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Georgia Cotton Producers Invited to STAX-Farm Bill Meetings

The National Cotton Council invites Georgia cotton producers to attend one of two educational meetings which will provide an in-depth look at the new Stacked Income Protection Plan, otherwise known as STAX, and the Supplemental Coverage Option. Coverage levels, expected yields and Read the rest of this entry »

Potato Expo Early Bird Registration Deadline is Saturday

potato-expo-2015The early bird registration deadline for Potato Expo 2015 is this Saturday, November 1st.


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What New APH Yield Exclusion Means to Growers

Rod Bain

Rod Bain

Flexibility is the term used in describing the Annual Production History yield exclusion soon available to eligible crop producers. Rod Bain reports.


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Citrus Industry This Week: Antibiotics for HLB and TAP Update

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Today’s issue of Citrus Industry This Week includes information on antibiotics for citrus greening management and an update on the Tree Assistance Program. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe free and view the current issue. Click here to subscribe to the monthly Citrus Industry magazine.

USDA Planning to Move Ahead with Second Beef Checkoff

Reports indicate that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will move ahead with its plans to create a second beef checkoff in the absence of consensus from the industry as to how to overhaul the existing program.


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Meat Prices Up

assorted fresh raw meatsEverett Griner talks about beef, pork and chicken prices still rising in today’s Agri View.


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Supreme Court Weighs Entering Water Dispute

From the News Service of Florida

news service florida logoThe U.S. Supreme Court could be close to deciding whether it will take up a water dispute between Florida and Georgia that has high stakes for Apalachicola Bay in Franklin County. Justices are scheduled to discuss the issue, along with other cases from across the country, during a closed-door conference Friday. During such conferences, the Supreme Court decides which cases it will hear. Florida filed a lawsuit last year in the Supreme Court as part of its long-running effort to get more freshwater flowing downstream from Georgia in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin. Florida has long argued that Georgia siphons too much water upstream for the Atlanta area’s water supply and that a lack of flow downstream has damaged the critical oyster industry in Apalachicola Bay. The Supreme Court early this year asked the U.S. solicitor general for an opinion about whether justices should hear the case. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli wrote last month that justices should postpone possible resolution of the dispute until the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completes a revised master manual for operating the river system.

Visiting a Pumpkin Farm

pumpkin-farmThis time of the year, many folks enjoy visiting a pumpkin farms. Cindy Zimmerman has more information about how you can do the same.


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USDA Extends Dairy Margin Protection Program Deadlines

From the U.S. Department of Agriculture:

GRAPEVINE, Texas, Oct. 29, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, speaking at the National Milk Producers Federation annual meeting, today announced extended deadlines for the dairy Margin Protection Program. Farmers now have until Dec. 5, 2014, to enroll in the voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill. The program provides financial assistance to participating farmers when the margin – the difference between the price of milk and feed costs – falls below the coverage level selected by the farmer. Read the rest of this entry »

No Changes in Peanut Market

There are no changes in the peanut market this week as Tyron Spearman reminds us where prices currently stand.


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NMPF Board Votes on Requirement

The board of directors of the National Milk Producers Federation voted this week to require that each dairy marketing organization participating in the organization’s animal care program must enroll all its farmer-suppliers to ensure full participation in the program.


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USDA Designates Early County in Georgia as a Primary Natural Disaster Area With Assistance to Producers in Alabama

From the U.S. Department of Agriculture:

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2014 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Early County in Georgia as a primary natural disaster area due to damages and losses caused by a recent drought. Read the rest of this entry »

Southeast AgNet This Week: Cotton Seminar; Hunters Helping Farmers

AgNet This Week

The current issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes information on a crop management seminar for cotton producers and a new program to prevent crop damage from feral hogs. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Free BQA Certification Ends Friday

Here is a reminder for cattle producers that this coming Friday, October 31st, is the last day you can advantage of becoming BQA certified for free.


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To get BQA certified for free, go to www.BIVI-BQA.com.

