John Deere is the first major ag player to achieve the certification and though several companies are maintaining their certifications over the years, the program hasn't grown out of the single digits in terms of membership, meaning this move by Deere could have a big impact.
The state of Arkansas is home to Tysons, Walmart, a Nestle plant and a Frito-Lay factory, but much of the food produced in Congressman Rich Crawford (R) of Arkansas’s first district is grown on family farms.
Last week, the US House of Representatives Agriculture Committee held a hearing on agriculture technology and data utilization in preparation for the next Farm Bill.
On Monday, the negotiations of the 950-page farm bill finally come to a close, and leaders of the House and Senate are ready to vote.
The leaders of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees, Representative Frank D.