Ag News: MS AgTools to UN Food Systems Summit
Microsoft Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Award Winner, “Agtools, is proud to announce they’ve been invited to participate in the UN 2021 Food Systems Summit.
Washington State Recommends Vaccinated Wear Masks Indoors
Inslee also said the state will continue to require that all students and employees of K-12 schools wear masks
Ag News: June Cold Storage Report
The June Cold Storage report was released by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. Total red meat supplies were down 4.3% from last month and down 7.5% from last year.
Ag News: Heat Hits Barley Crop and Cleaner Air Boosts Corn Yields
Record heat and drought are taking a toll on the U.S. barley crop this year, a factor that could hamper a key ingredient in beer brewing.
Governor Declares Statewide Drought Emergency
The cities of Seattle, Tacoma and Everett areas are not included in the declaration, with the governor’s office saying that those areas have enough water storage to get through the summer.
Ag News: Slower Pork Processing Speeds and Market Diversity
Slower line speeds are now the rule at six pork processing plants under the new Swine Inspection System after a federal court ruling this year ordered packing plants to slow things down.
Ag News: Little Change in Food Prices and What Worries Producers Most
With food prices stabilizing, an annual American Farm Bureau survey shows little to no change in the average cost for items featured in a summer cookout.
Ag News: China Ban on U.S. Ag Land Purchases
An amendment to a House Ag appropriations bill introduced last week prohibits the purchase of agricultural land by the Chinese government.
Ag News: Rural Americans Vaccinations and Chicken Prices Double
As the Biden administration pushes to get 70% of all adults at least one dose of COVID vaccine by July 4th, the President says we can only do it with rural America's help.
Ag News: Cosmic Crisp Volume Soars
After a record-breaking sophomore year that’s not over yet, Cosmic Crisp® apple’s growth trajectory indicates it will hit the top of the apple chart in no time.