504, 2021

Opinion: Biden Needs To Focus On Agriculture Next – Here’s How

By |April 5th, 2021|Agriculture, ERC, Featured Update|0 Comments

By Heidi Heitkamp, Former U.S. Senator, Attorney General, and Tax Commissioner for North Dakota; alliantgroup Director of Agriculture
March 30, 2021
Published in agri-pulse.comWhile much of the economy struggled through the pandemic, agriculture helped keep the country fed and afloat. Much of ag was also considered essential and avoided the lockdowns that crippled most of the nation. In fact, while most sectors were significantly diminished in production, ag exports to China rose to 55.5 million tons in 2020.

But that does not mean that ag was spared disruption from Covid-19. In fact, even as the vaccine is made widely available and the country starts to re-open, ag is struggling to find a workforce to support the demand.

I believe the Biden administration recognizes the needs of the American farmers and is poised to take steps to […]

1503, 2021

To win over America’s farmers, Biden needs to embrace technology

By |March 15th, 2021|Agriculture, Featured Update|0 Comments

by Mike Johanns, Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, former Nebraska Governor & former U.S. Senator; alliantgroup Chairman of Agriculture & Heidi Heitkamp, Former U.S. Senator, Attorney General, and Tax Commissioner for North Dakota; alliantgroup Director of Agriculture
March 11, 2021
Published in CNN.comAmerican farmers and ranchers remain skeptical that the Biden administration will be an effective partner.

President Donald Trump’s approach to trade relations with an adversarial China certainly challenged farmers’ confidence but most farmers remained loyal to the former president going into the 2020 election as a result of his hard stances against environmental regulation. Plus, President Barack Obama’s reputation with American farmers as an over-regulator, particularly regarding the 2015 Waters of the United […]

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