Farming yields more than just food. Everett Griner explains.
Farming yields more than just food. Everett Griner explains.
Lawmakers are scheduled to resume Farm Bill debate when they return from Memorial Day Recess on June 3rd. Meanwhile, we have a quick recap of what amendments have already been discussed and voted on.
The list of chemical resistant weeds is growing. Everett Griner tells us why.
Alabama Ag Commissioner John McMillan says overall, he is pleased with the Agriculture Department’s outcome of Alabama’s 2013 Legislative Session.
The Georgia Agribusiness Council has developed a guidance document to help producers as well as ag retailers, better understand what items are and are not exempt from sales tax under the Georgia Ag Tax Exemption (GATE).
Farmers and ranchers may feel like the fate of the Farm Bill is completely out of their hands, but former House Ag Committee member and current Ag Appropriations Committee member Tom Rooney, says there is a lot our producers can do to communicate the need and importance of the Farm Bill.
Click here for the complete interview with Congressman Rooney.
The altered food list is growing. Everett Griner tells us what we need to do to get the real thing.
THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, May 17, 2013………. The fate of the Apalachicola Bay could be hanging in the balance as Florida’s congressional delegation fights for more water from Georgia, and seafood workers try to restore oyster beds.
This week, the U.S. Senate was the scene of the latest skirmish in a tri-state water dispute between Florida, Georgia and Alabama dating back to 1990. The Senate voted 83-14 to pass the 2013 Water Resources Development Act, after deleting Read the rest of this entry »
Despite Senate Leader Harry Reid announcing his intention to move forward with the Farm Bill, he has also said he will move to immigration reform as soon as the Senate Judiciary Committee finishes mark up on that bill, even if the farm bill isn’t finished. However, Senate Ag Chair Stabenow isn’t worried that floor consideration of the farm bill could be interrupted.
Everett Griner tells us how everyone is affected by this.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – During a mark-up of the 2013 Farm Bill Wednesday night, the House Committee on Agriculture unanimously approved a provision based on Rep. Steve Southerland’s Building Rural Communities Act. Read the rest of this entry »
The Farm Bill in the House Ag Committee proved to be a long and emotional process, and House Ag Chair Frank Lucas expects that trend to continue when it goes to the floor.
Rob Schrick, Strategic Business Management Lead – Horticulture, Bayer CropScience, discusses Bayer’s 150 year milestone.
It’s been an interesting but long week here in Washington D. C. Like other farm groups in town this week our modest group of farm broadcasters from across the land hit a rare moment with both Senate and House Ag Committee Markup sessions for the Farm Bill happening just one day apart. It appears this may be the first time ever Read the rest of this entry »
After a long day and night engaged in Farm Bill Markup with his fellow committee members, Florida’s only member on the House Agriculture Committee, Congressman Ted Yoho, spent a few moments with Southeast AgNet after speaking to a Florida Farm Bureau breakfast group also in DC this week. Click to hear Yoho’s comments about the Markup now that it’s finally over, what he has to say about hotly debated amendments, and certain Read the rest of this entry »
It was another marathon day of mark up session as the House Agriculture Committee did what it came for. Here’s the official release from the Committee’s press office:
WASHINGTON – May 16, 2013 – Today, Chairman Frank Lucas of Oklahoma and Ranking Member Collin Peterson of Minnesota issued the following statements after the House Agriculture Committee approved H.R. 1947, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARRM) Act of 2013, by a large, bipartisan vote of 36-10. Committee Members also adopted, by voice vote, an Read the rest of this entry »
Among our interviews this week in Washington D. C. is Florida Congressman Tom Rooney, who is well known among farmers and ranchers in Florida’s “Heartland”. Rooney has served on the Agriculture Committee in the past, but has been shifted over to the powerful Appropriations Committee. His district in central Florida takes in much of the state’s citrus crop, and includes massive acreages devoted to other crops including fruits, vegetables, dairy and others. If you’re a Florida farmer anywhere in the state, you should click to hear what he Read the rest of this entry »
The use of electronics in the field has come a long way in just z short time. Everett Griner explains.
Today, we are considering H.R. 1947, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013. It is the product of more than three years of work. Read the rest of this entry »
The Senate Agriculture Committee has approved its version of the farm bill.
The Senate Agriculture Committee’s Farm Bill mark up session presently underway, to be followed by the House Ag Committee’s mark up session on the Bill this Wednesday, is sure to make for some red eyed late hours for many lawmakers and others who are tuned in to agricultural issues on Capitol Hill. One of the most knowledgable folks we know about all of this is American Farm Bureau’s Mary Kay Thatcher. Click to hear her comments about the historical perspective of this week’s markup sessions, and some of the pitfalls Read the rest of this entry »
WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today delivered the following statement at the opening of the Committee’s meeting to consider and mark-up the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013. Read the rest of this entry »
Everett Griner explains that the woods are full of pollinators, and tells us what some of them are.
Changes in some Congressional committee assignments in recent months leaves just one Florida member on the Agriculture Committee in the U. S. House of Representatives. AgNet is in Washington D. C. this week for some farm news gathering, sitting down first with Congressman Ted Yoho (R) from District 3, which encompasses a large area of North Central Florida. Yoho explains it’s a big week for agriculture on Capitol Hill and a good time for the Florida Farm Bureau delegation visit too. Click to read more about it, and to hear Congressman Yoho’s comments about Read the rest of this entry »
Farmers are being reminded Census of Agriculture surveys need to be returned by the end of this month, as Tyron Spearman has the details.
Taste or nutrition? Consumers are asking for more taste in their food. Everett Griner tells us what is being done to get it there.
The Senate Ag Committee has officially released their 2013 Farm Bill draft and according to Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow, the bipartisan 2013 Farm Bill represents the most significant reform of American agriculture policy in decades.