Daily Harvest -- 9/29/2016
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FARM & RURAL POLICY
Agri-Pulse Daybreak for Sept. 29, 2016
- (Audio) Congress clears stopgap spending bill; House approves water bill; CFTC nominees clear hurdle; Senate OKs seed treaty; objections to change estate tax rules; Rice producers like disaster accounts; USDA grants for local farms, poor neighborhoods
Agri-Pulse: House clears WRDA bill in contrast to Senate version
- (Audio) Waterways Council CEO Mike Toohey says there is more recognition in Congress of the importance of improvements in waterways infrastructure. But the House bill is different than the Senate version.
Agri-Pulse: New study: Glyphosate not carcinogenic
- (Subscriber only) Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup weed killer and the most widely used herbicide in the world, is unlikely to pose a carcinogenic risk to humans, according to a new study.
Agri-Pulse: House passes $5 billion water projects bill
- The House approved a $5 billion water infrastructure bill Wednesday, setting the stage for negotiations with the Senate on a compromise version that can be passed after the election.
Agri-Pulse: Judge OKs class action in Syngenta corn litigation
- Hundreds of thousands of corn growers may participate in a class-action lawsuit against Syngenta for selling genetically modified seed with a trait that had not been approved by China, a federal judge has ruled.
Agri-Pulse: Bayer won't pursue court appeal of Belt cancellation
- Bayer CropScience has decided to drop any further attempts to challenge cancellation of its registration for the insecticide flubendiamide, which it had sold under the trade name Belt.
Agri-Pulse: House approves rural phone quality measure
- NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association is applauding the House of Representatives for passing the Communications Act Update Act of 2016, which includes provisions to combat problems of telephone calls failing to complete to rural areas.
The Oklahoman: Nuisance arguments heard in Oklahoma wind farm case
- The fate of a nuisance case against an Oklahoma wind farm is up to a federal judge after a hearing this week.
Biodiesel Magazine: NYC passes legislation to increase biodiesel in heating oil
- The city of New York has taken another significant step in reducing the region’s carbon footprint by passing legislation Sept. 28 that incrementally displaces 20 percent of the heating oil sold within the city with cleaner-burning, sustainable biodiesel.
Bloomberg: Americans Pumping Record Amounts of Ethanol in Their Gasoline
- Ethanol is taking a bigger slice of American gas tanks.
FOOD & NUTRITION
The Nation: 6.8 Million Teenagers Are Food-Insecure
- Young adults are increasingly victims of a failing economy that is leaving them starving.
British Airways ditches free meals on short-haul flights for M&S food
- Economy class passengers will now have to pay for snacks, but business fliers will retain complimentary menu
Some Low-Income Kids Face a ‘Nutrition Gap’ Before Starting School
- A new study shows that thousands of children experience food insecurity in the year between aging out of WIC benefits and starting school, where they can receive free or reduced-cost lunch.
TRADE & INTERNATIONAL
Reuters: Monsanto ally Novozymes sees opportunity, risk in Bayer merger
- Novozymes, already grappling with the consequences of low oil and crop prices, is watching anxiously to see what Bayer's purchase of Monsanto will mean for the Danish group's ties with its key agricultural partner.
EurActiv.com: German agriculture: Short-term crisis management or long-term strategy?
- Numerous agricultural crises in Germany have made life difficult for the Agriculture Ministry lately, especially in light of much-needed structural changes to the sector.
How We Made it In Africa: The business of agriculture: Gaps, constraints and opportunities in Nigeria
- Feed Africa aims to drive transformation by prioritising selected agricultural commodities and agro-ecological zones in order to achieve self-sufficiency in commodities such as rice, wheat, fish, palm oil and cassava; and move up the value chain in key export-oriented commodities, including cocoa, coffee, cotton and cashew.
Chicago Tribune: Commentary: TPP is good for America
- In this opinion piece, the chair and vice chair of the President's Export Council write that the TPP is being held hostage to the most divisive presidential campaign in memory.
BBC: Farm subsidies: Payment to billionaire prince sparks anger
- The Newmarket farm of Khalid Abdullah al Saud - owner of the legendary horse Frankel - is among the top 100 recipients of EU farm grants in the UK, according to a “subsidy reform” effort led by Greenpeace.
CONSERVATION, ENVIRONMENT & WILDLIFE
Huffington Post: Farm Animals Actually Eat People’s Leftovers — And It’s Good For The Planet
- The age-old practice of feeding food scraps to animals is making a comeback.
Honolulu Civil Beat: 49 Species Added To Endangered List
- All but one of these species, the band-rumped storm petrel, are found exclusively in Hawaii, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Wednesday.
KXAN.com: Improving Texas’ ocelot population with wildlife crossings
- To protect Texas’ endangered population of ocelots and other animals, special wildlife corridors are currently being built along a major highway to make sure the animals can travel without being hit by vehicles.
FARM LABOR & IMMIGRATION
Agri-Pulse: Opinion: AGree sees opportunities to secure a stable, legal workforce for U.S. agriculture
- There is reason to believe that we can move beyond the current political impasse and find solutions to address the need for foreign-born labor in U.S. agriculture.
Auburn Pub: USDA's Northeast farm labor survey coming in October
- More than 1,400 farmers in the Northeast will be receiving surveys next month from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service asking about their use of hired labor.
Washington Post: Amid immigration debate, new border chief seeks to turn around beleaguered force
- The man who would be in charge of guarding a wall with Mexico if Donald Trump is elected president isn’t so sure the strategy would keep undocumented immigrants out.
Bismarck Tribune: Harvest heroes: Wheatland farmer is 400th to be helped by Farm Rescue
- The organization helps farmers plant, hay or harvest when their families are dealing with serious injuries, illnesses or natural disasters.
FruitNet.com: 'Digital future' for farming
- Digitalization, insects and 3D food printing will shape tomorrow’s industry according to a presentation at GlobalGAP Summit.
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