Friday, June 25, 2010
Just in from Washington
Hay is harvested on the Tubb's ranch near Malad, Idaho
Lawmakers Urge Vilsack not to OK Biotech Alfalfa
Washington--Fifty members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Six Democratic senators sent Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack a letter urging him not to approve use of Monsanto's Co.’s Roundup Ready alfalfa.
The Supreme Court lifted a Federal judge's injunction clearing the way for the the sale of the GMO seed. In the letter, Congressmen disputed the USDA's draft EIS that stated the biotech crop was unlikely to harm the environment or human health
The American Farm Bureau Federation supports use of Roundup Ready alfalfa and other biotech crops. AFBF and other Ag producer groups applauded Monday's Supreme Court decision.
Theres change brewing on the Idaho range. The Idaho Department of Lands wants to modify the grazing rate charged to ranchers on Idaho End...