The Denver Cash Grain Bids…

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Greeley, CO Mon Jul 16, 2018 USDA-CO Dept of Ag Market News
 
Daily Grain Bids for Denver and Surrounding Areas
 
Spot bids to producers for grain delivered to terminal and country
Elevators. Bids dollar/bu. except for Barley which is dollar/cwt.
Bids are as of 3:00 PM MST.
 
Bids Change (cents)
US 1 Hard Red Winter Wheat 3.86-4.55 (.07)-(.56)
Up to 12 percent protein
 
US 2 Yellow Corn 3.42 2 higher
 
US 2 Barley – – not available
 
Source: USDA-CO Dept of Ag Market News Service, Greeley, CO
Tammy Judson, Market Reporter (970)353-9750
24 Hour Market Report (970)353-8031
 
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07-16-18 Inside the BARN with CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg…

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Inside the BARN with CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg…

(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) July 16, 2018 – Joining me inside the BARN on the Colorado Ag News Network is CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg from District 1 discussing several topics including:

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Livestock Exchange, LLC Weekly Update…

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(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) – Each week, Auctioneer Tyler Knode with Livestock Exchange, LLC. in Brush, CO will be inside the BARN on the Colorado Ag News Network providing a RECAP of the previous week’s auctions and also a PREVIEW of upcoming cattle & hay auctions…

CLICK THE AUDIO LINK BELOW TO LISTEN TO THIS WEEK’S UPDATE…

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07-16-18 USDA: Nearly $2 Billion Now Available for Eligible Producers Affected by 2017 Hurricanes and Wildfires

USDA: Nearly $2 Billion Now Available for Eligible Producers Affected by 2017 Hurricanes and Wildfires

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2018 – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that agricultural producers affected by hurricanes and wildfires in 2017 now may apply for assistance to help recover and rebuild their farming operations. Signup begins July 16, 2018, and continues through November 16, 2018.

“Hurricanes and wildfires caused billions of dollars in losses to America’s farmers last year. Our objective is to get relief funds into the hands of eligible producers as quickly as possible,” said Secretary Perdue. “We are making immediate, initial payments of up to 50 percent of the calculated assistance so producers can pay their bills.”

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07-13-18 RMFU attends Listening Session with U.S. Senator Michael Bennet at Sakata Farms in Brighton

CLICK HERE to learn more about the RMFU and how you can become a member today!

On Friday, July 13, 2018, RMFU President Dr. Dale McCall highlighted the concern and expectations farmers and ranchers share regarding the 2018 Food and Farm Bill to U.S. Senator Michael Bennet. McCall said producers prefer the farm policy put forward by the Senate over that of the House.

RMFU President Shares Food And Farm Bill Priorities At Senator Bennet Roundtable

Editor’s Note: Dr. Dale McCall, President of Rocky Mountain Farmers Union and a farmer in Yuma County, Colorado, met with U.S. Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado to discuss trade and the Food and Farm Bill discussions now under way in Washington, D.C. Senator Bennet of Colorado has been instrumental in inserting provisions in the Farm Bill that will benefit farmers, ranchers, and rural communities in Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming. The roundtable event was held last Friday at Sakata Farms in Brighton. The event gathered select ag leaders from across the state. Among the Farmers Union members invited were Dale McCall, RMFU Executive Director Ben Rainbolt, Robert Sakata of Sakata Farms, Kate Greenburg representing the National Young Farmers Coalition, and Dave Carter of the National Bison Association. Dr. McCall’s message follows.”Rocky Mountain Farmers Union is appreciative of the Senate’s bipartisan work on this bill and we are pleased by its passage. At a time of great financial stress, family farmers and ranchers are in need of some economic certainty. The Senate’s version of the Farm Bill includes encouraging provisions that strengthen the farm safety net, promote farm sustainability, and ensure access to fair and diverse markets, all of which would provide essential security.

