Daily Harvest -- 10/19/2016
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FARM & RURAL POLICY
Agri-Pulse Daybreak for Oct. 19, 2016
- (Audio) Farm Foundation candidate forum; Produce chief, Vilsack invited to final state dinner; Vilsack’s ‘food group’; Ryan blasts Obama for easing restrictions on Cuba; Russian conflict takes toll on Ukrainian dairy farmers; size may matter - when it comes to spices; putting China trade case in perspective.
Agri-Pulse: Grassley signals support for GIPSA rules
- (Audio) The Department of Agriculture is moving forward with proposed changes that would change livestock marketing regulations, and a key Senate Republican says he's supportive of their efforts.
Agri-Pulse: Kaine votes run afoul of farm policy critics
- Tim Kaine's Senate votes on trade, crop insurance and catfish inspection put the Democratic vice presidential candidate at odds with critics of U.S. farm and food policy, according to a congressional scorecard released Monday.
Agri-Pulse: Meet the Farmhands: Mike Torrey, Michael Torrey Associates
- (Video) After a few stops around Washington, Mike Torrey decided to start his own government relations firm. A little more than a decade later, he talks with Agri-Pulse about his time in town and what he's learned along the way.
Agri-Pulse: National Bioenergy Day: turning waste into value
- (Subscription only) National Bioenergy Day, Oct.19 is a showcase for a nationwide network of biomass facilities producing heat, electricity and byproducts from woody biomass and agricultural waste.
iTech Post: Scientists Accidentally Discovered How To Convert CO2 Into Useful Ethanol
- A new research has discovered a way of turning CO2 into useful ethanol.
Grub Street: New Jersey Has a Bold Plan to Turn Supermarket Food Waste Into Energy
- A new proposal by Jersey lawmakers is poised to make the Garden State a serious player in the food-waste fight.
Press Telegram: Ports plan for future zero-emission goal with cleaner, safer energy
- After years of pressure from environmentalist and the community to become a greener and cleaner port, the nation’s busiest cargo complex is developing plans to create a stand-alone, zero-emission energy source.
FOOD & NUTRITION
Agri-Pulse: Voluntary reduction targets for salt get raves, jeers
- (Subscription only) The Food and Drug Administration's proposed voluntary guidance for salt intake drew praise from public health advocates, who said reducing the amount of salt in American's diets will save lives. The Salt Institute and defenders of sodium say the guidance is unwise.
Futurism: New Soybean Nitrogen Breakthrough Could Change Food Industry
- Washington State University biologist Mechthild Tegeder has designed a way to increase the plant produce, yielding up to 36 percent more seeds.
The Jakarta Post: Getting ready to tackle 'superbugs' on farms, food
- By mid-2017, governments must already have put in place national strategies for tackling AMR and AMU in their food and agricultural sectors.
TRADE & INTERNATIONAL
CBC News: Haiti's future food supply at risk in wake of Hurricane Matthew
- Devastated crops, livestock will take years to recover.
Queensland Country Life: Fostering beef partnership with Indonesia
- Three hundred Australian cattle have arrived at the first partner site in South Kalimantan, Indonesia, as part of the Indonesia –Australia Commercial Cattle Breeding Program.
All Africa: Africa: Young Agripreneurs Making Farming Cool
- With more than fifty per cent of employment in Africa coming from the agriculture sector, youth are expected to have a strong role to play in agricultural development.
The Financial Express: India, US meeting to discuss trade, investments
- India and the US will review the progress achieved on the issues related to agriculture, trade, promotion of investment in manufacturing and IPR in a two-day meeting.
CONSERVATION, ENVIRONMENT & WILDLIFE
Care2: Conservationists Are Creating Wildlife-Friendly Habitats Everywhere, and We Can Help
- As development expands in many cities, conservationists are urging us to focus on solutions to help wildlife in our own yards and the public spaces we share.
Phys.org: Bushmeat hunting threatens mammal populations and ecosystems, poses food security threat
- The ongoing decline of more than 300 species of animals is having significant environmental impacts and posing a food security threat for millions of people in Asia, Africa and South America, according to the first global assessment of the hunting and trapping of terrestrial mammals.
The Washington Post: Court mandates new recovery plan for Mexican gray wolves
- Federal wildlife officials are now under a court order to update a decades-old recovery plan for the endangered Mexican gray wolf.
The Washington Post: Falconers hired to discourage other birds from eating crops
- Frustrated growers tired of seeing wild birds devastate their fruit crops are turning to raptors to patrol their fields, orchards and vineyards.
FARM LABOR & IMMIGRATION
The Atlantic: Immigration in America Is Not Broken
- Documentary explores the disconnect between national political rhetoric on immigration and the realities in migrant communities.
KPC News: Farm fatality summary highlights trends, continued danger in ag
- Tractor and farm machinery accidents continue to be the most commonly reported cause of fatal injury, with overturned tractors accounting for 39 percent of deaths in 2015.
Crow River Media: Staying safe during harvest season
- Most farm accidents can be prevented if proper precautions have been taken.
USA Today: If Batman drove a farm tractor, this would be it
- Case IH will showcase its autonomous, or driverless, tractor concept at the National FFA convention in Indianapolis.
Buffalo Reflex: Agricultural policy in the 2016 election and its affect on farmers
- Skeletons from ancient settlements in the Near East are providing answers about how agriculture, and society, arose.
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