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What is a Farmer?

Farmer Looking At Crop Everett Griner talks about the concept of the farmer in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more.

Squishy Tomatoes

Senior woman choosing her tomatoes in supermarketCathy Isom fills us in on what scientists now know about why tomatoes get squishy, so quickly. That story’s ahead on This Land of Ours. Hear Cathy’s report and learn more.

USDA to Purchase Surplus Cheese, Continue to Assist Dairy Producers

Vilsack on dairy program, cheese purchase

Vilsack

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Vilsack talks with AgNet Media on cheese purchase, extension of dairy MPP

As the U.S. Department of Agriculture announces plans to purchase approximately 11 million pounds of cheese from private inventories and to extend the deadline for enrollment in the dairy Margin Protection Program, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack talks with AgNet Media News Director Sabrina Hill to explain the programs.

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Peanut Crop Rating Slightly Below Last Year

peanuts-peggingUSDA’s weekly crop progress report indicates the U.S. peanut crop is rated slightly below where it was this same week last year. Tyron Spearman has the details.


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Food Bloggers Learn about Florida Beef Industry

Ashley Hughes

Ashley Hughes

The Florida Beef Checkoff was busy this past weekend working with a group of Food Bloggers. In this week’s beef checkoff report, Ashley Hughes with the Florida Beef Council said she was pleased with the event.


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Alabama Cattlemen to Hold Regional Meetings

Dr. Billy Powell

Dr. Billy Powell

During the recent Alabama Cattlemen’s Association Board of Directors meeting, it was decided smaller regional meetings would be held to discuss a variety of issues to help individual counties. Dr. Billy Powell says they are putting together these meetings which will be held next month.


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Georgia Beef Board Preparing for Fall Events

Kaytlyn Malia

Kaytlyn Malia

Georgia Beef Board’s Kaytlyn Malia says they are already preparing for a couple of big Fall events. And like in years past, they are asking Cattlemen and Cattlewomen across the state who would like to help to let them know by calling their office in Macon at 478-474-1815.


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Pesticide Resistant Whitefly Poses Threat to U.S. Crops

The Q-biotype whitefly (picture from UF/IFAS)

The Q-biotype whitefly (picture from UF/IFAS)

Fruit and Vegetable growers are raising concerns over an invasive whitefly that is resistant to pesticides and carries crop-devastating viruses. The Q-biotype whitefly was found outdoors within the U.S. for the first time this spring in Florida. Its discovery outdoors comes more than a decade after it was first found in a U.S. retail nursery in Arizona.

Since 2005, the whitefly has also been found in about two dozen U.S. states, but only in greenhouses. The Q-biotype whitefly is already considered a major invasive pest worldwide. Researchers say pest poses a serious threat to Read the rest of this entry »

Cotton Crop Condition Down Slightly Nationally

Cotton fieldLooking at the latest numbers, the condition of the U.S. cotton crop is down slightly. And in the first part of the story, Gary Crawford reports rains have taken a bit of a toll on the nation’s cotton crop.


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And Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist, takes a look at the progress of the cotton crop.


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Farm Groups Discuss Ag Policy with Presidential Candidates

Agriculture groups made their pitch on policy to Republican candidate for President Donald Trump last week, after sitting down back in June with the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Read the rest of this entry »

Federal Review of Cattle Markets to Last Months

A review of U.S. cattle markets and live cattle futures by the Government Accountability Office will last until at least May of 2017. A spokesman for the GAO says the investigation is being done at the request of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Read the rest of this entry »

Eucalyptus

eucalyptusEverett Griner talks about the need for the eucalyptus tree in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more.

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