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Fresh update on "ag" discussed on This Week In Google
"That. Twitter. Yeah, very good. Boy, you got a good memory. Sometimes. And Noah glass was the guy who thought it up. But these guys were all there. Anyway, 16 years having a roller company from cofounder to CEO to chair to executive chair to interim CEO to CEO, Jack says it's time for me to leave. Why? Well, no one knows. No one knows. Well, actually, Dan primak had a really good story. Talking about what's the theory? His theory is that Elliott management was unhappy with it. That happened last summer. Last march in Twitter, they gave Elliot a board seat. And things. But behind the scenes, Elliot had won a new management and more products innovation. And I think they just kind of influenced the ask until they got it is kind of his theory. The question pushed it and pushed it. Or Jackie, it made sense to people. Well, one of the things Elliot, who Elliot, these folks Elliot management are what they call activist investors. They buy a stake in a company, big enough stakes, so they get listened to. And then they go in and they really do try to shake things up. Clean house. And one of the things they didn't like was the fact that Jack was splitting his time between Twitter and square. There's other companies. So he's going to stay at square. I think also, there's something to be said. Let me see if I bookmarked this. Did you see how he says the whole founder lid is pretty much a problem nowadays? It becomes one at some point kind of, right? Wasn't he kind of saying that, but it's okay for a while. Who said that? Jack said it. In that statement. Yeah. There's also there's also I can't remember where I read it, but it was an article saying, it's interesting that all of these people are leaving just as soon as it becomes hard. Exactly. Exactly. Stuff is hitting the fan and there's all kinds of colors out of here. Around your platform and people are calling you out because everybody has a megaphone to do so now. So yeah, taking that money and running. The new CEO, it's funny, the stock market when they saw the rumor that Dorsey was leaving Twitter stock went up. And as soon as they heard who was replacing and Prague Agra wall, they went, oh, and the stock tumbled. He's a CTO. And the reason the thinking is that stock market didn't like it because he's an insider. And they wanted fresh blood. They wanted somebody who come and figure out what is really the challenge for Twitter, which is given its success. It's position in the mind share of America, not necessarily the number of users because that's not really growing. But it should be doing better. It should be making more money, and why isn't it? That's what the stock market's asking. And they figured, well, agrawal is just going to do the same thing. I'm sorry. Agarwal? Yes. AG RAW AL, so I'm saying it phonetically accurate. But I don't know. Wait, Jack founded square. Along with F Williams, no, no, you don't. Yeah, yeah, Jack. Jack's baby. Yeah. So he's. There's a famous story of him going to a maker space and actually 3D printing the first because the whole thing about square was you got started for free. They'd send you the card reader. They would go in your refund into the headphone Jack. Remember those? Headphones. And there's the stories he would go to the maker space. I think in the east bay here and 3D print them till he came up with he was very involved in other words. Yeah, but I'm just saying that because he's he was complaining about founder led companies. Right. Well, he's a square versus Twitter. Is it much younger?.
Whistleblower Says AG Merrick Garland Lied About FBI Investigating Parents
"I talked earlier today with U.S. congressman Jim Jordan And we were doing a sit down for my podcast and he was the one that was alerted From this whistleblower in the deep state And the whistleblower is now claiming that the attorney general flat out lie directly to Congress Lied to them about how their treating parents are showing up and speaking Their minds Not always in a kumbaya manner to these dictators and tyrants These psychopaths on these school boards that believe it's their job to indoctrinate your child not pizza and running around in arithmetic but actually indoctrinate your children
Arizona AG Mark Brnovich: SCOTUS Will Hear Petition on Public Charge
"Well you had a good day in the Supreme Court Tell us about it Well the Supreme Court today accepted our supposition that means that there are going to hear our arguments related to the Biden administration's essential surrender of defending the public charge rule And the public charge rule is basically a policy that says that if you're an immigrant or you want to come to the United States our immigration system is based on the principle that new arrivals must be able to financially support themselves The Biden administration not only rescinded this rule Mark but it was up at the Supreme Court on appeal and they abandoned defending it So we went in we let a coalition highlight it and we appealed the Supreme Court and said by gosh if Biden won't defend the law we will And surprisingly to a lot of court observers the U.S. Supreme Court announced today that they're going to let us step in and argue we should be able to defend the
Arizona AG Mark Brnovich Describes How Biden Likes to Pick and Choose Immigration Law
"I mean this is not our lawlessness The president of the United States is really compelled to support the statutes that have been passed whether he agrees with the policy or not This is long-standing constitutional requirements here Isn't it amazing to you It is absolutely breathtaking Mark because you know you believe in the constitution like I do And we always say look if you don't agree with the law you don't get to arbitrarily pick and choose its parts of the law or the constitution You either defend or enforce And as you know we've talked about this before I mean in title 8 the Biden administration is refusing to enforce existing law that says if you have a deportation or you shall be deported And this is the case that not only myself but some of my other colleagues and filed a lawsuit trying to get the Biden administration to enforce existing law and then I call that the decriminalization of the border situation And then when you look at things like the public charge rule I mean you're essentially providing financial support to people you're not requiring them to be able to financially support themselves So that's incentivizing and monetizing people to come here And that's why that's why we have seen a record amount of not only human beings come across the border but a record amount of drugs that are going to affect us for at least an entire generation And it's unspeakable It's unconscionable and it's
Arizona AG Mark Brnovich Responds to Potential of Biden Paying Illegal Aliens
"So yesterday a story broke that this administration is negotiating with the ACLU to provide over $400,000 to every parent and or child that had been separated for a period of time during the Trump administration up to a $1 million of family And mister attorney general they're separated because we don't know if those are their parents We don't know if these are sex traffickers People coming across the border voluntarily We're not dragging them across the border This is an inside job isn't it Where the Biden administration's cutting a deal with the ACLU to transfer hundreds of millions of dollars It is once again I am losing words to describe this This has gone from a crisis to a catastrophe Literally think about this He is going to give a legal immigrants more money than the 9 11 victims got in our country More than even some people's families that have been killed in combat defending the flag and fighting for freedom It is unspeakable and once again this is the incentivization and monetization of people crossing our border illegally And I think most of your listeners know that there have been there are people that literally the cartels rent kids or kids that come across the border multiple times and it shame on people that put themselves or their children in that situation and then expect the federal government to subsidize not only their illegal behavior but this recklessness And so all it's going to do is encourage more people to break the law and encourage more families to put in the situation and it's just really unethical for the Biden administration to basically be providing people that have entered our country illegally more money than 9 11 victims or service personnel families have been gotten I don't know how Biden or cartel Kelly Chuck Schumer how these people sleep with themselves
Sen. John Cornyn Grills AG Merrick Garland About DOJ Impacting Parents' Constitutional Rights
"Senator John cornyn from Texas he really dug into the attorney general today And I thought it was really it was a great display honestly by all the Republicans So what everybody's like where are the Republicans I'm gonna spend a little bit of time showing you even Republicans that some people don't like like John cornyn They're going in on them Because this is the job Check this out Well mister attorney general you've acknowledged that parents have a right a constitutional right to be heard on the education of their children in public schools Can you imagine the sort of intimidation the sort of bullying impact that a memorandum from the Department of Justice would have and how that would chill the willingness of parents to exercise or rights under threat of federal prosecution Did you consider the chilling impact your memorandum would have on parents exercising their constitutional rights The only thing this memorandum is about is violence and threats of violence and it opens with a statement but my question is did you consider the chilling effect this would have on parents constitutional rights to say that the Justice Department is against violence and threats of islands Did you consider the chilling effect your memorandum might have on parents exercising their constitutional rights I think you can answer that yes
AG Garland Won't Say if He Sought Ethics Guidance Regarding Ties to Son-in-Law's CRT-Promoting Company
