Exports http://boisestatepublicradio.org en Idaho Gov. Otter Preps For Trade Mission To Russia http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-gov-otter-preps-trade-mission-russia <p></p><p>Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter is getting ready for a nine-day trade mission in Russia.</p><p>The Republican governor, his staff and Idaho business leaders will leave Boise Friday.</p><p>The trip caps a busy year of international travel for Otter, who has already made official visits to Vietnam, Taiwan and Korea.</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 15:37:02 +0000 Associated Press 35352 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Idaho Gov. Otter Preps For Trade Mission To Russia Updated: Japan, South Korea Halt Some U.S. Wheat Purchases http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/updated-japan-south-korea-halt-some-us-wheat-purchases <p></p><p>Japan has temporarily suspended white winter wheat purchases from the Pacific Northwest.</p><p>The Japanese Ministry of Agriculture announced the move in response to a report that U.S. regulators found genetically modified wheat on an Oregon farm.</p><p><a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/31/us-wheat-korea-idUSBRE94U0KW20130531">Reuters reports</a> South Korea has also suspended U.S. wheat imports.</p> Fri, 31 May 2013 14:01:22 +0000 Amelia Templeton 26535 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Updated: Japan, South Korea Halt Some U.S. Wheat Purchases New Coalition Launches Against Northwest Coal Exports http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/new-coalition-launches-against-northwest-coal-exports <p>A coalition of tribal leaders and politicians gathered in Seattle Monday to announce the formation of a new group that opposes coal exports in the Northwest.</p><p>Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and State Representative Reuven Carlyle were among a group of Washington politicians and tribal leaders who announced the creation of the Leadership Alliance Against Coal. The group says it will work to “raise awareness about the damaging economic, cultural and health impacts of coal trains and coal exports”.</p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 14:46:44 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 24439 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org New Coalition Launches Against Northwest Coal Exports At Public Meeting Seattle Shows Strong Opposition To Gateway Pacific Terminal http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/public-meeting-seattle-shows-strong-opposition-gateway-pacific-terminal <p>More than 2,000 people showed up Thursday to tell regulators what they think should be considered in the environmental review of a proposed coal export terminal near Bellingham, Wash. If built, it could be the largest such facility on the West Coast.</p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 14:57:37 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 18061 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org At Public Meeting Seattle Shows Strong Opposition To Gateway Pacific Terminal Why South Korea's Ban On Fresh Northwest Potatoes Won't Have A Big Effect On Idaho http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/why-south-koreas-ban-fresh-northwest-potatoes-wont-have-big-effect-idaho <p>Starting today, fresh potatoes from Idaho, Oregon and Washington can no longer be exported to South&nbsp;Korea.</p><p>As <em>Capital Press</em> <a href="http://www.capitalpress.com/oregon/ml-korea-zebra-chip-081012" target="_blank">reported earlier this week</a>, Korea’s export ban&nbsp;results from concerns over an insect-borne disease that causes light yellow potato flesh to darken and stripe — <a href="http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/AR/archive/feb12/potatoes0212.htm" target="_blank">the zebra chip</a>.</p> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 18:55:01 +0000 Emilie Ritter Saunders 11974 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Why South Korea's Ban On Fresh Northwest Potatoes Won't Have A Big Effect On Idaho How Traditional Japanese Homebuilding Reversed The Fortunes Of One Idaho Sawmill http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/how-traditional-japanese-homebuilding-reversed-fortunes-one-idaho-sawmill <p>Before the recession hit, the sawmill in the North Idaho town of Laclede was known for its reliability.&nbsp; It had never seen a shutdown, not in Steve Spletstoser&rsquo;s nearly 30 years of working there. &nbsp;Then came&nbsp;2008.</p><p>It was really eye-opening to see,&rdquo; Spletstoser says.&nbsp; &ldquo;Your livelihood is hanging in the balance.&rdquo;&nbsp; Day after day, the mill cut lumber, and day after day it piled up.&nbsp; Very little left the&nbsp;lot.</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 15:16:54 +0000 Molly Messick 11364 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org How Traditional Japanese Homebuilding Reversed The Fortunes Of One Idaho Sawmill Trade Mission To China Showcases Unexpected Idaho Businesses http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/trade-mission-china-showcases-unexpected-idaho-businesses <p>The most recent <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/idaho/2012/04/11/qa-with-statesmans-rocky-barker-governors-china-trip-worth-the-tax-dollars/" target="_blank" title="Q&amp;A With Statesman’s Rocky Barker: Governor’s China Trip Worth The Tax Dollars">trade mission to China</a> organized by the state Department of Commerce and headlined by Gov. C.L. &ldquo;Butch&rdquo; Otter is underway this&nbsp;week.</p> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 16:40:23 +0000 Emilie Ritter Saunders & Molly Messick 4274 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Trade Mission To China Showcases Unexpected Idaho Businesses