Agri-Pulse's Meet the Freshman Video Interview with Kevin Yoder
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Chuck Conner, President, CEO of NCFC
Members of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives have real concerns with the EPA regulatory proposals for waters of the US and are hopeful congress will step up with meaningful immigration reform. Chuck Conner says while farmers are busy in their fields with the 2014 harvest, cooperative members are on task with handling, drying and storing an expected record corn and soybean crop this year.
This special six-part series addresses the important political changes impacting American agriculture and rural America:
October 15, 2014
Feature: John Deere and PCIA - The Wireless Infrastructure Association recently hosted a demonstration on the need for better connectivity in rural America. Many producers use precision agriculture in their operations, but in some cases, those tools are only as good as the speed of their wireless connection.
As the first member of the House Ag Committee from Connecticut since 1907, Joe Courtney has an opportunity to work for his district's agricultural interests many of his predecessors didn't. In this interview, he talks with Agri-Pulse's Spencer Chase about the committee's learning curve and Connecticut's GMO labeling bill, the first such legislation in the nation.