"Apparently there's a company. That Merrick Garland's son in law is part of or runs or works for that advocate, critical race theory. What's the name of the company guys I'm drawing a blank? I want to say Polaroid. It's not Polaroid. It's it starts with a pee, I think. Say it out loud, Derrick, what? Think this pattern. Panorama, that's what it is. Yeah, it is. It's panorama. So panorama is a company that Merrick Garland's son in law works for and so Merrick Garland is sicking the FBI on parents who are ostensibly challenging the business model of Merrick Garland's son in law. So yesterday, as the AG was appearing before the House judiciary committee, House judiciary committee member Mike Johnson congressman from Louisiana had this unbelievable exchange with Merrick Garland who immediately turned into like a stepford wife, he was like a robot. He started going to this talking point about this memorandum set. He's talking about the memo well you got to hear this. Did you excuse me? Did you seek ethics counsel before you issued a letter that directly relates to the financial interest of your family? Yes or no? This memorandum does not relate to the financial interests of anyone. It's I take that as a no. I take that as a no. Memorandum is against violence and threats of violence. Will you mister attorney general? Will you commit to having the appropriate ethics design the review the case and make the results public? This memorandum is aimed at violence and threats of violence. I understand you're talking point, you're not answering my question, mister attorney general. With all due respect, will you submit to an ethics review of this matter? Yes or no? There's no company in America or hopefully no law abiding citizen in America who believes that threats of violence should not be prevented. There are no conflicts of interest that anyone could have. According to you, but with due respect, that's the purpose of the federal regulation. We need objective third parties to review our activities. You don't get to make that decision yourself. It doesn't matter. You're the top, you're the chief law enforcement of this country. This raises questions in the minds of millions of Americans in your impartiality is being called into question. Why would you not submit to a simple ethics review of that? I am exquisitely aware of the ethics requirements. But you're not following them. I have followed them and lived with them for the last 25 years. Did you seek an ethics review of this or not? I want to say again, there are no conflicts of interest involved when the Justice Department. Okay, okay. According to you, I got that. I'm not trying to be distracted, but you are not respecting our rules, our constitutional norms and the federal law that directly applies to your
Ian Prior and Mark Levin Analyze Collusion Between AG Merrick Garland and NSBA
"Yeah again going back to Garland you know it was interesting when they asked him about this case and he said he didn't know about it but it sounds like a state issue No no what we're talking about is violating federal law title 9 perhaps more Meanwhile when we're talking about domestic terrorism what we're talking about is state law right State law things like trespass disorderly conduct Those are state issues The Department of Justice has its priorities all backwards because it's completely politicized by this administration And you worked at the department justice right I absolutely did Mark And I can tell you one thing that letter from the NSPA came out on September 29th and they were able to turn around and memo in two business days I mean those things take weeks You got to tell the U.S. attorneys You got to tell office of legal counsel obviously the policy You got to coordinate with other cabinets and departments that are involved Please that thing was done probably written well beforehand and given to the attorney general when it was convenient when they got that in FDA letter It's a complete inside job and the Republicans need to stay on this People by the way you can foia the United States Department of Justice and see the internally who wrote the memo who was responsible for the memo who signed off on the memo any other communications that took place too So I would just tell my audience you know hundreds and hundreds of you ought to pile on and file those frequent information act and fire them right into the Department of
AG Garland Admits to Rep. Gohmert That No One Has Been Charged With 'Insurrection'
"Little more I've never spent this much time on a hearing But I thought this hearing was very very important And I felt the Republicans did a really wonderful job My man Louis gohmert was there too of course And so he asks well I'll let him ask Cut 9 go But I want to take you to January 6th It's a very common topic here people has any defendant involved in the January 6th events been charged with insurrection I don't believe so Well that is the word most used by Democrats here on Capitol Hill About January 6th but no one has been charged with it that we could find either Doesn't matter they want to call it an
Rep. Steube Presses AG Garland on Insurrection at Interior Department by Leftist Rioters
"Greg stubby Republican Florida was outstanding today Absolutely outstanding And again this right that we saw the interior department which again we were the first to point out Not the first to discover but to make a national issue Well it didn't really become a national issue because the media didn't give a damn about it Why Because these were no growth anti capitalist marxists who were riding I don't believe Liz Cheney's mention this Liz Cheney is caught in her own sort of stalinist box right now Trump that's why Trump banning their jail Bannon Bannon Liz wake up down now anyway cut ten go You went on to describe January 6th and I quote as an assault on a mainstay of our democratic system You have said that prosecuting extremist attacks on our democratic institution remains central to the mission of the Department of Justice So suffice it to say it's clear that you feel very strongly about using the full force of your position to prosecute those involved in the January 6th protests What is not clear however is if you will use the same force against violent left wing domestic terrorists Just last week on October 14th a group of extremist environmental and indigenous protesters forced their way into the department of interior They fought with an injured security and police officers sending some of those officers to the hospital The extremists violently pushed their way into a restricted government building in an attempt to thwart the work of the department of interior Police arrested at least 55 protesters on site but others got away Mister Garland do you believe that these environmental extremists who forced their way into the department of interior are also domestic terrorists
Despite His Credentials, AG Merrick Garland Doesn't Understand the First Amendment
"You know they read your resume out there Garland they read your resume You are principal associate Deputy Attorney General I was one too You were a deputy assistant attorney general I was one too You were an assistant U.S. attorney You were a federal judge Now you're the attorney general What a resume And yet you're still ignorant and illiterate when it comes to the First Amendment's amazing thing It's an amazing thing And you play rope it though You had no idea that your department and the Department of Education and The White House were colluding No idea whatsoever You read the thing and you just sign it No big deal No big deal And you never even stop to think for a minute and say wait a minute I can't sign this thing Who the hell would sign something like this You would pal you did
Rep. Steve Chabot Presses AG Merrick Garland on Alleged School Board 'Violence'
"Now let us continue with this hearing today at the House judiciary Everybody wants to talk about the January 6th committee That is a fraudulent committee Fill with never trumpers and American marxists I don't mind the Department of Justice going after violent rioters Why would I pose that I've never opposed that What I mine is the way people are being treated who weren't violent rioters and this rogue Nancy Pelosi Soviet style committee where everybody's made up their mind Now they're just throwing subpoenas everywhere and trying to jail people They don't like That's the world list Cheney wants for America I guess Now Steve chabot here he is also going back and forth with that Steve schopen with Merrick Garland cut 6 go So mister attorney general let me ask you this According to the Sarasota Herald tribune one example of a so called terrorist incident was apparent Nearly questioning whether school board members had earned their high school diplomas Now that might have been rude but does that seem like an act of domestic terrorism that you or your Justice Department ought to be investigating Absolutely not And I want to be clear that Justice Department supports and defends the First Amendment right of parents to complain as vociferously as they wish No no you don't Because the letter that you put out that memo that you put out was intended to chill speech It had no other purpose
Getting to Know Arizona's Attorney General Mark Brnovich
"Kircher with us today is the attorney general of the great state of Arizona, Mark brnovich. Welcome. Thanks, Charlie for having me on. So I can't wait to get into what I call the cartel of the colleges because you have some things that you really want to dive into that your office has been working on about corruption and higher education. Those are my words you can be more precise because you diplomatic? Yeah, that's right. But I don't have to be and I also want to kind of talk about some of the new things your office has released in regards to voter registration material and some other things regarding the Arizona audit and the election. But first, I just want you to introduce yourself to our audience. I think that would be really helpful. Tell us your story how you became, you know, attorney general of Arizona, and also I want to say that attorney general Burnham is running for U.S. Senate, which is a very important Senate race. So please introduce yourself. Well, thank you, Charlie. I always tell folks that if you want to know about me, you probably should know about my background in my history. And so I'm a first generation American, my family fled communism. And when your family has not just studied history but live it lived it, you have this great appreciation for how unique freedom is. And, you know, we know that folks like Ronald Reagan used to talk about freedom is never one more than one generation away from extinction. And, you know, my family live that. And that's why I'm so passionate about the constitution and our liberties. And so much of my career has been spent as I was raised that we have to protect freedom and we have an obligation to give back because this is the greatest country in the world. So, you know, I'm a public school kid. I still live in the same neighborhood. Neighborhood I grew up here in Arizona. I was a gang prosecutor at a law school. In fact, I met my wife there and she's now actually on the federal bench. So, you know, anybody was anything about federal judges. There's an old joke that what's the difference between God and a federal judge? God was wrong once I'm kidding. No, no, no, no. Hey, you're gonna get struck by lightning. Don't be saying that. No, no, God doesn't think he's a federal judge. But anyway, no, she's amazing, but then worked at the AG's office, a bit of federal prosecutor. Served our country in the army reserve. I worked at a think tank called the Goldwater institute where I wrote a lot and wrote briefs on the importance of property rights and individual liberty. And so I had never thought I was going to ever run for any office and I was brought up this real strong sense of that when you're the government, when you can take away people's livelihoods, their life, liberty property. You have to have the most highly qualified, but also the most ethical people in those office and people that understand how much power you have when you're the government.