“The Senate worked to improve farm sustainability, as natural resource concerns such as water quality, aquifer recharge, carbon sequestration and soil health are critical to embrace for the viability of family farms, rural communities and future generations. The Senate farm bill maintains overall funding for conservation programs that improve the long-term sustainability of family farms and ranches. The legislation includes many reforms to improve access to working lands conservation programs and enhance their environmental benefits. The bill also maintains mandatory funding for programs that promote the development of the bio-economy in rural areas. Continue reading

07-13-18 Colorado Agriculture Groups Meet Sen. Michael Bennet at Sakata Farms to Discuss Farm Bill, Labor, Trade

Colorado Agriculture Groups Meet Sen. Michael Bennet at  Sakata Farms to Discuss Farm Bill, Labor, Trade

BRIGHTON–Sakata Farms was the site where Colorado agriculture groups yesterday met Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., to address their priorities for the next farm bill as well as to ask the senator, who is a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, to keep pushing for solutions to the acute agricultural labor shortage and the impact of trade tariffs on their current business and future opportunities. Host Robert Sakata is president of the Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA).
“It was an opportunity to visit with the senator about the conference committee work that will begin as the House and Senate work toward a compromise farm bill,” said Sakata. “We thanked Sen. Bennet for supporting the Specialty Crop Block Grant program, while reiterating the really pressing need to fix the broken H2A program so that Colorado fruit and vegetable growers can get the skilled and dependable workforce we need to harvest our highly perishable crops.”

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07-12-18 CFB VP of Advocacy Shawn Martini discusses the Activation of CFB Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund

CFB VP of Advocacy Shawn Martini discusses the Activation of CFB Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund

BRIGGSDALE, CO – July 12, 2018 – The Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation has activated its disaster relief fund to support farmers and ranchers who have been affected by the many fires burning throughout Colorado. One hundred percent of donations will be distributed to agriculture producers who have suffered losses due to these fires. For more about that here’s Shawn Martini, Vice-President of Advocacy

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HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP…

Checks payable to Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation, cash and credit card payments are being accepted at this time. Please note Disaster Fund-CO Wildfire in the memo line on the check. Cash and checks can be sent to:

Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation
Attn: Disaster Fund
9177 E. Mineral Circle
Centennial, CO 80112

Click here to make an online donation. All major credit cards are accepted.

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07-12-18 Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation Activates Disaster Relief Fund in Response to Colorado Fires

Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation Activates Disaster Relief Fund in Response to Colorado Fires

Group asking for donations to help support those in need

Centennial, Colo.,  July 12, 2018 — The Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation has activated its disaster relief fund to support farmers and ranchers who have been affected by the many fires burning throughout Colorado. One hundred percent of donations will be distributed to agriculture producers who have suffered losses due to these fires.

“Our hearts go out to producers who see their lands go up in flames,” said Don Shawcroft, President of the Colorado Farm Bureau. “We are working to raise funds that may ease the pain of losses suffered because of fires.” Continue reading

07-12-18 CDA: Vote to be Held on Millet Marketing Order

CDA: Vote to be Held on Millet Marketing Order

BROOMFIELD, Colo. – Colorado’s millet producers will decide if funds for marketing and research will be raised through a check-off program. Producers will cast ballots in August.
Following a public hearing in Akron on June 22, Commissioner of Agriculture Don Brown announced there will be a referendum of Colorado millet producers to determine whether there should be a Millet Marketing Order. Referendum ballots will be mailed August 9 and the referendum voting period will be through August 31.  More information is available at https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/agmarkets/millet-referendum.
Referendum ballots will be mailed August 9 and the referendum voting period will be through August 31.

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07-12-18 Spring Creek Fire Update w/CSU Extension’s Carl Beeman: Support & Relief Efforts For Affected Ag Producers…

Spring Creek Fire Update w/CSU Extension’s Carl Beeman: Support & Relief Efforts For Affected Ag Producers…

BRIGGSDALE, CO – JULY 12, 2018 – There are several wildfires thaat continue to burn herein Colorado and none larger than that of the Spring Creek Fire in the southern part of the state. Joining the Colorado Ag News Network and FarmCast Radio inside The BARN is Carl E Beeman, CSU Extension, Huerfano County, who also serves as the Spring Creek Fire large animal evacuation coordinator discussing several issues including:

