Cathy Isom lets us know what this year’s bird flu could mean for shoppers when it comes to paying for this year’s Thanksgiving turkey.
In this part on egg shortage Cathy Isom checks how the egg shortage and price hikes are impacting some of the favorite foods we eat and how long this may impact consumers.
Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes reports on how farmers can benefit from USDA grants, and how livestock farmers and other ag people have been granted a waiver from the Hours-of-Service rule. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.
How do you like your eggs? In this, the first part of her series, Cathy Isom checks out what we can expect to pay for eggs – and for how long – because of the effects of bird flu.
From the House Committee on Agriculture:
Today, the House passed H.R. 2393, the Country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act, by a vote of 300-131. Introduced by House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX), H.R. 2393 amends the Agriculture Marketing Act of 1946 to effectively repeal mandatory country of origin labeling requirements for beef, pork, and chicken. Read the rest of this entry »
From the National Pork Producers Council:
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 10, 2015 – America’s hog, cattle and poultry farmers have been granted a 2-year waiver from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s hours-of-service rule for certain drivers.
The rule, issued in mid-2013 by DOT’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), requires truck drivers to take a 30-minute rest break for every eight hours of service. It would have prohibited drivers Read the rest of this entry »
Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes a report on opposition to a proposal that would limit the number of entities on a farming operation as well as news on how warm weather is affecting avian influenza. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.
In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we explain why the number of avian influenza cases in the U.S. has begun to decline, look at how some appose a proposal to limit the number of entities on farming operations, and how regulations on drones may delay development.
The number of avian influenza cases in the United States has begun to decline. Dr. John Clifford, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) chief veterinary officer, and Dr. David Swayne, with USDA’s Agricultural Research Service Southeast Poultry Lab, talk about how the summer heat and sunshine are helping.
FROM THE WHITE HOUSE:
As part of the continued effort to combat antibiotic resistance, today the Obama Administration is convening a “White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship” to bring together key human and animal health constituencies involved in antibiotic stewardship—the development, promotion, and implementation of activities to ensure the responsible use of antibiotics. As part of the event, more than 150 food companies, retailers, and human and animal health stakeholders will highlight commitments to implement changes over the next five years to slow the emergence of resistant bacteria and prevent the Read the rest of this entry »
U.S. meat exports may rise in 2016, as Rod Bain has the story.
The first part of this series looked into the reasons the chickens may not be laying eggs. In this last part of the series, Cathy Isom gives us some tips to make sure those backyard chickens will produce eggs.
In the first part of this series, Cathy Isom looks into what may be causing those backyard chickens from laying eggs.
From USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama:
AUBURN, Ala.– USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama is accepting applications for a new Rainwater Recycling Project. Offered through NRCS’ Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), the pilot project will demonstrate the benefits of rainwater harvesting. Eligible producers and landowners in Read the rest of this entry »
Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes details on an upcoming important deadline for producers. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.
Everett Griner talks about chicken farmers being targeted in today’s Agri View.
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In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we have an update concerning Country of Origin Labeling, a reminder about a June 1st deadline, along with a brush up on BBQ safety for the holiday weekend.
When it comes to the Avian Influenza outbreak, one Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist said the direct impact of H5N2 on poultry meat supply is minimal and likely to remain that way.
Stocking up for your holiday B-B-Q? Cathy Isom lets you know what you can expect to pay at the meat counter this weekend.
From the U.S. House Agriculture Committee:
Today, the House Agriculture Committee approved H.R. 2393, a bill to amend the Agriculture Marketing Act of 1946, by a recorded vote of 38-6. A combination of 68 Democrats and Republicans joined Chairman K. Michael Conaway in introducing this bipartisan bill that will effectively repeal country of origin labeling requirements for beef, pork, and chicken, while leaving Read the rest of this entry »
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 here to subscribe and view the current issue.
From the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association:
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 »