Washington State Farm Bureau Report

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By: AG INFORMATION NETWORK OF THE WEST

The focus of this report is to keep local farmers, ranchers and agribusiness men and women up to date on agriculture industry issues which affect the Washington states rural economy. Bob Larson host of the program covers a broad array of topics; from farm human interest stories, to labor issues, state sponsored trade missions, crop outlook assessments, USDA risk management announcements and animal health stories are examples of the types of news topic categories covered each month.

Rail Strike Action
Yesterday at 8:00 AM

What's it going to take to avoid a rail strike that many believe would devastate agriculture? Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley chimes in.


Push for E15 Fuels Pt 2
Last Thursday at 8:00 AM

Growth Energy General Counsel, Joe Kakesh talks about the progress being made on expanding the use of E15 fuels.


Push for E15 Fuels Pt 1
Last Wednesday at 8:00 AM

Growth Energy General Counsel, Joe Kakesh talks about the progress being made on expanding the use of E15 fuels.


Diesel Prices Debate
Last Tuesday at 8:00 AM

Higher diesel prices were the topic of debate at a recent Senate Ag Committee hearing.


Rail Strike Update
Last Monday at 8:00 AM

The President sends mixed messages as the ag community waits to see if a railroad strike can be averted, something that could cripple production nationwide.


Plant-Based Myths Pt 2
11/25/2022

National Milk Producers Federation Vice President, Alan Bjerga shares his thoughts on plant-based drinks claiming to be milk.


Plant-Based Myths Pt 1
11/24/2022

National Milk Producers Federation Vice President, Alan Bjerga shares his thoughts on plant-based drinks claiming to be milk.


Merck Animal Health's Hyper InfusiO₂n™ Pt 2
11/23/2022

There are alternative solutions for saving salmon populations in Pacific Northwest rivers rather than removing dams, and Merck Animal Health researcher Chris Beasley tells us about one of them.


Merck Animal Health's Hyper InfusiO₂n™ Pt 1
11/22/2022

There are alternative solutions for saving salmon populations in Pacific Northwest rivers rather than removing dams, and Merck Animal Health researcher Chris Beasley tells us about one of them.


Food Security Memo Signed
11/21/2022

National Cattlemen's Association CEO Colin Woodall appreciates the signing of a memo that should provide better food security.


Election and Farm Bill
11/18/2022

Michael, Torrey, founder of Torrey Advisory, says regardless of who controls Congress moving forward, it will still be hard to make changes to the upcoming Farm Bill.


Wet Weather Arrives Pt 2
11/17/2022

The longer, drier than normal summer weather has been replaced by cooler, wetter fall weather in the PNW.


Wet Weather Arrives Pt 1
11/16/2022

The longer, drier than normal summer weather has been replaced by cooler, wetter fall weather in the PNW.


Potato Expo 2023 Pt 2
11/15/2022

More detail about the 2023 Potato Expo, coming January 4-5 at the Gaylord Rockies Resort in Aurora, Colorado.


Potato Expo 2023 Pt 1
11/14/2022

More detail about the 2023 Potato Expo, coming January 4-5 at the Gaylord Rockies Resort in Aurora, Colorado.


Meat Processing Grants
11/11/2022

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack announces millions for new meat processing grants and loans.


Supply-Demand for Fuel Prices
11/10/2022

The price difference between diesel and gas has many scratching their heads, and AFBF Senior Economist Veronica Nigh says it's as simple as supply and demand.


Senator Hawkins WFB Champion Pt 2
11/09/2022

12th District Senator Brad Hawkins has been named a Washington State Farm Bureau Champion of Agriculture.


Senator Hawkins WFB Champion Pt 1
11/08/2022

12th District Senator Brad Hawkins has been named a Washington State Farm Bureau Champion of Agriculture.


Rural Broadband Realities Pt 2
11/07/2022

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says rural broadband measures through the ReConnect Program will take time to bridge the rural-urban 'digital divide.'


Rural Broadband Realities
11/04/2022

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says rural broadband measures through the ReConnect Program will take time to bridge the rural-urban 'digital divide.'


Potato Expo 2023 Pt 2
11/03/2022

Make your plans to attend the 2023 Potato Expo coming up January 4-5 at the Gaylord Rockies Resort in Aurora, Colorado.


Potato Expo 2023 Pt 1
11/02/2022

Make your plans to attend the 2023 Potato Expo coming up January 4-5 at the Gaylord Rockies Resort in Aurora, Colorado.


Farmers for FWMA Pt 2
11/01/2022

Third generation Idaho family farmer talks about why the Farm Workforce Modernization Act is so important and why the ag community needs to be in contact with their lawmakers to let them know.


Farmers for FWMA Pt 1
10/31/2022

Third generation Idaho family farmer talks about why the Farm Workforce Modernization Act is so important and why the ag community needs to be in contact with their lawmakers to let them know.


APHIS Potato Wart Report Pt 2
10/28/2022

A new report from the USDA's Animal Plant Health Inspection Service on the potato wart infestation on Canada's Prince Edward Island is out and confirms earlier concerns.


APHIS Potato Wart Report Pt 1
10/27/2022

A new report from the USDA's Animal Plant Health Inspection Service on the potato wart infestation on Canada's Prince Edward Island is out and confirms earlier concerns.


Oregon Farmer Encourages Ag Community to Vote
10/26/2022

Oregon farmer John Iverson says the upcoming election is an important time for agriculture stakeholders to cast their votes!


Mexican Petition
10/25/2022

Senator Chuck Grassley is asking U.S. Trade Ambassador Katherine Tai not to launch a trade investigation against Mexican fruit and vegetable imports.


Climate Awareness Pt 2
10/24/2022

Even though they seem to get a lot of blame for climate change, Washington Policy Center's Pam Lewison says farmers are some of the more climate conscious people out there.


Climate Awareness Pt 1
10/21/2022

Even though they seem to get a lot of blame for climate change, Washington Policy Center's Pam Lewison says farmers are some of the more climate conscious people out there.


Election and Agriculture Pt 2
10/20/2022

Michael Torrey, of Michael Torrey and Associates, says the upcoming midterm election could have a serious impact on agriculture policy, including the Farm Bill.


Election and Agriculture Pt 1
10/19/2022

Michael Torrey, of Michael Torrey and Associates, says the upcoming midterm election could have a serious impact on agriculture policy, including the Farm Bill.


AFBF Farm Bill Priorities
10/18/2022

American Farm Bureau Federation President, Zippy Duvall and Senior Director of Government Affairs, Andrew Walmsley discuss the Farm Bureau's priorities when it comes to the 2023 Farm Bill.


Breaching Dams Pt 2
10/17/2022

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Breaching Dams Pt 1
10/14/2022

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Prop 12 and SCOTUS
10/13/2022

The Supreme Court hears arguments from American Farm Bureau and National Pork Producers Council challenging the constitutionality of California's Prop 12.


Finding Ag Parts
10/12/2022

Ag manufacturers still struggling to get enough parts to put their products together.


NCBA Stopping Bad Ideas
10/11/2022

The National Cattlemen's Beef Association says stopping bad ideas is a 'win' and something they've been busy trying to do.


GOP on Farm Bill
10/10/2022

Republican Ag leaders on Capitol Hill says they'll overhaul the conservation title of the next farm bill IF they win a majority in the next Congress.