Productivity Message; Duval on Trade Agreements
“Feeding the World” helps motivate farmers. But, isn’t a major concern for most consumers. Ag Risk coverage to be a viable option in the farm bill, needs to be fixed. President of American Farm Bureau would like to see a new bilateral trade agreement.
Ban on Chinese Chicken Imports; Precision Ag Data
**The USDA continues to move forward on lifting the U.S. ban on Chinese chicken, undaunted by legislation that some say is a threat to the efforts wrapped into last week’s U.S.-China Comprehensive Dialogue.
A key item in that conference was China’s agreement to lift it…
Secret Railroad Inspection Data Frustrates Spokane Officials
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Railroads appear to keep most data on their bridge inspections secret, even after a federal law allowed local officials to request the information.
The Spokesman Review reports that Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart says he requested copies of Union Pacific and BNSF Ra…