Government shutdown? What happens to USDA, FDA, EPA?

· January 19, 2018

If the Senate can’t get enough votes for a stopgap spending bill, that passed in the House last night and would keep the government funded through Feb. 16, it looks like we will be headed toward another federal government shutdown. A government shutdown doesn’t mean everything comes to a halt though. Only agencies that are […]

New York judge rejects farm worker collective bargaining suit

· January 19, 2018

A New York judge has thrown out a lawsuit that sought collective bargaining rights for farm workers. “New York Farm Bureau learned today that Judge Richard McNally has granted our organization’s request to dismiss the New York Civil Liberties Union’s baseless lawsuit that sought to create collective bargaining rights for farm workers. The Court’s decision […]

Purple Plow Challenge to address local food insecurity

· January 19, 2018

It’s time for another Purple Plow challenge from the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture! The interactive challenge, Growing Your Community, will run through May 1 and asks students to research, design, construct, test, and report on a solution to combat food insecurity in their communities. The top three entries will win a 3-D printer […]

Fraley: Open letter to Monsanto’s customers regarding dicamba

· January 19, 2018

Happy New Year. Even though we’re still in the early days of 2018, we’re only a few short months from planting. Here at Monsanto, we’re excited for the 2018 season and for growers to once again experience outstanding weed control and yield potential with the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System. As we’ve previously communicated, the […]

New ag coalition fights to preserve, modernize NAFTA

· January 18, 2018

More than 30 ag organizations have formed Americans for Farmers & Families (AFF), a coalition that will work to ensure President Donald Trump and Congressional leaders understand the importance of preserving and modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to America’s agricultural and retail economies. Since taking effect in 1994, the positive impacts of […]

Bayer soybean trait stack receives EU import approval

· January 18, 2018

Bayer and MS Technologies have achieved a milestone on their path to delivering increased yield and enhanced weed control solutions for soybean growers. The FG72 x LL55 herbicide tolerant trait stack received a positive scientific opinion from EU Food Safety Authority (EFSA), which was subsequently accepted by the European Commission for the importation of FG72 […]

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