U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Alexis M. Taylor media teleconference from Panama City, Panama
Vice President, Government Affairs
Monte Shaw, Executive Director of IRFA
David Miller, Chief Economist of Decision Innovation Solutions.
Tim Recker, Northeast Iowa Corn Grower
Tracy Rich, Vice President, Customer & Brand Marketing
Dan Beran, Director, Technical Services, Nufarm US
The Endangered Species Act and Pesticides: What It Means for Your Operation
Moderated by Mary Kay Thatcher, Federal Government and Industry Relations, Syngenta
SPEAKERS: Jake Li, EPA Deputy Assistant Administrator; Stanley Culpepper, farmer and UGA Professor of Weed Science; Tony Burd, Senior Regulatory Stewardship Manager, Syngenta; Patty Mann, Grower
Ross Shafer moderated panel with association leaders - ASA President Daryl Cates, NCGA President Tom Haag, NAWG President Nicole Berg, NSP Chairman Craig Meeker, and AEM Ag Board Chair Bill Hurley
Vilsack also joined the Iowa Soybean Association to sign the Midwest Climate Smart Commodities Project, which also includes other partners such as PepsiCo, Cargill, Renewable Energy Group, Ingredion, Target, JBS, Coca-Cola, Mano y Ola, FarmRaise, Rural Community Assistance Partnership.
Secretary Vilsack and USDA Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Robert Bonnie joined the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and farmer-leaders with Farmers for Soil Health (FSH) to sign a $95 million USDA Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities grant, officially launching the Farmers for Soil Health initiative.