FOIA Requests Should Flood AG Garland Regarding Conflict of Interest With Panorama
"Federal freedom of information actually quest to be flooding into the United States Department of Justice demanding all kinds of texts emails records of any kind any communications of any kind between the attorney general of the United States And representatives of or the company panorama Legal insurrection website Mary Chastain attorney general Garland is weaponized the FBI and other Department of Justice departments Against parents protesting against critical race theory in the schools Garland mentioned threats harassment and intimidation but did not cite any real examples Flux like Garland is a conflict of interest His daughter Rebecca married xa N X and Tanner cofounder panorama In 2018 The group parents defending education PDE found out panorama has multi-million dollar contracts with school districts PDE that's the group Parents defending education previously flagged a $1.8 million contract for panorama to conduct social and emotional learning SEL monitoring and fairfax county public schools in Virginia This is the biggest county in the state Resulting in data on students Early in September that number was bumped up to more than $2 million as part of a contract edition What panorama Panoramas contract was part of a broader $78.8 million investment Of coronavirus relief that the fairfax county public schools directed towards a welcoming and culturally responsive environment for students Its website explains that the funding is intended to support equity professional development for school teams social emotional staff to work directly with departments and school based teams
"ag" Discussed on American Ag Today
"Risks that shifted from processes to producers needs to be even out. Meanwhile you're heading into the next far bill in you looking at okay. What do we do to make sure that this problem doesn't happen again. Dairy farmers right now. The way the is structured is we have seen from the pandemic compared with processors a lot of price risk now falls on the back of the farmer that wasn't falling back there before so how do we make sure that this is an equitable risk. What sort of a formula you come up with our seller proposals out there and pf has its own. There are some other ones floating around as well. We gotta figure out for congress. What is the best solution. Because this is a problem that needs to be solved again allenby. Yoga is with the national milk producers federation. And it's a problem that grows larger with time as more and more production animal veterinarians retire with no new generation to replace them in many portions of the pacific northwest. It can be difficult for farmers to get skilled. Vets willing to travel to their property to offer needed care. Scott lively idaho state veterinarians has many young people decided to go the small animal route. After graduating he notes the new graduates facing an enormous amount of debt and working with production. Animals does not pay the way working in a small animal clinic. Does people don't want to move and take on two hundred fifty thousand dollars of debt to live in a town with a population of fifteen hundred people. The fact is a small animal. Veterinarian can see forty or fifty patients in a day because they drive to them a large animal. Veterinarian has to drive from one facility and when farmer ranch to another in an effort to address the problem nationally and i have a is established a veterinary medical loan repayment program. Participants will receive up to twenty five thousand dollars annual to repay student debt. If they work in rural communities connected to the beef dairy or poultry industries lives. Lee says it may be a good idea for rural states. Like idaho oregon montana and others to look at creating a state run program that incentivizes serving underrepresented areas. It has become a real problem. And i get phone calls all the time from people that i can't get a veterinarian. They can come out and see my animals in the next two. That's one hundred miles away. And i don't know what to do. And that is an issue that i think that needs to have some more attention brought to it and departments of agriculture. And all the states. We're very aware of it. But i i don't know how much the general public is aware of the need again. That's idaho state. Veterinarian scott lives lead. And lastly here in america today the national association of state departments of agriculture announced that ten mckinney is the organisations new chief executive officer group says he will lead nasdaq in amplifying the voice of state departments of agriculture in washington. Dc seeking policy solutions.
"ag" Discussed on American Ag Today
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"ag" Discussed on American Ag Today
"Welcome into another edition of american today. Produced by the american league network. I'm your host jesse allen. Well first up on today's program we're looking at some of the disappointing results. So far from early harvest across parts of the eastern corn belt this last wednesday on market. Talk i talked with mike zillow global commodity analytics and we discussed on the corn side. Some of the late season disease pressure and some of the disappointing yields were seeing in that eastern corn belt lot of reports from agronomists at farmers throughout parts of illinois indiana that they're having some quality issues there with some of this late season weather that has happened and we're starting to see an impact our yields. Here's the thoughts that Mugs zillow had about that and how that relates to our markets disappointing yields out of that eastern corn belt were hearing more late season disease in the east corn belt. And you know we pull up I know you have a corneal map. Here will pull this up. Just for our discussion. Mike on the video but Very interesting you know. We talked a lot about the eastern belt all year. Long how this is going to be the garden spot. This is going to make up for the western belt. And now we're starting to maybe pull that a little bit into question. What are your thoughts just with what you're hearing about. Some of those early yields mike. Yeah excellent points that you bring up. And i'll add to that that many producers in i think we in the trade thought the early corn would be the best because it would have gotten a round and not had to deal with the very hot august and very dry august and some of these key states. The map you're looking at right now is the september corn yield estimates by usda. And then. i highlighted the idea that five of these major corn producing states east of the mississippi river. Were all going to have record yields. I don't know a time when i've seen all five of these. Have the exact same situation where they've been able to have record yields posted in so that got me thinking even before i started hearing about the corn yields in illinois i started looking at topsoil subsoil moisture level. So what i did on this map. Was i highlighted those five states and then up and read. I put the yield for the state. Based upon some of the analysis i did notice that illinois indiana ohio all have moisture level conditions very similar to twenty nineteen. And that's the kind of analysis that i really liked. Jesse is when it all comes together. And you've got three states that are contiguous with one another all having a similar weather pattern in twenty nineteen all having similar yields or excuse me all having similar moisture levels as a result so it really calls into question of illinois's having a tough yield situation now is indiana going to have a tough yield situation and his ohio gonna to have a tough yield situation. Because as you say it's disease it's anthrax knows it's tar spotting of there are some lighter test weights as well One client in central illinois. Said he's running fifty to fifty four pound test weights and so this could be also disease related. Even though fund aside was widely used in these areas it seems to still be an issue of the plant health not being able to stay solid throughout the growing season. So this leads me to the next Analysis and this is where i did look at the topsoil and subsoil levels in these key states and i threw in iowa. I threw an iowa's well. As a result of the fact that i was obviously the key state to be looking at every year. But if you look at illinois. Indiana and ohio. Remember that they're similar the yield numbers and twenty nineteen. This is why. I say that is because topsoil subsoil moisture levels it all three of these states are almost identical within one or two points of where they were back in twenty nineteen. I just was blown away when i ran this. And all these numbers are as of mid september and again that's comments with meigs alot of global kabbani analytics from this past wednesday's episode of the market. Talk podcast which you can find online. Market talk ag dot com. Also this last week. I spent time with the big iron farm show in fargo. North dakota i got to catch up with jenna baroness with the north dakota soybean council to talk about biodiesel and some of the Advances that they are working on with biodiesel throughout north dakota and some of the new plants that are going to be coming online here very very soon across the state. Let's listen to that interview with jennifer tennis when the north dakota soybean council jenn it's great to catch over here big iron. Let's talk biodiesel. And i know that's a big thing. You guys are pushing here during the big iron farm. Show