Everett Griner talks about a farmer raising table meat in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more.
Cathy Isom tells us why some chickens have beards. That story’s ahead on this Land of Ours. Hear Cathy’s report and learn more.
USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida wants producers to know that a signup is underway for 2017 funding. Lisa Harper, District Conservationist for Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties, says this is through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).
A New poll from Morning Consult shows the majority of voters favor trade. The poll shows 57 percent of registered voters have a favorable view of “fair trade,” and 50 percent said they would be more likely to support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) if they knew it would provide new markets overseas for U.S. farm products.
The American Farm Bureau Federation says the results are something Read the rest of this entry »
The Department of Agriculture will begin allowing meat, poultry and egg producers to use labels such as “contains no GMO” or “derived from beef fed no GMO feed.” The guidance announced last week takes effect immediately and gives food makers information and examples on how to label products as non-GMO, known as a Read the rest of this entry »
From Adam Putnam, Commissioner of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:Friends,
Officials recently confirmed that local transmission of Zika is occurring in two small areas in Miami-Dade County and announced an investigation into a non-travel related case in Pinellas County. This week, I joined Governor Scott in Miami-Dade County to meet with local leaders and residents in the impacted areas.
Across the state, there has been—and will continue to be—a proactive approach to prevent the spread of Zika.
Our department is doing everything we can Read the rest of this entry »
The presidential candidates are largely at odds over key issues that affect farming and rural America. Hillary Clinton has said she would continue to spend money on commodity payments, crop insurance and disaster aid for family farms that need help in disasters or other tough times. Donald Trump is expected out with specifics on his farm policy in the coming days, but has already proposed ending the Estate Tax, cutting corporate taxes, freezing regulations, limiting immigration and renegotiating trade deals. Clinton, like Trump, Read the rest of this entry »
Further, normal seasonal rains are likely to slow floodwaters receding. Many factors – including crop yield and quality reductions, increased production costs, infrastructure damage and loss of stored commodities – are not immediately clear.
LSU officials say Read the rest of this entry »
Merger talks between Monsanto and Bayer AG are advancing after a series of meetings in which the companies have addresses issues including the purchase price and a termination fee, according to Bloomberg News.
Sources close to the talks say a deal could be reached in the next two weeks. Bayer CEO Werner Baumann and Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant have held Read the rest of this entry »