Soy Growers Take Sustainability Seriously

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Soy Growers Take Sustainability Seriously Previous articleChina Needs Supply-Side Agriculture ReformsNext articleBarriers to Greatness in Agriculture Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Mar 8, 2016 Soy sustainabilityU.S. soybean farmers practice sustainability in order to survive and that’s a message they need to share with end users of their products who are growing more persistent in their demand for sustainably produced products. Mike Beard from Frankfort, Indiana is a director on the United Soybean Board who manned their trade show booth at Commodity Classic last week. USB’s goal was to make sure farmers understand the sustainability link to their bottom line.“Sustainability impacts our bottom line in a subtle way in that our customers, our end users are serving their customers and those customers are asking them about the sustainability aspects of the soybean that they’re buying,” he explained. “So without that ability to claim sustainability our market share has the potential to lose customers.”Beard told HAT he spent time with growers making sure they know in what ways they are sustainable.“Things as simple as crop rotation, as reduced tillage, no-till, pest management, nutrient management, the record keeping that we’re all forced to do today. Most of the farmers we talked to today have yield monitors or more technology in their equipment. The guidance systems also relate to our sustainability by not over applying pesticides and other chemicals. And then our overall conservation attitude of all of us who are U.S. soy producers.”Beard also said the multiple visits each year to the Farm Service Agency offices serve to document certain sustainability efforts by the nation’s farmers. His message is pay attention to your sustainability on the farm because when the market goes away prices suffer. SHARE SHARE Soy Growers Take Sustainability Seriously Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Board to make appointments in April

first_imgBoard to make appointments in April Board to make appointments in April The Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancies to be filled during its April 2 meeting: Supreme Court’s Bar Admissions Committee: One lawyer to serve a two-year staggered term commencing July 1. This Supreme Court committee, which is authorized under Rule 1-26.2 of the Rules Relating to Admissions to the Bar, coordinates the work of the bench, bar, law schools, and bar examiners. It consists of 13 members, two of which are designated by the Board of Governors.Persons interested in applying for these vacancies may download the application from the Bar’s Web site, www.flabar.org, or should call Bar headquarters at (850)561-5600, ext. 5757, to obtain an application form. Completed applications must be submitted to the Executive Director, The Florida Bar, 651 East Jefferson Streeet, Tallahassee 32399-2300 no later than close of business, Monday, March 8. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Legislative Action Under Rule 2-9.3 (b) – (e), Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, active members of the Bar may file a specific objection to any legislative position adopted by the Board of Governors.Objections properly filed within 45 days of this News issue will be considered for a refund of that portion of mandatory membership fees applicable to the contested legislative position, within an additional 45 days. The Bar’s governing board has the option to grant the appropriate refund to an objector or to refer the matter to arbitration.The arbitration process will determine solely whether the legislative position is within those acceptable activities for which compulsory membership fees may be used under applicable constitutional law. The objecting member’s fees allocable to the contested legislative position will be escrowed promptly upon receipt of the objection, and any refund will bear legal interest.Any active member may provide written notice to the executive director of The Florida Bar, setting forth an objection to a particular legislative position. Failure to object within 45 days of this News issue will constitute a waiver of any right to object to a particular legislative position within this notice.The policy requires the Bar to notice such legislative positions in the next available News issue following their adoption.Pursuant to Standing Board Policy 9.21, on January 16, 2004 the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors approved the following position of The Florida Bar:11. Supports the creation of a specialty Florida license plate whose sales would benefit children’s legal services programs administered by The Florida Bar Foundation.center_img February 1, 2004 Regular Newslast_img read more

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