President Obama's executive action to protect up to 5 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally from deportation doesn’t address the issue of an agricultural workforce. Growers still need a solution to help them gain access to a stable and secure workforce.
North Carolina has launched a new economic development platform naming the state as the “AgBio [sphere], the complete ecosystem for ag biotechnology” that seeks to educate prospective agricultural biotechnology ventures about North Carolina’s ag biotech assets while streamlining market entry for research and business interests.
Whole-Farm Revenue Protection is a new policy called for in the 2014 Farm Bill and developed by the Risk Management Agency that will allow farmers to insure all of their crops, livestock, and nursery and greenhouse crops for a revenue loss with a single policy.
Cotton Incorporated's Crop Management Seminar starts Nov. 12 in Tifton, Ga., and will include sessions on weeds, pests, water and updates on technology growers can use to help their 2015 bottom lines look a bit better.
A new partnership between federal agencies looks to invest more money into the restoration of the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem in response to impacts as a result of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill.
Georgia Farm Services was ordered to pay more than $310,000 in damages and attorneys’ fees for selling 15 bags of AGSouth’s AGS 2000 wheat seed without the required markings and without appropriate permission from AGSouth.
As harvest grabs time and attention this fall, farmers need to remember some important dates in regard to the new farm bill as windows of time will soon open to sign up for key new programs such as Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage, along with opportunity to update yield and base histories.
The Virginia Soybean Association in cooperation with Virginia Cooperative Extension have announced the 2014 Virginia Soybean Yield Contest, according to David Holshouser, Virginia Tech Extension agronomist.
The United States and Brazil have settled their decade-old cotton dispute in the World Trade Organization. Under the new agreement, Brazil will terminate the cotton case, giving up its rights to countermeasures against U.S. trade or any further proceedings in the dispute and will bring no new WTO actions against U.S. cotton support programs while the current U.S. Farm Bill is in force.
After allotting base, farmers can now choose between options offered through Agricultural Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs, the main risk management programs of the 2014 Farm Bill commodity farm safety net.
With the USDA action, the ball now goes to the Environmental Protection Agency for registration of Enlist Duo herbicide, the companion herbicide to the Enlist traits. Approval for Enlist Duo is expected in the near future.