Government http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6041/more en GMO labeling: Advocates like transparency, opponents dislike the cost http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/gmo-labeling-advocates-transparency-opponents-dislike-cost <div class="node-body article-body">The panelists for a discussion on “is GMO labeling a nightmare or a boon” at the North Carolina Agriculture and Biotechnology Summit held Nov. 18 in Raleigh included those who see the need for mandatory GMO labeling and those who are opposed to the idea.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/gmo-labeling-advocates-transparency-opponents-dislike-cost" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/gmo-labeling-advocates-transparency-opponents-dislike-cost#comments Cotton Government Grains Management Markets Peanuts Soybeans Vegetables Precision Farming Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:04:00 +0000 110801 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Panelists discussing &ldquo;is GMO labeling a nightmare or a boon&rdquo; during the North Carolina Agriculture and Biotechnology Summit at North Carolina State University in Raleighn Nov. 18 were from left Scott Faber, Michael Hansen, Bo Stone, Kevin Folta and Phil Miller.</p> What’s new in Farm Bill other than commodity programs? http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/what-s-new-farm-bill-other-commodity-programs <div class="node-body article-body">“For ‘next-generation’ farmers and ranchers, which is how the bill refers to beginning farmers, the new legislation provides $100 million for the Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development program to facilitate farmland transition to the next generation of farmers."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/what-s-new-farm-bill-other-commodity-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/what-s-new-farm-bill-other-commodity-programs#comments Government Management Markets Farm Bill 2012 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:46:00 +0000 110511 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>IN THE AREA of conservation, the new Farm Bill consolidates conservation programs for more flexibility, accountability and adaptability at the local level.&nbsp;</p> Program offers more disaster coverage for fruit, vegetables and other specialty crops http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/program-offers-more-disaster-coverage-fruit-vegetables-and-other-specialty-crops <div class="node-body article-body">The new options provide greater coverage for losses when natural disasters affect specialty crops such as vegetables, fruits, mushrooms, floriculture, ornamental nursery, aquaculture, turf grass, ginseng, honey, syrup, and energy crops.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/program-offers-more-disaster-coverage-fruit-vegetables-and-other-specialty-crops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/program-offers-more-disaster-coverage-fruit-vegetables-and-other-specialty-crops#comments Government Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Vegetables Government Crop Fruits Vegetables Mon, 15 Dec 2014 23:42:00 +0000 111051 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>With the new Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program, producers can now choose higher levels of coverage, up to 65 percent of their expected production at 100 percent of the average market price.</p> Watch marketing year average price to help farm bill decisions http://southeastfarmpress.com/watch-marketing-year-average-price-help-farm-bill-decisions <div class="node-body link-body">Everyone says the 2014 farm bill is complicated, and part of the reason it’s complicated is the number of choices farmers have when they sign up for its provisions. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, says Texas A&M University’s Joe Outlaw.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://southeastfarmpress.com/site-files/southeastfarmpress.com/files/cotton_harvest.gif?1418409403" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/watch-marketing-year-average-price-help-farm-bill-decisions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Government Peanuts Soybeans Fri, 12 Dec 2014 18:31:00 +0000 111021 at http://southeastfarmpress.com NIFA chief calls global population growth a “wicked problem” http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/nifa-chief-calls-global-population-growth-wicked-problem <div class="field-byline"> North Carolina State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Calling a booming world population “the mother of all wicked problems,” National Institute of Food and Agriculture Director Sonny Ramaswamy called upon North Carolina State University and other institutions to deliver on a promise.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/nifa-chief-calls-global-population-growth-wicked-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/nifa-chief-calls-global-population-growth-wicked-problem#comments Government Management Miscellaneous Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:36:00 +0000 110901 at http://southeastfarmpress.com It's time to get back to the business of governing http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/its-time-get-back-business-governing <div class="node-body blog-body">One thing this particular Congress and others that immediately preceded it have done especially well is to make plenty of symbolic gestures. For example, do you remember the specifics of the debate that delayed the new Farm Bill? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/its-time-get-back-business-governing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/its-time-get-back-business-governing#comments Government Miscellaneous Election Farm Press Blog Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:20:00 +0000 110491 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Farm bill educational meetings to be held across Georgia in December http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/farm-bill-educational-meetings-be-held-across-georgia-december <div class="field-byline"> Clint Thompson, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Farm bill meetings are set for Tifton and Bainbridge Monday, Dec. 15; Dawson and Quitman Tuesday, Dec. 16; Vidalia and Waynesboro Wednesday, Dec. 17; Cartersville and Hull Thursday, Dec. 18; and Alma Friday, Dec. 19. Registration is required, but there is no cost for participants. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/farm-bill-educational-meetings-be-held-across-georgia-december" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/farm-bill-educational-meetings-be-held-across-georgia-december#comments Cotton Government Miscellaneous Peanuts Farm Bill 2012 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:07:00 +0000 110881 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Rural roads: Kentucky Farm Bureau sets 2015 legislative priorities http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/rural-roads-kentucky-farm-bureau-sets-2015-legislative-priorities <div class="field-byline"> Kentucky Farm Bureau </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“The safe and timely transportation of our farm commodities is important to our farm economy and rural communities,” said KFB President Mark Haney. “It is vital that the state has sufficient resources to maintain our roads and bridges.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/rural-roads-kentucky-farm-bureau-sets-2015-legislative-priorities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/rural-roads-kentucky-farm-bureau-sets-2015-legislative-priorities#comments Government Miscellaneous Equipment & Supplies Tue, 09 Dec 2014 15:18:00 +0000 110831 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Georgia Ag Forecast to be held across the state Jan. 14-23 http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/georgia-ag-forecast-be-held-across-state-jan-14-23 <div class="field-byline"> J. Merritt Melancon, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">From new varieties to new technologies and markets, the University of Georgia’s team of agricultural economists will provide valuable insights into what 2015 will hold for agriculture, the state’s largest industry, during the 2015 Georgia Ag Forecast. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/georgia-ag-forecast-be-held-across-state-jan-14-23" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/georgia-ag-forecast-be-held-across-state-jan-14-23#comments Cotton Government Grains Livestock Management Markets Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables Crops Finance Marketing and Promotion Thu, 04 Dec 2014 16:00:00 +0000 110741 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>The annual Ga. Ag Forecast series will be held Jan. 14-23 in Gainesville, Cartersville, Bainbridge, Lyons, Tifton and Macon. Registration for the series is now open.</p> A misguided call for a national food policy revolution http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/misguided-call-national-food-policy-revolution <div class="node-body blog-body">A Washington Post opinion piece titled “How a national food policy could save millions of American lives" is a misguided credo to the ills of U.S. food policies and a bad stab at understanding and explaining them. The article covers a lot of territory. We’ll just focus on where its ideas on ag are wrong.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/misguided-call-national-food-policy-revolution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/misguided-call-national-food-policy-revolution#comments Government Management Markets Miscellaneous Groups & Organizations Legislation Farm Press Blog Tue, 02 Dec 2014 16:39:00 +0000 110701 at http://southeastfarmpress.com