• Mindy Ward

    Blogging through the Beltway: DC Dialogue

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     by Mindy Ward
     on March 27, 2015

    It might not have been the Hollywood Red Carpet, but there was no lack of agriculture star power during this week's Missouri Farm Bureau Washington DC Legislative Trip. Farm Bureau members did not judged those who appeared before the group on clothing, but on commentary. There were times of tough talk and moments of lighthearted lines. Here are some of the highlights: Ambassador Darci Vetter, Chief Agricultural Negotiator with the rank of Ambassador at the Office of the U.S. Trade…

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    Blogging through the Beltway: USDA People's Garden

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     by Mindy Ward
     on March 25, 2015

    As I walked by the USDA's office building in Washington D.C. across from the National Mall, I spotted a small greenhouse tunnel and raised garden beds. A small winding path darted off from the main sidewalk. I had to investigate. At the fork in the path was a small shed with dormant strawberry plants on the roof. Affixed to the front of the shed was a sign that read "People's Garden." This week I am traveling with members of the Missouri Farm Bureau on their annual…

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    Blogging Through Brazil

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     by Mindy Ward
     on March 21, 2014

    When I tell people that tomorrow I am headed to Brazil, the first thing they ask is “business or pleasure?” For an ag journalist exploring another country to see how farmers raise crops and cattle is never work; it is always pleasure. I will be traveling with a group of Midwestern farmers as part of Rabo AgriFinance Brazil Tour. Our first stop will be Sao Paulo to learn about agribusiness in the country. Then it is off for six days of plane and bus rides to visit farms in western…

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