On Monday, September 24th, Rusty Rumley from the National Agricultural Law Center presented at an edamame meeting in Russellville, Arkansas. The meeting was well attended with over 25 participants representing the farmers, industry, state government, and extension personnel.
One of those points of interest is the herbicide registration process. This has been an issue came up earlier in the growing season. During the meeting the crowd also talked about the possibility of developing crop insurance for edamame which currently has nothing available for it. During the meeting the group also discussed labeling issues related consumers concerns such as non-GMO and organic labels and the legal issuses surrounding them. For more information on each of these topics pleas click on: the Pesticide Approval Process, Crop Insurance for Edamame or Non-GMO Labeling Issues.