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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.
Efforts have been taking place at the Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory in Georgia to see if improvements can be made in the new testing methods for Avian Influenza in poultry products. Rod Bain has the story.
As of last week, organic processed products certified in the U.S. or Korea can now be labeled as organic in either country, giving U.S. organic farmers and food manufacturers an easier, more direct pathway into the Korean market.
Recently Chase Adams caught up with Colin Woodall, Vice President of Government Affairs for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, who gave an update on the status of the WTO Compliance Panel decision on the amended U.S. Country of Origin Labeling rule.
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.
If you are having a cookout this holiday weekend, be prepared to pay more for it. We’ll take a look at what the total cost is expected to be, but first Gary Crawford has details about how the meat for your grill is one big reason why it will be higher.
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.
Did you know the beef checkoff is constantly producing information about your product? In our weekly “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, Kyle Gillooly of Wadley, Georgia reminds producers just how important this aspect of the checkoff is.
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.