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How Will Interest Rates Impact Farm Country?

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How Will Interest Rates Impact Farm Country?
What will be the effects of higher interest rates be on farmers and the agriculture industry? "I'm almost gun-shy of making strong predictions in the environment we've been in, in the last couple years." But USDA Chief Economist, Seth Meyer, said classic economics would say that normally: "Rising interest rates in the United States strengthens the dollar, makes us a little less expo
Kind: Administration Following USMCA, Dairy Issue Closely

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Kind: Administration Following USMCA, Dairy Issue Closely
In May, the U.S. Trade Representative’s office initiated the second USMCA dispute regarding Canadian dairy tariff-rate quota policies.  The TRQs deny allocation access to eligible applicants, including retailers, food service operators, and other types of importers, and impose new conditions on the allocation and use of the TRQs. Wiscon...
Survey Americans Want Clearer Product Labeling of Plant-Based ‘Chicken’

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Survey Americans Want Clearer Product Labeling of Plant-Based ‘Chicken’
Earlier this week, the National Chicken Council announced findings from a recent national survey of Americans regarding consumer attitudes about chicken and plant-based ‘chicken’ alternatives.  Survey participants included individuals who consume meat and animal products, along with flexitarians, vegetarians and vegans.  The results indicat...
Searle: 2022 Has Proven To Be Challenging For Idaho Ag

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Searle: 2022 Has Proven To Be Challenging For Idaho Ag
Every year has challenges for farmers across the Pacific Northwest.  But, 2022 has put more challenges before Idaho producers than typical, that according to Idaho Farm Bureau Federation President Bryan Searle.  He said weather has been more difficult than normal, with an extremely dry winter and early spring, giving way to wet and cool conditions, with some locations experiencing flooding. In ad.
WCIT: Tensions With China Impacting Washington Trade

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WCIT: Tensions With China Impacting Washington Trade
A variety of political and economic factors, including the increased reliance on tariffs and ongoing tensions with China, have negatively impacted the growth of international trade in Washington over the past couple of years.  A new report released Tuesday by the Washington Council on International Trade, details the affect these factors have had on the state’s economy.  The repo...
BASF Donates $50,000 to Bee and Butterfly Habitat Fund Program

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BASF Donates $50,000 to Bee and Butterfly Habitat Fund Program
BASF Agricultural Solutions North America will donate $50,000 to The Bee and Butterfly Habitat Fund's Seed A Legacy pollinator habitat program.  The donation is part of BASF's annual Living Acres #MonarchChallenge initiative. The Bee and Butterfly Habitat Fund will use BASF's donation to expand its Seed A Legacy pollinator habitat program with the goal of restoring high-quality pollinator habitat
How Will Interest Rates Impact Agriculture?

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How Will Interest Rates Impact Agriculture?
What will be the effects of higher interest rates on farmers and agriculture? "I'm almost gun-shy of making strong predictions in the environment we've been in, in the last couple years," noted USDA Chief economist Seth Meyer.  But he went add, "Rising interest rates in the United States strengthens the dollar, makes us a little less export competitive." ...
Washington Rolls Out New Program To Improve Ag Work Place Environment

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Washington Rolls Out New Program To Improve Ag Work Place Environment
In an effort to strengthen the Washington farm workforce and encourage people to seek jobs and in ag labor, and stay in ag labor, the state recently rolled out a new program designed to improve managers.  Ofelio Borges with the Washington State Department of Agriculture said currently many of the people in supervisory roles were not given the leadership training needed to ensure workers are treate

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