this week talk about some of the latest news and some of the things. You guys are talking about this week with growers and and folks coming through the show. Happy to do that. So when you talk about latest news in bio-diesel it's it's been hard to keep up every day. It seems like you see announcements of crush expansion new crush joint ventures have been kind of a new thing we're seeing and so one thing we're really Just making sure that farmers especially in north dakota are aware of is the joint venture that's been signed between marathon in dickinson that's producing renewable diesel and adm. The future adm crush plant in spirit. Would so when that crush plant does come online. Every bit of that oil is going to go to dickinson to the marathon plant to make renewable diesel essentially for california and it should be noted that that renewable diesel plant in dickinson is the second largest in the us and so for north dakota soybean farmers. I think it's good to be aware and we want to make sure they know that you know. We've really kind of been a spectator to this bio-diesel industry for a while. We've been supporting and ask the council because it's it's a pillar to the soybean industry but we're going from spectators to pretty major players And so this. Renewable diesel renewable diesel different from biodiesels drop in fuel. It is almost identical to petroleum diesel. And so that's why it's easy to use. California is really calling for it to meet their low carbon fuel standard and so It's great to be a player in that industry. It's going to open a lot of doors for north dakota soybean farmers. I believe it's a big reason that we're seeing that crush plant come into spirit would And i think it's going to be a great market option for your scum. And that's what i was gonna say is. It's a huge market opportunity for our growers here across north dakota and then something that they haven't had before obviously so it's going to create more options and create more competition out there for them soybeans. That's exactly right and in a state where we really haven't had soybean processing of any amount to speak of. It's really a big deal and it's something that we we hope to see. Even more of you know to take all of that. Oil is only going to power forty percent of that dickinson plant so they have room to take more and so that that's good news for north dakota soybean farmers why no soybean council are always advocating for soybean farmers and if they have questions about things like this or they wanna talk to you or they want to. Just stay up today with the latest news. What's going to be the easiest way to do that. Jenner checkup andy. Soybean dot org we have a farmer opportunities page also. Follow us on social media. We're pretty much handle. Andy soybean on almost every social platform you can think of so. Keep up with us there. We have a lot of farmer opportunities specifically in terms of biodiesel. We'll be having some bio-diesel farmer workshops coming post harvest and into winter along with that. We also have a rebate program. And so if you're interested in using biodiesel now's a great time to try it and save some money on your fuel. Jen appreciate the time. Thanks for catching us up on all things soybean council here big. I appreciate it. Yes thank you again. Talking with from the north dakota soybean council during this past week's big iron farm show in fargo north dakota. That's going to do it for another edition of american today. Produced by the american egg network. Thank you so much for joining in with the program here today. I'm your host jesse allen wishing you a great day..
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"While the domestic rail transportation network is vital to moving agricultural products and goods the cost of shipping commodities on domestic rail systems is rising and it's putting pressure on. Us farmers ranchers bottom lines. Daniel munch associate economist with the american farm bureau federation says rail rates on agricultural goods. Visit as much as eighteen percent. One of the main takeaways from my research with a clear increase in the cost of shipping agricultural commodities on domestic rail systems railroads on corn have gone up thirteen percent on soy have gone up eleven percent and on wheat seven percent over the past five years similarly rates to transfer ethanol increased eighteen percent or about four cents a gallon much to his surprise munch said the rising cost of fuel wasn't a primary driver of the higher cost of shipping free via railroad adjusted for inflation. Rail fuel costs have remained quite similar to two thousand. Eighteen and twenty nineteen rate. Unlike what consumers are experiencing at the pump. They have increased quite a bit in the past year but mainly the comeback from cova nineteen related demand socks additionally demand for freight rail from the ag sector at least as remained steady over the past five years with a few spikes associated with increased exports so overall fuel and transportation demand were not clear pressures for increased rail rates munch analyzed shipping rates by origin destination states in both cases months said states east of the mississippi river had the highest increases reduced. Competition in the rail market is also playing a role in the rising cost in the sector. We found that over the past. Fifteen years non-competitive rail movements or roots not subject to strong competition have increased from twenty percent.
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"Welcome into american today. Produced by the american ag network. I'm your host jesse allen. Last week i was able to spend time with the farm progress show in decatur illinois. I caught up with the incoming vice president for the national core growers association. Tom hegg we talked about a number of topics including starting talking about what's going on with the administration and some of the things they're concerned about in dc in conversation with your politicians back from your home state and all that because you know when they first brought this out all this is. Don't worry it's not going to hurt small businesses small farmers. We're gonna take care of them. Well as you get learning more and more no it they just major. There were stepped up. Basis is gonna hurt that farmer that wants to transition at farm down to his child to cat so he can continue that generation going on. I'm a fourth generation. Iv farm with my son. That's going to be the fifth. I wanna make sure he has that opportunity so we don't have to sell land off. Just three him to continue to farm. Are you here in some growers possibly transitioning that farm earlier and they want to right now to try and beat any potential policy changes. I think there's some growers doing that. And i also think there's This last Just in our area. A lot of land is all of a sudden coming up for sale by older couples. That are saying we're gonna sail now just so we don't have to put up with this A year or two or three years down the road of things we gotta watch and worry about their. It seems like moving forward. You know another thing to ethanol course and that's important to the corn growers and corn farmers across the country. And we know that there's some different Different things going on in dc right now involving around the rfs rb and and everything else there. And that's something that continues to evolve. It seems by the day and by the week tom. You know it's it's it's very interesting. Because american corn farmer we're saying why are people don't like ethanol it's renewable it's clean air takes out You know for the carbons and carbon dioxide. I mean we gotta cleaner air coming in that what we had twenty five years ago when we had the bad smog in the city's so we've cleaned that up more ethanol will use. We're going to get that much cleaner air but we're live with that every day. It's easy for us understand. It's hard for to get the people that aren't involved with it to understand how it much of a good product it is and it's also a cheaper product for them put in gas tank. What is if things according are doing right now to kind of help in the fight here against some of this pushback against that's an the one of the things we We did a You know that fifteen that the the judge said okay. The trump administration did not do some things correctly we would. It's not allowed to be used during the summer months. Okay we have a call to action going on to all of the people that are members saying contacting their politicians saying no everything is good with ethanol deserve. The vapor pressure is not that major major of a problem that they think it is. It's the same as an tan product. So it's not there so that is the main thing is with the grassroots organization. Get your members involved and get them. I'll make sure that the contact their politicians and then you know you mentioned with the veal you know. It's the voice. Set the at fifteen billion but it seems like we've always have a hard time getting up to there because of the small refinery waivers and that going on and now. We hear they might want to lessen that. Maybe down to twelve billion gallons. Well that's just Another kind of a slap in the corn farmers face that Ethanol is not as good and We're where we wanna prove wrong. And it sure going to impact our farmers bottom line. It's gonna hurt markets it could hurt demand A lot of things that it can do especially as you know. We're looking at another crop this year. Which despite some challenges in some areas especially the north