Overall Meat Production Forecast Up Slightly

Meat prices are strong and the supplies are expected to slowly increase. Susan Carter has more.


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Still ‘Pickin’

cotton balesEverett Griner talks about cotton facing a tough future in today’s Agri View.


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USDA Announces New Partnership with National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to Support Ongoing Gulf Restoration

usda-logoAgriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a new partnership between USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) that will provide additional support for restoration of the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem in response to impacts that occurred as a result of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. Here are comments from Secretary Vilsack, Natural Resources Conservation Service Chief Jason Weller and National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund Senior Vice President Tom Kelsch about this effort.


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Pumpkins are Plentiful

pumpkinsIf you have yet to get your fall pumpkins, Cindy Zimmerman reports that shouldn’t be a problem as they are plentiful this year.


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Record Attendance at PMF Show

The Produce Marketing Fresh show took place recently on the West Coast. Southeast AgNet spoke with CEO Brian Silbermann of the Produce Marketing Association about the event, and Mike D has more.


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To hear more of our interview with Brian Silbermann click here.

Antibiotics for HLB – an Update

Harold Browning

Harold Browning

The Citrus Research and Development Foundation (CRDF) Tuesday received updates on efforts to get antibiotics that might combat HLB into citrus growers’ hands. CRDF Chief Operations Officer Harold Browning reports.


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Peanut Count Continues to Rise

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

The peanut count continues to rise as harvest rolls along. Tyron Spearman has the latest numbers.


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Alabama Cattlemen Concerned with Possible Checkoff Changes

Dr. Billy Powell

Dr. Billy Powell

Forty-five state cattlemen’s associations recently sent a letter to Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack urging him not to issue an Order for a supplemental beef checkoff under the 1996 General Commodity Promotion, Research and Information Act. Executive Vice President of the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association, Dr. Billy Powell, says they are one of the association’s who signed that letter.


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Florida Beef Council Keeping Up with Industry Issues

Ashley Hughes

Ashley Hughes

The beef checkoff is involved in many aspects, including issues management. Ashley Hughes with the Florida Beef Council says through the checkoff, they work to stay on top of issues affecting the industry.


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Georgia Beef Board Reminds Consumers about Helpful Website

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley

Thanks to the beef checkoff, the website “beefitswhatsfordinner.com” provides a variety of information about beef for consumers. And Suzanne Bentley with the Georgia Beef Board says it’s a site they invite those how have questions about beef to check out.


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Cotton and Peanut Harvest Moving Along

Brad Rippey

Brad Rippey

USDA released their final crop conditions report for the year this week, and the overall cotton crop is rated 48% good to excellent with only 18% poor to very poor. And while that does make ratings for the year better than last year, USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey says there are drought effects in the four major cotton production states. He looks at the cotton and peanut harvest in Alabama, Florida and Georgia and we also look at vegetable harvest in South Florida. Read the rest of this entry »

El Niño

El Nino Southern OscillationEverett Griner talks about the final El Niño update due soon in today’s Agri View.


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Having a Healthy Halloween

Cindy Zimmerman

Cindy Zimmerman

Candy may not fit the idea of every parents perfect Halloween treat, so Cindy Zimmerman helps with some different ideas of how you can have a healthy Halloween.


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Dealing with Peanuts Around the World

Tyron Spearman has updated information about what all is taking place around the world when it comes to peanuts and working with export markets.


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Register Today for the 2014 Crop Management Seminar

Ed Barnes

Ed Barnes

Dr. Ed Barnes with Cotton Incorporated invites cotton producers from across the Southeast to attend the 2014 Crop Management Seminar November 12-13 in Tifton, Georgia.


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Growing Beets in Florida

Growing beets in Florida has become a pretty big deal due to the fact that it provides farmers with a good yielding crop that is a good quality feedstuff they can easily blend with grass or other dry matter to feed cattle herds. Amy Lyons with Beta Seeds explains.


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