ODA Phasing Out Many Chlorpyrifos Applications By 2024

The Oregon Department of Agriculture recently filed Administrative Rules with the Oregon Secretary of State’s office looking to significantly limit the use of chlorpyrifos immediately and phases out nearly all use by 2024. The Department said the nearly three-year phase-out provides research time into alternative products and evaluates newly EPA approved insecticides. ODA funded two […]

IFBF Throws Support For Consumers To Purchase Meat From Ranchers

During the 81st annual meeting in early December, the Idaho Farm Bureau Federation voiced support for several proposals looking to make it easier consumers to purchase meat directly from ranchers across the state. Lori Anne Lau President of Caribou County Farm Bureau, said one proposal that received traction encourages the state to develop a meat […]

Revell: The Roza Irrigation District Is Prepared For Possible COVID Impacts

2020 was a very busy year for the Roza Irrigation District, and it looks like that trend will continue into the New Year. District Manager Scott Revell said they spent roughly $2.5 million to enclose area lateral canals, while also putting the finishing touches on a four year project to clean out the 95-mile long […]

Seto: Electronics Innovation Will Remain Priority Into New Year, Beyond

When it comes to the latest technology for farm equipment into 2021, Doug Seto with Central Machinery Sales in Pasco, said electronics development and expansion will remain a priority. He said for Case IH, new electronics on implements in the coming year will turn many heads. “What they call field command, which allows the tractor […]

AFBF: Dean Foods Trying To Shakedown American Dairy Farmers

The American Farm Bureau Federation said hundreds of dairy farmers across the U.S. were targeted by lawyers representing Dean Foods in its bankruptcy proceedings. “Over the Thanksgiving holiday, Dean Foods Estate sent out hundreds of letters to dairy producers across the country, demanding that they repay three months’ worth of milk payments they would have […]

2021 Commodity Classic Will Be “Delivered Straight To Your Farm”

Like a lot of other agricultural events, the Commodity Classic will be going virtual in 2021. Due to the restrictions brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused agricultural and educational experience will be coming right to farms across the country in a digital format March 2nd-5th. Commodity Classic organizers said, “While we’re […]

NASDA, NPPC, Applaud USDA Steps to Modernize Animal Biotech Regulations

Livestock and agriculture welcome the recent proposal to shift animal biotech regulations from the FDA to the USDA. The proposal, announced last week by the USDA would move the regulatory framework to the agency. In a statement, the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture says, “Using the law as intended by Congress to bring […]

IBM to Help USDA Modernize Conservation Program

IBM announced last week it is one of the five businesses selected by the USDA’s Farm Production and Conservation Mission Area to provide support for USDA’s digital modernization efforts. Four other businesses were also selected to receive large business awards, with the combined worth of those five awards at $620 million paid out for work […]