AgNet Weekly: Opportunities for Fairness in Farming Act

Sabrina Halvorson AgNet Weekly, Legislative

The Opportunities for Fairness in Farming Act was introduced this session by a group of Senators looking to make changes to agricultural checkoff programs. Vice President of Government Affairs with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Ethan Lane says there’s more to it than that. He joins us on the AgNet Weekly podcast.

Each week we highlight essential legislative and policy conversations affecting agriculture nationwide. Host Sabrina Halvorson is a 30-year media veteran known nationally for her award-winning, balanced, and accurate reporting. For more than 10 years, she has specialized in agriculture news focused on political issues. While most agriculture news podcasts focus primarily on Midwest crops, we uniquely understand specialty crops, their regions, and their related industries. AgNet Weekly also traverses the legislative issues of the livestock industry and other matters related to California and Southeast agriculture.

July 20, 2024: Author David Lipsky on Climate and the Science of Denial AgNet Weekly with Sabrina Halvorson

Named a Best Book of the Year in The New Yorker, Publishers Weekly, Chicago Tribune, and EcoLit Books and a Must-Read Summer Book by USA Today, the book the Parrot and the Igloo, Climate and the Science of Denial by David Lipsky takes a deep look into the history of climate change and public views on the topic. Lipsky is a New York Times bestselling author and contributing editor at Rolling Stone magazine. When his publicist emailed and asked about being on our show to talk about the book, we were happy to agree. David Lipsky tells us about his research and his new book on this edition of the AgNet Weekly. 
  1. July 20, 2024: Author David Lipsky on Climate and the Science of Denial
  2. June 15, 2024: IFPA Washington Conference, Ag Labor, Packaging
  3. June 8, 2024: Jacqui Fatka of CoBank on Trade Issues
  4. May 18, 2024: Anti Animal Ag Measure in Sonoma County
  5. May 11, 2024: Representative Mann on Canceled NASS Reports

Sabrina Halvorson
National Correspondent / AgNet Media, Inc.

Sabrina Halvorson is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster, and public speaker who specializes in agriculture. She primarily reports on legislative issues and hosts The AgNet Weekly podcast. Sabrina is a native of California’s agriculture-rich Central Valley.