There are some producers that may be a bit hesitant when it comes to signing up for government programs through USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). But Alabama State Conservationist Ben Malone says they are there to help landowners.
All eyes are on the U.S. House of Representatives this week to see if they can work with the Senate version of the GMO labeling bill. If the U.S. House fails to consider the Senate approved bill this week, the fate of the legislation will be delayed until September. Congress is set to go on summer recess at the end of the week and won’t be back in session until then.
“Research, innovation and education” are three words that describe what farmers will find at the Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day. The annual ½ day educational event will be held July 14th in Moultrie, Georgia and is free and open to those involved in agriculture and agribusiness. Tyron Spearman has the details.
Experience The Power of Fresh With The Frieda Rapoport Caplan Family Business Scholarship Program
United Fresh members employed at a family business are encouraged to apply for the Frieda Rapoport Caplan Family Business Scholarship Program, which will provide recipients with registration and travel to the Washington Conference, September 12-14 in Washington, DC. Founded in 2001 by sisters Karen Caplan and Jackie Caplan Wiggins in honor of their mother, Frieda Rapoport Caplan, the program invests in the future of fresh produce advocacy. Read the rest of this entry »
The GMO labeling bill that passed the U.S. Senate now faces a slim deadline for swift action in the House. Congress goes on recess at the end of this week until September. The U.S. Senate GMO mandatory labeling bill sets up a challenge for the House of Representatives, which last year passed a voluntary labeling measure.
In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we have the latest concerning the GMO labeling bill, how many crop fields across the Southeast could use a good rain right now, hot dogs, Read the rest of this entry »
Keeping track of what is happening in agriculture is important for those who are in office in Washington D.C. And to help him do just that, Alabama Congressman Bradley Byrne says he holds an ag tour every year.
On July 21, 2016, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) visited the Lakeland area to tour a citrus grove affected by citrus greening. Senator Rubio was joined by Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam. They visited Gapway Groves in Auburndale to meet with growers and industry leaders to discuss the grave problem facing Florida’s citrus industry. Rubio […]
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) is at Gapway Groves in Auburndale today to see firsthand the plague facing Florida’s citrus industry. Senator Rubio is joined by Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam on a tour of a grove impacted by citrus greening. Both Senator Rubio and Commissioner Putnam are key advocates in the fight against […]