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Legislative Council on River Governance

Columbia RiverI recently attended a meeting of the Legislative Council on River Governance, an organization managed by the Council of State Governments. The Legislative Council on River Governance is a cooperative association of legislators from Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington who meet to discuss common interests and challenges along the Columbia River basin.

The purpose of the Legislative Council on River Governance is to assert state legislative duty and authority over natural resources and river governance in the Columbia and Snake River Basins, and to unite the states of Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington to develop a proactive agenda of legislative action and communications. Continue reading

Wal-Mart joins agriculture sustainability group

Wal-MartThe world’s largest retailer, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., has joined an alliance of other Fortune 500 companies, including Cargill and Kellogg Co., seeking to make agriculture more sustainable.

The Field to Market alliance was started three years ago by the non-profit Keystone Center to improve agricultural productivity and reduce the use of natural resources. It includes farm groups, grain handlers and food makers but Wal-Mart is the first retailer in the group and now its largest member. Continue reading