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Greg Martin Agribusiness Update for Thursday 6/20/13
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Program: The Agribusiness Update
Date: June 20, 2013

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Walla Walla sweet onion producers will vote on whether to continue their Federal marketing order. The marketing order requires that a continuance referendum be held every six years. USDA would consider terminating the marketing order if a majority of the producers voting in the referendum and producers of a majority of the volume of Walla Walla sweet onions represented in the referendum do not favor continuance. 

Representatives of U.S. chain restaurants are joining members of Congress to call for the repeal of the Renewable Fuel Standard Thursday. According to a media advisory from the National Council of Chain Restaurants - the RFS mandate drastically manipulates the corn marketplace and increases commodity and food costs across the supply chain - from farmers and chain restaurants to consumers and diners.

The Washington Wine Industry Foundation has received a $174,000 grant to develop safety education to reduce workplace injuries with on-demand and self-directed training. The grant will be used to identify safety and training gaps in small to mid-sized wineries. The project targets wineries that lack resources to develop safety training programs.

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