The US Environmental Protection Agency will not wait on Congress to act on climate change legislation. A senior administration official says EPA will soon roll out more regulations on greenhouse gases and traditional pollutants like mercury emissions that will help cut planet-warming pollution and emissions that more directly hurt human health. The unidentified official says these new regulations will not be as strong as action by Congress.
After the hot summer many farmers are facing crops that may have underperformed due to the weather. But bare spots, excessively weedy areas or crops that look stunted, discolored or wilted, may also signal a problem with plant parasitic nematodes. William Yee, a nematologist at NCDA, says now is a good time to scout crops for problems, collect samples and do some troubleshooting. It won’t help the current crop but you’ll be able to plan better for the next one.
Pork Budget Planning
Pork producers from throughout the country will be in Des Moines this week for budget planning meetings. The Plan of Work Budget Meeting includes producers from more than 25 states who represent the diversity seen in today’s pork industry.
National Pork Board President Gene Nemechek says the budgeting process will concentrate on spending that will deliver the best return for producers.