The Agribusiness Update
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announces progress in U.S.-Philippines trade talks involving red meat, and U.S. milk production and storage numbers down.
Washington State Farm Bureau Report
West Coast ports have resumed full time operations but damage to foreign buyer relationships may take years to recover from, Ecology proposing $229 million in grant and loan funding for 165 clean water projects across the state, and WSDA collecting unwanted agricultural and commercial-grade pesticides in Eastern Washington this spring.
Land & Livestock Report
It has been 17 years since the current standards for the Grades of Carcass Beef were adopted. The Agricultural Marketing Service just closed the comment period for any future revisions but as NCBA Executive Director of Legislative Affairs, Kristina Butts explains, if producers didn't comment, they still can have a voice in the process.