western foreign belt. We're looking at another strong corn crop this year. We have another yes. You're right with that and you know once you start taking grind away. Okay we've got x. Amount of bushels of corn. And it's not going to be used if we we know. We can export everything because just We've have competition. And that's just part of the the corn farmers livelihood so we need to keep continuing have a strong ethanol and we got to continue to come up with some new uses that we can use that corn for just a g. Use up our piles talking about that corn crop here for this year Talk about your area. I know western minnesota and up into the dakotas. We've had our challenges with dry weather. But but how is that corn crop. Look in your area in my area. We were We we were into the d. Three so We up until a week ago. We had three inches of rain from when we start planting corn but Amazing where the the corn is on some heavier ground. it's It was holding in there because you we got a couple of key grains just to get us there. Are we going to be like we were in the past few years. No we know that. But that's why we carry crop insurance so there's gonna be stuff out there to harvest it just a matter of okay. Are we gonna have a later test. Wait. we're gonna have a heavier test weight that all adds up into the long scheme of things but You know last week we got three inches of rain. That's like i say double from what we had. It gives us a hope that we can. Mother nature knows how to rein in our area and we got to start looking next year already. We don't wanna have to be like some of the fellas up in the north dakota area where they had no moisture at all and it just dry dirt. Nobody wants plant in just dry dirt and hope things help or hope. Mother nature brings us a rain down the road. We hope that we can replenish soils for next year's planting season two and obviously you don't get in that crop out now hopefully there's not Too much tip or or other issues I know we've had some winds come through some areas too. so hopefully. there's not any issues with harvest here. This year and we can replenish. Soils going into twenty two. That's that's a very good point because that's the main key because we need the moisture coming in and it's dry In our area that the lakes are even down a lot. So you know that Everything's being used up and we need some moisture going into next spring and But you know. These crops are amazing that Every time they get a little drink how much they look better and how much healthier they look for that and then it can produce and all that these new genetics are just amazing while we'll cross our fingers and hope that Mother nature gives us some rains here as we get ready to replenish that soil. I think wait till after harvest so hopefully to get some of those rain so we can get in those fields. That's exactly right. We don't wanna be like a few years that we've had where your your mud and everything out and everything like that. No we don't want that we want to say get Get everything done. Get things wrapped up in. I think You know. I think harvest will start a little bit sooner this year. Just because of the conditions so I in in the long run. Farmers are always optimistic. We know we know what we're going to get and we're gonna say we're going to do better again next year. Well and lastly there's still a good price on the board out there right now for corn. Well that debt that is the main thing is that we have a respectable price and You know if we didn't have that right now we were looking like we did back in two thousand twenty. During the summer when price cash corn was down below three dollars. That helps nobody's checkbook. We'll take a five dollar. Roughly cash corn sale. I think a day tom. I appreciate the time sir Thanks to join me at the farm progress show. I'm sure we'll talk again soon. Very thankful for being here. Thank you for the work that you guys do to get that information out to the american farmer. That's tom hegg national corn growers association. This has been american today. Produced by the american egg network on jesse allen wishing you a great day..
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"Last week i spent time with the farm progress show in decatur illinois and also got to spend time off site just a little bit as i was at the nutrient innovation farm just south of champagne illinois for some great events with the folks from nutrient. While i was there. I got to catch up with our good friend. Eric snodgrass talk weather and get some updates. After hurricane ida rolled through the gulf and the damage that it has given us there and also the heavy rains across parts of the northeast and also looking ahead to things such as maybe la nina returning to south america and here in the. Us and some challenges. We could have moving forward with our weather moving into fall harvest right now. Here's that interview. I had onsite during the foreign progress. Show with eric snodgrass jesse allen here and we are onsite at the nutrient innovation farm in champagne illinois. And you know it's funny that I come all the way to illinois. And i run into eric snodgrass. We have on the show bit eric. How you doing buddy. I'm doing great. We've got good weather here today and crops. Look good so it's This is not what you typically get at the beginning of september right. It's usually hot and humid and disgusting. I know and i mean you think about it is an absolutely perfect day to or the innovation farm here with nutrient. I mean just a little bit of a breeze not too hot. I mean this is this is ideal weather. This is what we wanna see for the most part all year round in some spots. Yeah if i could just keep this around a harvest. I'd have a lot of happy farmers in champaign county. That's very true. Well you know talking about harvest that is right around the corner and obviously we got some different weather challenges. We're looking at and you know. I think just a top of mind for everyone right now is hurricane ida and the impacts. That's had on the gulf and the impacts. That's having up through the tennessee valley whatnot. So what's the latest you've seen just now the itis through and we're kind of assessing the damage. Yeah a lot of the damage came from strong winds right around the you know the mouth of the mississippi river but then most of itis kind of worst you know stuff went through a lot of places that had a lot of tall trees not necessarily hitting some of the really productive ground right along the mississippi river then as a move to the tennessee valley of course terrain than when it got up into pennsylvania. New york even through main still put down a tremendous amount of moisture in that air someplace. They're getting three to ten inches of rain. You know and i just one of those storm where you know you and i talked a few weeks ago. I didn't mention ida you know. We can't forecast those hurricanes weeks in advance once they get going though they can really do a lot of damage in this is certainly brought back. A lot of memories of hurricane katrina hit the same spot at nearly the same strength Except the storm surge thankfully was down compared to katrina But it was on the sixteen year anniversary of it..
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"Japan me down and said eric. What do you think of right now. I am not thinking that we're going to see a repeat of last year in terms of the delay. that doesn't mean we won't have issues of drought conditions across both argentina and brazil. Later but at this point i'm not predicting the same level of delay. We had a year ago. I know that is. That's a bit of bearish weather news. and boy can i be wrong. I can always be wrong. Of course. But i i look at it and going. I'm not seeing the same setup. i'm just not seeing the same sequence of events to push things back and we'll just watch it carefully and you're not keep talking about it as we progress through september october. When if they don't get those beans all the way in really by the first november then were really seen major delays eric great insight as always any other final thoughts. You have four on the weather picture or anything. You want to reiterate here today. Yeah i would just tell folks listen this tropical system. That's coming up toward louisiana. I have. I have a feeling it's going to be keeping me up late at night. I'll be watching this thing. And it's just because we get worried about the size and strength some of these systems and if they come up the mississippi river not only they disruptive to to agriculture but they're very disruptive to life and property in. It's something i don't wanna see and i'm just a reminder. What do i mean we saw like you said writer in your backyard here middle tennessee. We know what the answer is capable of delivering in terms of rainfall. Flooding is just. It's devastating what it is capable of doing. So i'm gonna watch that carefully eric. We appreciate the time as always. Thanks for joining us today. And i know we'll talk again soon. Yes and again that is eric's snodgrass with nutrient as we're talking with him about the weather situation here as we move into the month of september we're going to be definitely keeping our eyes peeled on the weather and we'll have eric pack on a future episode to talk about some of the latest updates especially as we get deeper into harvest season. That's going to do it for another edition of american today produced by the american network. I'm your host jesse allen wishing you and yours a great rest of your day..
