Interview with Kevin Paap, Minnesota Farm Bureau, at the AFBF Convention
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Senator Dick Durbin
This week's guest on Open Mic is Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin. The Illinois Democrat sees promise in the opening weeks of the 114th congress. Senator Durbin says more open floor debate may lead to compromise on complex issues including trade, taxes, nutrition and food labeling. Despite a desperate need for conclusion, Durbin believes tax reform and immigration may be too divisive for this congress to resolve.
- play April 17, 2015
March 27, 2015
Feature: Clayton Yeutter’s efforts, both in government and the private sector, have had a lasting impact on the worldwide economy. He served as Secretary of Agriculture, U.S. Trade Representative and Counselor to the President, and also spent several years as CEO of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Returning to the private sector in 1993, Yeutter joined what has become Hogan Lovells, LLP, where his focus is on trade issues. Now he’s giving back to his alma mater, the University of Nebraska, to help prepare skilled graduates for in-demand careers in global trade and finance.
Feature: One of the newest members of the House Ag Committee, Dan Newhouse uses his experience as a former director of the Washington State Department of Agriculture to represent his constituents in Washington's 4th District. In this edition of Meet the Lawmaker, Newhouse, who is also a farmer, talks about his goals in Congress and why farmers and ranchers need to stay involved in government.