Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes a report from a roundtable discussion on Trade Promotion Authority and a success story about an Alabama farmer who has worked with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.
USDA is conducting a huge survey of farmers which is designed to provide a true picture of the state of farming and the farm economy. Shiela Corley, with USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, explains the three-part Agricultural Resource Management Survey.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack held a media conference call Thursday to provide a one-year progress report on the implementation of the 2014 Farm Bill which was signed by President Barack Obama on February 7, 2014. One of the featured guests on the call was Edgar Pruitt, an Alabama farmer who has worked with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama through various projects.
One concern for many in agriculture is how the average age of farmers continues to rise. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says a problem for agriculture is easing the way for new farmers to take over as thousands of farmers near the end of their working life.
WASHINGTON (Feb. 4, 2015) — Today, Reps. Bob Goodlatte, Jim Costa, Steve Womack, and Peter Welch re-introduced the RFS Reform Act. Chip Bowling, president of the National Corn Growers Association, issued the following statement:
“Once again, Rep. Goodlatte and his colleagues have put Big Oil ahead of America’s corn farmers. The Renewable Fuel Standard is working. We are opening the market to competition from America’s Read the rest of this entry »
From the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam testified today on the impacts of the Waters of the United States rule at the Joint Hearing Before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works in Washington, D.C.
In part 2 of the 3-part series in the USDA’s efforts to help school cafeterias across the country reduce plate waste in school lunches Cathy Isom takes a look at the reasons why students are wasting cafeteria food.
Senior Vice President Global Supply Chain Marketing for Cotton Incorporated, Mark Messura, was one of the speakers at last week’s annual meeting of the Georgia Cotton Commission. And his main topic was about the Cotton Leads program.
Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes some surprises in USDA’s annual cattle herd inventory report and how the annual appropriations process underway in Congress affects agriculture. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.
The Georgia Peanut Commission will hold the annual Research Report Day, Feb. 11, 2015, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the National Environmentally Sound Production Agriculture Laboratory (NESPAL), located on the University of Georgia Tifton campus at 2360 Rainwater Road, Tifton, Ga. 31793. The event provides growers and industry representatives an opportunity to hear the latest reports and newest information available on Read the rest of this entry »
Trade with other countries is a high-priority issue for many in agriculture this year as we continue to hear how the debate in Congress over giving the President Trade Promotion Authority may be a hard-fought debate. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack outlines a few of the reasons why trade is vital to this nation and to agriculture.
In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we have a story concerning the various issues of importance to cotton growers in Washington, we look at new technology for the oyster industry which can help fisheries across the Gulf Cost, and have a story about how chicken wings are Super Bowl winners.
The annual appropriations process is underway in the new Congress. Reece Langley, vice president of Washington operations for the National Cotton Council, explains how this process affects agriculture.
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the manufacturers of the insecticide methomyl have agreed to cancel some uses and limit use on certain crops to reduce risks to drinking water. From 1995 to 2013, exposure from food to carbamates, which Read the rest of this entry »
One of the guest speakers during the Georgia Cotton Commission’s 8th annual meeting held this week in Tifton was National Cotton Council’s Washington representative John Maquire. He said trade was going to be one of the focuses this year for the Cotton Council, but he also gave cotton producers an update on the various other issues they will be dealing with this year.