WTO Rules Against U.S. Sanctions on China

Clint Thompson Trade

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer was unhappy with a World Trade Organization (WTO) report that says U.S. actions to combat China’s widespread theft of American technology were inconsistent with WTO rules. Lighthizer says the WTO panel report confirms what the Trump Administration has been saying all along. “The WTO is completely inadequate to stop China’s harmful technology practices,” Lighthizer says. …

EPA Awards UGA’s Huang Nearly $1.6 Million for Pollutant Research

Clint Thompson Georgia

By Ashley N Biles for UGA CAES News The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded nearly $1.6 million in research funding to University of Georgia’s Jack Huang to research cost-effective treatments to remove per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from water, wastewater and biosolids to ensure safe water for drinking and agricultural application in rural areas. Huang, an associate professor …


Field Day Videos Available for Viewing on Commission Websites

Clint Thompson Cotton, Georgia, Georgia Cotton Commission, Peanuts

Georgia cotton growers and peanut producers who were not able to watch the virtual field day on Sept. 9 can view the video presentations on both the Georgia Cotton Commission website and the Georgia Peanut Commission website. The field day was held in collaboration by the Georgia Cotton Commission, Georgia Peanut Commission and University of Georgia (UGA) Extension. Specialists from …


Farmers, Nursery Growers Can Apply Now For State Coronavirus Assistance

Clint Thompson Alabama, Coronavirus

Alabama Farmers Federation By Jeff Helms MONTGOMERY, Ala., Sept. 15 — Alabama farmers and nursery growers negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic may begin applying for financial assistance through two programs administered by the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI).  The signups are part of the $26 million Alabama Agriculture Stabilization Program (AASP), which was funded with money received …


Farmer Plants Sunflowers as an Uplift During Pandemic

Dan Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

How a Wisconsin farmer decided to cheer everyone up during the Pandemic. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Scott Thompson and his family have been farming for 70 years in Kenosha County, Wisconsin. They offer anyone visiting their farm to freely pick their own Strawberries in the summer.  And, pick raspberries and pumpkins in the fall. When the …


Livestock Shelters Open in Alabama in Preparation for Hurricane Sally

Clint Thompson Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – In response to Hurricane Sally, the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) has been in contact with our partners to provide temporary sheltering facilities for evacuated livestock including horses and cattle. Animals moving in response to Hurricane Sally will be exempt from a certificate of veterinary inspection. The Garrett Coliseum located at 1295 Coliseum Blvd, Montgomery, …


Land Deals on Tap as Florida Cabinet Returns

Clint Thompson Florida

TALLAHASSEE — Spending more than $9 million to keep 5,200 acres across five counties from development and replacing the chief judge of the state Division of Administrative Hearings are on tap for the first in-person Florida Cabinet meeting in more than seven months. An agenda released Tuesday for the Sept. 22 meeting doesn’t include a request by Agriculture Commissioner Nikki …


U.S. Major Crop Production Estimates

Clint Thompson Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, USDA-NASS

Last Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released its latest estimates for the major row crops grown here in the U.S. Tyron Spearman has a look at more of those numbers for peanuts, corn, soybeans and cotton.


Alabama Agricultural Stabilization Program Continues

Clint Thompson Alabama, Coronavirus

Of the CARES Act Funds, $26 million were recently awarded to assist Alabama agriculture impacted by COVID-19, and the funding for the various programs is being funneled through the Alabama Agricultural Stabilization Program (AASP). Of the seven programs being funded, the application deadline for three programs is today, September 15. This includes meat processors, fruit and vegetable processors and catfish …

New Valent U.S.A. Excalia™ Fungicide Receives EPA Registration for Peanuts

Clint Thompson Peanuts

SAN RAMON, Calif., – Sept. 14, 2020 – Peanut growers now have a new defense against white mold with Excalia™ Fungicide from Valent U.S.A. With mounting pressure from soilborne pathogens, growers need effective tools to manage damaging diseases. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted federal registration of Excalia, which offers powerful white mold control, even under heavy pressure, to …