  • Spring Fire Recap & Update
  • Damage to Structures – livestock – summer grazing – forestland
  • Prognosis for being controlled and put out?
  • Spring Creek Fire Relief Efforts – Hay etc – Challenges/Concerns
  • How YOU can help
  • Final thoughts

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07-10-18 Deadline for CALP Class 14 Applications Approaches

Deadline for CALP Class 14 Applications Approaches

July 9, 2018, Cortez, Colo. – The deadline to apply for a Fellowship with the Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program is September 30, 2018.
Applications can be found on the CALP website, coloagleaders.org, or by contacting the CALP office at (303) 547-5963, dani@coloagleaders.org. Applicants from all agricultural backgrounds, age groups and geographical locations in Colorado are encouraged to apply.

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07-09-18 American Farmland Trust Zeroes in on Climate Benefits of Farmland and Ranchland

American Farmland Trust Zeroes in on Climate Benefits of Farmland and Ranchland

Washington, DC – Today, American Farmland Trust joins other major agriculture and conservation organizations at a “Learning Lab” for theU.S. Climate Alliance Natural and Working Lands Initiative. A team of over 50 technical experts from government, academia and industry will provide technical assistance to state governments on how to draw down carbon from the air and sequester it in the soil across diverse systems such as farms, rangelands, forests and wetlands. The lab also will help states develop strategies related to policy development and funding projects. Continue reading

READ the NAFB’s National Ag News for Monday, July 16th

READ the NAFB’s National Ag News for Monday, July 16th

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Pre-Conference Committee Farm Bill Discussions Get Heated in House

The U.S. House could take a step forward on moving farm bill talks ahead by voting to send the bill to conference. However, Politico says Thursday was the latest indicator that the bad blood between House Ag leaders is one of the many issues that need to be fixed. House Ag Chair Mike Conaway and Ranking Member Collin Peterson met for the first time in two months. Their working relationship burst into flames over proposed changes to the food stamp program, which Democrats say won’t happen. Peterson vowed to team up with Senate Ag counterparts Pat Roberts and Debbie Stabenow during the conference negotiations. Both of the Senate Ag Committee leaders say they won’t play ball with any significant adjustments to the program outside of what they try to do in their version of the farm bill, which is combat fraud. Peterson says the face-to-face got heated on Thursday. “I was not easy on him and told him bluntly what I think, which I always do,” he says. “He didn’t like it, but I said I’m just telling what I think and I’m trying to be helpful.” Peterson adds that when the bill goes to conference, if people are “sensible,” it won’t take long to get it done. 

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Chinese Trade Surplus with U.S. Hits High Amid Tariff Concerns

The Chinese trade surplus with the U.S. hit a record number in June as its exports grew at a solid pace, something that could possibly make a trade dispute with Washington, D.C., that much worse. A Nasdaq Dot Com article points out that it could be a “one-off” as Chinese exporters were rushing to get shipments out before tariffs went into effect during the first week in July. Analysts say the trade balance will be much less in China’s favor during the months ahead as tariffs take a bite out of their business. China’s trade surplus with America is a key component of the trade dispute and it widened to a record monthly high of $28.97 billion. One analyst tells Nasdaq that “the record surplus won’t help the already sour relations and escalating tensions.” President Trump has demanded that China cut into that trade surplus, threatening to eventually impose tariffs on a total of $500 billion in Chinese imports. The dispute between the two largest economies in the world has jolted global financial markets and triggered worries of a full-scale trade war possibly derailing the world economy.  

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Japan Will Resume Sheep and Goat Imports from U.S.

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that the Japanese government has finalized the technical requirements that will allow U.S. sheep and goat exports to Japan to resume for the first time in 14 years. U.S. Meat Export Federation Chair Dennis Stiffler says Japan was a primary market for U.S. lamb before losing access in December of 2003 because of mad cow disease detection in the American cattle herd. “Our lamb producers and the overall industry are very excited about the opportunity to export our quality products to an upscale market,” Stiffler says. “The Japanese have proven in the past that they’re very receptive to the unique flavor of U.S. lamb.” While U.S. lamb has already been well-received in other markets like Taiwan, which reopened to U.S. lamb in 2016, Japan presents an exceptional opportunity for significant export growth. Japan is already the leading value market for U.S. beef and pork, and their consumers are expected to embrace U.S. lamb’s flavor and consistency. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says this success is a direct result of USDA’s dedication to helping farmers find new markets for their products.

