- John Deere named one of the best global brands
- John Deere Iowa factory celebrates its 100th anniversary
- John Deere encourages children to carry on the tradition of farm life
- University expansion gives John Deere the chance to gain a new facility
- Illinois students become familiar with the most up-to-speed farming equipment
- A tractor museum in North Dakota features unique John Deere tractors
- John Deere antique clock keeps tabs on the company's dedication to farm life
- High school agriculture students get a sample of groundbreaking equipment
- John Deere plays its part in Perryville's Old Timers' Day event
- Renovations are being performed in Moline to maintain the John Deere heritage
Farm life and ag experience could help form trade policies
Posted by Green Fun Store on 11/8/2010 to Farm Lifestyle
Those interested in helping the government may consider applying for a number of committees being re-established with the assistance of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. One, the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee for Trade, will provide overarching advice regarding trade policy decisions.
The other six committees will concentrate on specific product areas, including grains, animals and processed foods. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack said the all of those who serve on the committees will prove to be a great resource when developing trade decisions.
"USDA and the U.S. Trade Representative rely heavily on the individuals who serve on these committees to provide their expert advice on U.S. trade policy and priorities," Vilsack said.
Their experience in farm life will obviously be a criterion when selecting individuals for the committees. A security clearance will also be involved.
Along with trade decisions, the government takes comments and advice from members of rural communities regarding the direction of ag in the country. For example, improving broadband access was a topic covered during an official tour last year.