Growing Matters: Protect Bees, Environment and the Applicators Themselves

Taylor Hillman Growing Matters, Pollinators, Sponsored Content

Companies spend a lot of time developing product labels. “The companies that make the crop protection products work very hard to make them right,” Valent USA’s Senior Field R&D Scientist Craig Campbell said. “I work on labels, they are there as the most important guide for a grower, an applicator or anyone using a pesticide.” In the latest episode of …


Growing Matters: ‘Four Rs’ Protects Bees, Keeps Efficacy and Saves Money

Taylor Hillman Growing Matters, Pollinators, Sponsored Content

Industry leaders recommend the ‘Four Rs’ as a guide for applicators and producers. The guidelines are critical for protecting pollinators, retaining product efficacy and ultimately saving the producer money. In the latest episode of the BeSure! campaign from the Growing Matters Coalition, Syngenta’s Agronomic Service Representative Garrett Gilcrease said the ‘Four R’s’ include the right place, right time, right rate and …

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Growing Matters: BeSure About Applications by Following Labels

Taylor Hillman Growing Matters, News from Our Sponsors

The Growing Matters Coalition is kicking off its 2021 BeSure campaign that reinforces practical stewardship practices. “(The campaign) is to remind growers and applicators of some simple steps that they can take to ensure pesticides don’t harm pollinators and other wildlife,” Valent USA Sustainability & Stewardship Manager Leslie Garcia said. One of the ways the industry can achieve this is by remembering …

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April Red Meat Exports Weather Production Challenges, Economic Headwinds

Taylor Hillman Beef, Livestock, Pork

April proved to be a solid month for U.S. beef and pork exports despite COVID-19 related interruptions in production and trade. U.S. Meat Export Federation President and CEO Dan Halstrom says, “despite these significant headwinds, global demand for U.S. beef and pork remained strong.” Beef exports were below last April’s large totals but still topped $600 million in value. Pork …

Carbon Markets

Growing Climate Solutions Act Promotes Farmer Engagement with Carbon Market

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The bipartisan Growing Climate Solutions Act that was recently introduced is aimed at addressing climate change concerns by supporting more participation in carbon markets.  The bill would establish a certification program to be administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide more efficiency and transparency to the process of carbon trading. Several agricultural industry groups including the American …

Growing Chia in Your Home Garden

Taylor Hillman Features, This Land of Ours

Chia has become incredibly popular due to its myriad health benefits and the sheer number of recipes the seeds can be used for. The seeds are high in Omega-3 and fiber and can be added to cakes and muffins, yogurt, desserts, drinks, and many other dishes. The best thing about Chia is how easily they germinate and grow. Chia are …

How to Get Rid of a Gnat Problem

Taylor Hillman Features, This Land of Ours

Gnats may be invading your home for several reasons:  food spills, over-watered grass, pipes leaking under the sink, garbage cans, or windows or vents with condensation. And once you have a single gnat, it can be hard to get rid of them because they breed so infrequently.  But there is a simple solution and one without chemicals. Create a trap …


Budget Discussed in Georgia Legislature

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Week two of the 2020 session for the Georgia General Assembly was mostly about the budget. Georgia Agribusiness Council (GAC) President, Will Bentley, looks at a few of the budget issues, and how some of those will affect various aspects of agriculture in the state. To keep track of activities during the 2020 Legislative Session and to learn more about …

The Navigable Waters Protection Rule – A New Definition of WOTUS

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At an event at the National Association of Home Builders International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works R.D. James will announce a new, clear definition for “waters of the United States.” With the Navigable Waters Protection Rule, the EPA and the Department of the Army …


Florida Ag Hall of Fame Tickets on Sale

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The 41st annual Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame banquet will be held on Feb. 11 in the Special Events Center at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. Tickets are now on sale. Ray Hodge, with the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame Foundation, told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman that there are three inductees this year. Tickets are $75 per person, and …