Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Board directs railroads to deliver fertilizer - AgMinute for April 22, 2014

The U.S. Surface Transportation Board has directed railroads to outline their plans to deliver fertilizer so farmers can use it to plant their crops. More work is needed to keep rail traffic flowing smoothly, says transportation consultant Terry Whiteside. Click here for the full story

Monday, April 21, 2014

NAWG supports GMO labeling proposal - AgMinute for April 21, 2014

The National Association of Wheat Growers supports the proposed Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act. If passed, the legislation would help provide clarity to the GMO issue, says Will Stafford, director of government affairs for trade, transportation and commodity markets. Click here for the full story

Friday, April 18, 2014

Dairy margin insurance offers flexibility - AgMinute for April 18, 2014

The new dairy margin protection program in the farm bill provides a better safety net and more flexibility to producers, offering them another risk-management tool. With an expected short sign-up period, producers are being encouraged to start running the scenarios of coverage and what might work best for their operations. Click here for the full story

Thursday, April 17, 2014

ISDA enacts temporary ring rot rules - AgMinute for April 17, 2014

The Idaho State Department of Agriculture has implemented temporary rules governing bacterial ring rot in potatoes. Click here for the full story

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Cash for clean water - AgMinute for April 16, 2014

A proposal that has been tabled for this year would allow farmers and ranchers to be paid to help other entities such as cities meet federally mandated water quality standards. Bill supporters plan to bring it back next year. Click here for the full story

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Idaho water situation continues to improve - AgMinute for April 15, 2014

A series of snow and rain storms in March and April improved the southwestern Idaho water supply situation significantly and water supply managers now expect a normal irrigation season. Click here for the full story

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