In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we have the latest concerning passage of the GMO labeling bill, how USDA’s proposed organic livestock rule is of real concern for many in the livestock industry, horses, farm labor Read the rest of this entry »
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Senate’s biotech food labeling bill (S764), otherwise known as the GMO labeling bill, by a vote of 306 to 117. The White House has already confirmed that President Obama would sign the compromise labeling bill.
Washington, D.C. – July 14, 2016 – The National Chicken Council (NCC) recommends revising or clarifying several key aspects of the proposed rule from the National Organic Program (NOP), announced in April, to enhance bird health, protect food safety, and maintain a viable organic program. Read the rest of this entry »
The U.S. House is expected to consider and likely pass the Senate’s GMO labeling bill today (Thursday). The House Rules Committee passed a closed rule on Senate Bill 764, the Genetically Modified Foods Labeling Bill, setting the bill up for debate without amendments and a vote, earlier this week.
Intensive heat and increasing drought like conditions are expected across much of the Southeast, and for many dryland cotton producers, this is not good news. Georgia Cotton Commission’s Richey Seaton says some are needing a good rain on their crop.
All eyes are on the U.S. House of Representatives this week to see if they can work with the Senate version of the GMO labeling bill. If the U.S. House fails to consider the Senate approved bill this week, the fate of the legislation will be delayed until September. Congress is set to go on summer recess at the end of the week and won’t be back in session until then.
“Research, innovation and education” are three words that describe what farmers will find at the Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day. The annual ½ day educational event will be held July 14th in Moultrie, Georgia and is free and open to those involved in agriculture and agribusiness. Tyron Spearman has the details.
An entomologist with 10 years of research focused on the state’s iconic citrus industry has joined the faculty of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences’ Indian River Research and Education Center. Named Entomologist of the Year in 2012 by the Florida Entomological Society, Jawwad A. Qureshi was selected for a new […]
Asian citrus psyllids are detected sporadically in the San Joaquin Valley — home to most California oranges and mandarins — and are endemic in Southern California lemon country. But as far as anyone knows, the pests that spread HLB in Florida and Texas have not spread the disease into California’s commercial citrus groves. California HLB detections […]