In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we have a story concerning the various issues of importance to cotton growers in Washington, we look at new technology for the oyster industry which can help fisheries across the Gulf Cost, and have a story about how chicken wings are Super Bowl winners.
THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, January 30, 2015………. Money that Florida voters want to use for land and water conservation efforts would go into a single trust fund under a new Senate proposal, but lawmakers are still weeks away from deciding how they will use the money.
Sen. Charlie Dean, an Inverness Republican who chairs the Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee, filed a series of bills Friday that would designate a trust fund within the Read the rest of this entry »
Americans love to eat chicken. Cathy Isom reports in an effort to curb foodborne illnesses related to chicken and poultry such as Salmonella, the USDA is proposing new contamination safety standards the processors will need to meet.
Can Florida’s two largest industries be put together to produce a hybrid economic engine for the state? The University of Florida thinks so and already has efforts underway, as their Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources Dr. Jack Payne explains.
The annual appropriations process is underway in the new Congress and Vice President of Washington Operations for the National Cotton Council, Reece Langley, explains how this process affects agriculture.
We’ve heard how the debate in Congress over giving the President Trade Promotion Authority may be a hard fought debate. Various agricultural organizations have come out encouraging Congress to do this, including the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. Their President, Bob McCan from Victoria, Texas, talks about the importance of Trade Promotion Authority in negotiating the current round of free trade talks.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture reminds producers that today, January 30, is the deadline to apply for financial assistance through the Livestock Indemnity Program for losses suffered from October 2011 through Read the rest of this entry »
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the manufacturers of the insecticide methomyl have agreed to cancel some uses and limit use on certain crops to reduce risks to drinking water. From 1995 to 2013, exposure from food to carbamates, which Read the rest of this entry »
One of the guest speakers during the Georgia Cotton Commission’s 8th annual meeting held this week in Tifton was National Cotton Council’s Washington representative John Maquire. He said trade was going to be one of the focuses this year for the Cotton Council, but he also gave cotton producers an update on the various other issues they will be dealing with this year.
The Redlands Christian Migrant Association provides quality child care and early education for children of migrant farm workers and rural, low-income families throughout Florida. Gary Cooper recently caught up with Mike Stuart, President of Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association, who gave us an update on this unique Florida program.
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