Ag Equipment on the National Mall and U.S.-Mexico Dairy Reps Meet

Ag Equipment on the National Mall and U.S.-Mexico Dairy Reps Meet

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, this is your Agribusiness Update.

**The Association of Equipment Manufacturers recently partnered with other ag industry stakeholders to showcase American agriculture at the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

It was a chance to show the public how farmers feed and fuel the world while protecting the environment for future generations.

More than 12,000 people attended the three-day event that featured combine harvesters, milking equipment, sprayers, planters, irrigation equipment, and tractors of all sizes.

**Representative Dusty Johnson, of South Dakota, introduced legislation to streamline the permitting process for broadband infrastructure projects.

The FOREST Act is intended to cut down on bureaucratic red tape to improve broadband access in rural America.

Johnson says the lengthy permitting process on federal lands has prevented the government from improving broadband access, even though billions of dollars are available to improve broadband deployment.

**Leading dairy representatives from the U.S. and Mexico met last week to renew their commitment to collaborate and advocate for mutually beneficial dairy policies.

This was the sixth meeting between top U.S. and Mexico dairy organizations since 2016.

The National Milk Producers Federation and the U.S. Dairy Export Council steered the U.S. delegation, which consisted of more than 14 member companies, farmer representatives, and NMPF and USDEC staff.

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