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AgDay Daily Recap -March 10, 2014

March 10, 2014
 
 

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MARCH 10, 2014

 

CANADA TRAINS:

GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. CANADA IS PUTTING PROCEDURES IN PLACE WHICH COULD HELP EASE A CHOKEHOLD ON GRAIN SHIPMENTS.

DAKOTA TRAINS:

THERE'S ALSO A PROBLEM IN NORTH DAKOTA WITH GETTING ENOUGH TRAINS. A LARGE NUMBER OF LOCOMOTIVES ARE BEING ALLOCATED TO MOVE CRUDE OIL. ELEVATORS ARE STRUGGLING TO GET CARS TO LOAD.

NEBRASKA EGGS:

FIVE STATES HAVE NOW JOINED MISSOURI IN A LAWSUIT THAT CHALLENGES CALIFORNIA'S EGG PRODUCTION STANDARDS. IN 2008 CALIFORNIA VOTERS APPROVED A MEASURE THAT REQUIRES LARGER CAGES FOR EGG-LAYING HENS.

PERSONAL INFORMATION:

FOUR U.S. REPRESENTATIVES JUST INTRODUCED THE FARMER IDENTITY PROTECTION ACT.
THE BILL WOULD PROHIBIT EPA FROM DISCLOSING THE PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION OF LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY PRODUCERS TO THE PUBLIC.  THIS COMES IN RESPONSE TO THE RELEASE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION FROM MORE THAN 80,000 PRODUCERS IN 29 STATES TO THREE ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS VIA A FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST. PRODUCERS SAY THAT KIND OF RELEASE RAISES CONCERNS ABOUT POSSIBLE AGRO-TERRORISM.

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