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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy held a press call this morning to preview her trip to Missouri this week to meet with farmers, stakeholders and agribusiness leaders to discuss Waters of the U.S. The proposed rule, which is designed to clarify and protect our nation’s waters under the Clean Water Act, has been questioned by many in agriculture. She explains in her talk why they are moving forward with the rule.
The Roundup Ready Xtend Platform is being discussed at various Asgrow, DEKALB and Delta Pine field days here in the Southeast. Technical Agronomist Nick Chammoun says their goal is to provide growers with another option to combat glyphosate-resistant pigweed.
On this week’s Commissioner’s Spotlight, Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam talks to Franko Galoso about concerns regarding new EPA regulations that would give the federal government control over nearly every body of water in the US.
One of those attending this week’s Florida FFA State Convention is Joan Kyle with the Nutrients for Life Foundation. She talks about how various FFA Chapters across the state participate in their program.
Row crop farmers are being reminded your crop acreage reports need to be turned in by July 15th. And those reports could help you with new Farm Bill farm program choices. With more on that story, here’s Rod Bain.
We told you earlier this week the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance was looking for the new “Faces of Farming & Ranching”. Well today, Cindy Zimmerman has a story with a person who is a one of the Faces of Farming.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida FFA is pleased to announce the selection of “Florida’s Finest” FFA Chapters. The selection of these chapters is based upon the completion of the National Chapter Award program application. These chapters have excelled in the areas of student, chapter and community development and have worked hard to fulfill the mission of the FFA. One member and one advisor Read the rest of this entry »
Richey Seaton with the Georgia Cotton Commission was a bit surprised with USDA’s crop acreage report of how many cotton acres were planted in Georgia this year, but he notes so far the crop is looking good overall.
State Agronomist and Plant Materials Specialist with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida, MiMi Williams, reminds Florida farmers that July 18 is the sign up deadline to help pollinators in the effort to reverse the loss of pollinator food and habitat.
USDA has released its 2014 crop acreage reports, and Tyron Spearman reports via phone, that peanut acreage takes a pretty good jump this year. He also looks at some of the other crops and how they fared in this new report.
USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service released its annual acreage reports today, and Angie Considine with USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service in Washington, D.C. notes cotton acreage this year is expected to be up overall.
This is recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast featuring reports regarding the estate tax, proposed waters of the U.S. rule, and looking forward to seeing USDA’s numbers in Monday’s acreage report.