A weekly look at some of the events and activities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In this edition of USDA Week In Review, urban agriculture in D.C., and helping our pollinator friends.
Everett Griner talks about cotton, one of our most vital crops in today’s Agri View.
In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we explain why the number of avian influenza cases in the U.S. has begun to decline, look at how some appose a proposal to limit the number of entities on farming operations, and how regulations on drones may delay development.
The Agriculture Department’s new tool in catching administrative errors in its School Lunch and Breakfast programs. Cathy Isom has more information.
We are hearing more and more about pollinators and the role they play. And some farmers are making sure honeybees are a part of their operations as they are interested in the impact they have on crops. And while honeybees have not traditionally been used to Read the rest of this entry »
From the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries:Montgomery, AL – Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries John McMillan was elected President of the Southern Association of State Departments of Agriculture (SASDA) this week at the conclusion of their annual meeting held in Atlanta, Georgia. “I am honored to have been selected by my fellow commissioners, secretaries and directors of state agriculture departments to serve as SASDA’s President,” said McMillan. “I will work to ensure that all of the voices of southern agriculture are heard in our efforts to Read the rest of this entry »
Cathy Isom explains why one expert says we may soon be changing our meat buying choices.
From the National Pork Producers Council:
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 18, 2015 – With today’s passage by the House of legislation granting the president authority to enter and finalize free trade agreements, the National Pork Producers Council called on the Senate to take up and pass the measure.
House lawmakers voted 218-208 to approve Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which defines objectives and priorities for trade agreements the United States negotiates and establishes consultation and notification requirements for the president to follow throughout the negotiation process. Once trade negotiators finalize a deal, Congress gets to review it and vote – without Read the rest of this entry »
Cathy Isom fills us in on the place to BEE to celebrate National Pollinator’s Week.
Everett Griner talks about southern food finding new borders in today’s Agri View.
The 87th annual Alabama FFA State Convention took place this past week and State Advisor Jacob Davis gave a speech encouraging FFA Advisors and Ag Education teachers to go all out in their classrooms and encourage students to pursue a career in Ag Education.
To learn more about your beef checkoff, go to mybeefcheckoff.com.
Alabama producers in ten counties have until this coming Friday, June 19, to apply for a Regional Conservation Partnership Program project in collaboration with the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District through USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.
More information is available on the Alabama NRCS website.
Everett Griner talks about the reduction of Feral Hogs is happening in today’s Agri View.
In this part on egg shortage Cathy Isom checks how the egg shortage and price hikes are impacting some of the favorite foods we eat and how long this may impact consumers.
Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes reports on how farmers can benefit from USDA grants, and how livestock farmers and other ag people have been granted a waiver from the Hours-of-Service rule. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.
Everett Griner talks about research still giving us new plants in today’s Agri View.
How do you like your eggs? In this, the first part of her series, Cathy Isom checks out what we can expect to pay for eggs – and for how long – because of the effects of bird flu.
A weekly look at some of the events and activities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In this edition of USDA Week In Review, the rural home ownership dream, healthy soil in the Sooner state, and LGBT pride at USDA.
Everett Griner talks about southern farmers now looking at rice in today’s Agri View.
From the Produce Marketing Association:
Newark, Del. — Richard Owen, vice president of global business development for Produce Marketing Association, issued the following statement praising the U.S. House of Representatives’ vote on the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA 2015):
“We are well aware the process is not finished. We’re pleased the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of Read the rest of this entry »
Today Cathy Isom looks into technology and its use for the future of Agriculture.