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In a message marking the launch of The State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA), Director-General JosĂ© Graziano da Silva said that although the world has registered some progress on hunger, one form of malnutrition, there was still â€śa long wayâ€ť to go.
In April, an Oregon farmer discovered and reported a small number of volunteer wheat plants that were glyphosate-resistant
Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Michael Scuse is leading a mission to promote U.S. agricultural exports to Turkey, this week. Representatives from Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Pennsylvania, as well as 20 U.S. companies are participating.
But he called the threat of a changing climate â€śmuch different than anything weâ€™ve ever tackledâ€ť and warned that without more drastic changes, the accelerating pace and intensity of global warming during the next few decades might soon begin to significantly affect agriculture.
The northwest Ohio and southern Michigan regions have had one of their best springs in quite a while. The crop continues to thrive, and they are â€śokayâ€ť for moisture today. They certainly wonâ€™t turn down a rain, but it is really hard to find a complaint with this crop. The only possible risk is that the majority of their corn crop all went in within a 5 day window.
Some of the satellite sites serving the hub could be in Florida, New York, Ohio or Pennsylvania, the bank said, although nothing official has been announced.
The White House is threatening to veto the House version of a five-year farm bill, saying that its proposed cuts to the food stamp program will leave some Americans hungry.