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Each week we highlight essential legislative and policy conversations affecting agriculture nationwide. Host Sabrina Halvorson is a 30-year media veteran known nationally for her award-winning, balanced, and accurate reporting. For more than 10 years, she has specialized in agriculture news focused on political issues. While most agriculture news podcasts focus primarily on Midwest crops, we uniquely understand specialty crops, their regions, and their related industries. AgNet Weekly also t ...
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En podcast för oss som älskar att springa och dessutom inte kan sluta prata om det. I varje avsnitt möts ett gäng erfarna löpare och snackar om löpning och livet. Samtalet utgår från ett tema och det bjuds på personliga berättelser och erfarenheter från löpningens många olika delar: fysisk och mental träning, motivation, lopp, naturupplevelser, utmaningar, prylar, friluftsliv, resor och äventyr. Ett ohämmat nyfiket och nördigt löparsnack med syfte att underhålla, informera och inspirera. Löp ...
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USDA Undersecretary for Trade, Alexis Taylor, keyed in on trade missions that could be particularly beneficial to the nation’s specialty crop industries. Sabrina Halvorson talked with her at the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting annual convention.By AgNet Media, Inc.
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U.S. dairy organizations along with elected officials, U.S. trade officials, and ag leaders are expressing disappointment over the recent decision by the USMCA dispute panel in the challenge against Canada’s dairy trade quotas. The U.S. charged that the quotas don’t line up with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA). Last year, a USMCA pan…
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Last month, the Senate committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing on Examining the Implications of Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency for Clean Water Act Protections of Wetlands and Streams. Senator Kevin Cramer of North Dakota is on that committee and was at the hearing, and in fact asked several questions of the witnesses. H…
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President Biden visited a farm in Minnesota this week, where he announced more than $5 billion in new investments from his Investing in America agenda to advance rural prosperity, economic development, competition, and sustainability. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack joined him on the trip. Sabrina Halvorson spoke with Secretary Vilsack over the p…
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The nation has a new Speaker of the House, and he’s someone already trusted by the National Cattlemen's Beef Association. Host Sabrina Halvorson talks this week with NCBA’s Vice President of Government Affairs, Ethan Lane, who said though Speaker Mike Johnson of Louisiana has not served on the Agriculture Committee, he has a strong voting record wh…
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In a recent story for Southeast AgNet and AgNet West, Sabrina Halvorson talked with a representative of the National Cattlemens Beef Association on why they’re against the Opportunities for Fairness in Farming Act. The OFF Act would make some changes to checkoff organizations. After that aired, Sabrina heard from a farmer and organization leader wh…
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In the second episode in our 2-part series on the tomato suspension agreement, we hear from Michael Schadler with the Florida Tomato Exchange, on why the organization wants the agreement terminated and what it could mean for growers. Last week we heard from Lance Jungmeyer, President of the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas, which is agains…
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Should the U.S. terminate the tomato suspension agreement with Mexico? This agreement is intended to keep Mexico from flooding the U.S. market with underpriced tomatoes, however, some industry leaders say it’s not working, and the agreement needs to be terminated so Mexico can be held accountable. Others worry that terminating the agreement and mak…
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There’s a call to reevaluate the required minimum pay for ag labor and the Adverse Effect Wage Rate (AEWR) Rule . Michigan’s current minimum wage is $10.10 for workers who don’t get tips, but the minimum wage that farmers can pay their H2A workers is $17.34. The Executive Director of the Michigan Asparagus Association, Jamie Clover Adams, says the …
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The battle over the EATS Act continues. We started this two-part series last week with Mary-Thomas Hart, Chief Council with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, which is in support of the EATS Act. This week we hear from the opposition. Marty Irby, President of Competitive Market Action and Board Secretary at the Organization for Competitive …
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Things are heating up over the EATS Act. Supporters of the bill say the Ending Agricultural Trade Suppression (EATS) Act would prevent states from regulating farmers and ranchers nationwide. But opponents turned up the fire this week when a bipartisan group of more than 150 lawmakers sent a letter to House Agriculture Committee Chair G.T. Thompson …
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How much of our U.S. ag land should belong to our adversaries? About three percent of agricultural land in the United States is owned by foreign entities. But U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer, a Republican from North Dakota, says even that may be too much. He’s a cosponsor of the FARM Act, or the Foreign Adversary Risk Management Act. Senator Cramer joins…
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This week host Sabrina Halvorson had the opportunity to meet in person with Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, John Boozman of Arkansas, along with Ranking Member of the Agriculture Appropriations Committee Senator John Hoeven of North Dakota. It was at a Farm Bill roundtable held in Fargo, and hosted by Senator Kevin Cramer of Nor…
