The lowly shipping container isn't looking to lowly these days. These long steel boxes that you see traveling the highways and railways of the United States carry a lot of material, including agricultural products across the globe. But there's a problem, there are too few of them and based on some economic choices access to these valuable containers is limited.
Todd Fitchette, Western Farm Press, discusses issue, which is impacting not only farmers in the West, but producers in other parts of the country. He's been writing about the topic.
And Jacqui Fatka, policy editor, Farm Progress talks Jimmy Bramblett, deputy chief, USDA's Natural Resources Conservation service about a program that brings new money to innovative and non-traditional approaches to conservation solutions. They discuss the priorities for the funding, including climate smart farming. She also offers coverage about the topic online.