Ex/Im Support & Revising Dietary Guidelines

Ex/Im Support & Revising Dietary Guidelines

Ex/Im Support & Revising Dietary Guidelines plus Food Forethought. I'm Greg Martin with today's Northwest Report.

A number of U.S. Senators including Washington's Maria Cantwell joined representatives of U.S. energy companies on Capitol Hill to highlight how the Export-Import Bank supports U.S. jobs and helps American companies meet the world's energy needs. The senators discussed the importance of passing a long-term extension of the Export-Import Bank and detailed how failing to pass a long-term extension could hurt U.S. energy companies' efforts to compete against countries such as China to build power-generating and transmission projects in emerging markets.

Well just when you think you have it figured out, they change the rules. A special committee is working on a revision of the government's Dietary Guidelines for Americans. It seems that we America's don't really care and continue to eat pretty much the way we want. Dr. Marian Neuhouser.

NEUHOUSER: Fruit intake has remained low but stable. Vegetable intake has declined particularly among children of all ages, adolescents and young adult males. Whole grain intake has slightly increased and dairy intake has been relatively constant over time.

They hope to have new guidelines out sometime next year.

Now with today's Food Forethought, here's Lacy Gray.

National Farm Safety and Health Week is September 21 through the 27, and as an ag radio network we would like to remind farmers and ranchers to make sure their equipment is in good repair, to wear protective clothing when they're working with and around agricultural chemicals, and to make sure all their workers are up to speed on farm safety protocol. Of course, farm safety should be a number one priority all year long. Remember just as many accidents can happen in the dead of winter caring for livestock, fencing, and farm buildings as they do during peak planting and harvest times. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that over the last few years there has been a decrease in overall farm injuries, but there has been an increase in the number of "non-working" children being injured. Please, be aware of the jobs your child can perform on the farm, and your state's age requirements for doing certain tasks. For information about programs, training and other resources relating to farm safety be sure to contact your local Coop Extension or Farm Bureau office. Educate yourself and your children on farm safety.

Thanks Lacy. That's today's Northwest Report. I'm Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network.

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