We told you last week that after a 13-year ban on U.S. beef, China announced it will begin accepting U.S. beef from animals less than 30 months of age. But according to a report from Joe Schuele, this has been a long process and important steps still remain.
Rankings by American Farmland Trust show Florida and Virginia are home to the top five farmers markets in the nation. In announcing the rankings, Susan Sink of American Farmland Trust said “farmers markets are critical for new and beginning farmers.”
In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we look at how the major Presidential candidates feel about WOTUS, that a 13-year ban on U.S. beef exports to China is ending, why cotton growers are being reminded to “Keep it Clean”, a new record for peanut exports, Read the rest of this entry »
With the potential Bayer-Monsanto merger becoming more of a reality, many farmers have expressed serious concerns with the amount of consolidation within the seed and crop protection industry. Craig Brown, the National Cotton Council’s vice president of producer affairs, said it’s been following not only this merger, but others in the industry.
As peanut harvest continues across the Southeast, there are already questions as to how many peanuts will be needed for the 2017 marketing year. Tyron Spearman discusses some of the thoughts being discussed in the industry.
During a recent Senate Agriculture Committee hearing, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack suggested some actions, either in an appropriations bill or the next farm bill, to help USDA help dairy producers.
The Presidential candidates are split when it comes to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the U.S. rule. This week, Democratic candidate Hilary Clinton told Farm Futures she supports the rule that seeks to clarify the types of water the EPA can regulate under the Clean Water Act. Read the rest of this entry »
American Farmland Trust Reveals Top Ranked Farmers Markets in America
Wednesday marked the end of American Farmland Trust’s annual summer-long Farmers Market Celebration ? an effort to encourage shoppers across the nation to endorse their local farmers market as ?Best in Class,? rallying support for local farms and family farmers. Read the rest of this entry »
A unique new sponsor targeting Florida citrus growers will result in broadcast “from location” in Italy (AgNet Media, Inc., Gainesville, FL, September 29, 2016) The annual October citrus crop forecast from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will be broadcast live for the 22nd consecutive year, at noon on Wednesday, October 12, […]
By: Ernie Neff Mexican fruit flies were a major nuisance to Dale Murden this spring. “As a fresh fruit grower in south Texas, I have to say Mexican fruit fly is our biggest worry,” the citrus grower and president of Texas Citrus Mutual said. The fruit flies infested Texas’ three-county (Cameron, Hidalgo and Willacy) citrus […]