Alabama Bans Cultured Meat and Northern Lights Play Havoc on Farms

Alabama Bans Cultured Meat and Northern Lights Play Havoc on Farms

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, this is your Agribusiness Update.

**Alabama is now the second state to ban the sale of cultured meat.

Governor Kay Ivey has signed SB23 into law, making the manufacture, sale, or distribution of food products produced from cultured animal cells a Class C misdemeanor starting October 1.

Civil penalties could range from $100 for a Class 2 violation up to $10,000 for a Class 5 violation for food establishments that violate the bill.

Alabama’s ban follows Florida’s legal precedent earlier this month.

**While a solar storm brought the Northern Lights to a large part of the U.S., it also played havoc with farmers during spring planting.

404 Media says the storm hindered critical GPS and precision farming abilities in tractors and ag equipment.

One chain of John Deere dealers told farmers some of the systems in their tractors were “extremely compromised” and those planting crops may face problems at harvest.

**Heavy flooding in southern Brazil has hit food storage facilities and hampered producers’ ability to get grain shipped to ports.

Port News says that’s jeopardizing the nation’s exports and causing significant trouble for the economy in Rio Grande (GRAHN-day) do Sul, where a lot of soy, rice, wheat, and meat is produced.

A global grain export association says access to the Port has been disrupted because a local rail line stopped operating.

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