NPPC Urges White House, Congress To Fix COOL Law

Randall Alabama, Cattle, Florida, General, Georgia, Industry News Release, Livestock, Pork

From the National Pork Producers Council: WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 20, 2014 – Following the release today of the World Trade Organization’s decision on the U.S. meat labeling law, the National Pork Producers Council urged the Obama administration and Congress to fix the law to avoid trade retaliation from Canada and Mexico. As expected, the WTO ruled that the mandatory Country-Of-Origin …

Statement by NCBA President Bob McCan on WTO U.S. COOL Decision

Randall Alabama, Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Florida, Georgia, Industry News Release, Livestock

WASHINGTON (Oct. 20, 2014) – Statement by National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Bob McCan, Victoria, Texas, cattleman regarding the public announcement by the WTO on the U.S. Country of Origin Labeling rule: “The announcement today by the WTO dispute panel on the U.S. Country of Origin Labeling rule brings us all one step closer to facing retaliatory tariffs from two …

Georgia Officials Urge Highway Caution during Harvest Season

Randall Field Crops, General, Georgia, Industry News Release

As a part of the 37th annual Sunbelt Ag Expo, the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and the Georgia Department of Agriculture teamed together again to remind motorists and farmers to use caution during harvest time. I talked with GOHS Director Harris Blackwood who said they have been seeing an upward trend in farm equipment related incidents. Download Audio

UF/IFAS Receives Part of $4.5 Million in USDA Grants for Specialty Crops

Randall Florida, Fruits, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

From the University of Florida/IFAS: GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida is partnering with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the United States Department of Agriculture on two dozen projects to strengthen markets for specialty crops in the state. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services called for project proposals, reviewed them and awarded more …

Forty-Five Cattlemens’ Associations Tell USDA: Don’t Hijack the Checkoff

Randall Alabama, Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Florida, Georgia, Industry News Release, Livestock

From the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association: WASHINGTON (Oct. 14, 2014) – Today, 45 state cattlemens’ associations representing more than 170,000 cattle breeders, producers and feeders sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Vilsack, urging him not to issue an Order for a supplemental beef checkoff under the 1996 General Commodity Promotion, Research and Information Act. Bob McCan, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association …

United States Wins WTO Trade Enforcement Dispute for American Farmers

Randall Alabama, Florida, General, Georgia, Industry News Release, Livestock, Poultry

From the White House: Washington, D.C. – United States Trade Representative Michael Froman announced today that the United States has won a major victory at the World Trade Organization (WTO) on behalf of U.S. farmers, including the U.S. poultry industry. A WTO dispute settlement panel has found in favor of the United States in a dispute challenging India’s ban on …

Statement on WTO Decision Ruling against India’s Ban on US Poultry Imports

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From the National Chicken Council: Washington, D.C. – October 14, 2014 – Today’s announcement by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) that the World Trade Organization has ruled against India in its ban on U.S. poultry imports is commended by the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) and the National Chicken Council (NCC). India placed a ban …

2015 Florida Agriculture Hall of Fame Honorees Announced

Randall Cattle, Citrus, Field Crops, Florida, General, Industry News Release, Livestock, Specialty Crops

From the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: Tallahassee, FL – Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam and the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame Foundation announced today six honorees who will be inducted into the Florida Agriculture Hall of Fame for 2015. These individuals have made outstanding contributions to Florida’s agriculture industry and mentored future leaders in this field. …

Statement by Commissioner Putnam on U.S. Department of Agriculture Citrus Forecast for 2015

Randall Citrus, Florida, Fruits, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops

From the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: Tallahassee, FL – Following the announcement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on its 2015 citrus forecast for Florida, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam released this statement: “The forecast for this season’s citrus, if realized, represents a welcome increase in production despite the devastating