Ag News Roundup: January 16th, 2022
In today’s Ag News Roundup, glyphosate shortage could worsen, cherry growers working to expand, getting to know gray whales, preserving farmland in Idaho, and vet lab receives three grants.
Glyphosate Shortage Could Worsen
According to the Capital Press, glyphosate shortages are expected to intensify throughout 2022. One of the most commonly used herbicides in the U.S., supplies of glyphosate could fall to 80% of the three-year average. The shortage could prompt purchase limits.
Northwest Cherry Growers Set on Expansion
Experts with the Pacific Northwest Ag Network say many cherry growers throughout the Northwest are continuing to focus on new markets and improving delivery methods.
Get to Know Region’s Gray Whales
The Geospatial Ecology of Marine Megafauna Laboratory at Oregon State University’s Marine Mammal Institute has developed a website to highlight gray whales and their lives. The website (www.individuwhale.com) is available to the public.
Idaho Farm Bureau Federation Working to Preserve Farmland.
From the Pacific Northwest Ag Network, The Idaho Farm Bureau Federation is working with state legislators to help avoid the loss of production land to housing and commercial developments.
OSU Vet Lab Receives Grants for Emergency Response Capacity
The National Animal Health Laboratory Network has issued three grants totaling $675,155 to the Oregon Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. The lab, housed at Oregon State University, responds to agricultural animal disease outbreaks in the Pacific Northwest.