The “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) rule from the Environmental Protection Agency may be on hold for now in the courts, but agriculture lawmakers and leaders are not forgetting about their battle with the EPA over the pending regulation. Representative David Scott of Georgia, who serves on the House Agriculture Committee, told this to farm leaders during a hearing on the farm economy last week.
Peanuts and baseball have been paired together for a long time, and now that the 2016 Major League baseball season is underway, Tyron Spearman reports fans across the country are enjoying peanuts at their favorite ballpark.
Last month, Georgia cotton producers voted to renew the marketing order for Georgia cotton by passing the referendum that funds the Georgia Cotton Commission’s efforts for another three years. The commission’s executive director, Richey Seaton, says that includes research.
A lot of corn went into the ground last week as across the nation, 13 percent of the crop had been planted as of this past Sunday, which is a big jump from just 4 percent the week before and well ahead of the five year average of 8 percent. Last year at this Read the rest of this entry »
The U.S. House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management recently held a hearing on the growing financial pressures faced by U.S. farmers and ranchers. Top farm leaders and experts testifying painted a grim picture of the farm economy on plummeting farm prices and income. One of those was American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall, who told the Subcommittee that Read the rest of this entry »
The latest numbers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Peanut Stocks and Processing Report indicates some changes were made to the ending peanut stocks from last year. Tyron Spearman has the details.