The policy session at the close of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual convention wasn’t exactly an action-packed affair, but several policy shifts approved by members could have ripple effects on farm policy.
As we reflect on an incredibly busy 2018, there was certainly no shortage of people or topics to write about. From President Donald Trump – whom we interviewed twice – to the ongoing trade wars, a new farm bill, regulatory reform and much more....
Bayer AG announced that it would sell its Animal Health business and is evaluating the sale of its Coppertone and Dr. Scholl’s brands, as well as other assets, as part of an effort to streamline the company, improve profitability and competitiveness.
Some activist groups and small-farm advocates seem to dislike anything that qualifies as a “big” agribusiness – especially those who sell crop protection chemicals. But they are increasingly being met by leaders who are openly trying to address their concerns.