Canadians Eating More Meat Survey Shows

Canadian consumers have stayed close to home over the past year. They’ve stayed even closer to their refrigerators and pantries. And when they did leave home, it was to go to the grocery store, where the meat counter was a very popular spot. 

Farm Bureau Disappointed in Blueberry Ruling

The U.S. International Trade Commission recently said fresh, chilled, or frozen blueberries are not being imported into the U.S. at a fast enough rate to cause injury to domestic producers. “As a result of the recent vote, the investigation will end, and the Commission won’t recommend a remedy to the President,” the USITC said. The […]

Tractor Combine Sales Up To Start 2021

According to the Association of Equipment Manufactures, farm tractor and combine unit sales are off to a strong start for 2021 in both the U.S. and Canada. AEM reports U.S. total farm tractor sales rose 24.7% in January compared to 2020, while U.S. combine sales grew a significant 76.8%. U.S. unit sales grew across all […]

United Fresh Launches 2021 Produce Industry Compensation Survey

Earlier this week, the United Fresh Produce Association launched its 2021 Compensation Survey for the fresh produce industry. The data collected will be published in a report that will assist produce industry employers in understanding critical compensation benchmarks. For 2021, additions to the survey include two new positions focused on sustainability, and a series of […]

R-CALF Organizing E-mail Blitz in Favor of COOL

Earlier this week, R-CALF urged ranchers to send emails to the White House in favor of Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling for beef. The organization issued an action alert saying, “emails needed this week to the White House and calls needed to congress for M-COOL.” Following the email, the organization asks members to call the […]

Searle Wants Trade To Focus Closer To Home In 2021

Bryan Searle, President of the Idaho Farm Bureau Federation, said after the rollercoaster that was 2020, he’s hopeful the greater Ag community can enjoy stability into 2021. And he says much of that starts with trade. He noted while China over the past year has provided many opportunities for American crops, including products from Idaho, […]

Republican Senators Criticize Biden Action on Keystone XL Pipeline

Following the executive orders signed by President Joe Biden, a group of Republican Senators announced opposition to the halting of construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. The effort was led by Senator Steve Daines of Montana and Republicans from Idaho, Wyoming, Kansas, Oklahoma and North Dakota. Several other western senators are expected to sign on […]

USDA: No Stone Left Unturned When It Comes To Trade Markets

While much of the attention of the farm community, and the world really, was on coronavirus, trade took place over the past year. And specifically Ag trade. Much of that focus over the past 12 months was on new trade agreements between the U.S. and major export customers such as Mexico, Canada, Japan and China. […]