Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes details on pork and beef producers’ request to repeal country-of-origin labeling (COOL) and a report on the growing opportunities in agricultural careers. Want to learn more?Click hereto subscribe and view the current issue.
WASHINGTON (May 19, 2015) – After over a decade and two administrations failing to successfully implement the rule, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Conaway (R-Texas) introduced legislation (H.R. 2393) to repeal Country of Origin Labeling. Originally introduced in the 2002 Farm Bill covering beef, pork and chicken; and implemented in 2008, COOL has been detrimental to the U.S. livestock industry and without benefit to U.S. consumers. After multiple rulings against the U.S. by the World Trade Organization, Read the rest of this entry »
Now that the World Trade Organization has once again ruled against U.S. mandatory country-of-origin labeling (COOL), the National Pork Producers Council and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association are asking Congress to repeal COOL.
Today, the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Appellate Body ruled against the United States’ Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) requirements for meat, upholding the compliance panel’s report in finding against the United States. House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) issued the following statement upon the WTO’s announcement. Read the rest of this entry »
In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we talk about a new report showing demand for recent college graduates with degrees in ag programs, the final 2014 cotton crop numbers and estimates for the 2015 peanut crop, along with a story about a new health fad.
Georgia Grown’s “Feed My School for a Week” program just received its strongest application pool for participation in the program for the 2015 school year with 34 schools. Feed My School first launched in 2011 with a goal to help bridge the gap in nutritional value and quality of food served in Georgia schools, while providing more Read the rest of this entry »
A new report produced by Purdue University, with grant support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, shows demand for recent college graduates with degrees in ag programs. Deputy Agriculture Secretary Krysta Harden gives her take on steps that might attract more students into a career in the agricultural sector.
Memphis, TN – The central focus of the Agricultural and Environmental Research department at Cotton Incorporated is recognizing and responding to issues cotton producers identify as having an impact on their farm. Timely access to objective information about new cotton varieties is a top priority to both cotton producers and consultants. Through a special Read the rest of this entry »
APALACHICOLA, May 13, 2015……….A potential landmark in Florida’s long-running dispute with Georgia and Alabama over the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system came Wednesday, when 56 people from the three states unanimously approved what they described Read the rest of this entry »
The late-March cold spell caused some Georgia peach growers to lose a portion of their crop, but consumers should see a typical selection of fruit when the first Georgia-grown varieties ripen this month.
Despite the fact that Democrats in the U.S. Senate blocked the chamber from taking up fast track rules to speed trade deals to passage on Tuesday, the door was kept open for a new vote at any time. Colin Woodall, Vice President of Government Affairs for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, says this is still a majority priority for them.
Cotton growers in Georgia are being reminded that nominations will be accepted through June 30 by the Georgia Department of Agriculture to fill two positions on the Georgia Cotton Commission’s board of directors.
Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes details on the final 2014 cotton numbers and information on a multi-state nationally funded Regional Conservation Partnership Program. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) has released the final production figures from the 2014 cotton crop. Angie Considine with NASS in Washington, D.C., reports that the crop was up 26 percent from the previous year.