Equine Herpes Case & Expanding Broadband

Equine Herpes Case & Expanding Broadband

Equine Herpes Case & Expanding Broadband. I’m Greg Martin with today’s Northwest Report.

Equine herpes has been reported in both Washington and Oregon and just when everyone thought it was done another case of the deadly virus has been reported. Experts at Washington State University Veterinary Hospital announced Wednesday morning a horse tested positive for Equine Herpes. So far, no horses in Washington State have died after contracting the virus.It is the sixth horse diagnosed with the virus at the school and the ninth case statewide.

The call for expanding broadband access in rural and ag America continues to build and many are taking their message to Washington, D.C. The U.S. Cattlemen's Association’s Executive Vice President Jess Peterson.

PETERSON: Our nations farmers and ranchers rely on modern technology. We need realtime market information when making business decisions ranging from from the price of grain to the price of cattle and access to key government statistics for buying necessary equipment. The internet provides the quickest and most efficient means for obtaining this information. This of course depends on access to broadband technologies which is why the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association is supportive of any effort that promises to expand this technology across rural America.

Now here’s today’s Washington Grange report.


For great buys on Farm Equipment visit BigIron.com’s internet auctions. Every second and fourth Wednesdays. That’s today’s Northwest Report. Happy Father’s Day! I’m Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network.

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