In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we talk about the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations in Atlanta, how Southeast row crop farmers are being encouraged to prepare for the El Nino event this fall, bees in the classroom and more.
In a victory for U.S. farmers and ranchers in their ongoing fight to protect private and sensitive personal and financial records, a U.S. District Court judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by animal-rights and environmental activists against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Officials continue to inform those in the poultry industry that wild birds will soon begin their migration south from Canada, and thus we face the potential re-emergence of highly pathogenic avian influenza. Dr. Tony Frazier, Alabama State Veterinarian, says producers need to be prepared.
It seems like it was just yesterday that we started working with the current Farm Bill, but time moves along and as Ken Barton with the Florida Peanut Producers Association says, it won’t be long that the focus will be on the next farm bill.
THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, October 1, 2015………. A Leon County judge said Thursday science used by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is sufficient to justify the state’s first black-bear hunt in more than two decades, although he added the agency could have done a better job in establishing the rules. Read the rest of this entry »