The Agriculture Workforce Coalition (AWC) was put together to serve as a unified voice for agriculture to ensure that America’s farmers, ranchers and growers have access to a stable and secure workforce, something the group says is in jeopardy under the current immigration laws.
According to the Public Lands Council (PLC) and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), President Barack Obama’s proposed budget, unveiled last Wednesday, includes an increase in the public lands grazing fee assessment that would put many family ranches out of business.
As part of a consent decree filed in U.S. District Court in St. Louis, MO, the company has agreed to pay a $3.95 million civil penalty to settle alleged violations of Clean Air Act regulations covering the prevention of chemical accidents at its facilities in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska, according to EPA.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), more often referred to as drones, will most likely be coming to a field near you… in the very near future. Not to date myself or anything, but I think I may be having an 80s flashback.
While National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB) breathed a sigh of relief over the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) audit, opponents of the longstanding relationship were no doubt sorely disappointed with the findings.
The inspectors checked five downstream processors that tenderized meat for retail or consumers and found that FSIS didn’t test the product at any of them. According to the report, two outbreaks have been tied to tenderized meat, one of them involving 19 cases in six states and necessitating a recall of 248,000 pounds of meat.
Following 38 years of legal proceedings, Oregon state officials have made a decision on one piece of the water battle in the contentious Klamath River Basin. The Oregon Water Resources Department (OWRD) issued its Final Order of Determination (Order) in the Klamath River Basin Adjudication (KBA) on March 7, 2013.
Seed giants DuPont and Monsanto have been in and out of legal battles since the mid-1990s when the first glyphosate-tolerant seeds were released. The battle heated up again when Du- Pont Pioneer made plans to combine the original Roundup Ready trait with its herbicide resistance traits, which led to a lawsuit brought on by Monsanto.