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  • Farm Bill Debate Today Will Be a Dog Fight

    Despite some of the serious needs in rural America, the debate on the House Agriculture Committee farm bill Wednesday will have no amendments on the direction of major programs and funding for agriculture or rural America.   Read more

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  • Gene Editing for Good

    Today, more people are living healthy, productive lives than ever before. This good news may come as a surprise, but there is plenty of evidence for it. Since the early 1990s, global child mortality has been cut in half.   Read more

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  • Chairman Conaway Introduces the Agriculture and Nutrition Act

    House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) introduced the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2) – critical legislation to address the economic challenges facing the nation’s farmers and ranchers, while making historic investments in opportunities for SNAP recipients.   Read more

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  • Join us for Our 2018 Hill Visit

    Please join The Southern Crop Production Association on  Tuesday, May 8 and Wednesday, May 9, 2018  as our members and affiliates travel to our Nation’s Capitol to visit with members of United States Congress. We, again this spring, will be meeting at The Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill. We will begin[…]

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Agricultural

Environment and Sustainability: Beet Sugar Production

Beet sugar production is environmentally sustainable. Sugar beet is always grown in rotation with other field crops. Crop rotation helps conserve soil fertility and reduce levels of soil-borne pathogens and pests and thus reduces the requirement for plant protection products.   Read more

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California has a 5-Point Plan to Attack HLB

A California committee that focuses on fighting pests and diseases that threaten citrus crops has developed a strategic plan to fight huanglongbing (HLB) with five priorities guiding its focus.   Read more

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Biotechnology

Gene Editing for Good

Today, more people are living healthy, productive lives than ever before. This good news may come as a surprise, but there is plenty of evidence for it. Since the early 1990s, global child mortality has been cut in half.   Read more

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Precision Agriculture

Five High-Tech Farming Trends

“What one generation sees as a luxury, the next sees as a necessity,” said Anthony Crosland, British Labor Party politician and author, in his most cited sentence. History has shown this to be true: One need not look further than cell phones, televisions, hand-held devices and computers, for starters. Then look[…]

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Ag Legislation and Regulation

Worldwide Agriculture and Trade

Food Trends

Food Waste Resonates Beyond the Trash Bin

Here’s a thought to chew on before you toss out that unfinished meal or oddly shaped fruit or vegetable: U.S. consumers waste nearly a pound of food per person per day. So says a study published today by a team of Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and university scientists in the journal PLOS ONE.[…]

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