It’s been announced that an agreement has been reached on legislation from Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) that would set a national standard for the labeling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients, or GMOs. Tyron Spearman has more.
National Pollinator Week continues through Sunday and during this special week, AgNet Media’s Corryn LaRue has a story about how a merger between two bee groups will mean more ease for researchers and more funding for projects within the industry.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says direct payments made to farmers are expected to increase roughly 31 percent this year to $13.9 billion. Direct farm program payments are those paid directly by the U.S. Government to farmers and include fixed payments, crop price and revenue-based payments, and other payments such as Read the rest of this entry »
EASTPOINT, June 22, 2016………. Florida’s growing bear population will be out of the hunting crosshairs for this year.
But a one-year pause may simply help the state build a better case for a hunt in 2017.
After hours of objections from animal-rights advocates and support from hunters, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted 4-3 late Wednesday against a staff recommendation to Read the rest of this entry »
From the University of Florida/IFAS:
By: Ashley McLeod
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — While almost half of Floridians acknowledge buying genetically modified foods, a recent survey by the Center for Public Issues Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Florida reveals that most people want to know much more about those foods.
On Tuesday, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced a rule that will allow the use of drones commercially, including for agricultural purposes. The FAA rule limits most small commercial drone operations to daylight hours and requires operators to get certified every two years.
The ranking Democrat on the Senate Agriculture Committee, Michigan’s Debbie Stabenow, says lawmakers are getting “close” to reaching a deal on GMO labeling.
Stabenow told Politico she and the committee’s chair, Kansas Republican Pat Roberts, are “narrowing the issues” surrounding GMO labeling legislation. Stabenow says she and Roberts are Read the rest of this entry »