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"To help tree fruit growers save on their operating costs fifteen years ago. Washington state university rolled out. The decision aid system and at that time to digital ag tool has become a platform for tree fruit growers and now potato growers to stay up to date on real time weather disease pressure and help make effective operational decisions. Dr david crowder heads dass and he noted over the past fifteen years. They've worked with entomologist horticulturalist university researchers at farmers across the state of washington and into british columbia. Where are your pain points in terms of you know making decisions. Where are you losing money. Where would more real time information you know help you make more effective and profitable decisions and so. The system is kind of evolved with that back and forth with the real growers on the ground Who are giving us feedback. Kind of all the time crowder noted the dass is currently used on over ninety percent of tree fruit acres across washington state and they've recently expanded to the potato industry he added. All of that data has helped tree fruit growers. Save a lot of money that it saves them between seventy five and one hundred dollars an acre. And if you scale that up to all the acreage in washington In canada that we service were probably saving the growers twenty to twenty five million dollars a year in reduce pesticide costs and more effective Pets management crowder noted surveys of the potato industry show growers. Save roughly sixty dollars at anchor. Now crowder noted washington. State university is working to provide dass for growers across the entire pacific northwest. Epa's recent decision to end the use of the widely employed food and non-food crops. Pesticide corpora foss will not take effect immediately as i feared american farm bureau vice president of public affairs. Sam keefer says afc asked epa. Staffers about the timing of the corpora foss ban. When it was being announced was led to believe it was immediate including for any on-form stocks. But keefer says that information's now changed. We expect epa to publish their role in federal register..
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"That's currently hitting a good chunk of us farm country relag broadcaster and writer. Sean haney says canadian. Crops are currently suffering from the heat and lack moisture. Did your out of two thousand twenty. One for northern ontario and in the western canadian prairies has been something that you know. People have compared to nine hundred. Eighty eight would be the most recent comparison that i've heard from a lot of producers i. It has been a very warm and very dry summer. Which has dramatically impacted the crop conditions and in some ways even more originally impacted the quality the grassland pasture which is really forced them discussions on. What is the future of the caning cowherd as what the drought in america. The canadian dry spell stretches back to the fall of twenty twenty as we hit him to spring. A lot of people. were talking about. How you don't lose a crop in march but it was dry. We used up a lot of our sub soil moisture last year. And so we really need to replenish that and it just did not happen through the winter is we made our way to the growing season. Just weeks past rain. just didn't come. I guess what's really sorta transpired here. As the weeks have gone on in the month is that at the beginning of the year it was really a tight band on the southern prairies of alberta schedule. In manitoba of course seemed wrote in north dakota and montana as well but it was really tight to the border as a summer went by the drought continued to spread out the drought impacted area. Is you look at the drought monitor. It just continue to make its way. Further and further north creating a situation where more and more acres really under question in terms of what the actual yield with the there were some fields. We're off to a great start in some areas. But just never got the rain to have any sort of a greenville and really tight to the border. Actually where i am in less per alberta a lot of the dry land never really ever had definitely been a really heartbreaking season here in two thousand twenty one. He says candidates wheaton canola. Crops are among the biggest concerns. That's where the biggest concern has been with even more so canola you know. There's a lot of people harvesting some pretty light barley. From what i heard in the past couple of weeks but canolas the one where people are really concerned that there just isn't the yield and all is a fairly small seed but it shouldn't be like pepper and that's kind of like some people seeing haney says candidates pulse crops. I've also been taking a hit from the drought addressing the crowd during the recent cattle-raisers convention and expo hosted by the texas and southwestern cattle raisers association catafalques ceo. Randy block says. There's a reason to be optimistic. About where the markets are headed. Prices are going to get higher next year the year after probably all the way into twenty twenty four so we should see improved profitability for the industry industry in total which is really is needed. We need to see improve profitability particularly back for our cal. Catherine stocker operators driving. The increase is a classic example of supply and demand. The nation's cattle inventory is shrinking block explains caused by extreme drought in west and northern plains. At the same time beef demand is at a thirty three year high this signals. Good news as the industry recovers from price swings faced in twenty twenty. We made long-term cyclical lows in the spring of twenty..
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"Welcome into another edition of american act today. Produced by the american egg network. I'm your host. Jesse allen will earlier this summer dan newhouse. The chair of the congressional western caucus introduced an amendment to the egg appropriations bill prohibiting the purchase of farmland by the people's republic of china. The amendment would also make anglians currently owned by the chinese government. Ineligible for farm programs knew how says allowing the chinese government to continue to purchase farmland across the us poses an immediate threat to us security. As well as food security he noted when the amendment was first proposed. A received a strong bipartisan support. However as time continued democrats expressed concerns saying new houses amendment would increase anti asian sentiment in the united states. I don't see that being the case myself. That's directed only at the communist government of the people's republic of china not against chinese individuals. chinese nationals. I give the american public way more credit than that that they can discern the difference between a government and an individual. I think americans are much smarter than that because of that new house says the language of the amendment was changed in the rules committee to include russia iran and north korea while the amendment is not what he would like to see. New houses hopeful. Something can now be done to address this. Growing problem of the chinese government owning a growing number of american ag acres. Something that is as stated goal in their long-term plan to change a worldwide dynamic dynamic where they are in control and that includes your assets in our country. And i think we should take every step we can to stop that as early as possible in its tracks as representative dan newhouse a washington state republican well southwest colorado rancher zanan bray is a third generation cattle rancher trying to survive the ongoing drought for the bray ranch. Dry conditions are a recurring issue for personally. The drought is the one thing that is really set us back. Two thousand eighteen was a devastating year for us. We sold our cattle heard from eight hundred.
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"Jesse allen while the environmental protection agency announced last week. It is revoking all tolerances for corpora foss which established in amount of a pesticide. That is allowed on food. The agency will issue a notice of intent to cancel under the federal insecticide fungicide. Rodenticide act to cancel registered. Food uses of corpora fos. Epa officials say the move will help to ensure children farm workers and all people are protected. According to epa's decision growers must discontinue use of corporate foss owen registered food crops within six months farm president. Zippy divall responded quote. This administration has repeatedly made commitments to abide by science. It the decision on corpora foster as from that commitment and takes away an important tool to manage pass an insects and quote and agricultural retailers association. President and ceo darren complex states quote by issuing this mandate and epa not. Fighting in anti pesticide activists have executed an end run around the statute that is supposed to govern these decisions now. Epa's action reverses a twenty seventeen trump moved to keep foss on the market and implements a federal court order to limit the pesticide to only safe uses such as on cotton but american farm bureau sam keefer says producers largely slipping and fruit and vegetable. Growers must now turn to fewer less effective and more expensive pesticides for some crops like savings. There are alternatives but none of them have quite the broad spectrum of coverage as foss there are other crops many specialty crops where there are no alternatives and epa says they're committed to work with the private sector to bring new chemistries to the market and get approval but that is a lengthy process. We're talking years. Corpora foss has proven effective even when other pesticides failed. What this means is very effective. Product is no longer available and they need to you know utilize additional chemistries and that might be one two or three products to replace the one that they used to use and that can lead to higher cost of could also lead to more difficulty of getting the job done and There's a lot of variables when it comes to yields but there could be a potential there as well af argues corporate bosses valuable crop protection tool with no viable alternative. Epa's action appears to take effect immediately even for on-farm stocks and ends a fourteen year fight between environmental and agribusiness groups. The department of agriculture last week announced.
