Ag News: USMEF Spring Conference
**The importance of market diversification for U.S. red meat exports was a key point of emphasis at the U.S. Meat Export Federation Spring Conference, that was held virtually last week.
One of the speakers, USMEF Chair Pat Binger, of Cargill Protein North America, stressed this point, saying that in recent years USMEF added resources in areas like Central and South America and Southeast Asia, and this forward-looking approach is paying important dividends for the U.S. industry.
**The Georgia General Assembly addressed twice-yearly time changes by passing Senate Bill 100 in its 2021 session, and Governor Brian Kemp signed it into law April 21.
The bill however, which would make Daylight Saving Time permanent, is a contingency because while states can establish permanent standard time, they cannot make DST permanent unless Congress enacts legislation authorizing it.
Until then, Georgia will continue changing clocks twice a year.
**In response to a U.S. judge’s rejection of Bayer’s $2 billion class-action proposal, the company announced a five-point plan to address future claims.
According to www.agweb.com, Bayer also addressed concerns of row-crop farmers using Roundup, with glyphosate, for weed control.
The company says the decision will have no impact on the ag marketplace or Bayer’s commitment to Roundup for its farmer and retailer customers.
Glyphosate is the most used herbicide in terms of area