It's National Ag Week March 13-19, 2016! This is a time when producers, ag businesses, schools, government agencies, and others gather nationwide to recognize and celebrate the role agriculture plays in our communities. Help celebrate the value of agriculture in our daily lives and spread the news of how agriculture continues to fuel America!
Yesterday, in a vote of 14-6, the Senate Agriculture Committee moved to approve a bill that would stop states from requiring GMO labeling. More specifically, the bill would create new voluntary labels for companies that want to use them on food packages that contain genetically modified ingredients. It would also block a first-time labeling requirement that is set to take effect in Vermont in July.
Deadlines for removing fish houses, dark houses and portable shelters from state waterways are rapidly approaching, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
It's National FFA Week in a few weeks running February 20th through the 27th! Minnesota FFA’s theme for the year is “Amplify” and this theme encourages the increase in the strength of family farmers and agricultural leaders everywhere. It is important help local farms have a larger impact in our communities. MFU encourages all students to call their school and become involved with FFA. The future of agriculture is waiting for you. Do you want to show your support for FFA? Tweet #FFAweek from February 20 – 27, 2016.