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McKinney to Lead Trade Mission to Southeast Asia

USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney will lead a trade mission to Southeast Asia July 16-19. He’ll be joined by U.S. business and state government leaders who are seeking to expand agricultural opportunities in Southeast Asia. The trade mission will be based in Jakarta, Indonesia, but will also include delegations of buyers from Malaysia and the Phillippines who are interested in purchasing U.S. farm and food products. “USDA trade missions are an incredible opportunity for companies looking to branch out into new markets,” McKinney says. “Participants have the chance to forge personal relationships with potential customers and learn first-hand about the ins and outs of doing business in those countries.” Like much of the rest of Asia, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Phillippines are experiencing rapidly growing economies, rising middle-class populations, and continuing urbanization. Those are all factors that contribute to favorable conditions for U.S. export expansion. Trade mission participants include members of the Georgia and Idaho Departments of Agriculture, as well as representatives from 24 U.S. businesses.

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NCBA Comments on “Fake Meat” Oversight”

Danielle Beck, Director of Government Affairs for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association advocated for the USDA to oversee lab-grown fake-meat products. She spoke during a meeting hosted by the Food and Drug Administration. The goal of the meeting was to give interested parties and the public a chance to comment on the technology and regulations associated with lab-grown meat. In spite of laws that designate the USDA with primary oversight of fake meat, USDA was not given a spot in the public meeting. Beck says NCBA does applaud the questions the FDA has asked regarding risks, hazards, and manufacturing methods of lab-grown meat products. “However, the appropriate agency to ask the questions under discussion today is the agency that will ultimately have jurisdiction over lab-grown meat food products,” Beck says. “Any fair reading of the law places lab-grown meat products within the primary jurisdiction of the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service.” She says continuous inspection that draws on the scientific expertise of FSIS provides the most stringent oversight of any perishable meat product. Many promoters of lab-grown meat claim USDA oversight of lab-grown fake meat is unnecessary because animals aren’t harvested. However, USDA inspection is required for all federal meat plants, whether harvesting occurs or not.

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Arizona FB President Wants Congress to Save Ranches and Federal Lands

Arizona Farm Bureau President Stephanie Smallhouse asked Congress to streamline regulations to preserve ranching, as well as the land itself. The fifth-generation rancher appeared before the Subcommittee on Federal Lands. Smallhouse told the members that America’s vast government-owned grazing lands would be much worse off if there weren’t private caretakers who work to maintain those federal and state lands. Those caretakers put in the same effort to care for those lands as they do privately-owned ranch land located next to and within the federal and state rangeland. Smallhouse says the partnership maintains open space on private, state, and federal lands through the management of watersheds. Access to government lands also helps cattle to not overgraze the areas they live in, which is good for the environment. Smallhouse did say that environmental review of projects that help both the environment and the economy take too long. “Agencies should be focusing on cutting red tape so that more time and effort is devoted to on-the-ground improvements,” Smallhouse says. 

SOURCE: NAFB News Service

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07-13-18 Save the bee, save the world: USDA to fund Fort Lewis College honey bee research…

Save the bee, save the world: USDA to fund Fort Lewis College honey bee research

DURANGO, CO – It is amazing how the smallest of things can have such an enormous impact. Such is the case with honey bees, along with other pollinating animals. Most people probably barely notice the honey bee as it buzzes about its business, but a threat to the honey bee is a threat to us all.

Honey bee populations have been dying off for decades from a number of causes from parasites to environmental changes. Why should humans care? Consider the fact that more than a third of the crop production in the United States relies on pollination to grow. Imagine the grocery store shelves if flowering vegetables, berries, nuts and all the things these ingredients produce were lost.

Fort Lewis College (FLC) Associate Professor of Chemistry Bill Collins and his students are hard at work trying to better understand and combat honey bee die-offs. To aid in this work, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture awarded Fort Lewis College just over $103,000 in research funding.

