Steve Musser, assistant state conservationist for programs with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama, talks about how a project through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program is crossing over into nearby states.
Since the U.S. and Cuba have restored diplomatic relations, there are many farmers across our country wondering if trade will be next. While efforts have been underway by some to end the half-century-old U.S. trade embargo, many in Florida agriculture remember NAFTA, and wonder if this could be a repeat of that. Here’s Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam.
Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes a report on pesticide permit requirements for spraying and speculation that the Waters of the U.S. rule (WOTUS) will not hold up in the courts. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.
The American Farm Bureau has renewed its charge that an internal memo on the ‘Waters of the U.S.’ proposed rule is a ‘smoking gun’ against the Environmental Protection Agency. AFB executive director Dale Moore talks about how the Corp claimed in the memo released by a House Committee last week that EPA misinterpreted and misapplied Corps’ data in writing the sweeping rule that vastly expands EPA water control.
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: The high price of firefighting, checking trees to save them, National Farmers Market Week, and Feds Feed Families.
Athens, Ga. – On Sept. 25, the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will induct U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss and pioneering northeast Georgia dairy farmer the late Thomas Breedlove Sr. into the Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame.
In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we look at how an internal memo from the Army Corps of Engineers is an extremely interesting development, what could be called an early warning system for avian influenza, and about the growing enterprise of oyster farming.
Athens, Ga. – University of Georgia Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Pamela Whitten has appointed a committee to begin a national search to fill the position of dean and director of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Read the rest of this entry »
American Farm Bureau Executive Director Dale Moore looks at the issue of EPA pesticide permit requirements for spraying near navigable waters, and the fact the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee this week passed the “Sensible Environmental Protection Act of 2015.”
While parts of the Southeast have seen a few scattered showers, some areas that experienced rain relief are headed back into drought. USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey says that includes parts of the Southeast all the way through southern Texas.