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National Pork Board Disease Exercise and Ethanol Exports Down
The National Pork Board recently organized a foreign animal disease exercise to practice and troubleshoot a simulated response to a mock disease outbreak.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month & Ag Econ. Barometer
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and Georgia’s agricultural community is working to promote resources for rural Georgians to improve their behavioral and emotional health.
Ag News: Bird Flu Precautions and Senate Hears from Beef Industry
Highly contagious avian influenza has infected or killed wild and domestic birds in 29 states. Senate Ag Committee members heard from the beef industry regarding the Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act.
Ag News: USTR Meets with U.K. Counterpart and Fuel Prices Up
U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai met with her counterpart in the United Kingdom last week as part of the second U.S.-UK trade dialogue.
California Crops Impacted by War & African Swine Fever Vaccine Tested
Several California crops may begin to feel market impacts from the Russian invasion in Ukraine as it drives up prices of grains, sunflower oil and other commodities.
Russian River Irrigation Restrictions and Farm Bill Survey
Farmers and ranchers in California’s Russian River watershed are likely to see continued restrictions on irrigation supplies this year. The state plans to revise its emergency drought regulations next month.
Farm Bill Listening Session and House Introduction of SHIP IT Act
The first 2023 Farm Bill hearing will include input from a range of ag producers and stakeholders, and is scheduled for this Friday at Michigan State University.
Drought in Central Valley and Meatpacking Bosses to Testify in Congress
Reuters says the four meatpacker bosses will discuss cattle markets and price increases for consumers. The drought means hard choices for farmers throughout California’s Central Valley.
California-Oregon Border Farmers Dry and Tractor/Combine Sales Down
Food production along the California-Oregon border is due to suffer this year, with federal water cuts impacting farmers.
Ag News: War Expected to Expand Wheat Production
The war in Ukraine is expected to expand wheat production in Argentina and Brazil.