Jim Wiesemeyer joins Sparks Companies, Inc.

by Stormy Wylie
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Jim Wiesemeyer has joined Sparks Companies, Inc., Memphis, Tennessee, U.S., as vice-president, policy and trade issues. He will be based in Washington, D.C. Mr. Wiesemeyer previously was Washington editor and bureau chief for Pro Farmer, Inc., a unit of Farm Journal, and is author of the daily column on policy and trade, "Inside Washington Today." He has been a senior analyst and observer in Washington since 1978. Bruce A. Scherr, president and c.e.o. of Sparks Companies, a commodity research and consulting firm for the agribusiness and food industry, said Mr. Wiesemeyer's appointment comes during a period of "potential rapid change in agriculture and trade policy."