US Trade Representative Michael Froman explains the history of Trade Promotion Authority, and the relationship between Congress and the President to approve trade deals.
According to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack the President’s newly proposed budget for USDA in fiscal year 2015 helps create jobs and drive long-term, sustainable economic growth in rural America – while equipping farmers and ranchers with the tools they need to survive and thrive. However, Nebraska Senator and Former Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns says the budget proposed by President Obama is a political tool.
The waterways infrastructure bill passes and Everett Griner talks about it.
Some U.S. turkey exporters can now send their product to Russia, after that nation recently lifted a ban. Rod Bain has the story.
From: THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA
In a sign that it is considering a long-running water dispute involving Florida, Georgia and Alabama, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday indicated it wants the federal government’s views on a lawsuit filed last year by Florida. Justices invited the U.S. Read the rest of this entry »
The recently formed Florida Agritourism Association is an effort to build agritourism in the state. President Lisa Ard explains more of the goals and efforts of the coalition in the following interview, as well as gives details about their role in an upcoming Senate Ag committee meeting.
The Nutrition Facts label found on roughly 70-thousand products is about to undergo just its second update in 20 years.
Farm technology is still developing. Today Everett Griner speaks of one of the newest forms available for agriculture.
Although both the House and Senate know that they need to deal with expired tax breaks, American Farm Bureau tax adviser Pat Wolff says the two bodies are pursuing conflicting tracks.
From: News Service of Florida
A House Republican on Tuesday filed a proposal (HB 1119) that would create a pilot project to determine the effectiveness of financial aid in attracting and retaining primary-care doctors in 12 largely rural North Florida counties. The bill, filed by Rep. Travis Hutson, R-Elkton, would require a report to be submitted in 2021 about the effects of a program known as the “Medical Education Reimbursement and Loan Repayment Program,” which was Read the rest of this entry »
There are a lot of “self-proclaimed” world titles. Everett Griner gives us just a few today.
USDA has released the preliminary results of the 2012 Census of Agriculture revealing an increase in the value of agricultural products sold in the U.S. totaling 394.6 billion dollars in 2012 – an increase of 33 percent from 2007. The following reports have the specifics for the states of the deep southeast.
Both the House and Senate had a very productive week 6 during Alabama’s 2014 Legislative Session. Alabama Agribusiness Council’s Leigha Cauthen has the details.
The Georgia Legislature is expected to make changes to the Georgia Agriculture Tax Exemption program (GATE). Georgia Agribusiness President Bryan Tolar explains what they are and why they are needed.
Everett Griner talks today on how food and energy is of most concern of consumers.
Tallahassee, FL – The United States Department of Agriculture released today the preliminary results of the 2012 Census of Agriculture. The census, taken every five years, tracks the number of farmers, farms, farmland, value of agriculture products and the demographics of the farmers themselves. The census revealed Florida agriculture remains an economic engine and job creator in Florida, with an increase in farmers, farms and farmland since the 2007 census. Read the rest of this entry »
Montgomery, AL –The release of preliminary 2012 Census of Agriculture results today shows strong trends for the future of Alabama Agriculture. Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries John McMillan stated, “I am very encouraged to see that Alabama farms sold $5.6 billion in agricultural products in 2012, a 26% increase from 2007. This double digit growth in Alabama farm products sold was accomplished during the nation’s worst recession since World War II.” Read the rest of this entry »
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2014—Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today made the following statement on the 2012 Census of Agriculture preliminary results:
“The preliminary data released today provide a snapshot of a strong rural America that has remained stable during difficult economic times. Read the rest of this entry »
The F.D.A. continues to fight for true labeling. Everett Griner tells us about this battle.
President Obama has directed USDA to implement the farm bill’s livestock disaster programs within 60 days.
While at that World Ag Expo in Tulare, California, Southeast Agnet’s Gary Cooper talks to Vernon Crowder, Rabobank Senior Vice President & Senior Analyst – Food & Agribusiness Research Advisory Group about the future of agriculture in the Southeast region and how banking ties in.
Chick-Fil-A has announced plans to use chicken raised without antibiotics in its restaurants within five-years, citing its continued focus on customers as the reasoning. Although the popular fast food restaurant only serves chicken, National Pork Producers President Randy Spronk says decisions of this sort could have a negative impact on all meat and poultry.
A new dietician-authored brochure shows how including meat and poultry in a balanced diet delivers a unique bundle of natural nutrients and helps optimize the body’s ability to absorb nutrients from all foods.
During the recent International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Shelly McKee with Auburn University talked about how consumer demand is driving poultry processing.
To hear more of AgWired’s interview with Dr. Shelly McKee click here.