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Bird Flu Detected In Washington’s Kitsap, County Suspension Of Poultry Shows Continue

Livestock and Dairy

Bird Flu Detected In Washington’s Kitsap, County Suspension Of Poultry Shows Continue
The Washington state Department of Agriculture announced another bird flu case Thursday.  A backyard flock in Kitsap County tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza on June 29th.  Kitsap is the 11th county with bird flu detected in domestic flocks, with 27 infected flocks statewide.  All inf...
AFBF: Fuel Prices Continue To Hurt American Farmers

Economy and Trade

AFBF: Fuel Prices Continue To Hurt American Farmers
The American Farm Bureau Federation is out with some dramatic new figures on the toll fuel inflation is taking on producers and consumers.  AFBF Chief Economist Roger Cryan said the cost of growing food and fiber is soaring. “At the retail level, gasoline is up 50% from a year ago and fuel oil is up 100% from a year ago, quite a high-cost increase for farmers," with diesel up 74% from a year
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

Livestock and Dairy

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’

Livestock and Dairy

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.

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