With Senator John Hoeven (ND) and Grain Growers Leadership
Meeting on farm policy matters in 2020 with Senator Hoeven, one of the leading Members of Congress for U.S. agriculture. Sen. Hoeven serves on the Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee, and chairs the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture.
Meeting with Senator Kevin Cramer (ND) and the Grain Growers
Our group of producers discussed the following with Senator Cramer: ethanol, trade, conservation, farm programs, crop insurance, and executive branch priorities during a meeting in the Senator's office in 2020. Sen. Cramer serves on the Environment and Public Works Committee and Energy and Natural Resources Committee and has been a helpful voice on agriculture policy matters. He was a leading candidate for Energy Secretary in the Trump Administration.
Meeting with Risk Management Agency Administrator Martin Barbre
Meeting with USDA's Risk Management Agency Administrator Martin Barbre, and leaders of the North Dakota Corn Growers Association to discuss key issues in the federal crop insurance program, in 2020. USDA's program serves as the top government sponsored tool for America's producers. This multi-billion insurance backstop is regarded as the number
one such program worldwide. Callan previously served as Number Two in the program.
Callan Meets with House Ag Chairman Collin Peterson (MN)
On Capitol Hill, Callan stands with then Chairman Peterson and Alejandro Diaz, CEO of the American Chamber of Commerce in Argentina; Callan organized a meeting with the Chairman for an Argentine delegation of public and private sector officials, which
included U.S. companies, to discuss policy matters. The Chairman was gracious with his time and advice.
Callan and Senator Tina Smith (MN) in DC
At small dinner event Callan was able to discuss agriculture issues with Senator Smith, a member of the Senate Ag Committee.
Callan and Chief Congressional Correspondent for Fox News Mike Emanuel
Opportunity to meet Mike Emanuel during meetings on U.S. agriculture policy with leaders in farm policy in 2020. Mike was considerate in spending time with us.
Callan meets USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue
Callan shaking hands with Secretary Perdue outside of USDA, along with corn, barley, and wheat grower leaders after a meeting with senior officials.
Callan with Senator Joni Ernst (IA) and Senator Deb Fischer (NE)
Callan met with two prominent ag leaders of the United States Senate -- Senator Ernst and Senator Fishcer.
Callan meets with Congresswoman Terri Sewell (AL)
Callan with Representative Sewell during an informational dinner at the City Club of DC where they discussed agriculture issues.
Callan with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY) and The Honorable Elaine Chao
Callan on Capitol Hill with Senate Majority Leader McConnell and Elaine Chao, former Labor Secretary and Transportation Secretary.
Callan with Mexico's Ambassador to the United States
Callan at the Mexican Embassy in Washington, DC after discussing U.S. wheat and barley exports to Mexico with Ambassador Geronimo Gutierrez.
Callan meets with Senator Bob Casey (PA) during an event on Capitol Hill
Exchanging greetings after attending a meeting with Sen. Casey, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee.
Callan meets with Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (NV), a member of the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee
Discussing Senate legislation with Senator Cortez Masto, a leading voice in the Senate.
Callan with Senator Cory Gardner (CO), a member of the Commerce, Energy, and Foreign Relations Committees
Callan meets with then Senator Gardner at a Washington Dinner Caucus gathering in DC, where the Senator addressed current policy issues facing the U.S.
Callan Addresses Annual Corn Meeting with focus on agriculture policy and the upcoming elections
Callan speaks to 400 corn growers and agri-business representatives on "Farm Legislation In An Election Year," at the North Dakota Corn Growers Association's annual "CornVention" held in Fargo, ND.
Callan with Rep. Paul Ryan (WI), Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
Callan meets with Paul Ryan at a dinner on Capitol Hill.
Callan meets with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY) on Capitol Hill
With Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY) on Capitol Hill after discussing big picture matters facing the Senate and Congress in the coming weeks.
Callan confers with House GOP Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA) on Capitol Hill
Meeting on Capitol Hill with Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers. Earlier the same day, she voted in support of H.R. 1599, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, which would establish a uniform federal standard for the labeling of biotechnology-based foods. The legislation had wide support among agriculture and business groups representing a broad swath of the American economy. Callan helped with outreach to Members of Congress and staff.
Callan visits with Chuck Todd, host of "NBC's Meet the Press" at the Keystone Leadership Awards ceremony in Washington, DC
At an awards ceremony at the Newseum, in Washington, DC, Callan met with Chuck Todd, host of NBC's "Meet the Press," and discussed the 2016 presidential campaign. Chuck was gracious with his time.
