Earthjustice – Bees and Beekeepers (EarthJusctice) It’s been a particularly terrible summer for bees. Recently, the U.S. EPA announced it is allowing the bee-killing pesticide sulfoxaflor back on the market. And just a few weeks prior, the USDA announced it is suspending data collection for its annual honeybee survey, which provides critical information to… Continue reading

7 Ag Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

From: ERS, NIFA relocation, dwindling orange groves in California and proposal to redo H-2A Need a quick catch up on the news? Here are seven ag stories you might have missed this week. 1. The Labor Department has announced changes to the H-2A temporary agricultural worker program. The American… Continue reading

Rogue GMO Wheat – July 16, 2019

USDA identifies two Monsanto strains in rogue GMO wheat in Washington State The GMO wheat discovered growing wild in a Washington State field this spring actually sprouted from two different strains developed by Monsanto, the USDA announced over the weekend. Genetically engineered wheat is not approved for cultivation anywhere in… Continue reading

7 Ag Stories You May Have Missed This Week

Via:   How did POET get its start? Wisconsin breeder named Master Breeder. JPMorgan pulls back on ag investments. Missed some ag news this week? Here are seven stories to catch you up. 1. JPMorgan Chase & Co invested in the agriculture sector in the late 2000s, growing its farm-loan… Continue reading

Austin Scott Opening Statement – Rural Broadband

Opening Statement: Ranking Member Austin Scott Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit Public Hearing: “Building Opportunity in Rural America through Affordable, Reliable and High-Speed Broadband” Remarks as prepared for delivery: Thank you, Chairman Scott, for holding this important hearing on a subject that resonates with all Americans: Rural Broadband…. Continue reading