Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Otter’s budget includes $1.53 million more for ag research - AgMinute for January 14, 2015

Gov. Butch Otter's proposed fiscal year 2016 budget includes additional funding for ag research, wolf control efforts, sage grouse preservation, ag education and rangeland management. Click here for the full story

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Stallman sees challenges, opportunities for farmers - AgMinute for January 13, 2015

SAN DIEGO — Bob Stallman’s vision for the future of American agriculture includes a consuming public that understands modern farming and ranching is a business that involves significant risk and tough decisions. Click here for the full story

Monday, January 12, 2015

Figures show US-Cuba trade hit decade low last year - AgMinute for January 12, 2015

U.S. exports to Cuba hit one of their lowest points in a decade last year, a demonstration of the longstanding barriers to trade that will hamper President Barack Obama’s recent move to expand ties, new figures showed Monday. Click here for the full story

Friday, January 09, 2015

Push for national chicken cage standards stalls - AgMinute for January 9, 2015

California's 2008 Prop 2 mandating more space for egg-laying hens is going into effect but federal hen welfare legislation seems dead. Click here for the full story

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Federal mediator to help West Coast ports contract dispute - AgMinute for January 8, 2015

A federal mediator is getting involved in stalled contract talks between West Coast dockworkers and their employers. Click here for the full story

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

‘Perfect storm’ pushes onion prices below costs - AgMinute for January 7, 2015

Onion prices have dropped significantly and are below the cost of production for most growers. The West Coast port slowdown, a decline in exports and the Russian embargo are some of the many factors causing the price decrease. Click here for the full story

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