Pleased with Senate GMO Labeling Agreement

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It’s been announced that an agreement has been reached on legislation from Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) that would set a national standard for the labeling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients, or GMOs. Tyron Spearman has more.   From the American Soybean Association: WASHINGTON (June 23, 2016) – The American Soybean …

New Test Can Detect Plant Viruses Faster, Cheaper

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  A new test could save time and money diagnosing plant viruses, some of which can destroy millions of dollars in crops each year in Florida, says a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher. In a newly published study, Jane Polston, a UF/IFAS plant pathology professor, examined several ways to detect the DNA genome of begomoviruses. …

Georgia Grown Moment – Savannah Showcase

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For this week’s Georgia Grown Moment, Tom Neville with Georgia Grown speaks on the exciting activities you can participate in this upcoming Saturday at the 2016 Georgia Grown Showcase near Savannah, Georgia. The year’s Showcase will take place Saturday, June 25th from 10am to 3pm at the new Tanger Outlet Mall in Pooler, Ga. For more information, visit www.georgiagrown.com.

USDA Working to Strengthen Agriculture

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Since 2009, USDA has worked to strengthen and support American agriculture, an industry that supports one in 11 American jobs, provides American consumers with more than 80 percent of the food we consume, ensures that Americans spend less of their paychecks at the grocery store than most people in other countries, and supports markets for homegrown renewable energy and materials. …

Vegetables Being Grown on Old Citrus Land

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Doug Bournique, executive director of the Indian River Citrus League, says that for about a year now, vegetable growers have been moving in on old citrus land in the northeast corner of Lake Okeechobee. The land has been out of citrus production for many years, but has grown in popularity with California and Midwest vegetable growers. Bournique says it all started …

Jackfruit

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Everett Griner talks about jackfruit, a possible replacement for meat, in today’s Agri View.   From: The Guardian Green jackfruit: is ‘pulled pork for vegetarians’ the next big food craze? It’s enormous, green and knobbly, and has foodies across the world drooling with delight. So what is it – and where can you get it? Late last year, after 18 …