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07-13-18 USDA-NASS-CO: CROP PRODUCTION – JULY 2018

CROP PRODUCTION – JULY 2018

COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

Winter wheat production in Colorado, based on conditions as of July 1, 2018, is forecast at 75.85 million bushels, according to the July 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is 13 percent below the 86.86 million bushel crop produced last year. Estimated acreage for harvest, at 2.05 million acres, is 30,000 acres more than the 2.02 million acres harvested in 2017. As of July 1, the average yield is forecast at 37.0 bushels per acre, 3.0 bushels below the June 1 forecast and 6.0 bushels below last year’s final yield. As of July 1, Colorado’s winter wheat crop condition was rated 5 percent very poor, 18 percent poor, 29 percent fair, 41 percent good, and 7 percent excellent, compared with 6 percent very poor, 15 percent poor, 37 percent fair, 30 percent good, and 12 percent excellent last year. Winter wheat harvest was 21 percent complete, compared with 11 percent last year and the 5-year average of 9 percent.

Barley production is forecast at 6.15 million bushels, down 31 percent from the 2017 crop. Area harvested is expected to total 50,000 acres, down 18,000 acres from the 68,000 acres harvested last year. Barley yield is forecast at 123.0 bushels per acre, 9.0 bushels per acre below last year. As of July 1, Colorado’s barley crop condition was rated 40 percent fair, 42 percent good, and 18 percent excellent, compared with 22 percent fair, 49 percent good, and 29 percent excellent last year. Barley headed was at 75 percent complete, compared with 78 percent last year and the 5-year average of 65 percent.

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READ the NAFB’s National Ag News for Friday, July 13th

READ the NAFB’s National Ag News for Friday, July 13th

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U.S. House Holds Next Move on Farm Bill

Senator Pat Roberts points out that the U.S. House has the next move on the farm bill. The Senate Agriculture Committee chairman told a group of veteran farmers this week that the farm bill conference should begin “soon,” according to the Hagstrom Report. However, Roberts says the House must make the next move by rejecting the Senate version of the bill and asking to move forward to the conference effort. A spokesperson from House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway’s office said there is no plan yet on when to send the bill back to the Senate, but says staff from the Senate and House agriculture committees are working to figure out how to “handle the mechanics” of the conference committee. Even if the conference does not begin until after the August recess, “the goal remains getting a farm bill done on time,” according to Conaway’s office. An on-time bill means lawmakers must send the bill to President Trump before September 30th.

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EPA Reportedly Ditches Hardship Waiver Fix

The Environmental Protection Agency has ditched a proposal to make up for lost biofuel volumes stemming from hardship waivers as part of the Renewable Fuel Standard. The plan was seen as a fix for the waivers granted generously by the EPA under former administer Scott Pruitt, which lowered biofuel volumes by granting refiners a break from the rules. The plan would boost the renewable fuel blending obligation to 11.76 percent from 10.88 percent to offset volumes lost under the waiver program. However, pressure from the refining industry has kept the plan stalled, and now apparently thrown out. The plan was first rumored when Sonny Perdue talked of a meeting with Pruitt earlier this year, asking for a hardship waiver fix. In April, Perdue told Congress that from USDA’s standpoint, “our conclusion is that’s direct demand destruction.”

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USDA Increases Corn, Soybean Production Forecast

The Department of Agriculture Thursday upped its predictions for larger corn and soybean crops this year. The USDA World Agriculture Supply and Demand Report predicts corn production at 14.2 billion bushels and soybeans increasing to 4.3 billion bushels. The 2018/19 U.S. corn outlook includes larger supplies, greater feed and residual use, increased exports, and lower ending stocks. Increased 2017/18 exports are based on record-high shipments during the month of May. The season-average corn price received by producers was lowered 10 cents at the midpoint for a range of $3.30 to $4.30 per bushel. This month’s U.S. soybean supply and use projections for 2018/19 include lower supplies, lower exports, higher crush, and higher ending stocks. USDA predicts the new Chinese soybean import duties will lower exports down 250 million bushels. The U.S. season-average soybean price was forecasted at $8.00 to $10.50 per bushel, down $0.75 at the midpoint. Projected U.S. 2018/19 wheat supplies were raised 74 million bushels on increased beginning stocks and higher production. The season-average farm price was lowered $0.10 per bushel at the midpoint to a projected range of $4.50 to $5.50.

