Canadian Agriculture News
Jan 19, 2017
Jan 19, 2017
Sonny Perdue, the former two-term governor of Georgia, was named by President-elect Donald Trump as nominee for Agriculture secretary early Thursday. Besides his tenure as governor, Perdue has a deep background in the grain and feed business and also has a veterinary degree.
Several changes in the organic industry have happened just over the past week. USDA has finalized a rule on organic livestock and poultry management practices. USDA also opened up a comment period on a possible organic checkoff program. The department has approved a new "transitional certification" program. A cost-share program to help farmers transition is also moving agencies at USDA to make it more accessible to farmers.
The second of seven Herbicide Resistance Listening Sessions took place this week, among the grain and specialty crop growers of the mid-Atlantic states.
Jan 18, 2017
Scott Pruitt, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, told a Senate committee Wednesday he will support the Renewable Fuel Standard and push to better define navigable waters.
Small moves keep fertilizers double-digits cheaper than a year ago.
Life In a Glass Barn
If you don’t think the local media would ever question how you treat the livestock or dairy animals in your operation, you haven’t been paying attention to recent headlines.
Moving the Coffee Shop To Your Laptop
The absence of a voice from the farm in social media is conspicuous, given that many conversations about you are going on without you. These include discussions about atrazine, ethanol, vegetarian lifestyles, farm subsidies … you name it, the conversation is taking place. In too many cases, there’s no farmer providing a farm perspective.
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