Monday, May 25, 2015

Idaho ag exports set record for fourth straight year Ag Minute May 25, 2015

Idaho set another record for total agricultural exports in 2014, despite a slowdown in sales of dairy products, which are the state's top farm export. Click here for full story.

New Ag director moves over from Ecology Department AgMinute May 25, 2015

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has chosen a new agricuture director from the state Ecology Department. Click here for full story.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Early crop gives NW cherry growers high hopes-Ag Minute May 22, 2015

Pacific Northwest cherry growers are just starting to harvest a lighter crop with more defects but are delighted by the prospect of record June volume and good prices. Click here for the full story.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Organic checkoff draws supporters, detractors - AgMinute for May 21, 2015

The Organic Trade Association has petitioned USDA for a checkoff program for organic after more than 5,000 organic farms and businesses weighed in on the proposal and supported it 2 to 1. Click here for the full story.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Governor, farm leaders say trade mission will benefit producers - AgMinute for May 20, 2015

Members of an Idaho governor's trade mission to Mexico and Peru said they're hopeful more Idaho farm commodities will be sold in those countries as a result of the trip. Click here for full story

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

WTO rules against country of origin labels on meat - AgMinute for May 19, 2015

The ruling is a victory for the U.S. meat industry, which has said the labels are burdensome and challenged them in court. Click here for the full story

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