“Farmer Identity Protection Act” Congressional bill looks to to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from releasing agricultural producers’ private information into the public domain, which EPA has done in the past.
Wheat maturity varies across much of the South due to the wide range of planting dates seen each fall in the region, but maturity is skipping along and much of the crop will soon be hitting the cut-off stage for herbicides. Some fields are already at that stage.
The 2014 farm bill provides nearly $4 billion in funding for programs that benefit U.S. fruit and vegetable production, including block grants, research, pest and disease mitigation, nutrition and trade.
Under the Affordable Care Act, employer responsibility provision will generally apply to larger firms with 100 or more full-time employees starting in 2015 and employers with 50 or more full-time employees starting in 2016.
Seventy-three U.S. House representatives sent a letter to President Barack Obama and asked him to work with Congress to address the current propane market supply issue causing shortages across the United States.
The Center for Pecan Innovation working with scientists at University of Georgia to create new pecan products and plans to coordinate with food companies interested in developing new uses for pecan pieces, oil and meal.