WILLAg Notes

July 01, 2016

Predicted 7 Day Rain Fall Totals Starting July 1

 

 

 


June 30, 2016

USDA Acreage & Grain Stocks

U.S. Acreage
as of June 1, 2016 (billion bushels)

U.S. Quarterly Grain Stocks
as of June 1, 2016 (billion bushels)


June 29, 2016

National GMO Labeling Bill in Motion

The U.S. Senate’s agricultural committee has reached a food labeling bill agreement that could set aside the state of Vermont’s GMO law. Ranking members Pat Roberts of Kansas, a Republican, and Debbie Stabenaw, a Michigan Democrat, announced a digital codes compromise. If the full Senate and the House pass the legislation food packages containing a narrowly defined set of genetically engineered ingredients would include a digital disclosure code or an on package symbol or language that the Agriculture Department would approve. The code, which could be scanned by a smartphone, would be accompanied by the sentence, “Scan here for more food information”.

The compromise narrowly defines genetically modified for the purposes of food labels. Only ingredients derived from GMO’s made by transferring genes from one organism to another would require labeling. Foods made with ingredients where the genetic code is edited - a deleted or duplicated gene for example - would not require the GMO notifications.


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