Jim Wiesemeyer

Jim Wiesemeyer
From his office near Washington, D.C., Jim Wiesemeyer provides members with the latest information on agricultural policy and trade developments as Pro Farmer's policy analyst. He is also a frequent guest on Farm Journal’s AgriTalk and AgriTalk ATB radio programs and an editor for The Agriculture Letter.

Since 1978, Jim has reported on and interviewed senior government officials, including Presidents Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter, as well as USDA Secretaries since Earl Butz. He has traveled extensively in his assignments and is a frequent speaker on farm policy and trade issues.

Jim rejoined Pro Farmer in June 2017, after serving as our Washington consultant for 19 years while at Informa Economics. Before that, Jim was a full-time employee of Pro Farmer, then owned by Oster Communications. Jim has also served as the Washington bureau chief for Futures World News (FWN), formerly owned by Oster Communications.

Preceding his time with Oster Communications, he was Washington editor with Doane's Agricultural Report and Washington editor and managing editor of the Washington Farmletter.

Recent Contents

Policy Updates: Sept. 1, 2017

| By Jim Wiesemeyer on 09/01/2017 5:43 AM
Harvey update | Shipping & Harvey | MPP opt out | Aug. jobs report | Brazil corn to Japan | Cotton AWP | More E15 waivers | NAFTA 2.0 talks resume | Debt-limit hike | SPR tapped | Tax reform | Fed meeting | Border wall

Policy Updates: August 30, 2017

| By Jim Wiesemeyer on 08/30/2017 6:42 AM
Tax reform | North Korea | Harvey update | Japan baking execs in N. Dakota | Icahn resurfaces | U.S.-China ag trade dispute | Mexico and NAFTA 2.0 | U.S. ports increase traffic | U.S. ag trade forecasts raised

Policy Updates: August 29, 2017

| By Jim Wiesemeyer on 08/29/2017 6:27 AM
North Korea | Harvey update | EPA audits administrator | Food companies & steel | Brazil ethanol | Canada lumber duties | Biotech labeling | NAFTA 2.0 | Mexico & China | CSX rail service issues | Tyson Foods | India

Policy Updates: August 25, 2017

| By Jim Wiesemeyer on 08/25/2017 6:15 AM
Harvey update | Yellen, Draghi to speak | Dairy safety net | Crop insurance | U.S.-Canada lumber dispute | Trump comments on debt-limit debate | Tax reform | Major food retailers face stock collapse