Government http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6041/more en Survey shows continued honey bee colony loss in Virginia http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/survey-shows-continued-honey-bee-colony-loss-virginia <div class="node-body article-body">Over last winter (between October 2013 and April 2014), 32.8 percent of managed honey bee colonies in Virginia died, according to the 8th annual national survey of honey bee colony losses conducted by the Bee Informed Partnership.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/survey-shows-continued-honey-bee-colony-loss-virginia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/survey-shows-continued-honey-bee-colony-loss-virginia#comments Government Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:26:00 +0000 107901 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Virginia&rsquo;s most recent winter colony losses also followed below-average temperatures in January, February, March and April 2014.</p> USDA Agricultural Research Service Learn the ABCs of MRLs with new online course http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/learn-abcs-mrls-new-online-course <div class="node-body article-body">The pesticide registration process – FIFRA – establishes acceptable pesticide residue levels for products approved in the U.S. Meanwhile, foreign governments are increasing oversight and testing of imported food for pesticide residues.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/learn-abcs-mrls-new-online-course" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/learn-abcs-mrls-new-online-course#comments Cotton Equipment Government Grains Livestock Management Markets Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables Pesticides Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:26:00 +0000 107601 at http://southeastfarmpress.com (Photos) The 2014 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmers of the Year http://southeastfarmpress.com/sunbelt-ag-expo/photos-2014-swisher-sweetssunbelt-expo-southeastern-farmers-year <div class="node-body gallery-body">Combined, the state winners of the 2014 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year program have 350 years of farming experience, with scores of farming generations before them to boot. From one of the largest growers in the state to a Vietnam veteran, from a meticulous weed warrior to even a ‘city’ boy, their backgrounds and farming operations vary across the board.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/sunbelt-ag-expo/photos-2014-swisher-sweetssunbelt-expo-southeastern-farmers-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/sunbelt-ag-expo/photos-2014-swisher-sweetssunbelt-expo-southeastern-farmers-year#comments Cotton Equipment Government Livestock Management Markets Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Sunbelt Ag Expo Tobacco Vegetables Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:17:00 +0000 107571 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Southeast could help ease burden of over-centralized production http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/southeast-could-help-ease-burden-over-centralized-production <div class="node-body blog-body">This is certainly not to suggest a wholesale relocation of the Corn Belt to the Southeast, but there’s potential here for some expansion of irrigation, while other regions of the country have clearly reached their limits. </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/southeast-could-help-ease-burden-over-centralized-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/southeast-could-help-ease-burden-over-centralized-production#comments Equipment Government Grains Management Miscellaneous Irrigation Farm Press Blog Mon, 14 Jul 2014 19:01:00 +0000 107081 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Immigration reform falls flat in the House and misses the floor http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/immigration-reform-falls-flat-house-and-misses-floor <div class="node-body article-body">Immigration reform again lost traction in Washington last week when the U.S. House Republican leadership decided not to bring an immigration reform bill to the House floor, putting the brakes on any near-term solutions.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/immigration-reform-falls-flat-house-and-misses-floor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/immigration-reform-falls-flat-house-and-misses-floor#comments Government Orchard Crops Vegetables Fruits Non-farm bill agriculture Vegetables Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:03:00 +0000 107521 at http://southeastfarmpress.com New Georgia law looks to protect fruit, vegetable growers dealing with brokers http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/new-georgia-law-looks-protect-fruit-vegetable-growers-dealing-brokers <div class="field-byline"> Georgia Farm Bureau </div> <div class="node-body article-body">HB 268 strengthens the existing “Dealer in Agricultural Products” law to provide an additional layer of protection for Georgia farmers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/new-georgia-law-looks-protect-fruit-vegetable-growers-dealing-brokers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/new-georgia-law-looks-protect-fruit-vegetable-growers-dealing-brokers#comments Government Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Vegetables Fruits Vegetables Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:36:00 +0000 107441 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>HB 268 strengthens the existing &ldquo;Dealer in Agricultural Products&rdquo; law to provide an additional layer of protection for Georgia farmers.</p> Day of Action on immigration reform http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/day-action-immigration-reform <div class="node-body article-body">On Wednesday, a coalition of leading business groups, including the American Farm Bureau Federation, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers launched a Day of Action for immigration reform.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/day-action-immigration-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/day-action-immigration-reform#comments Government Orchard Crops Vegetables American Farm Bureau Federation Wed, 09 Jul 2014 19:55:00 +0000 107431 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman says failure to act on immigration reform is not an option.</p> Pilot program: South American fresh fruit to go through Georgia port http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/pilot-program-south-american-fresh-fruit-go-through-georgia-port <div class="node-body article-body">The Port of Savannah will begin handling fruit from South America Sept. 1 that has undergone cold treatment, a process that prevents the transmission of agricultural pests.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/pilot-program-south-american-fresh-fruit-go-through-georgia-port" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/pilot-program-south-american-fresh-fruit-go-through-georgia-port#comments Government Orchard Crops Vegetables Fruits Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:27:00 +0000 107391 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Georgia Ports Authority/Stephen B. Morton Cotton amendment on Alabama's July 15 runoff ballot http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-amendment-alabamas-july-15-runoff-ballot <div class="field-byline"> Alabama Farmers Federation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The only amendment on Alabama's July 15 primary runoff ballot would allow the state's cotton farmers to decide if their current voluntary checkoff program should become automatic. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-amendment-alabamas-july-15-runoff-ballot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-amendment-alabamas-july-15-runoff-ballot#comments Cotton Government Markets Fiber Crops Tue, 08 Jul 2014 19:54:00 +0000 107371 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>THE ONLY AMENDMENT on the July 15 primary runoff ballot would allow Alabama&rsquo;s cotton farmers to decide if their current voluntary checkoff program should become automatic.&nbsp;The provision has wide support from the state&rsquo;s farming community, including the Alabama Cotton Commission, Cotton Incorporated and the Alabama Farmers Federation State Cotton Committee.<br /> &nbsp;</p> History of National Peanut Research Lab is told http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/history-national-peanut-research-lab-told <div class="field-byline"> Marshall Lamb, Research Director, National Peanut Research Laboratory </div> <div class="node-body article-body">THE NATIONAL PEANUT Research Laboratory in Dawson, Ga., has been serving the U.S. peanut industry since 1969, when a dedication ceremony marked the opening of the facility.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/history-national-peanut-research-lab-told" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/history-national-peanut-research-lab-told#comments Government Miscellaneous Peanuts Peanuts USDA Wed, 02 Jul 2014 18:53:00 +0000 106591 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>THE NATIONAL PEANUT Research Laboratory in Dawson, Ga., has been serving the U.S. peanut industry since 1969.</p>