The National Corn Growers Association today thanked Senators Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), and Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) for introducing a bill to expand the volatility waiver for E15 ethanol, ultimately increasing consumers’ access higher blends of ethanol year-round.
“We applaud Senators Donnelly, Grassley, and Fischer for their bipartisan efforts to increase the market for ethanol producers and Read the rest of this entry »
Leonard Jordan, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) associate chief for conservation, was in Columbus, Ga., this morning for a signing ceremony for a multi-state nationally funded Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). Jordan specifically talked about a project that will involve Alabama, Florida and Georgia.
In this week’s “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, Jeffrey Mitchell is the Beef Ambassador in Florida and someone who sees first hand the importance of the checkoff to the industry.
Steve Musser, assistant state conservationist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama, reminds landowners that May 15 is the deadline to apply for current year funding through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program.
Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Under Secretary Kevin Concannon announced today the availability of up to $3.3 million in competitive funding to support the ability of farmers markets to accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as a form of payment.
Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes a report on millions of dollars of U.S. Department of Agriculture funding being made available through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program as well as a beef checkoff challenge producers can participate in. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.
USDA continues to remind farmers that the 2014 Farm Bill requires you to file a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form, with your local USDA service center in order to become or remain eligible for crop insurance premium support. Risk Management Agency Administrator Brandon Willis explains the conservation compliance certification needed and who needs to fill out this form .
It’s been a good stretch of days for farmers trying to get seed in the ground, as ideal conditions for planting have been found not only in Alabama, Florida and Georgia, but other parts of the country as well. USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey first has a look at cotton numbers thus far.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today an investment of up to $235 million to improve the nation’s water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the funding is being made available through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), the newest conservation tool of the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Today, May 4th, is National OJ Day and the Florida Department of Citrus invites everyone to join Florida Orange Juice and raise a glass to the great taste and nutritional benefits of 100% orange juice. To kick off the festivities, the Florida Department of Citrus will host carnival-themed events in Read the rest of this entry »
In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we update Farm Bill implementation, look at action that took in the U.S. House and Senate, and talk about how recent wet weather and current crop prices may have some farmers changing thoughts about what to plant.
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, hungry pests in the classroom, protecting national forests, and preparing for disasters.
Alabama lawmakers were only in session two days this past week, which was week 8 of the 2015 legislative session. Executive Director of the Alabama Agribusiness Council, Leigha Cauthen, explains what took place along with updating a couple of bills of interest to agriculture.
WASHINGTON (April 30, 2015) – Today, Senators John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) announced they are introducing bipartisan legislation to repeal EPA’s “Waters of the United States” proposal, a proposal that will jeopardize the rights of private property owners across Read the rest of this entry »