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"Whatever you wanna say talk about what you're hearing from producers across the country especially our western states in the in the northern plains. Drought is really prevalent right now. I had a chance to have breakfast with my friend day. Daily from california. This morning he was really got a lot of exposure for the devastating fire on his operation in california last year. I asked him how things were going and he said not as bad as last year. But that's not a really good standard to look too. I think that's really true for a lot of folks in the rest. Certainly i hear it my family at home in arizona. You know we're hearing it in colorado and up in the northern tier places like the dakotas and montana. The hey of ability is starting to get really really scary. For producers in a large section of the country that is that is an incredibly pressing issue feed availability in downward pressure is cost to to to get these cattle. Where they need to be is just one more headwind like we've seen in this market over the last However many months and years it seems like we get through one challenge and another one comes right behind it. But that's something that's definitely at the top of producers minds when we go to capitol hill and talk about it. I'm really pleased at the evolution of thought on capitol hill about how valuable grazing is to that equation. Right rather than five years ago where you had such a drumbeat of anti grazing thought. On capitol hill in in the federal agencies. They're starting to recognize what a critical tool we are. And what. I'm important management tool. We are for for the six hundred million acres of range in pasture in this country that are producers stuart. So getting that message out talking about how we increase opportunities for voluntary conservation credit trading programs or kind of carbon. Credits are kind of the you. Know the the big thing in dc right now. How do we set that up. Is that a government program is that private industry facilitates that kind of thing. No spent a lot of time over the years working on wildlife credit systems in the thing we always have a challenge with is the demand side. Who's the buyer who's going to be the buyer next year if our producers are going to do this work which they're already doing. How do we make sure they get compensated for. And how do we make sure there's a system that's going to be consistent moving forward. I think everyone in. Dc's working on that challenge right now and trying to find the right mix and agree discussion. We have there with ethan lane. The vice president of government affairs with the national cattlemen's beef association during the cattle industry convention in nashville here earlier. This week on tuesday we talked right before the senate passage of the infrastructure bill. Will you watch to see what that does here in the house. Moving forward but again always great to catch up with ethan lane of the nc. And that's going to do it for another edition of america tag today but up here next week. We'll have more interviews from the kennel. Industry convention in nashville. More commentary coming out of music city about what's going on in the kennel industry look for that on episodes of american today coming up here next week. You've listening to american today. Produced by the american ag network. I'm your host jesse allen wishing you a great rest of your day..
Kansas AG Derek Schmidt on His Run for Governor: 'We Gotta Take Back Kansas'
"And now it is a pleasure and honor to welcome the attorney general of the great state of kansas derek schmidt. Who's running to be the next governor of the state of kansas general smith. How are you. I'm great thanks for having me on what any time because you're patriot and be because you are in a very interesting and a vital race and see anything for a fellow. Georgetown law grad. Well we'll see by the by the wayside. But i appreciate one and two i tell you what Kansas is trump country and our folks here still loved resident and even though we got off track by allowing our folks to elect a liberal democrat governor in the last election cycle We're gonna come back home in twenty twenty to fix that problem and get ourselves the right. Republican governor love to hear that. Why are you running for first and foremost because we need a new Laura kelly has been a disaster for kansas. She's out of step with kansas values with conservative values. number two. Because i believe that we can put this state back on track. If we've got the right voice in the right message and the right messenger. I've never lost a race in this state. I don't intend to start losing it now. The reason we lost the governor's office last time was that are incumbent only held onto forty percent of the vote in the republican primary election. So it's really critical. We don't gamble with this election. We gotta pick a winner. We've got elected conservative. We gotta get somebody who believes in america first and we gotta take back. Kansas
Rep. Lee Zeldin Thinks NY Gov. Cuomo's Resignation Was Long Overdue
"Did this decision surprise you from the man who has shown such arrogance in office. We actually all got numb to the way. This governor operates and i believed that He should should've resigned a long time ago actually before way before the report. We're talking about several months ago. We were calling for his resignation for a totally unrelated issue the the fatal nursing home ordering cover up and the serious allegations that came out and we were saying on our side of the aisle responsibly. That there should be a process. There should be investigation. Let's see what his side of the story is. And then the geez report came out. I think actually on top of the ag with their conclusions about state and federal crimes being violated also the way cuomo and his attorneys were talking. They're really making him. Seem more guilty. A andrew cuomo is saying that his conduct is okay because he's sixty three years old that he's italian his attorneys saying that there's no cheese and crackers on the second floor so it was impossible. That ever happened or you know. He hardly knows his executive assistant. So i think that as we were getting to today if he didn't resign that would be on brand because of his arrogance. As you point out but then if you did resign the all of us will also be saying you know really what took you so long. I mean. We knew that he should have resigned. He seems to be like the last one who got the memo
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"To twenty eighteen and twenty nineteen now seeking further expansion to cover more recent losses caused by natural disasters committee. Chair david scott says the legislation is extraordinarily important. We got wildfires. That are just devastating. Our nation we see it is unbelievable unimaginable. We are timing this bill at a very very opportune time. Because the nation sees so much of our land and our forestry burning up with these wildfires but we hope today that they will see us as a house agriculture committee addressing this problem with the severe d. and intensity that disc problem deserves douglas. Alpha republican from california told the committee drought conditions in. His state is a national problem. The drought in general obviously for agriculture in california. It's it's it's really on. Its knees right now. Because so much of our lands have been curtailed from a halfway normal allotment to been zero lot of say well okay just means less farmers california the crops that we grow our unique least twelve crops. Grown in california are ninety nine percent of the nation's used come from our state so the the drought there and the lack of water storage. We haven't built a longtime attitude along. Time really is Is a factor for all americans. The bill covers the western drought. The twenty twenty one polar vortex in texas along with the twenty twenty two rate show in iowa and more than one hundred thousand family. Sustaining equipment manufacturing jobs could be created before the end of president biden's first term in office according to the association of equipment manufacturers. Am says these are high-skill jobs at primarily rural areas an average annual income of eighty eight thousand dollars which is thirty five percent above the current national average the data coastal studied by ihs market. Which is looking at assumed. Infrastructure spending over the next eight years am skip ida burg says quoted as time for policymakers on both sides of the aisle to put policy ahead of politics and pass a bipartisan infrastructure framework at secure a five-year surface transportation reauthorization as soon as possible. This has been another edition of american today. Produced by the american network. I'm jesse allen wishing you a great day.
Why You Should Care About Big Agriculture Getting Bigger
"What exactly is big. Agriculture big ag describes large-scale corporations involved in farming makers of tractors companies that sell seeds and large-scale producers. It is often used when pointing to the power imbalance between large-scale corporations and small farmers but before we get to that let's look at some advantages. Big ag brings to the table. Industrial farms produce more than small farmers. This makes sense. They have more tools more land and more helping hands a greater supply they bring to the economy feeds demand with ample supply. We as consumers enjoy lower prices at the grocery store. Large scale farms also drive innovation because they are always seeking to maximize productivity. This means better technology and faster adoption of it leading to better processes. But what are the costs to answer that. We look at landownership both in america and across the world as big ed grows the land available for small farmers obviously shrinks the expansions of big in the continent tanto grit conflicts over land of natural resources as was living space With the small farmers and indigenous communities kartini. Simone is based in indonesia. She works to support grain partners in asia. A nutritionist who has worked in rural development pertini is involved with the peasant and rural youth movements in indonesia as big egg expands it encroaches on these rural communities communities have cared for the land for centuries. That's why it it's better dangerous as we see The situations that small farmers as well as indigenous communities are facing because they are losing their lander the livelihood basically because of the competition with the big act.
