Florida Farm Bureau's 2nd AG Day Celebration and China's Heat Wave
**Florida Farm Bureau kicked off its second annual AG day celebration last Saturday, at the Florida State Seminoles football home opener.
www.floridafarmbureau.org reports, thousands were able to experience Florida agriculture through interactive regional farm displays, sample fresh food and tailgate with family-friendly games.
Two farm families were recognized for their environmental stewardship.
The second Home Field AGvantage tailgate will be on Sept. 17 when the Florida Gators take on the South Florida Bulls.
**The nonprofit group Farm Forward joined a consumer class-action lawsuit against Whole Foods alleging they’re deceiving shoppers about beef products they sell.
Since 1981, Whole Foods has claimed that ALL animals within its supply chain are raised without antibiotics.
But an independent laboratory found antibiotic residue in “antibiotic-free” meat bought from a Whole Foods store in California.
Antibiotic-free meat can cost as much as 20% or more than conventional meat.
**China’s record heatwave is beginning to disappear, as farmers assess damage caused by the lengthy dry spell.
Reuters says the Chinese government is urging its producers to replant or switch crops where they can.
Over 70 days of extreme temperatures and low rainfall have hit the country’s crops hard.
Rain is in the forecast over the next ten days, but farmers
worry the heat has already done too much damage.