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Honey bee colony loss hits lowest point in years

· May 26, 2017

The rate of loss among honey bee colonies reached its lowest point in years, which is good news for these vital pollinators. A report from the Bee Informed Partnership, in collaboration with the Apiary Inspectors of America and the USDA, showed that an estimated 21.1 percent of colonies managed were lost over the 2016-17 winter, representing an […]

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Friday Favorites: Top five AGDAILY stories May 19- 25

· May 26, 2017

The top five AGDAILY stories of the week … did you follow the action? This week the Michigan FFA President tells us why she just had to speak out against fear-based marketing, Farm Babe explores the life of world-renowned scientist Mary-Dell Chilton, and we explore the majestic photography of The Farmin Artist! Don’t miss a […]

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Shark Farmer podcasts with Matt Chambers, Part 2

· May 26, 2017

Rob Sharkey (aka Shark Farmer) again visits with Matt Chambers, a farmer from Iowa whose life has been changed forever by an accident. If you missed the first installment, be sure to check it out here. Rob says: “Last week Matt Chambers navigated us through his families struggles after a truck/tractor accident. This week we learn more […]

Perdue, Lighthizer talk trade with House Ag

· May 25, 2017

On Wednesday, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and Ranking Member Collin Peterson (MN-7) joined U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Sec. Sonny Perdue and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer along with other members of the committee in an executive roundtable on U.S. agricultural trade policy. Here’s what they had to say: “We appreciated […]

House bill eliminates unnecessary permits on pesticides

· May 25, 2017

On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation to eliminate an unnecessary, duplicative, and costly regulatory process under the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the approved use of pesticides. H.R. 953, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017, ensures states, local governments, mosquito control districts, and other lawful users of pesticides are able […]

Arizona rancher: Rural America is fed up with overregulation

· May 25, 2017

Arizona rancher David Cook testified before the U.S. House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Wednesday, calling on Congress to remove layers of red tape and overregulation … specifically the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Wilderness Act. “I do not believe it was the intent of Congress to disenfranchise communities […]

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