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Biotechnology Organization Lists Farm Bill Priorities

Dan Agri-Business, Biotechnology, Farm Bill, Legislative, This Land of Ours

Farm Bill priorities for the biotech industry. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) says the next Farm Bill offers opportunities to invest in long-term food security, climate resiliency, and growing the national bio-economy. The group has submitted recommendations to the agriculture committees in both chambers of Congress as they work on writing the …

National Biobased Products Day

USDA Celebrates First National Biobased Products Day

Dan Biotechnology, This Land of Ours

The USDA celebrates the first National Biobased Products Day. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Department Also Announces BioPreferred® Program “Excellence in Procurement” Award Winners for 2022 (USDA/WASHINGTON, March 8, 2023) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) kicked off the inaugural National Biobased Products Day and highlighted the accomplishments of people and organizations working to improve sustainability within …

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Corn Growers Praise Biden Officials for Stance on Biotech Corn

Dan Agri-Business, Biotechnology, Corn, Exports/Imports, Field Crops, National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), This Land of Ours, Trade

Some national praise from the National Corn Growers Association. That’s Coming up on This Land of Ours. The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) praised the Biden administration for issuing an official rejection of a recent proposed compromise from Mexico on biotech corn imports into the country. The development came during a meeting between Mexican officials and U.S. Department of Agriculture’s …

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NCBA Disappointed with White House Biotechnology Executive Order

Dan Beef, Biotechnology, Cattle, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA)

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) expressed disappointment Tuesday over an Executive Order announced last week. The White House last week released the Executive Order on Advancing Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Innovation for a Sustainable, Safe, and Secure American Bioeconomy. NCBA President Don Schiefelbein says, “Unfortunately, we are extremely disappointed that this Executive Order also addresses fake meat production under the …

Alabama Poultry and Egg Association

Alabama Poultry Producers Urged to Practice Strict Bio-Security

Dan Alabama, Avian Influenza, Biotechnology, Poultry

There have been various reports the past few weeks about Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), mostly in in the Midwest and Northern parts of the country. But none-the-less, the Alabama Poultry and Egg Association is keeping a close eye on these disease reports. Their CEO, Johnny Adams, told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman so far it’s not spreading from farm to farm due to good …


NIFA Invests Over $5.4M in Bio-based Products Research

Dan Biofuels/Energy, Biotechnology, Research, USDA-NIFA

The Department of Agriculture Wednesday announced $5.4 million in bioprocessing, bioengineering, biofuels and biobased products research investments through the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). They recently awarded $4.8 million for 12 Bioprocessing and Bioengineering grants under NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, and more than $600,000 for six Biofuels and Biobased Products grants under NIFA’s Small Business Innovation …


Expanding the Audience for Defend the Flock

Dan Biotechnology, Poultry

The poultry industry is big business in both Alabama and Georgia. And according to a story from Rod Bain, the growing number of poultry producers in our nation also means an increased awareness effort in biosecurity measures, with a focus on new and young growers.


Citrus Australia Focuses on Biosecurity

Dan Biotechnology, Citrus, International

Citrus Australia recently applauded the federal government’s additional investment in national biosecurity and stated that it will seek an opportunity for additional dialogue on enhancing plant biosecurity. The government announced $400 million in funding to enhance biosecurity over a four-year period. According to Citrus Australia, citrus exports alone are worth $500 million to the national economy annually. A pest incursion has …


Secretary Perdue Comments on MOU on Animal Biotechnology

Dan Biotechnology, Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock, USDA

(USDA) — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement after signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the Assistant Secretary for Health and Head of the Public Health Service Admiral Brett Giroir, M.D., establishing a regulatory environment at the Department of Agriculture for agricultural animal biotechnology innovation: “Today’s Memorandum of Understanding clears a path to bring our regulatory framework into …


Regulations for Future Oversight of Animal Ag Biotechnology

Dan Biotechnology, Cattle, Dairy, Livestock

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will soon have oversight of parts of federal regulations regarding food and fiber animals modified or produced by genetic engineering. Rod Bain has the story.   Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, Greg Ibach, discusses the history of federal animal biotechnology regulatory oversight, leading up to a recent announcement of USDA taking over …