Callan speaking with presidential candidate and Florida Senator Marco Rubio at Charley Palmer Steak in DC
With Senator Rubio of Florida at Charley Palmer Steakhouse near Capitol Hill.
Callan greets Senator John Boozman of Arkansas
With executives from CropLife America, the nation's primary crop protection and technology group, Callan joined in meetings with Members of the Senate Agriculture Committee, including Senator Boozman in the Committee room. Boozman now is the Ranking Republican on the Committee.
Callan at Modern Agriculture Meeting in Senate Agriculture Committee Room
Callan (2nd from left) with Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska (in red), and CropLife America members and executives during Leg Rally in support of policies that promote modern agriculture.
Callan meeting with Senator Thom Tillis (NC)
Callan (2nd from left) with Senator Thom Tillis of North Carolina (4th from left), and CropLife America member executives at their annual Leg Rally. North Carolina is home to a number of major crop protection technology firms, and Tillis made a point to note their importance to the state and economy.
Meeting with Sen. John Hoeven (ND) in his offices
Meeting with Sen. Hoeven (center) and Kevin Skunes (right), member of both the National Corn Board and North Dakota Corn Board to discuss key priorities in the 114th Congress. Sen. Hoeven serves on the Senate Agriculture Committee and the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, making him uniquely positioned in the many debates affecting national ag policy.
Meeting with Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (ND) in her offices
Meeting with then Senator Heidi Heitkamp and National Corn Growers President Kevin Skunes in her offices. Heitkamp served on the Agriculture Committee. Heitkamp was top-tier candidate for Agriculture Secretary in the Biden Administration.
Meeting with then Representative Kevin Cramer (ND)
Callan (right) and Kevin Skunes (left) with Congressman Cramer (center), after meeting in his office on key House of Representatives' priorities in the Congress. Rep. Cramer was a Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Cramer was elected U.S. Senator in 2018.
At the Commodity Classic conference in Phoenix, AZ
During a trip to the 20th annual Commodity Classic, one of the nation's largest agriculture shows, Callan stands before a combine in the exhibit hall of the Phoenix Convention Center. The event provides a platform for producers and businesses involved in four major commodities -- corn, soybeans, wheat, and grain sorghum. He met with producers, tech and equipment companies, discussing current policy and business issues affecting agriculture, including matters before Congress, the Administration, and USDA. Policy meetings help set the issues agenda back in Washington, DC, which informs Callan's work in the Capitol and brings an on-the-ground view.
Thousands attend Commodity Classic with a focus on how to make agriculture work better for the United States and for a growing world population. Callan attended his 11th consecutive "Classic" in San Antonio, TX in 2020. The 2021 event will be virtual.
Callan and North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple at the State Capitol in Bismarck
Callan traveled to North Dakota to meet with growers in Bismarck and Fargo regarding a Risk Management Agency - U.S. Department of Agriculture education partnership involving the North Dakota Corn Growers Association that provides advanced risk management tools to producers, building off expertise from economics professors at North Dakota State University.
His discussion with the then Governor focused on federal crop insurance and risk management education programming. Callan also met with several legislators, including House Majority Leader Al Carlson, and his visit was hosted by Representative Blair Thoreson.
Callan heads to U.S. Embassy in Quito, Ecuador
Callan visited Quito, Ecuador, in 2015, meeting with an Embassy official on agriculture policy issues in the U.S., Ecuador, and South America, and discussed recent developments and opportunities, including an upcoming risk management conference in South America.
Quito, and the surrounding area, was a welcoming place and provided an excellent opportunity to learn more about its role in South America and the potential as well as challenges for U.S. agricultural companies.
Callan at the U.S. Embassy in Madrid, Spain
Callan traveled to Valencia and Madrid Spain in 2014, meeting with agriculture officials at our Embassy in Madrid. Areas of interest included the U.S.'s 2014 Farm Bill along with crop protection, biotechnology, and crop insurance in the U.S., Spain, and Europe.
Callan with U.S. House Speaker John Boehner
Callan attends private reception on Capitol Hill, with Members of Congress and previous presidential appointees, colleagues, and friends. More than two hundred attended.
Callan visits New York, NY for meetings with major investment management firms
Callan has met several times with leading investment management companies in New York City to discuss ag policy, impacts of the Farm Bill, commodity prices, federal crop insurance, and renewable fuels.
At Capitol Hill Briefing, Farming After the Flood Forum* -- Callan Presents
Pictured left to right - Jim Callan with Scott Olson, farmer, Tekamah, NE, Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (NE-1), and John Wilson, extension educator, University of Nebraska - Lincoln. *Sponsored by the Soil Science Society of America
At The White House -- Callan attended a special event on the South Lawn
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