WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2017 - Hurricane Irma dealt a crushing blow to Florida’s orange crop, which is projected to be 54 million boxes, down 21 percent from last year, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service said today.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2017 - Early outreach to farmers and the development of business incubators dedicated to ag startups: Those were among the suggestions offered by entrepreneurs and their backers at a congressional hearing that looked at the potential for technology to transform agriculture.
WASHINGTON, Oct 5, 2017 – The Interior Department will be reviewing protections for the greater sage-grouse in land-use plans in 10 western states, part of Secretary Ryan Zinke’s effort to allow for more energy development in the bird’s habitat.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2017 - Nominees for EPA offices with significant influence over American agriculture played things close to the vest today when questioned about the Renewable Fuel Standard and chemical regulation at a hearing of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2017 - Corn growers in the Texas Panhandle are confronting high levels of fumonisin as they harvest early-planted corn, which has necessitated testing of the grain to ensure safe levels in the supply chain.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2017 - Vertical farming holds great promise, but it must overcome challenges – most notably the cost of energy – in order to feed the world’s growing population, attendees were told at a recent Association for Vertical Farming summit.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2017 - EPA must either turn over records related to Enlist Duo’s effects on threatened and endangered species or fully explain its reasons for withholding the information, a federal judge ruled last week.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2017 - Don’t substitute guidance for rulemaking, and get federal agencies to work better together, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue was told at a regulatory reform listening session held in the department’s Whitten building Monday.