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Ag in Review for the Week Ending December 19, 2014

In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will not pursue efforts to create another beef checkoff, there are ways to enjoy a real Christmas tree, and we look at agriculture history.

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Weekly Livestock Market Report

Here are the Alabama and Georgia cattle market numbers for the week ending December 19th, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.

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Ways to Enjoy a Real Christmas Tree

christmas-tree-realHaving a real Christmas tree doesn’t have to be a hassle, as Cindy Zimmerman reports there are ways to enjoy a real tree.


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Good Conservation is About Helping Farmers Succeed

Jason Weller

Jason Weller

Jason Weller, Chief of USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, says helping farmers practice good conservation is not just about improving soil and water but about improving the farmer’s bottom line.


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Peanut Butter Helping with World Hunger

Tyron Spearman has a story about how peanut butter continues to be a big help when dealing with world hunger.


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ASTA Holding Annual Conference in Tampa

asta-veg-n-flower-bannerThe American Seed Trade Association will hold their 54th Annual Vegetable and Flower Seed Conference in Tampa, Florida January 24-27.


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For a full schedule of events, registration and hotel information click here.

Walmart Issues New Poultry Safety Measures for Suppliers

Walmart will implement new poultry safety guidelines for suppliers in an effort to reduce foodborne illnesses such as salmonella.


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Big Florida Citrus Planting, Marketing Addressed

Andy Taylor

Andy Taylor

Peace River Citrus Products has planted thousands of acres of citrus in the past 18 months. Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer Andy Taylor discusses the planting, the company’s optimism about HLB, and what he sees as a need for a national marketing effort for citrus in the face of “alarming” sales declines.


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Vilsack Dropping Beef Checkoff Proposal

It’s being reported that Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will not pursue efforts to create another beef checkoff under the 1996 commodity promotion law.


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Corn and Soybean Projections for 2014, Vitamin C or H20?

corn-fieldThe projections are in and corn could have it’s highest yield in production ever recorded.


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Food Imports

Italian pizza in Venice, ItalyEverett Griner talks about our farmers growing our food in today’s Agri View.


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It’s Been Ten Years and Growers Still Fighting HLB Disease

oranges2After 10 years of research, HLB is still devastating citrus crops.


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24-Hour Cotton Fashion Show

cotton-inc-24-hour-showThe cotton industry recently set a record with their 24-Hour Cotton Fashion Show. Cindy Zimmerman has the details.


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To learn more go to www.fabricofourlives.com.

Bringing Fun Back to Peanut Butter

skippypbOne company is working to bring the fun back to peanut butter, as Tyron Spearman has the story.


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Beef Checkoff Involved in Overseas Promotions

www.mybeefcheckoff.comIn our weekly “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, did you know the beef checkoff is involved in helping promote your product overseas? Jimmy Holliman from Dallas County, Alabama does and is glad to know the checkoff is there to help in this effort.


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To learn more about your beef checkoff go to mybeefcheckoff.com.

Vilsack on Busy Year for USDA

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Tom Vilsack

2014 has been a very busy year for many staff members at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. And Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack told Southeast AgNet one big reason why is we did get a new farm bill this year.


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Time Running Out to Enroll in Dairy Program

Gary Crawford

Gary Crawford

It seems in the dairy business milk prices are either rising rapidly or crashing. So if you are still undecided about signing up for the new dairy Margin Protection Program, here’s a reminder that decision needs to be made by this Friday. Gary Crawford has more.


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Application Deadline for Beef Industry Scholarships

This Friday is the deadline for applications to be turned in for scholarships from the National Cattlemen’s Foundation and sponsored by the CME Group. Ten scholarships of $1,500 each will be awarded to students pursuing careers in the beef industry. Students studying Read the rest of this entry »

Citrus Industry This Week: Freeze Prediction and Protection

The Citrus Industry This Week masthead represents the e-newsletter being sent weekly to growers and industry

Today’s issue of Citrus Industry This Week includes information to help growers prepare for a freeze. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe free and view the current issue. Click here to subscribe to the monthly Citrus Industry magazine.

Comments Being Accepted on Conservation Programs

usda-logoThere are some proposed changes for USDA’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program and Conservation Stewardship Program, and producers are being invited to make public comments on both.


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Eco-poli-tology

Wind energyEverett Griner talks about Americans concern about the environment in today’s Agri View.


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Discussing Food Recalls

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

Some folks in the peanut industry were able to hear a talk last week concerning food recalls and how they can affect those involved. Tyron Spearman was there and has the story.


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Florida Producer Pleased with NRCS Program

usda-logoAgricultural producers in Florida have until March 20 to apply for 2015 financial assistance to make natural resource improvements through several specific initiatives. And Danny Johns of Blue Sky Farms in St Johns County, talks about the National Water Quality Initiative which he’s been able to use on his farm through USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida.


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Alabama Landowners Invited to Comment on New EQIP Rule

Steve Musser

Steve Musser

Agricultural producers, private forest landowners and stakeholders in Alabama are invited to provide comments on the Environmental Quality Incentives Program. And Assistant State Conservationist for Programs with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama, Steve Musser, hopes producers will learn more about the technical and financial assistance available through EQIP.


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Talk to Us When Marketing Grapefruit, Millennials Say

Tufts graduate students

Tufts graduate students

Focus grapefruit marketing on young millennials, not older people on statins, four Tufts University graduate students tell the Florida Citrus Commission Wednesday.


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Keeping Backyard Chickens Safe

Yesterday, Cindy Zimmerman had a story of how backyard chickens are really making a comeback. Today, she looks at what it takes to keep them safe.


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Georgia Cotton Commission Pleased with Research Efforts

Richey Seaton

Richey Seaton

Richey Seaton with the Georgia Cotton Commission is pleased with the various research projects they helped fund this year and says each of them were based on helping cotton farmers across the state.


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Peanut Price Update

Tyron Spearman has an update on where peanut prices stand this week.


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UF/IFAS Citizen Science Project Abuzz over Bees and Wasps

Former University of Florida doctoral student Jason Graham (UF/IFAS file photo)

Former University of Florida doctoral student Jason Graham (UF/IFAS file photo)

From the University of Florida/IFAS:

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Citizen scientists around the world are busy as bees for a University of Florida study.

A global movement called “citizen science” is gaining traction, as scientists give lay people protocols so they can collect valid data. Read the rest of this entry »

Congress Passes Key Tax Extenders Legislation

From the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association:

WASHINGTON (Dec. 16, 2014) – Today, the U.S. Senate voted 76 to 16 to pass a tax extenders package that holds key provisions for small businesses such as section 179 expensing and bonus depreciation. The tax extenders package was previously approved in the Read the rest of this entry »

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