Following the state's first trade mission to Russia, Idaho farm leaders and state officials believe the country, with a population of 143 million people, presents a big opportunity for Gem State ag products. Click here for the full story
I recently mentioned a wonderful bloody mary mix that paired well with Organic Ocean Vodka. It’s called Bloody Brew by Vicki’s Wicked Potions in Pensacola, FL. It is good stuff. Good enough that I went back to Palafox Market on … Continue reading ?
When I talked with American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) CEO Andy LaVinge at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting meeting the 2013 CSS & Seed Expo was still three weeks away, but all of the sudden it’s next week already! … Continue reading ?
Over 140 stakeholders testified at a hearing Thursday on the Environmental Protection Agency proposal to lower the biofuels targets under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in 2014, and those opposed to the plan outnumbered those in favor by a ratio … Continue reading ?
In this week’s program we’ll help celebrate BCS Communications ten year anniversary. They actually celebrated quite a bit last night but I couldn’t be there. It was their annual holiday open house. However, a lot of people were there including … Continue reading ?
There are two parts to today’s story. First, as a child my mother always left a daily “to do” chores list. For my brother, that usually consisted of what I called FUN things – burning the trash, raking the leaves … Continue reading ...
A huge turnout is expected Thursday at a public hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Renewable Fuel Standard volume obligations for 2014. Literally busloads of stakeholders, both opposed to and in favor of cutting the requirements, are attending the … Continue reading ?
Idaho is on pace to set a record for agricultural exports for the third straight year. Through the end of September, the value of all Idaho ag products sold to other countries was $736 million, a 7.6 increase over the $684 million total during the same period in 2012. Click here for the full story
South Korea said Friday it will start negotiations to join a U.S.-led trade pact covering a dozen Pacific and Asian nations. Click here for the full story
A bi-partisan group of congressmen from both chambers is asking the FDA to submit a second set of proposed food safety rules for public comment. The Nov. 25 letter was signed by 75 members of Congress. Click here for the full story
Economics professor says strategic planning on the farm is critical for meeting the challenges of waning ag and rural wealth ahead. Having enough working capital will be a huge factor in 2014 and beyond. Click here for the full stor...
Representatives from state government, the agriculture community, and the ethanol industry all say the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) biofuels requirements would have a negative impact on agriculture and rural economies. During a telephone press discussion … Continue reading ?
The National Pork Board is the entity that conducts research, provides education and promotes the product. They were at the recent NAFB Convention and I caught up with them during the always busy, yet fun and exciting Trade Talk. Dale … Continue reading ?
Canadian farmers harvested record crops this season, according to the latest report out today from Statistics Canada. Production of most field crops increased this year in Canada compared with 2012 with both canola and wheat production reaching record levels. Canola … Continue reading ?
Merck Animal Health is dedicated to spreading the awareness of one of the most common diseases found in the cattle industry. Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) continues to take an economic toll on herds across the country. During NAFB’s Trade Talk … Continue reading ?
Representatives from USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) were on hand at NAFB Trade Talk last month to discuss the 2013 crop and the 2012 census. The 2013 harvest is considered completed at this point and Lance Honig with NASS … Continue reading ?
The fastest-growing sector of the meat industry may not be what you think. The National Bison Association is the answer and they were present at NAFB’s recent Trade Talk to show that they are dedicated to maintaining their position as … Continue reading ?
The National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Trade Talk gave us the opportunity to chat with leaders of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA). President Elect for NCBA, Bob McCan, is from Victoria, TX and he operates a 5th generation purebred … Continue reading ?
Note that Friday’s FarmPolicy.com update is available here. Farm Bill Janet Hook and Kristina Peterson reported in today’s Wall Street Journal that, “Congress is heading into the final stretch of its legislative session with a pile of year-end policy decisions before it and little time to address them. “Lawmakers are struggling to negotiate deals on farm […]
Advanced plant health and grower engagement were two topics that BASF Crop Protection representatives discussed with reporters at the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk. Dr. Brianne Reeves is a member of the BASF Plant Health Technical Market … Continue reading ?