Some Brazil Soybeans Very Muddy

Dan Industry News Release, Soybeans

Brazil’s top soybean producing state, Mato Grosso (Mah’-toe Grah’-soh), has soybean fields ready for harvest but are so muddy it’s difficult to walk through, let alone drive a combine through. A Bloomberg report says a week of persistent rainfall has caused some soybeans to begin fermenting. The beans have become engorged their pods, which have started to open as the …

$1 Trillion Free-Trade Agreement Now In Force

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Despite strong anti-trade comments from President Trump, a $1 trillion free trade agreement went into effect on Wednesday of this week, called the Trade Facilitation Agreement. A CNN Money report says the agreement is designed to cut through red tape and help solve problems like border delays and transportation bottlenecks. The World Trade Organization says it will cut a day …

Ag Groups Ask for Infrastructure Help

Dan Industry News Release

Over 200 groups with a stake in agriculture and rural areas sent a letter to President Trump asking for rural needs to be part of any plan to improve the nation’s infrastructure. Politico’s Morning Agriculture Report says a few of the groups that signed on to the letter included Farm Credit Council, American Farm Bureau Federation, and the American Soybean …

Senate Told Action Needed to Address Dairy Safety Net

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

Dairy farmers need Congress to make improvements in the dairy title of the farm bill this year, and not wait until 2018 when the current bill expires, according to testimony delivered here today by Kansas dairy farmer Lynda Foster. In a field hearing Thursday on the campus of Kansas State University, Foster told members of the Senate Agriculture Committee that …

Repellant Could Keep Dangerous Beetles Away From Avocado Trees

Dan Florida, Industry News Release

By: Brad Buck, University of Florida/IFAS Using some pleasant-smelling chemicals, avocado growers may soon be able to repel beetles that inject a potentially deadly fungus into their trees, saving fruit and money, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers say. When they’re infected with the laurel wilt fungus, redbay trees – a close cousin to the avocado …

Sticker Shock: Examining the Economic Impacts of Land Acquisition in the EAA

Dan Environment, Florida, Industry News Release, Water

Published with permission of the James Madison Institute by Dr. J. Antonio Villamil Founder and Principal of the Washington Economics Group, Inc. Over the past several years, a policy debate has emerged surrounding the most efficient and effective course of action to address a complex series of challenges regarding the Everglades – its protection, its restoration, and its future. There …