National Ag Day & Extending Wolf Monitoring

National Ag Day & Extending Wolf Monitoring

National Ag Day & Extending Wolf Monitoring. I'm Greg Martin with today's Northwest Report.

Today is Ag Day. What does that mean for you? According to Annette Degnan, marketing communications director, CHS Inc. and spokesperson for Ag Day, it's a time for people to think about what agriculture means to them.

DEGNAN: The purpose of Ag Day is it provides an annual spotlight for our industry to help consumers better understand how food, fiber and fuel are produced and really it celebrates the accomplishments of U.S. producers in providing safe, abundant and affordable food and related products.

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A notice was filed last week with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service by conservation groups of their intent to file a lawsuit seeking to force the agency to extend a monitoring program for wolves in Idaho and Montana. Five groups says that the five-year monitoring needs to be extended for another five years. Once a species is removed from the endangered species act it needs to be monitored for a period and the groups are recommending another five-year extension. They suggest it's necessary in case of any new threats to the wolf populations.

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

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