Washington Watch: National Assoc. of Farm Broadcasting Convention is where ag groups voice their yearly goals


Numerous ag groups are gathered under one roof for the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Convention. It is their time to tell the public their goals for the year and how they are working to help you and your operation.

Let’s check with the American Seed Trade Association.

The nation is being faced with a plethora of challenges, especially during a very important time for farmers, and there could be a lot of unknowns. We caught up with the National Association of Wheat Growers to see what is on their agenda this year.

From input prices to weather disruptions, farmers are coping with market hurdles. We caught up with the CEO of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives to learn how local coops are handling the current situation.

All eyes are on fertilizer, the ag industry may see some price relief thanks to the Farm Bill. Prices are also dominating conversations at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s annual Washington Watch.

Washington Watch is a great opportunity to hear from industry leaders and meet with legislators. Daren Coppock, President and CEO of the Agricultural Retailers Association, talks about the recent supply chain issues and shortage of products.

Topics discussed at Washington Watch include what ag industry leaders are putting priority on in upcoming months. The National Farmers Union shares with us what is at the top of their list.

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is recognizing the reality that farmers are on the front lines of climate change. At Washington Watch, Chief of Staff Alissa Charney highlighted their efforts to assist the sector through conservation on the ground.


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