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Sommet De L’Elevage Livestock Show Coming Up in October

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock

A 27th Edition that is Looking Extremely Promising With 1,500 exhibitors from 32 countries occupying 180,000 m² of show space, 2,000 animals and 95,000 visitors from the farming industry, the SOMMET DE L’ELEVAGE is now recognised as a reference among the world’s largest livestock shows. Judging and animal presentations, technical innovations, business meetings, farmer events and conferences covering the hot …

Congressman Ted Yoho Discusses the Farm Bill

Abbey Taylor Farm Bill, Legislative

Before returning to Washington, D.C., U.S. Congressman Ted Yoho stopped by AgNet Media’s Gainesville office to discuss the farm bill. The House and the Senate both passed their versions of the farm bill. Now, an appointed committee will hammer out the details of the separate bills to combine it into one. There is a massive amount of crucial policies for …

citrus greening

Ted Yoho: Citrus Greening Research Funding Is Imperative

Abbey Taylor Citrus, Florida

The House and the Senate have passed their versions of the farm bill. Now it is time for appointed legislators to hammer out the details for the final version of the bill. Ted Yoho, U.S. Congressman and member of the House Committee on Agriculture, believes that including funding for citrus greening is vital for the Florida citrus industry. Before returning …

farm bill

U.S. House Holds Next Move on Farm Bill

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

Senator Pat Roberts points out that the U.S. House has the next move on the farm bill. The Senate Agriculture Committee chairman told a group of veteran farmers this week that the farm bill conference should begin “soon,” according to the Hagstrom Report. However, Roberts says the House must make the next move by rejecting the Senate version of the …

epa

EPA Reportedly Ditches Hardship Waiver Fix

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ditched a proposal to make up for lost biofuel volumes stemming from hardship waivers as part of the Renewable Fuel Standard. The plan was seen as a fix for the waivers granted generously by the EPA under former administer Scott Pruitt, which lowered biofuel volumes by granting refiners a break from the rules. The …

yield

USDA Increases Corn, Soybean Production Forecast

Dan Corn, Industry News Release, Soybeans, Wheat

The Department of Agriculture Thursday upped its predictions for larger corn and soybean crops this year. The USDA World Agriculture Supply and Demand Report predicts corn production at 14.2 billion bushels and soybeans increasing to 4.3 billion bushels. The 2018/19 U.S. corn outlook includes larger supplies, greater feed and residual use, increased exports, and lower ending stocks. Increased 2017/18 exports …

trump

Trump to Nominate Kip Tom as UN Food Ambassador

Dan Industry News Release

President Trump plans to nominate Indiana farmer Kip Tom as the United States Representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture at the Department of State. Tom will be given the rank of Ambassador if nominated and approved by the Senate. Tom, of Tom Farms, is a seventh-generation farmer representing one of the largest farms in Indiana. Tom …

food

Former GMA Members Create New Food Lobby

Dan Industry News Release

A Group of former Grocery Manufacturers Association members announced a new coalition called the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance. Founding member companies include Danone North America, Mars, Incorporated, Nestlé USA and Unilever United States. In the announcement, the coalition says it is focused on “driving progress in public policies that shape what people eat and how it impacts their health, communities, …

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Organic Group Sues Ben & Jerry’s Over Advertising Claims

Dan Industry News Release

The Organic Consumers Association has filed suit against Vermont-based Ben & Jerry’s for deceptive labeling, marketing and sales of Unilever’s Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream products. The suit was filed in D.C. Superior Court this week under the D.C. Consumer Protection Procedures Act. The group claims Unilever reportedly spent more than $9 billion on advertising in 2017, and that a …