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Greg Martin Agribusiness Update for Friday 1/18/13
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Program: The Agribusiness Update
Date: January 18, 2013

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During the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 94th annual meeting - voting delegates expressed support for a bipartisan, reform-minded farm bill - crafted around a broad, flexible crop insurance-based program that includes risk-management protection for peanuts, rice, forage and specialty crops. Farm Bureau President Bob Stallman says the group will push hard for a five-year farm bill that provides certainty for farmers and extends much-needed risk management tools across more acres and more crops.

The Washington State Department of Agriculture has announced a proposal to treat about 180 acres in Tukwila and Renton this spring and summer to eliminate an introduction of the destructive European gypsy moth.

The Oregon Department of Agriculture is now accepting concept proposals for project ideas as part of US Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program for 2013. ODA is requesting three-page concept proposals from applicants describing their proposed projects and must be received by Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 12:00 noon..

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