As Lt. Lachrisha Gwinn of FDACS Ag Law Enforcement Division Explains, there was good reason for her team to appear at the Florida FFA Convention and Expo this year. In this feature post, she explains the actions of her Department and the connection to the FFA.
Washington, DC – Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL-03) teamed up with Congressman Kurt Schrader (D-OR-5), to pass the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act (VMMA) – H. R. 1528, out of the House today. This bill makes modification to the Controlled Substances Act and Drug Enforcement Administration policy that currently prohibits veterinarians from transporting controlled substances to Read the rest of this entry »
Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes the latest news on the Waters of the U.S. proposed rule and Counry of Origin Labeling. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.
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.
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.
A weekly look at some of the events and activities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
– 4th of July, World Cup and Summer Party Food Safety Tips
– USDA launches a website to help new and beginning farmers
– Providing children nutritious meals during the summer Check out the video!
WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 25, 2014 – With the Obama administration actively negotiating new free trade agreements with Asia and Europe, National Chicken Council adviser Kevin Brosch testified before the Senate Committee on Finance today about the effectiveness of the enforcement of any new agreements and the trade agreements the United States already has on the books.
“We are generally supportive of all major initiatives to promote free trade, but we must make sure both our existing agreements and new agreements provide not only Read the rest of this entry »
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry, held a public hearing to review the interpretive rule regarding the applicability of Clean Water Act (CWA) agricultural exemptions.
The CWA was signed into law in 1972 with an intent to preserve water quality in the United States by regulating discharges of pollution into the country’s water system. Although Read the rest of this entry »
The latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report was released this week and in the livestock, poultry and dairy section it was noted the forecast for total meat production in 2014 has been lowered from last month as lower beef and broiler production more than offset increased pork and turkey production.
WASHINGTON (June 6, 2014) – Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation granted a one-year exemption to the Hours-of-Service requirement for the transportation of livestock. The Hours-of-Service rules required all commercial motor vehicle operators, including livestock transporters, to take a 30-minute rest break for every eight hours of service. This is in addition to Read the rest of this entry »
Farmers and ranchers are anxiously waiting for Congress to move on the tax extenders bill that American Farm Bureau tax policy specialist Pat Wolff says is needed to re-instate a list of tax provisions that expired at the end of last year. However, it now looks like they will have to wait until after the November election.