Friday, October 30, 2015

Organic administrator faces backlash. Ag Minute for Oct. 30, 2015


Many organic groups that once praised USDA deputy administrator Miles McEvoy are now fighting his policies in federal court. Click here for full story.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

New Christmas tree checkoff prepares for fee collection. Ag minute for Oct. 29, 2015


Assessments will be collected on Christmas trees for the first time after the 2015 harvest to fund a checkoff program to promote the crop. Click here for full story.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Stink bug may meet its match in tiny wasp. Ag Minute Oct. 28, 2015


The spread of a non-stinging Asian wasp has U.S. scientists hopeful that it could control the crop-destroying brown marmorated stink bug. Click here for full story.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Grant will help researchers identify insects causing zebra chip. Ag Minute Oct 27. 2015


Washington State University researcher Bill Snyder has received a $2.7 million grant to research which psyllids may be causing zebra chip. Click here for full story.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Industry responds to ‘Toxic Taters’ campaign. Ag Minute for Oct. 26th


A group calling itself Toxic Taters, funded by pesticide opponents, is casting potatoes in a negative light. Click here for full story.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Organic administrator faces backlash. Ag Minute Oct. 23, 2015


Many organic groups that once praised USDA deputy administrator Miles McEvoy are now fighting his policies in federal court. Click here for full story.

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