Sales of farm tractors and combines are continuing their downward trend this year and the industry is adjusting after several good years in a row, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). “The last five years have been pretty darn good years and we were at pretty high levels of equipment sales,” said AEM Senior Vice President and Ag... Read More
I hope you might have access to this interesting article from the Wall St. Journal: “Toyota Veteran Rises to Corporate Office From Factory Floor.” I was able to access it while logged out from my WSJ account. Mitsuru Kawai, pictured, started working at Toyota in 1963, at age 15. After 52 years of employment, Kawai […]
The Gaye estate seeks to expand Blurred Lines ruling, DVDFab hit with more injunctions and Beastie Boys win sampling case.
USDA expects Idaho farmers will plant more wheat and barley this season, following a disastrous 2014 harvest affected by widespread late-season sprout damage. For more information visit www.capitalpress.com
Every time I am in a hospital or clinic setting, one of the first things I do is get a pump or squirt of gel or foam from a wall-mounted dispenser to clean my hands. Or, I should say try to get hand sanitizer. For one, it’s important to practice proper hand hygiene when entering […]
Mink pelt prices have plummeted recently, following years of sustained growth, according to Fur Commission USA Executive Director Michael Whelan. Click here for the full story
Listen to the show (mp3, 26.5MB) Alon and Jocelyn talk with PBOT Director Leah Treat and Manager of Policy, Planning and Projects Art Pearce about Vision Zero, the Comprehensive Plan, Transportation System Plan and other important planning processes. The post KBOO Bike Show: Vision Zero appeared first on Portland Transport.
Critics say the World Health Organization’s conclusion that glyphosate “probably” causes cancer runs counter to what numerous other studies have found and should be withdrawn. For more information visit www.capitalpress.com
I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s April Fools’ Day joke about turning this blog into an insipid BuzzFeed-type site. It’s become a bit of a tradition for me, having some fun on April 1st. You can browse them via this link or scroll down in this post. In case you’re a new reader, here’s my past posts […]
During a presentation to lawmakers by United Dairymen of Idaho officials, most of the questions from legislators centered around Fairlife, a new premium milk product being distributed by the Coca-Cola Co. Click here for the full sto...
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Natural Resources Conservation Service chief Jason Weller have announced the availability of $332 million in financial and technical assistance through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). Show More Summary
The much-anticipated 2015 Prospective Plantings released by USDA today shows declines expected in corn, wheat and cotton acres this year, with only a modest increase in soybean acreage. Corn planted area for all purposes in 2015 is estimated at 89.2 million acres, down 2 percent from last year. If realized, this will be the third consecutive year of an acreage... Read More
A new tool developed for the U.S. Potato Board analyzes how the price fluctuations of fresh potato products affect demand. For more information visit www.capitalpress.com
You Still Have Time to Register Joe Swartz and I have been planning the first-ever workshop (a conference of sorts) where people can come see what a Kaizen culture, or a culture of continuous improvement, looks like at his health system, Franciscan St. Francis Health in Indianapolis. It’s designed to be a small event. We […]
I recently had the opportunity to sit down with former Congresswomen from my home state of Missouri, Jo Ann Emerson. She currently calls Washington, D.C. home where she holds the title of first female CEO for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). “I am very excited to be selected by the Board of Directors of the NRECA to serve... Read More
LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green Remember that post-2012 RNC "autopsy" that was supposed to expand the party? Now comes contender Cruz who wants the base to vote, not grow. Ron Christie and Gara LaMarche debate whether he's the party's RX or poison. Show More Summary
MP3 File (run time 46:32) My guest for episode #220 is somebody I’ve wanted to interview for a long time, Dr. Robert Wachter, one of the leading voices in the modern patient safety movement. He’s most recently author of a brand-new book The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer […]
Listen to Episode 14 of Slate’s Amicus: Subscribe in iTunes ? RSS feed ? Download ? Play in another tab This week, the Supreme Court heard arguments in Michigan v. EPA—a challenge to new federal regulations requiring coal-fired power...Show More Summary
Talk Radio News Service White House correspondent Victoria Jones talks about Harry Reid’s retirement, the DEA sex romps with Colombian drug cartel-provided prostitutes and the proxy war in Yemen.