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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
Oregon Agricultural Water Alliance Looks To Address The Needs Of All Farmers

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Oregon Agricultural Water Alliance Looks To Address The Needs Of All Farmers
It’s a new group of ag organizations, with a goal of tackling drought concerns threatening both livelihoods and potentially the food supply.  The newly formed Oregon Agricultural Water Alliance include the Oregon Farm Bureau, the state Cattleman’s Association, Dairy Farmers Association, Water Resources Congress, as well as the Oregon Association of Nurseries.  The OAN’s Jeff Ston...
Keep Kids Fed Act Passes Both Chambers of Congress

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Keep Kids Fed Act Passes Both Chambers of Congress
Last week, the House and Senate each passed the Keep Kids Fed Act, but the bill had to return to the House because the Senate version was slightly different.  The Hagstrom Report said the House passed the Senate’s version of the bill that requires the re-establishment of the reduced price category that Rand Paul of Kentucky insisted on including in the Senate version. The agreeme...
Clean Fuels Outlines Industry’s Beneficial Impact on Fuel Prices

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Clean Fuels Outlines Industry’s Beneficial Impact on Fuel Prices
Last week, Clean Fuels Alliance America touted the benefits of biodiesel when it comes to the price at the pump to President Joe Biden and leaders in Congress. In a letter to the president and lawmakers, the organization says U.S. biodiesel and renewable diesel producers are working to extend fuel supplies and provide relief at the pump to American families...
Growers Disappointed Supreme Court Decides Not to Hear Glyphosate Case

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Growers Disappointed Supreme Court Decides Not to Hear Glyphosate Case
Agriculture groups expressed disappointment regarding a Supreme Court decision denying consideration of the case Monsanto v. Hardeman, which pertains to state glyphosate health warnings. A coalition of groups issued a joint statement regarding the decision Tuesday, including the American Farm Bureau Federation, American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Association o
Comment Period For Fertilizer Industry Extended

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Comment Period For Fertilizer Industry Extended
The public comment period has been extended for USDA's look at competition, supply chain concerns and capacity expansion within the nation's fertilizer industry.  With comment accepted now until July 15th. "This extension of time under the RFI, we think, is going to be helpful to really highlight and facilitate additional comments regarding that capacity expansion," said AMS' Andy Green

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