Jim Wiesemeyer

Jim Wiesemeyer
From his office near Washington, DC, Jim Wiesemeyer contributes daily to Pro Farmer’s online website at FarmJournalPro.com, providing members with the latest information on agricultural policy and trade developments. He also is a twice-weekly participant in Farm Journal’s Agri-Talk radio program and serves as a Washington analyst for Pro Farmer and Farm Journal.

Since 1978, Mr. Wiesemeyer has frequently reported on and interviewed senior government officials, including Presidents Reagan and 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. Wiesemeyer rejoined Pro Farmer in June this year, after serving as their Washington consultant for 19 years while at Informa Economics, and before that an employee of Pro Farmer, then owned by Oster Communications. Mr. Wiesemeyer also is one of the writers for the Agriculture Letter, formerly the Kiplinger Ag Letter, now owned by Farm Journal Media. Mr. Wiesemeyer also was the Washington bureau chief for Futures World News (FWN), formerly owned by Oster Communications. Prior to Pro Farmer, he was a Washington editor with Doane's Agricultural Report and Washington editor and managing editor of the Washington Farmletter.

Recent Contents

Policy Updates: Sept. 22, 2017

| By Jim Wiesemeyer on 09/22/2017 6:47 AM
North Korea | Iran | Trump trade policy | KORUS | NAFTA 2.0 | China trade policy | Populist tide growing | Hurricane aid | Puerto Rico | Export programs | Net worth | Rail problems | Cotton AWP | Markets

Policy Updates: Sept. 21, 2017

| By Jim Wiesemeyer on 09/21/2017 7:23 AM
Iran | Maria | Harvey | Farm bill | Fed | Bank of Japan | Tax reform | Senate health-care bill | NAFTA 2.0 | China responds to Lighthizer | CFTC | Antitrust group | Hack at SEC | CETA | Crop insurance | Markets

Policy Updates: Sept. 15, 2017

| By Jim Wiesemeyer on 09/15/2017 7:40 AM
North Korea | Clovis | NAFTA 2.0 | Yellen | FMD vaccine | Tax reform | Nutrition Facts | FDA hurricane update for farmers | Trucking 'e-logs' | Congress' $10 bil. ATM | SNAP bonuses | WOTUS | Cotton AWP | Markets

Policy Updates: Sept. 14, 2017

| By Jim Wiesemeyer on 09/14/2017 6:45 AM
North Korea | DACA | Heitkamp | Tax reform | Infrastructure | SNAP | Canada rail | EU and GMOs | Trump blocks China firm | Nominees | Ross to China | EU trade | NAFTA 2.0 | Grain shipping costs | China data | Markets

Policy Updates: Sept. 13, 2017

| By Jim Wiesemeyer on 09/13/2017 5:44 AM
USDA nominees get hearing | Estate tax | Glyphosate | Florida citrus | China ethanol | U.S.-China ag trade dispute | U.S.-Canada lumber dispute |Icahn | Debt limit | Dow-DuPont | CEA | FSA certified acres | Markets