The lead ag negotiator at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative says the U.S. has been “heavily engaged” with the Indian government on agricultural issues, including India’s recent export ban of long grain, non-basmati rice.
Alyssa Charney now serves as the director for lands and climate-smart agriculture in the climate policy office at the White House and Adam Hodge will be moving to the National Security Council on a detailed assignment as the acting senior director for press and spokesperson.
A dozen farmworkers as well as leaders of United Farm Workers met at the White House Friday with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Labor Department solicitor Seema Nanda, and White House adviser Julie Chavez Rodriguez.
Voter trends from the 2022 midterm elections are still being analyzed, but farm lobbyists and a political analyst believe the information gleaned could lead to a renewed focus on rural and independent voters in the 2024 cycle.
Samuel Crowell has joined the American Seed Trade Association as the new senior director of international programs and policy and the National Pork Producers Council has selected Kelly Cushman as its new vice president of domestic policy.
It’s a big week around the nation’s capital with hearings scheduled examining several issues important to agriculture, including rail service delays and a proposal to require companies to track the greenhouse gas emissions in their supply chains.