Jim Wiesemeyer joins Sparks Companies, Inc.
January 01, 2000
by Stormy Wylie
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."