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Weekly Roundup Nov. 17th

Updated: Jul 10

By Sarah Fielder

Image by Edwin Remsberg. Shows a pile of green beans.

Save the Date for the Ag Outlook and Policy Conference The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics annual Ag Outlook and Policy will be held on Dec. 12 at the Crowne Plaza in Annapolis. The conference will feature Kevin McNew, President, GeoGrain and Adjunct Professor in AREC, giving a 2018 commodity market outlook and Howard Leathers and Dale Johnson discussing the current dairy economy. Register at https://go.umd.edu/AREC17.


Continuous Emissions Releases Currently Not Required This week had been a deadline for animal operations releasing more than 100/lbs per day of ammonia to begin reporting under CERCLA and EPCRA. Currently, EPA is not requiring reporting until the court’s mandate is final. To keep up when the reporting will be required and resources available to help determine if you have reportable quantities, see http://bit.ly/2hvsPDw.


FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Listing Food or Feed Ingredients as GRAS FDA has issued draft guidance when to list food or feed ingredients as generally recognized as safe “GRAS”. The guidance would help FDA determine the best practices for determining when to convene a panel of experts to determine when a substance should be listed as GRAS. To learn more about the draft guidance, click here http://bit.ly/2ijAi9E.


California Sued Over Glyphosate Warning Monsanto and a coalition of U.S. ag groups have sued the state of California over a new warning required on Glyphosate products. The new warnings are required after California listed Glyphosate on a list of possible cancer-causing chemicals over the summer. To learn more about the lawsuit, click here http://bit.ly/2AOR73U.


Mid-Shore Farm and Forestry Succession Workshop November 28, 2017, 8:00 a.m.-3:15 p.m., Caroline County Extension Office, 9194 Legion Road, Denton, MD. To register go here. For information contact the Caroline County Extension Office, 410-479-4030.


Lower Shore Farm and Forestry Succession Workshop November 29, 2017, 8:00 a.m.- 3:15 p.m., Wicomico County Extension Office, Salisbury, MD. To register go here. For information call the Wicomico County Extension Office, 410-749-6141.


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