INSIDE WASHINGTON: Fight the ‘Fear Your Food Movement’

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue urged those in agriculture to advocate science-based decisions and truth with consumers.

Jacqui Fatka, Policy editor

February 21, 2019

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U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue (c), Secretary Villalobos Arambula of Mexico (r), Minister MacAulay of Canada, take questions at the opening session of the 2019 Agricultural’ Outlook Forum “Growing Locally, Selling Globally,” in Arlington, VA., on February 21, 2019. Jacqui Fatka

About the Author(s)

Jacqui Fatka

Policy editor, Farm Futures

Jacqui Fatka grew up on a diversified livestock and grain farm in southwest Iowa and graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications, with a minor in agriculture education, in 2003. She’s been writing for agricultural audiences ever since. In college, she interned with Wallaces Farmer and cultivated her love of ag policy during an internship with the Iowa Pork Producers Association, working in Sen. Chuck Grassley’s Capitol Hill press office. In 2003, she started full time for Farm Progress companies’ state and regional publications as the e-content editor, and became Farm Futures’ policy editor in 2004. A few years later, she began covering grain and biofuels markets for the weekly newspaper Feedstuffs. As the current policy editor for Farm Progress, she covers the ongoing developments in ag policy, trade, regulations and court rulings. Fatka also serves as the interim executive secretary-treasurer for the North American Agricultural Journalists. She lives on a small acreage in central Ohio with her husband and three children.

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