Rude Drivers & Beef Prices

Rude Drivers & Beef Prices

Rude Drivers & Beef Prices plus Food Forethought. I'm Greg Martin with today's Northwest Report.

Beef prices have been hovering somewhere north of Mount Everest. In other words..they're high and according to Kansas State University economist, Glynn Tonsor says it may be a while before we see any relief.

TONSOR: There's a long biological lag from the time you hold back a female, put her into the breeding herd till you get a retail product is in excess of two years so it takes quite a while for a retail level supply impact to be observed. We have at least two more years of historically tight beef supplies.

Idaho has been singled out in a new poll as having the rudest drivers. The polls based on a survey of drivers by the website, Idaho is followed by Washington DC and New York. Drivers in Oregon and Washington fared better at the bottom of the list. Oregon at number 46 and Washington at 43. But for Idaho it seems that people driving slowly is what created the rude behavior from those trying to get around them. I guess it all depends on your point of view. Speaking of which, the poll also asked people what other states they disliked drivers from and they ranked California and New York as the rudest.

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

I call gardening my therapy and for good reason, troubles seem to disappear while I am working and tending to my plants. No wonder then that the Farmer-Veteran Coalition is such a success. The Coalition works to connect returning veterans with employment, training, and a chance to "heal" while working on America's farms. The Coalition is also a community partner supporting the documentary film and social action campaign known as "Ground Operations" which champions the growing network of combat veterans who are transitioning into careers as sustainable farmers, ranchers and artisan food producers. The documentary Ground Operations: Battlefields to Farmfields launched on iTunes and Google Play last month making it available to rent or own. Ground Operations social action campaign also hosts national audience engagement events featuring a screening of the film, farm-fresh food and farmer-veteran speakers. To find out more on how you can help support veterans in sustainable farming visit

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

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