Biden Calls on Cuomo to Resign
"Tonight. The president has joined the chorus of voices from both parties calling on longtime political ally and new york governor andrew. Cuomo to step down after today's explosive report from that state's attorney general that ag report alleged cuomo sexually harassed eleven women including a state trooper calling on him to resign. Yes do you think he should be prosecuted. What i said was if the investigation attorney general concluded that the allegations are correct. That back in march i would recommend he resign. That's what i'm doing today. By is just one of many democratic politicians in federal state and local positions now say cuomo can no longer remain in office. State attorney general letitia. James issued her report following a five month long civil investigation. The one hundred sixty five page document paint a damning portrait of unwelcome and inappropriate behavior governor cuomo sexually harass current and former state employees in violation of both federal and state laws. The independent investigation found that governor cuomo sexually harassed multiple women many of whom were young women by engaging an unwanted groping kisses hugging and by making inappropriate comments. The governor and his senior team took actions to retaliate against at least one former employees for coming forward with our story. Her truth and governor cuomo's administration fostered a toxic workplace that enabled harassment and created a hostile work environment. Were staffers did not feel comfortable coming forward with complaints about sexual harassment. Due to a climate of fear and given the power dynamics
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"Us. In north america are watching learning lessons about preparedness prevention response on you talk about learning those lessons in the preparedness and i know as well a lot of research has been done with swine all information center. I know Vietnam is an area where you would working pretty tirelessly with research to look at. African swine fever. Maybe just talk about how that in general is getting us prepared for a potential outbreak. Here in the us. If it does happen we don't want it to happen. Obviously if it does happen does happen thing. We got a grant from the usda foreign aid service and that enabled us to do this research yet on where african swine fever is an active infection. And were taking. Then that research from that we know from laboratories. Were taking that out in the field and testing it out in the field in vietnam and so the types of things that were doing there are in preparation for the what it's were looking at. Pathways event presented the farm. We're looking at the ability. Use a pen side tests to detect. Sf the ability to remove animals. Right away from a barn that may become infected to see if you can save the rest of the bar. We're looking at a test for antibodies. All of these kinds of things are all in preparation for the what if and looking down the road at potential outbreak in the us in tools that we may need to use as well as if it becomes a denic if we have widespread outbreak in the us. And we have to go into eradication that ratification programs gonna need some new tool so this is looking over the hill and into the future of what we might need as we go it will take some. Usda policy changes because right now the policy which is appropriate is if we find the inception. We're going to remove the pigs. We're going to remove everything. This is a question of but if we get past that point what other tools may we have to use that opportunity with this granted viet off. How much concern is out there among experts and farmers here in the us right now about a potential outbreak you know. We continue to hear the worries in china and europe and now in the dominican republic in one has to wonder okay. What's it gonna take to bring it here. And i said we don't want it to happen. But what what's the worry level right now across the country in your opinion. Oh that's the first thing on anybody's mind if you talk about once a swine. How what's the major swine health issue. We have right now in. Is the potential for an african swine fever outbreak. there's purrs and endemic diseases but this potential for about rake is going to stop our trade. It's going to stop the markets and that's going to be a devastating thing to the industry. So certainly that's on top of everybody's mind this movement into the. Dr is a really important thing in that. It's a geographical association. Now it's moving around the world. It's getting closer to us. Usda has put into place with the department of homeland. Security increased inspections a c. vp. The customer support protection i and their beagle controls. An all inspections are heightened on the east coast in areas where we might have something from the dominican republic. The dr has had Classical swine fever for a long time. So there's no products coming from the dominican republican to the us because of cs effort veterans. Anyway and no legal products. But we want to keep those illegal ones out and that's the main concern for you as poor producers. Us pork industry protect our borders for prevention. Is the number one thing. Sure we have to be ready for response and recovery but response recovery means that we failed at prevention. And we don't want to fail at with. Dr paul sundberg with the swine health information center. Appreciate you join me here today. Thanks so much for the time. Good thanks for the opportunity. Jesse's gonna talk to you. Dr paul sundberg with the swine health information center. This has been american today. Produced by the american egg network. I'm jesse allen wishing you a great day.
Cuomo Questions Neutrality of AG Investigators
"New York governor Andrew Cuomo questions the neutrality of the lawyers hired to investigate allegations of sexual harassment the women have alleged the governor inappropriately kissed or touched them or made inappropriate sexual remarks as for the investigators I have concerns as to the independence of the reviewers almost as this is happening in a political system tracks trump on the punt ideology and I am eager for the truth to come out and when that happens new Yorkers will be shocked at what they have heard about this versus what they know about it separately another team of lawyers working for the state assembly is investigating whether there are grounds to impeach Cuomo I met Donahue
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"Your hands you know. Keep washing your hands. But because that's the thing when we're the moving germs from person to person here just washing. Your hands can eliminate all of that. So you know even though like you say kobe's lesson It's it's still not gone type of thing. We wanna have fun. But again we gotta keep that Keep that in mind in. Use some good good practices. There is social distancing washing hands and kind of avoiding those large crowds. Well a lot of great safety tips for summer and That summer fun. That's out there. Bernard and i know it's just one of the many things that that to you and the folks cover with progressive agriculture safety day program and talking about things going back and reopening an in person We got some safety day stuff going on coming up that Really just great to see us back in person. Once again bernard yet is and we love it. We love being able to educate those kids than the kids are having fun. And they're learning safety messages and that type of thing so we have a few safety day's coming up. The people want to go to our website. Progressive egg dot org in. There's a button there at the top that they can pick on the list to see if there is a progressive agriculture safety day in their community and buffet is We have a few going on during the summer. It's kind of our slow time but it's really gonna pick up again. Probably september and october once after schools get back in session. We have a lot of safety days. That kind of postponed from the spring when things were really opened up yet and kind of moved into to the fall. So we're gonna have a lot of safety. Days comes september october. And.
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"The national pork producers council just announced a new campaign to highlight the role foreign born workers play in the industry along with the campaign n. p. p. is calling on the by the administration and congress to address labor reform to provide year round labor to the pork industry. Jack devo and ppc manager of competition tax labor issues says the pork industry is facing a worker shortage. We're facing a pretty significant worker shortage despite pretty well above average wages and benefits. Most americans don't live near hog farms or harvest facilities and so as we had these being demographic changes in the heartland populations are declining. We need to look to foreign workers to meet a lot of vacancies. So we've looked at some success towards formal workers through some existing visa programs but shortcomings in the h. to waive visa leave a lot of those openings filled. So what we're doing right now is trying to highlight the need for reform devos's pork producers need year round labor. So right now is as formatted so that there's a seasonality apartments thank your crop producers folks definitive harvest seasons pork production is your route. We need labor all the time. There's not a seasonality component and so we're asking is for each tweets to be expanded to non-seasonal labor but not only that without a cap so we can meaningfully. Meet our need through to a program. The year round pork needs year round workers campaign features the stories of four foreign born workers and their employers. It is focusing on not only the knee for each performance is a pretty big component but also the pretty big success stories that we've had with a lot of our foreign born works that exists already. We're really proud of the diversity on our farms up and down the supply chain and in many cases a lot of the folks that we do have our foreign born are integral parts of their communities. We've seen a lot of this assessment highlighted so people know how integral has been for for our industry and how much more we have to gain by making these changes to gration palsy. He ends the timing is right for meaningful h. Two a. reforms. This is probably one of the best timings we've had for meaningful age tweet reform. The last time that each as we've changed was over thirty years ago and the eighties and there's a reason that it takes a long time these hard issues..