roundtable

Ag Holds Roundtable on Lawsuit Abuse

Dan Economy, General, Industry News Release

A special agriculture roundtable discussion took place on Friday in Raleigh, North Carolina. The goal was to highlight a recent wave of nuisance lawsuits in the state targeting hog farms. Lawmakers and agricultural leaders discussed the growing threat to farmers and how out-of-state lawyers are using nuisance lawsuits to get around states’ right-to-farm laws. The discussion included the economic impact …

secretary

Secretary Perdue Statement on EJC Ruling on Genome Editing

Dan General

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement regarding this week’s European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling on newer mutagenesis methods, otherwise known as genome editing. “Government policies should encourage scientific innovation without creating unnecessary barriers or unjustifiably stigmatizing new technologies. Unfortunately, this week’s ECJ ruling is a setback in this regard in that it narrowly considers newer genome editing methods to be within the scope of the European Union’s regressive and outdated …

celebrating

Celebrating National Chili Dog Day

Dan General

Today is the day you can enjoy one of America’s favorite past-times, prepared your way, of course. Cathy Isom fills us in about celebrating two iconic foods that you can eat at the same time. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Celebrating National Chili Dog Day Every last Thursday of July is dedicated to the hot dog along …

little fruit

A Little Fruit Packing a Healthy Punch

Dan General

Cathy Isom tells us about the little fruit that packs quite the healthy punch for our bodies. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. A Little Fruit Packing a Healthy Punch Both dark and sweet cherries offer a large amount of sweet flavor, antioxidants and are a good source of fiber.  They’re also a healthier choice of sugar than refined …

boll weevil

Agri View: Boll Weevil Fight

Dan General

Everett Griner talks about eradication efforts of the Boll Weevil continuing in today’s Agri View. Boll Weevil Fight It took many years and millions of dollars to eradicate the Boll Weevil. Farmers and scientists never gave up. While the fight was going on, farmers continued to plant, and grow, that costly crop. Finally we conquered the Boll Weevil. Well, not …

Georgia Peanut Commission

Georgia Peanut Growers Invited to Southern Meeting

Abbey Taylor General

The Georgia Peanut Commission wants to remind growers in the state that the 20th Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference will be held July 19-21 at the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort in Miramar Beach, Florida.

bipartisan

Trade is Major Issue for Cattle Producers

Josh McGill Beef, Beef, Cattle, General, Industry

We told you last week that it has been just over one year since China reopened to U.S. beef after an absence of nearly 14 years. And while the our beef industry has made progress in establishing a customer base in China, it’s about to face an additional 25 percent retaliatory tariff, raising China’s total import duty rate on U.S. …

epa

EPA and Army Seek Additional Public Comment on ‘Waters of the U.S.’ Repeal

Abbey Taylor General

Contact Information:  press@epa.gov WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army (Army) are issuing a supplemental proposal to the July 2017 proposed action to repeal the 2015 definition of “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS). Today’s proposal specifically requests comment on the legal basis of the 2015 WOTUS rule, which the agencies believe has led …

urban farming

Why Aeration is Important for the Garden

Taylor Hillman General

In soil, aeration refers to the extent of air gaps. Aerated soil will equate to happier plants with plenty of oxygen. That can be as important as water, sun, and nutrients. You can typically notice a lack of oxygen in the soil when you look at the plants’ roots. If the roots have an abnormal shape, this means that the …