include chlorpyrifos include Cobalt, Cobalt Advanced, Lorsban, Lock-On, etc. Read the full letter below: Dear Stakeholder: As you probably know, on October 30, 2015, U.S. EPA announced a proposal to revoke US …

ARA, EPA, Insecticide, Policy

Action Team Discusses Trade and Tech

Kelly Marshall

National Corn Grower’s Association‘s Trade Policy and Biotechnology Action Team met in St. Louis this month.  During their meeting the team reviewed policy for NCGA, discussed the progress of current programs and heard about upcoming challenges from others in the industry. Using their combined knowledge of agriculture the team made new recomendations for the Coarn Board to use when shaping …

Ag Group, NCGA, Policy