WASHINGTON — A group of Midwestern fruit and vegetable producers, canners and food processors recently formed a Save Our Crops Coalition to monitor regulatory actions surrounding Dow AgroScience’s plans to seek deregulation of its genetically engineered corn, soybean and cotton crops that tolerate applications of the 2,4-D herbicide.
WASHINGTON — Senate Agriculture ranking member Pat Roberts, R-Kan., said March 13 that the best way for the farm bill to pass this year might be to attach it to another bill that could use the budget authority from the proposed $23 billion cut over 10 years in farm spending.
KARLSTAD, Minn. — For Justin Dagen, growing potatoes involves more than production. Dagen, a Karlstad, Minn., seed potato farmer, believes that promoting the crop is as essential to the success of his operation as raising it. Earlier this year, Dagen was named Potato Man of the Year at the national Potato Expo in Orlando, Fla.
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department will continue to advise the Agriculture Department on the USDA Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration’s rewrite of the rule governing the Packers and Stockyards Act, outgoing Assistant Attorney General Christine Varney said July 12.
July 18, 2011
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