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Trump to Nominate Kip Tom as UN Food Ambassador

President Trump plans to nominate Indiana farmer Kip Tom as the United States Representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture at the Department of State. Tom will be given the rank of Ambassador if nominated and approved by the Senate. Tom, of Tom Farms, is a seventh-generation farmer representing one of the largest farms in Indiana. Tom previously unsuccessfully ran for Congress in 2016 and was in consideration by President Trump to be Agriculture Secretary during the transition period of the Trump administration. In the announcement, the White House touted Tom’s agribusiness experience that includes work in North and South America, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Tom serves on the boards of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, the Future Farmers of America Foundation and the National 4-H Foundation. Indiana Senators Todd Young and Joe Donnelly in a joint statement called Tom an “excellent fit” for the position.

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Former GMA Members Create New Food Lobby

A Group of former Grocery Manufacturers Association members announced a new coalition called the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance. Founding member companies include Danone North America, Mars, Incorporated, Nestlé USA and Unilever United States. In the announcement, the coalition says it is focused on “driving progress in public policies that shape what people eat and how it impacts their health, communities, and the planet.” The group will advocate on five key areas, including consumer transparency, the environment, food safety, nutrition and people and communities. However, specifically, at launch, two policy areas the Alliance intends to engage on include nutrition labeling and carbon emissions. In a joint statement, alliance members said the group is “committed to a collaborative approach and to listen and learn about issues” affecting the food system “from the field to the store shelf and beyond.”

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Organic Group Sues Ben & Jerry’s Over Advertising Claims

The Organic Consumers Association has filed suit against Vermont-based Ben & Jerry’s for deceptive labeling, marketing and sales of Unilever’s Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream products. The suit was filed in D.C. Superior Court this week under the D.C. Consumer Protection Procedures Act. The group claims Unilever reportedly spent more than $9 billion on advertising in 2017, and that a “significant portion” was spent to “create the false perception that Ben & Jerry’s is committed to a clean environment and high animal welfare standards.” The association asserts that Ben & Jerry’s decades-old practice of sourcing dairy ingredients from conventional dairy operations “has led to a water pollution crisis in Vermont,” adding “there is nothing socially or environmentally responsible about that.” The Organic Consumers Association is a self-described grassroots nonprofit consumer advocacy organization representing a network of more than one million consumers.

SOURCE: NAFB News Service

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07-12-18 Colorado Weekly Hay Report…

07-12-18 Inside the High Plains Millet Association w/President Chris Stum…

Inside the High Plains Millet Association w/President Chris Stum…

(The BARN / CO Ag News Network / FarmCast Radio) July 12, 2018 – Today, Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Don Brown announced a referendum of producers which will be conducted August 9-31, 2018 on a millet marketing order in Colorado.  Joining FarmCast Radio and the Colorado Ag News Network here inside the BARN to discuss the Millet Marketing Order and referendum is Chris Stum, President of the High Plains Millet Association, discussing several topics including:

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REMINDER: Millet Marketing Order Referendum ballots will be mailed August 9 and the referendum voting period will be through August 31. More information is available at https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/agmarkets/millet-referendum.

For more information about the High Plains Millet Association, check out the coverage online inside the BARN or visit  https://sites.google.com/view/hpma

07-12-18 HPMA Presents Producer Survey Results at Public Hearing on Millet Marketing Order

HPMA Presents Producer Survey Results at Public Hearing on Millet Marketing Order

July 12, 2018 – Akron, CO – Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Don Brown has announced a referendum of producers will be conducted August 9-31, 2018 on a millet marketing order in Colorado.  The High Plains Millet Association (HPMA) supports a millet marketing order and presented the results of a recently conducted survey to determine producer interest in a millet marketing order and check-off program to a public hearing held on June 22, 2018 in Akron.  Continue reading