producers

GA – AL Producers Utilize New Herbicide Application Method, Not Yet Available in Florida

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Environment, Florida, Georgia, Livestock, News from Our Sponsors

Warmer than normal temperatures throughout Florida and the deep southeast in recent weeks is an early reminder that this year’s weed control issues could be more serious than usual throughout the region. As producers plan upcoming weed control strategies for this season, we’re featuring more details about this new fertilizer/herbicide blending process officials at Dow AgroSciences say is already being …

southern plains

Southern Plains Drought Becoming “Rapidly Dire”

Dan Drought, Industry News Release, Weather

The latest Drought Monitor released Thursday suggests the situation in the Southern Plains is becoming “rapidly dire.” February 14th marked the 124th consecutive day without rain in Amarillo, Texas, and the 98th consecutive day without measurable precipitation for Lubbock, Texas. The western half of Oklahoma and northern Texas are classified in an extreme drought, with nearly all of both states …

emissions

Seeking Ag Exemption to Emissions Reporting

Dan Cattle, Environment, Livestock

Livestock producers are pleased to know a bill has been introduced that would exempt them from reporting manure emissions. The legislation known the FARM Act, the Fair Agricultural Reporting Method Act, is cosponsored by 20-senators. Livestock groups and the American Farm Bureau asked lawmakers for help last week, and the bipartisan response was quick. American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) President …

ncba

Legislation to Prevent Farms from Reporting Under CERCLA

Dan Cattle, Environment

Ten Republicans and ten Democrats in the U.S. Senate have introduced legislation that would prevent farms, ranches, and other agricultural operations from having to report livestock manure data under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Chief Environmental Counsel, Scott Yager, is pleased with this bipartisan legislation. Legislation to Prevent Farms from …

celebration

Celebration Florida H. S. Takes 1st Place Envirothon in Regional Competition

Dan Education, Environment, Florida, Soil, USDA-NRCS

Students from Celebration High School in Osceola County have placed first for the second year-in-a-row in the annual Orange, Osceola, and Seminole Regional Envirothon competition held February 8, 2018 at Harry P. Leu Gardens in Orlando. The 5-member winning team of sophomores and juniors was made up of Julian Landin, Matthew Eynan, Bradley Band, Spencer Schmidt, and Mason Theurer. Envirothon …

fix

Fix Emissions Reporting Law For Farmers, Says NPPC

Dan Environment, Industry News Release, Livestock, Pork

The National Pork Producers Council asked Congress for a legislative fix to a federal emergency response law that now requires farmers to report emissions from the natural breakdown of manure to the U.S. Coast Guard. Testifying on behalf of NPPC, Dr. Howard Hill told members of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works that livestock producers and the U.S. …