Export sales to Japan aren’t fake news, wheat growers tell Trump
A day after President Trump scoffed at wheat exports to Japan — “They don’t even want our wheat,” he said — U.S. wheat growers called out the president for maligning an important trade relationship. It was one of the first times farmers have talked back to Trump since they helped elect him to office.
At USDA listening session on heirs property, an emphasis on education and preservation
At a listening session on Wednesday, landowners and advocates spoke to the Department of Agriculture about the importance of reforming how the agency aids heirs property owners. The listening session was convened to collect input on a series of heirs property reforms mandated by the 2018 farm bill.
California begins work to ban pesticide that EPA still allows
The California Department of Pesticide Regulation said on Wednesday that it is sending notices to pesticide makers that it will cancel registration of chlorpyrifos in the state because of “detrimental human health effects associated with the products’ use.”
The Future of Food Summit – EatingWell & IFIC
September 18, 2019 – New York City
For the first time ever, EatingWell and the International Food Information Council Foundation are bringing together thought leaders across academia, agriculture, manufacturing, technology, retail and the media to discuss the Future of Food and how our food system needs to change for the better. Taking place on September 18 in NYC, the summit will feature thought-provoking panel discussions, including a keynote address by Ali Bouzari, Co-Founder of Pilot R&D and Render. For a full line-up of panel topics and speakers and to buy tickets, visit EatingWellIFICSummit.com. #futureoffood
TODAY’S QUICK HITS
Largest rooftop farm? Paris. (Guardian): A mammoth rooftop farm spanning nearly 3.5 acres — big enough to be both the largest rooftop farm and the largest urban farm in the world — is under construction on top of an exhibition center in southwestern Paris, with plans to open next year.
Let them stay, but deport them (DTN/Progressive Farmer): A poll of rural Nebraskans found conflicting views on immigration, with two-thirds saying undocumented workers should be deported but nearly as many saying undocumented workers should be allowed to apply for citizenship if they have been working in the United States and paying taxes for at least five years.
Grain trade giant to move to Missouri (Bunge): Bunge Ltd., one of the largest grain traders in the world, said it will relocate its global headquarters to St. Louis, “home to a number of food, agriculture, animal health, and plant science organizations and customers,” by mid-2020.
U.S. rice crop down 8 percent (USDA): Rice growers scaled back plantings by more than 6 percent this year due to the rainy and cold spring, and yields are down as well. The U.S. rice crop is forecast at 208.7 million hundredweight, or 6.63 million tonnes, a drop of 8 percent from last year.