• Demand for milk going down the drain during coronavirus

    The Tribune-Democrat

    Families were eating more meals at home. Regardless of the change, though, Vale Wood's 200 cows kept producing milk day after day. But, with the cows still producing the same volume, some dairy farmers have had little choice but to dump their product. Milk, as a commodity, has a shorter lifetime of freshness than some other agriculture commodities do, obviously.

  • Lawmakers call for farmers to be protected

    Lockport Union-Sun and Journal

    To be clear, they are not looking for a handout, and they are not in this grim position because of their own failure. The state can and should take immediate action to provide relief to farmers across our state and help farms survive while helping to stabilize local and regional economies." Gov.

  • Lawmakers call for farmers to be protected

    Niagara Gazette

    To be clear, they are not looking for a handout, and they are not in this grim position because of their own failure. The state can and should take immediate action to provide relief to farmers across our state and help farms survive while helping to stabilize local and regional economies." Gov.

  • Pork producers ask for lifeline as industry in dire crisis

    Worthington Daily Globe

    As a result, hogs are backing up on our farms, creating a financial crisis as hog values plummet. Unlike other industries that have received COVID relief aid without restrictions, many of our hog farmers have been left behind.

  • Is protecting farmworkers a national security issue? Fresno-area farmers say yes

    The Fresno Bee

    Gavin Newsom extended sick pay for food service workers, including farmworkers.

  • State issues coronavirus guidelines for agriculture; unions file lawsuit saying it's not enough

    Yakima Herald-Republic

    Mike Gempler, executive director of the Washington Growers League, said he felt the new guidelines provided specific direction for growers. He also felt that L makes it clear that such measures were mandatory for those in the agriculture industry. "It's laid out pretty specifically," he said. He said he was disappointed to see the lawsuit because he had been working closely with farmworker advocates and others in the industry to develop guidelines to keep workers safe. ...

  • Primary race between Stevenson, von Ehlinger should decide seat

    Lewiston Morning Tribune

    If you accept the job, you accept that responsibility." However, she also noted that one of the repeal bills simply regurgitated legislation that was vetoed by then-Gov. I just feel like the district needs more bold, proactive leadership." Besides abolishing the grocery tax, von Ehlinger opposes Common Core education standards. I have the experience working in the Legislature, (and) a background in business.

  • Rep. Ron Kind crafts plan for USDA to help Wisconsin family farms

    La Crosse Tribune

    April 17-- Apr. 17--Rep.

  • Rep. Kind calls for assisting farmers

    The Leader-Telegram

    April 17-- Apr. 17--Rep. He also recommended that food distribution centers be established. Kind noted that many farmers are dumping thousands of gallons of milk, while other farmers are considering euthanizing hogs if they can't be sold at market because a meat-packing plant is closed.

  • No new cases; state officials ask General Assembly to continue

    Richmond Register

    The Legislature has several bills that could help solve those problems. We need a vision for what the commonwealth is going to look like after this crisis is over, and the General Assembly's support is critical to planning that vision.

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