December 23, 2021

Dec23

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APPLY FOR PANDEMIC SUPPORT FOR CERTIFIED ORGANIC AND TRANSITIONING OPERATIONS

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APPLY FOR PANDEMIC SUPPORT FOR CERTIFIED ORGANIC AND TRANSITIONING OPERATIONS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended the deadline for agricultural producers who are certified organic, or transitioning to organic, to apply for the Organic and Transitional Education and Certification Program (OTECP).

Jan14

KEY AG OVERTIME ISSUES TO REMEMBER

KEY AG OVERTIME ISSUES TO REMEMBER

While dairy workers are entitled to receive overtime pay for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek, the law establishes a gradual phase-in period for full overtime eligibility for all other agricultural workers.

Dec23

NEW SURVEY FINDS MAJORITY OF PACIFIC NORTHWEST RESIDENTS SUPPORT LOWER SNAKE RIVER DAMS AND HYDROELECTRIC POWER

NEW SURVEY FINDS MAJORITY OF PACIFIC NORTHWEST RESIDENTS SUPPORT LOWER SNAKE RIVER DAMS AND HYDROELECTRIC POWER

Amid the regional debate over hydropower, new survey data shows strong majorities of Pacific Northwest residents support hydropower and the carbon-free energy provided by the lower Snake River Dams in Eastern Washington.

 

Jan21

THORNTON FAMILY CREATES THE ROBERT E. THORNTON GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP AT WSU

THORNTON FAMILY CREATES THE ROBERT E. THORNTON GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP AT WSU

From a letter by Mark Pavek, Ph.D, Professor/Potato Specialist at Washington State University

"As a former student of Dr. Robert Thornton, one of the state’s most prominent potato specialists, I invite you to make a gift to the Robert E. Thornton Graduate Fellowship at Washington State University in Bob’s honor."  

 

Dec23

US SUPREME COURT SIGNALS INTEREST IN ROUNDUP CASE

US SUPREME COURT SIGNALS INTEREST IN ROUNDUP CASE

In early December, a California jury found that Roundup was not the cause of a plaintiff’s non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.