The Celebration of Agriculture at the Indiana State Fair recognizes leaders in the industry. The AgriVision Award, the state’s highest agricultural honor, was established by the Lieutenant Governor and the Indiana State Department of Agriculture. Cindy Hoye, executive director of the Indiana State Fair, and... Read More.
The Illinois Soybean Association elected new farmer leaders during their annual meeting this week. Ron Kindred of Atlanta was elected Chairman. He has served the association for 13 years including terms as vice president, secretary and legislative chairman. He has also represented Illinois as... Read More.
The President of the Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board hopes an in-state crush plant becomes a reality soon. Pat Mullooly tells Brownfield the new DeLong Maritime Agricultural Facility at the Port of Milwaukee might help stimulate development by providing access to new markets for... Read More.
Applications are open for the Missouri Soybean Association’s Policy Leaders Fellowship. A member of the inaugural PLF program, Sarah Kliethermes says it allowed her to see how state policy works and to learn the lifecycle of a bill in action. In partnership with... Read More.
The Midwest Association of State Departments of Agriculture is having its annual meeting in Minneapolis this week. Minnesota Department of Ag Commissioner Thom Petersen tells Brownfield the farm bill is a pressing issue. “Time is running tight. I think after the debt ceiling agreement... Read More.
The Illinois General Assembly passed the state budget for Fiscal Year 2024 and ag leaders say it checks the boxes for farmers. Illinois Director of Agriculture Jerry Costello tells Brownfield the budget fully funds the Illinois Department of Agriculture and appropriates the Farm Family... Read More.