The USDA has designated $6 million dollars in aid to help farmers and ranchers impacted by recent wildfires in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. U.S. Senate Ag Committee Chairman Pat Roberts says the funds will be available through the USDA’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQUIP) administered through the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The funds will help farmers and ranchers restore grazing lands, rebuild fencing and restore damaged watersheds. Producers in the impacted counties are asked to check with their local NRCS offices for additional information and to apply for aid.
The Georgia Agribusiness Council, joined by the Georgia Urban Agriculture Council and the Georgia Green Industry Association, filed an amicus brief (friend of the court document) in the Florida vs. Georgia lawsuit regarding water rights. As you may recall, the courts designated a Special Master, the Honorable Ralph Lancaster of[…]Read More »
The states of Arkansas and Missouri both took action Friday to ban the use of dicamba-mix herbicide applications in their respective states after waves of complaints from farmers who were not using the technology. Read moreRead More »