Miami-Dade County Man Named Sunshine State’s Farmer of the Year
A Homestead tomato producer and packer has received a prestigious honor for his business success and his contributions to his community. Earlier this month a panel of judges selected Paul J. DiMare as Florida’s top farmer for 2016.
On Wednesday, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) released its report on the economic benefit of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to the U.S. economy. The ITC report noted the U.S. agriculture sector will increase output if TPP is passed.
How to build a butterfly and pollinator garden in seven steps
Monarch butterflies and pollinators are in trouble. You can help by planting a pollinator garden! You can plant a garden anywhere – your yard, school, church, business or even in a pot for your front steps.
A simple, native flower garden will attract beautiful butterflies to your yard and help pollinators stay healthy. In addition to nectar from flowers, monarch butterflies need milkweed to survive, so if you notice the leaves on your milkweed have been chomped, don’t worry, it’s a great sign!
The USDA’s Foodkeeper app is a handy way of finding out on your smartphone or tablet if those leftovers are safe to eat. Cathy Isom fills us in about the changes coming to the mobile app that tells us how long we can keep and safely eat food.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released proposed 2017 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The conventional biofuel amount of 14.8 billion gallons is an increase from 14.5 billion gallons in 2016, but Read the rest of this entry »
Genetically modified organism labeling continues to be a hot topic for many, and it’s an issue that continues to be a major focus for the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA). Association CEO Andy Lavigne explains why.
USDA researchers will soon establish the start of what will be a long-term measuring process of how well we are doing in reducing food loss and food waste. Cathy Isom tells us about the tool researchers plan to use to figure out if Americans are really reducing food waste.