Erin Fitzgerald started her new role as CEO this week, and she is trying to unify the organization’s eight-year effort to tell the story of agriculture in America.
“This is not your grandfather’s farm bill.”
Mary Kay Thatcher, now the senior lead of Federal Government Relations with Syngenta, shared her insights about the current farm bill, which passed the House Agriculture Committee this week. It passed on a straight party-line vote of 26-20. Every farm bill (she’s been through eight farm bills) is difficult, Thatcher said. The 2018 farm bill is more challenging, since there is no incremental money available from the federal budget.
7 positive thoughts from under secretary Ted McKinney on the perilous world of ag trade.
Gregg Doud, chief agricultural negotiator for the U.S. trade representative, says trade partners “must play by the rules.”