Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Idaho dry bean industry sets sights on Costa Rica - AgMinute for October 22, 2014

Idaho's dry bean industry sees Costa Rica as one of its best potential new markets and the Idaho Bean Commission will use a $18,000 specialty crop grant to try to make inroads into that Central American nation. Click here for the full story

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

WTO panel rules COOL detrimental to Canada, Mexico - AgMinute for October 21, 2014

A WTO compliance panel on Monday ruled an amended U.S. country of origin labeling measure has a detrimental impact on imported Canadian and Mexican livestock. Click here for the full story

Monday, October 20, 2014

Crisis group addresses Idaho grain losses - AgMinute for October 20, 2014

A crisis response group convened by Idaho's Speaker of the House is trying to find ways to help growers in Southern Idaho deal with the huge losses in wheat and barley production they suffered this year due to unusually heavy August and September rains. Click here for the full story

Wanted: People to advise Washington on wolves - AgMinute for October 17, 2014

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife seeks members for its panel to advise the agency on wolf recovery. Click here for the full story

Cattleman band together against new checkoff - AgMinute for October 16, 2014

Cattlemen are banding together to fight Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack's intention to resolve a stalemate in the beef industry over amending the national beef checkoff by establishing a supplemental, secondary beef checkoff under a 1996 generic promotion act. Click here for the full story

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Mexican trucking pilot expires - AgMinute for October 15, 2014

A three-year pilot program of allowing Mexican trucks to deliver goods in the United States has expired and the Department of Transportation has not said what's next. Click here for the full story

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