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Cansler Keynotes Annual Conference for Tennessee Farm Bureau Presidents

“Tim Cansler’s behind the scenes Washington knowledge on agricultural and farm issues makes him an excellent choice for hearing the “rest of the story” about current Washington happenings. His agricultural and Farm Bureau background provide a solid foundation and understanding of the issues important to farmers.” Jeff Aiken President Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation Cansler Consulting,…

“Tim Cansler’s behind the scenes Washington knowledge on agricultural and farm issues makes him an excellent choice for hearing the “rest of the story” about current Washington happenings. His agricultural and Farm Bureau background provide a solid foundation and understanding of the issues important to farmers.” Jeff Aiken President Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation Cansler Consulting,…


Post Election Stock Market

According to the November issue of Fortune Magazine, while 2017  still may be a rough year for the financial markets, history shows us that after each election, no matter who wins, there is a dip in the market that corrects itself. We have the benefit of hindsight that the article’s author, Taylor Tepper, (a staff…


Seed and Agrochemical Mergers and Acquisitions

A Response to Emerging Fourth Industrial Revolution Congress has begun to focus on recent mergers and acquisitions in the seed and agrochemical industry. This industry provides inputs to farmers for growing crops. There are six companies involved in the research and development, manufacturing, and distribution of agrochemicals and biotech seeds, namely Bayer, BASF, Dow, DuPont,…


114th Congress Agricultural Issues

Here are a few items that are likely to be at the top of the 114th Congress’s Agricultural To Do List. Renewable Fuel – The EPA’s delayed mandates for 2014 biofuel commercial use until 2015 giving opponents another chance to modify or repeal the law that created the Renewable Fuel Standard. This impacts corn growers…


WGN Radio Interviews Cansler for ResponsibleAG

Tim Cansler, Executive Director of ResponsibleAg was interviewed by WGN-Radio, Chicago for their Agri-Cast. The interview aired December 20th during the Morning Show with Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong.  To listen to the interview here is the link to the podcast:  http://wgnradio.com/2014/12/20/agri-cast-december-20/


Farmers Have to Choose a New Risk Management Program

Let’s face it farming is not easy and manging risks amists Mother nature’s whims is even more risky. The only upside is that Congress is trying to help producers with new, innovative 21st Century risk management programs. Farmer will have to make a choice between Risk Management Programs very soon. The US Department of Agriculture…


Online Tools to Help You Choose Farm Risk Management

To help farmers choose between Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), USDA helped create online decision tools that allow farmers to enter information about their operation and see projections about how each program will benefit them under possible future scenarios. The new tools are now available at www.fsa.usda.gov/arc-plc.


Waterway Supply Chains Need U.S. Investment

Transporting $270 Billion of Our Exports After five years since the last adoption of the (2007) Water Resources Development Act, congressional committees are beginning to focus on the U.S.’ water resources infrastructure.  The United States maintains 300 commercial ports, 12,000 miles of inland and intra-coastal waterways and about 240 lock chambers, which carry more than…


U.S. Manufacturers May Pick Up Tab For FSMA

Recent OMB Report & Other Factors Indicate U.S. Food Manufacturers May Pick up Tab For FSMA In February of this year Cansler Consulting foretold of the fiscal challenges ahead at the Food and Drug Administration (click here to read article) in implementing the nation’s new food safety law, The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).  Late…


U.S. Court of Appeals Rules: EPA Exceeded Mandate

U.S. Court of Appeals Rules: EPA Exceeded Mandate Limiting Sulfur Dioxide and Nitrogen Oxide Emissions From Power-generating Plants On August 21, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled, 2-1, that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had exceeded its mandate with the Clean Air Act, which was to limit sulfur dioxide…


Trade Disputes: Are Your Products Impacted?

Every year U.S. farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses and manufacturers work to produce high quality agriculture goods for global export markets. But each year Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) trade measures continue playing an increasingly critical role in shaping the flow of U.S. agricultural global trade. SPS trade barriers are erected from measures that foreign governments apply on…


Small Firms Saving Lobbying Budgets

A recent article in The Hill reports the trend of highly effective strategists leaving large firms to open small, lower overhead lobbying firms. These ’boutique’ lobbyists enable companies to make the most of their government relationship budgets in an economy that grows tighter and tighter everyday.


Importers Beware!

President Obama signed into law The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA – P.L. 111-353) on January 4, 2011. The Food and Drug Administration will publish their FSMA regulations this year. What this means for importers is: prepare to establish a risk-based foreign supplier verification program that guarantees imported food from each supplier is produced to…


The Food Safety Modernization Act

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA – P.L. 111-353) was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011. The new law was created to address the estimated 48 million people who are sickened, 128,000 who are hospitalized and 3,000 who die each year as a result of food borne diseases according to the…


Benefits to Using a Lobbyist

Many different types of organizations can benefit from using a lobbyist to get their voice heard in government. From Non-Profit Organizations and Associations to large and small for-profit businesses, lobbyists can take your message to Congress and even local and state governments. Lobbyists enable organizations to draft legislation, develop strategies for new regulations, connect and…


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