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USDA Extending Coverage for Farmers; Senate Sends Message on U.S. Water Rules

USDA is providing farm owners and producers one additional week, until April 7, to choose between Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage. If no changes are made to yield history or base acres by the deadline, the farm's current yield and base acres will be used. If a program ch

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Tieton Cider Works To Publicly Unveil New Beverage Next Friday

Tieton Cider Works will launch a new canned, hard cider product called Rambling Route to the public next Friday (March 27). The new beverage is described as being "bold and has a crisp flavor just like biting into a Washington state-grown apple."

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EPA’s Clean Water Rule; E-Verify Impact on Ag Industry

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told the National Farmers Union convention she’s renaming the Waters of the U.S. rule the Clean Water Rule and said EPA should have done a better job of rolling out its Clean Water Rule - from calling it WOTUS instead of the Clean Water Rule - to not being more clear about what EPA was and was not proposing - to not talking to farmers and others before EPA put out the interpretive rule. McCarthy says t

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Snowpack Declining; EPA’s Air Quality Standards Restrictions

Due to warmer temperatures last month, snowpack in the Cascades and Sierra Nevada have further declined. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service Hydrologist Cara McCarthy says nearly one-third of SNOTEL sites in the Cascades and Sierra Nevada are reporting the lowest snowpack ever measured and -- for the first time -- some snow sites were snow-free on March 1. McCarthy says t

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MGEX Has 2nd Best Month; Opening Export Market to Cuba

MGEX has recorded the 2nd-best month in its storied history, reporting a total volume of 221,410 from February. MGEX also saw its electronic volume from February finish the month at 197,456, making it the highest electronic volume month ever for the Exchange. February’s co

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Todd’s Take: 12 Cent Gas Tax Hike Discussion With Rep. David Taylor [AUDIO]

Just when you thought it was safe to go to the pump...

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Trusting Agricultural Science;”Farmland” Movie Released on DVD

The issue of whether to trust agricultural science and scientists is coming to a head as there is a demand for more science-based information. Recent examples like removing potatoes from the WIC program and then turning around and putting them back in…or that eggs are a cholesterol demon to be avoided when new research says not to worry about that. Ag Secretrary V

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Ag Report: West Coast Ports Back to Business; Taiwanese Ban Import Beef

West Coast ports are nearing normal activity and lining up the backlog of shipments for movement. As the recent agreement allowed a settlement to the issue’s along the west coast farm groups are calling for more long-term improvements at the ports. Some are worrie

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Ag Report: U.N. Calls for New Food Models; Ag Coalition Visits Cuba

According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, the model of agricultural production that predominates today is not suitable for the new food security challenges of the 21st century. FAO Director-Ge

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Ag Report: Cattle Industry Convention Updates; Heeding an Agritourism Survey

During last week’s 2015 Cattle Industry Convention in San Antonio, Texas, Beef Quality Assurance provided producers with updates that included supplemental guidelines with recommendations for selected BQA procedures developed through the collaborative efforts of veterinarians, animal scientists, cattle industry leaders, production managers and producers; new cattle-handling videos on the BQA YouTube channel, featuring Dr. Temple Grandin

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