Government en Greening: Florida citrus not viable by 2019, models predict <div class="node-body article-body">Estimated 80 percent to 90 percent of Florida is either infected or is going to be infected by citrus greening, and some in the industry say 100 percent of the state’s citrus crop could well be infected.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Orchard Crops Citrus Tue, 19 Jul 2016 17:31:00 +0000 121131 at University of Florida Senate passes Roberts-Stabenow GMO labeling bill, preempts Vermont's <div class="node-body article-body">Congress moved a step closer to providing a uniform method of labeling foods containing genetically-modified or GMO ingredients and eliminating a potential “patch-work quilt” of state labeling laws such as the one passed in Vermont last year.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Grains Soybeans Legislation Fri, 08 Jul 2016 17:55:00 +0000 120991 at Remembering US ag roots on Independence Day <div class="field-byline"> Farm Policy Facts </div> <div class="node-body article-body">An astute observer will notice peppered throughout Washington, D.C. subtle reminders of how much the Founders and other leaders of our nation valued and appreciated agriculture. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Soybeans Government Fri, 01 Jul 2016 12:13:00 +0000 120851 at <p>Apotheosis of Washington</p> Georgia-based video shows ag labor now a major problem facing US farmers <div class="field-byline"> American Farm Bureau Federation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A new video produced by the American Farm Bureau Federation shines a spotlight on the frustrations of the nation’s farmers in finding workers to harvest their crops. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Orchard Crops Vegetables Fruits Regulations Vegetables Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:50:00 +0000 120831 at Attempt to grow wheat a violation of Clean Water Act, judge says <div class="field-byline"> Gary Baise, Penton Ag/Farm Futures </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Judge Kimberly Mueller on June 10 in the U.S. Eastern District Court of California found that John Duarte, a nursery operator and wheat farmer, plowed wetlands four to six inches deep, and therefore violated the Clean Water Act.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Grains Management Regulations Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:42:00 +0000 120821 at Workshops planned to help South Carolina farmers get flood aid <div class="field-byline"> Scott Miller, Clemson University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Educational workshops planned for farmers throughout South Carolina to help them apply for flood assistance under the South Carolina Farm Aid Grant Program.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Government Management Peanuts Soybeans Seminars Flooding Wed, 29 Jun 2016 20:10:00 +0000 120801 at <p><span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">The South Carolina General Assembly approved $40 million in state aid for farmers who suffered losses from last October&rsquo;s historic flood. Farmers can apply for grants covering 20 percent of their crop loss up to $100,000. Applications must be postmarked by Aug. 15.</span></p> Jonathan Windham/Clemson University 4 things to know about Panama Canal expansion opening <div class="node-body article-body">The Panama Canal expansion, which has been touted for what it will do for global trade, opened officially June 26 when a Chinese megaship successfully eased through the manmade canal.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Equipment Government Managing the Margins Soybeans Import and Export Soybean Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:07:00 +0000 120721 at The problem with this farm-related program will never be solved <div class="node-body blog-body">My first year as a farm reporter was 1997, the same year I did my first story on the pitfalls and bureaucratic mishaps of the federal H-2A agricultural worker program. And 19 years later, nothing has changed.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Government Orchard Crops Vegetables American Farm Bureau Federation Fruits Legislation Management Vegetables Farm Press Blog Wed, 22 Jun 2016 16:24:00 +0000 120671 at Call for surge in research funding as US farm production loses to China <div class="node-body article-body">Thirteen prominent research institutions in the United States have joined the SoAR Foundation in calling for a surge in federal support of food and agricultural science.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government USDA Wed, 15 Jun 2016 19:53:00 +0000 120561 at <p>Rodolphe Barrangou and his team at North Carolina State University are &nbsp;using CRISPR gene editing technology to trace the precise routes that foodborne pathogens take from production facilities to consumers.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> North Carolina State University Sustainable agriculture will be a process, not a revolution <div class="field-byline"> National Corn Growers Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Sustainability is the leading agricultural challenge of the 21st century because feeding, fueling and clothing 9 billion people will take new practices, new data collection and management and stronger connections to consumers.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Government Grains Peanuts Soybeans Precision Farming Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:07:00 +0000 120531 at