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The Growing Access to Environmental Sustainability (GATES) Act seeks to reduce barriers that producers face in accessing agricultural conservation programs. Congressman John Duarte, a farmer from California, is on the coalition behind the act. He says current adjusted gross income (AGI) limitations of $900,000 disproportionately limit producers wit…
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This week, Sabrina reported on a proposed amendment to the ag appropriations bill. The amendment states that none of the funds made available by the bill may be used to carry out commodity checkoff programs. Several industry groups came out against the amendment, and she spoke with a representative of one- Vice President of Government Affairs with …
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Many people in farming already know the benefits of precision agriculture but Curt Blades, Senior Vice President of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) says a new study by the association aims to help the public understand. Blades joins us this week to talk about the benefits of precision agriculture and precision ag in the farm bill.…
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Some car makers have decided to not include AM radio in new vehicles. A number of groups have spent months fighting that decision, including emergency management organizations, former members of FEMA, and the National Association of Farm Broadcasters. NAFB president Joe Gill joins us this week to discuss why the organization believes this is an imp…
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Congress is looking into farm labor needs around the nation, but it is a challenging task. The House Agriculture Committee recently announced the creation of the bipartisan Agricultural Labor Working Group, which will focus on the workforce issues faced by agricultural producers around the nation. Congressman and farmer Doug LaMalfa of California j…
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Fruit and vegetable plant breeders who use gene editing are now facing more regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA recently increased oversight of some gene-edited crops and added to the workload and waiting time for those breeders. Dr. Margaret Worthington is an Associate Professor of Horticulture at the University of Arkans…
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Congressman Dan Kildee of Michigan says if Mexico’s president wanted to restrict GMO corn from the U.S., the time to do that was more than three years ago, before he agreed to the terms of the US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement. Sabrina Halvorson talks with the congressman to get insight into the trade dispute.…
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We spoke last month with Congressman John Duarte of California when he was one of only two Republicans to vote against H.R. 2, the Secure the Border Act. He has now given his support to the Dignity Act and we catch up with him this week to find out why he feels it is the right approach to immigration.…
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The Senate Ag Subcommittee on Food and Nutrition, Specialty Crops, Organics, and Research held a hearing June 7 on how the farm bill works for Specialty Crop producers. The Vice President of U.S. Government Relations at the International Fresh Produce Association, Rebeckah Adcock, was in attendance. She joined Sabrina Halvorson afterward to discuss…
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Kenneth Smith Ramos, former Mexican Chief Negotiator for the NAFTA and USMCA trade deals and current partner at AGON, was one of the speakers at this week’s USMEF Spring Conference. He sat down with Sabrina Halvorson after his presentation to talk about a number of topics, including specialty crops in trade deals, and how U.S. immigration discussio…
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The Biden Administration this week announced the availability of nearly $11 billion in grants and loan opportunities to help rural energy and utility providers. They say the funding will help bring affordable, reliable, clean energy to communities across the country. Sabrina Halvorson talks with U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to get more de…
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H.R. 2, the Secure the Border Act, passed in the House this week with a vote of 219 to 213, with all Democrats opposed and all but two Republicans in favor. Those Republicans were Representative Thomas Massie of Kentucky and Representative John Duarte of California. Representative Duarte joins host Sabrina Halvorson this week to discuss why he vote…
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The PRIME Act has once again made its way into Congress. Current law exempts custom slaughter of animals from federal inspection regulations, only if the meat is for personal, household, guest, and employee use. So, to sell individual cuts of locally raised meats to consumers, farmers and ranchers must send their animals to a USDA-inspected slaught…
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The Opportunities for Fairness in Farming Act was introduced this session by a group of Senators looking to make changes to agricultural checkoff programs. Vice President of Government Affairs with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Ethan Lane says there’s more to it than that. He joins us this week on the AgNet Weekly podcast.…
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Research and innovation, fairness to farmers when it comes to conservation programs. Those are just some of the recommendations the American Seed Trade Association has for the 2023 Farm Bill. Joining us on the phone this week is President and CEO of the American Seed Trade Association, Andy LaVigne.By AgNet Media, Inc.
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Cathy Burns, CEO of the International Fresh Produce Association, joins host Sabrina Halvorson to talk about food as medicine and how some government programs can help people get the right healthy foods to battle illnesses that are affected by nutrition such as diabetes and heart disease.By AgNet Media, Inc.
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This week NCBA Chief Council Mary-Thomas Hart joins us to talk about the latest development in the WOTUS saga, after a split ruling in Texas. We also talk to Sigrid Johannes, Director of Government Affairs for NCBA and the Public Lands Council, about the Black Vulture Relief Act.By AgNet Media, Inc.
