In the News this Week…
The USDA is looking for comments from farmers and ranchers on agricultural coexistence, and how to strengthen it going forward. More on this can be found here.
Last year, California farmers didn’t have enough water to make it through the growing season, and 2014 doesn’t look to be shaping up any better. The full story can be read here.
Individuals from all sectors of the agriculture industry met in Chicago as part of CropLife magazine’s annual PACE event. While initial prospects for 2014 look good, many present were concerned that agriculture as an industry would face significant challenges, soon. Read the full story here.
Agriculture contributes over $7 billion per year to Mississippi’s economy, so it’s not surprising that thieves would find some attractive targets on farms and ranches. More steps need to be taken to protect ag proterty. The full story can be found here.
An international, non-profit think tank recently released a report on the benefits of productive agriculture, looking specifically at Europe (although their findings can be applied worldwide). These benefits are economic, environmental, and societal, and more can be read on this report here.
A three day conference will begin on Tuesday, with representatives from industry, government, and local agriculture meeting to discuss a number of issues. The full story can be found here.