Industry Reacts to WTO COOL Decision

Cindy Zimmerman 1 Comment

Industry reaction to the World Trade Organization decision against the United States on the Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) law have been coming in steadily since the announcement was made earlier today. National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson says they believe the situation can be handled by USDA. “Under the guidance of USDA, any changes to COOL to ensure …

Audio, Corn, Livestock, NPPC, Pork, Trade Cindy ZimmermanIndustry Reacts to WTO COOL Decision

Food Dialogue on GMOs

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

What do you know about GMOs? Most people not much with the exception that many have been led to believe they are bad. In a recent Jimmy Kimmel Live, Jimmy Kimmel, he took to the streets to ask people what a GMO was and not one person knew, even thought most believed they were bad. In case you don’t know, …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Biotech, USFRA, World Food Prize Cindy ZimmermanFood Dialogue on GMOs

WTO Announces Decision on COOL

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

The United States’ Country of Origin labeling (COOL) is still not cool with the World Trade Organization (WTO). In the compliance panel report released today, the WTO found that “the amended COOL measure violates Article 2.1 of the TBT Agreement because it accords to Canadian and Mexican livestock less favourable treatment than that accorded to like US livestock.” In particular, …

Beef, Government, NCBA, Trade Cindy ZimmermanWTO Announces Decision on COOL

Bayer Showcases Food Chain Partnership at PMA Convention

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

Bayer CropScience showcased its latest global Food Chain Partnership projects at the PMA Fresh Summit Convention & Expo this past week. The annual conference brings together decision makers at every level of the produce supply chain, including growers, importers and exporters, processors and retailers. “To continue to meet the needs of our growers, we must first understand the needs of …

Bayer, Food, Produce Cindy ZimmermanBayer Showcases Food Chain Partnership at PMA Convention

Barn Owls are Sustainable Rodent Control

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

2014 CTIC Conservation in Action Tour Photo Album Barn owls are being used in the Everglades Agricultural Area as sustainable rodent control – and it’s working amazingly well! Richard Raid, a plant pathologist with the University of Florida, told us all about these hungry little raptors during what was arguably the most interesting stop on the 2014 CTIC Conservation in …

Conservation, CTIC, Sustainability, Video Cindy ZimmermanBarn Owls are Sustainable Rodent Control

Learning About Everglades STAs

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

2014 CTIC Conservation in Action Tour Photo Album This may just look like a swamp but it’s actually a very sophisticated stormwater treatment area in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) which is one of several designed to remove phosphorus from urban and agricultural runoff. These public works projects are the second point of cleanup for the water, while the farmers …

Conservation, CTIC, Video, Water Cindy ZimmermanLearning About Everglades STAs

Everglades Conservation in Action Tour Photos

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

Baby barn owls with a hearty appetite for rodents that destroy sugarcane were one of the highlights of the CTIC Conservation in Action tour this week in the Everglades Agricultural Area. We saw sugarcane being planted and harvested with precision, rich black soil, dozens of varieties of lettuce, a concrete post revealing six feet of soil subsidence in 84 years, …

Conservation, CTIC Cindy ZimmermanEverglades Conservation in Action Tour Photos

Florida Farm Bureau Welcomes Conservation Tour

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

The president of the Florida Farm Bureau welcomed participants on the 2014 CTIC Conservation in Action tour to the Sunshine State Tuesday night as they prepared to visit the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) today. john Hoblick spent some time telling the group, many of whom are from the Midwest, about the EAA and the efforts Florida farmers have undertaken to …

Audio, Conservation, CTIC Cindy ZimmermanFlorida Farm Bureau Welcomes Conservation Tour

AEM Confident Despite Farm Equipment Sales Drop

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

Farm equipment sales are down significantly this year, but the head of the Association of Equipment Manufacturer‘s Ag Sector remains optimistic about the industry. “We’re in the business of feeding and harvesting food and you need equipment to do that,” says Charlie O’Brien, AEM Senior Vice President and Ag Sector Lead. “Even though the numbers for this year are down, …

AEM, Audio, Equipment, Uncategorized Cindy ZimmermanAEM Confident Despite Farm Equipment Sales Drop

USDA Forecasts More Corn and Soybeans

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

The harvest may be running a little slow right now, but USDA expects a bit more corn and beans in the bins than they did a month ago, adding to the already record forecasts. Corn production is now forecast at 14.5 billion bushels, up almost one percent from the previous forecast and four percent more than last year. Corn yields …

Corn, Grains, MGEX, Soybean, USDA Cindy ZimmermanUSDA Forecasts More Corn and Soybeans