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This week Tom Chapman, CEO of the Organic Trade Association joins Sabrina to talk about new regulations for the organic industry and the industry’s requests for the 2023 Farm Bill. Each week we highlight essential legislative and policy conversations affecting agriculture nationwide. Host Sabrina Halvorson is a 30-year media veteran known nationall…
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En av 2016 års fantastiska prestationer i löparskor är utan tvekan Maria Janssons EM-guld och Europarekord i 24 timmars löpning. Det snackas om att älska kampen, att träna hårt både mentalt och fysiskt och det viktiga samspelet mellan löpare och support under tävlingarna. Efter Sveriges framgångar i ultralopp - kommer det hålla i sig eller förändra…
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Ett sätt att minska det där glappet mellan drömmar och realitet är ju att se över vad du kan ändra på i din träningsplanering inför nästa år. Ultralöparen Sophia Sundberg tog chansen och fick hjälp att ändra sitt upplägg vilket gett henne både en fysisk och mental boost under hösten. Här pratar hon med tränaresset och tidigare triatleten Jeff Fryde…
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I träningsplaneringen ingår inte bara vilket pass du ska springa nästa onsdag, eller vilket lopp du vill springa om sex månader, utan numera också en hel del annat. När det gäller prestation kan t ex elitmotionärer tjäna minst lika mycket på att se över och planera sin återhämtning som att trappa upp och intensifiera själva träningen menar konditio…
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Det spelar ingen roll om du är elit eller motionär, 15, 40 eller 74 år gammal, som löpare vet du att det oftast är i grupp som dina egna gränser ruckas på. Det är i grupp den där extra kraften som du inte trodde fanns dyker upp, där tuff och hård träning också kan balanseras upp av ett mjukt täcke av gemenskap, glädje och humor. Löparlegenderna Wil…
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Alltså, man blir ju nästan lite nyförälskad! I motionsspår. Orienterarna Oskar Jensen och Philip Persson reser land och rike runt för att testa motionsspåren i Sverige. I kommun efter kommun undersöker de spårens tillgänglighet, naturupplevelse, tuffhet, omfattning och historia. Och med på köpet: en drös upplevelser och erfarenheter de knappt vågat…
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I somras tog sig Simon Gustavsson från Treriksröset till Smygehuk på cykel, 230 mil på 15 dagar, utan att äta. Noll kalorier. Bara vatten och mineraler. Ett projekt han planerat och förberett sig för länge. Han ville visa att kroppen klarar mer än vi vanligtvis tror. Hur gjorde han, hur mår han idag och vad kan man som löpare och motionär lära sig …
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De överraskade på SM-milen, både Ida Nilsson och Yoie ”Rastarunner” Bohlin. Ida tar SM-brons och Yoie kommer sexa. Visserligen är dom sen tidigare meriterade löpare men det senaste året har de ju mest sprungit i bergen och ägnat sig åt skidalpinism och hinderbana. Så vad hände, vad är deras upplägg? Hör Ida och Yoie berätta om hur det är att komma …
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Eftersnack om världens största halvmara - Göteborgsvarvet. Om folkfest, pepp och löpargemenskap, om trängsel och tävlingsnerver. Med bloggarna och coacherna Kenth Svensson, a k a Snabba Fötter, och Marie Sjöberg Diefke från Träningsguiden. Missa inte heller Kenths geniala målsättningsmodell och Maries nya favoritpass som gett löpningen och tävlings…
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Det snackas om de tuffa svenska kvalgränserna till OS, om det var bättre (och snabbare) förr, och om allmänhetens bristande intresse och förståelse för elitlöpningen, trots dagens löparboom. Kan de svenska aktiva lära sig lite marknadsföring och sponsorjakt av sina amerikanska kolleger, eller av triathleterna t ex? Hur har aktuella dopingfall påver…
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Om ett av världens tuffaste maratonlopp, Sahara maraton, som varje år lockar hundratals deltagare från hela världen och som arrangeras för att uppmärksamma västsahariernas 40 år långa kamp för frihet. Med artisten Mårten ’Promoe’ Edh, äventyraren Amanda Mannervik (som sprang in som tvåa i damklassen!) och maradebutanten Linnéa Werlid. Det snackas ä…
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Det snackas race reports där man delar med sig av sin loppupplevelse, av förberedelser och prestationer, höjdpunkter och svackor, publikstöd och banprofiler. Genren som är en guldgruva för dig som tänkt springa ett lopp och vill ha lite förhandstips och inspiration. Med race report-mästarna och löparbloggarna Anna Nystedt, Staffan Dahlgren och Davi…
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