In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we look at how the major Presidential candidates feel about WOTUS, that a 13-year ban on U.S. beef exports to China is ending, why cotton growers are being reminded to “Keep it Clean”, a new record for peanut exports, Read the rest of this entry »
With the potential Bayer-Monsanto merger becoming more of a reality, many farmers have expressed serious concerns with the amount of consolidation within the seed and crop protection industry. Craig Brown, the National Cotton Council’s Vice President of Producer Affairs, said they have been following not only this merger, but others in the industry.
As peanut harvest continues across the Southeast, there are already questions as to how many peanuts will be needed for the 2017 marketing year. Tyron Spearman discusses some of the thoughts being discussed in the industry.
During a recent Senate Agriculture Committee hearing, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack suggested some actions, either in an appropriations bill or the next farm bill, to help USDA help dairy producers.
The Presidential candidates are split when it comes to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the U.S. rule. This week, Democratic candidate Hilary Clinton told Farm Futures she supports the rule that seeks to clarify the types of water the EPA can regulate under the Clean Water Act. Read the rest of this entry »
American Farmland Trust Reveals Top Ranked Farmers Markets in America
Wednesday marked the end of American Farmland Trust’s annual summer-long Farmers Market Celebration ? an effort to encourage shoppers across the nation to endorse their local farmers market as ?Best in Class,? rallying support for local farms and family farmers. Read the rest of this entry »
WASHINGTON (Sept. 22, 2016) – Following a 13-year ban on U.S. beef exports to China, an announcement from the Chinese Government indicates they will begin accepting U.S. beef from animals under 30 months of age. Read the rest of this entry »
The October issue of Citrus Industry magazine is coming soon to your mailbox or in box! Many readers will recognize the subject of this issue’s cover story. Allen Morris has played several roles in Florida’s citrus industry during the past three decades. You may know Morris as an economist, business consultant, marketer or author. He […]
Citrus growers sometimes ask University of Florida entomologist Phil Stansly why they should continue to spray for HLB-spreading psyllids when trees are already infected with the disease. Stansly answered that question at Citrus Expo in August. “There are two issues with HLB,” Stansly says in this interview with Tacy Callies summarizing his Expo presentation. “One […]