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Ag in Review for the Week Ending August 26, 2016

Agnet_logo_at_150_dpiIn this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, USDA announced plans to purchase cheese, the FAA’s new operational rules for commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems starts August 29th, we have an update from Peanut Proud on peanut butter donations to Food Banks in Louisiana and Mississippi, bearded chickens, duck eggs Read the rest of this entry »

Weekly Livestock Market Report

Here are the Alabama and Georgia cattle market reports for the week ending August 26th, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.

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Packing Safe School Lunches

Young woman packing school lunchBack to school time for students means school lunch packing time for many parents. Cathy Isom has some tips to make sure that lunch you send with your child is safe. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Hear Cathy’s report and learn more. ?

Peanut Butter Delivered to Flood Victims

peanut-proud-logoPeanut Proud has reported that 65,436 jars of peanut butter have been donated by 4 companies to flood victims in both Louisiana and Mississippi, and over $30,000 in cash has been donated to buy more peanut butter. Tyron Spearman has the details.


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Martin County Challenges New Water Standards

FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA:

News Service of FloridaPointing to concerns about increased chemicals going into Lake Okeechobee and nearby waterways, Martin County has filed a legal challenge to controversial new state water-quality standards. The case, filed this week at the state Division of Administrative Hearings, is the fourth challenge to the standards, which were Read the rest of this entry »

AgNet Media to Provide On-Site Coverage of Sommet de l’Élevage

Sommet de l’Élevage Celebrating 25 Years

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The 25th annual Sommet de l’Élevage, held in Clermont-Ferrand, France, is gearing up for another year of premium livestock coverage. The event will be held on October 5–7, 2016.

AgNet Media, Inc. is proud to bring you on-site coverage of this event as Founder and President Gary Cooper travels to France to gain an international perspective on the global livestock industry.

Since its start in 1992, the Sommet de l’Élevage has expanded to host 1,400 exhibitors and over 2,000 animals. With a 1.9 million-square-foot showground, the Zénith d’Auvergne will be filled with Read the rest of this entry »

Florida Cattle Industry Represented Through New Enhancement Board

fl-cattle-ufWe told you recently that the first organizational meeting of the new Florida Cattle Enhancement Board was held, as the direct service organization (DSO) is being funded with state dollars approved by the Legislature and Governor. Jim Handley says the dollars handled by this board are completely separate from the Beef Checkoff, but the Florida Beef Council can apply for grant dollars from the Cattle Enhancement Board to use for promotions here in the state.


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Alabama Agribusiness Council President Looking for New Members

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The Alabama Agribusiness Council’s mission is to advocate, promote and enhance the business of agriculture and forestry in the state. They have a variety of groups across the state as members, with one of those being the Alabama Turfgrass Association (ATA). And ATA’s Executive Director, Tricia Roberts, is also the President of the Alabama Agribusiness Council (AAC) this year. She says AAC is comprised of a lot of different folks.


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U.S. Egg Production up Nine Percent in July

Eggs in cratesUnited States egg production totaled 8.5 billion during July, up nine percent from last year. The Department of Agriculture released the monthly U.S. Chicken and Eggs production report this week.

The agency says production included 7.36 billion table eggs, and 1.1 billion hatching eggs, of which one billion were broiler-type and 97 million were egg-type. The total number of layers Read the rest of this entry »

Duck Eggs

duck eggsEverett Griner talks about the use and demand for duck eggs increasing in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more.

Pallet Project

palletCathy Isom checks out how we can  sprucing up our garden with a pallet. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Hear Cathy’s report and learn more.

Statement by Agriculture Secretary Vilsack on Latest Quarterly Export Forecasts for 2016 and 2017

From the U.S. Department of Agriculture:

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2016 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today issued the following statement on the first forecast for U.S. agricultural exports for fiscal year 2017 and a revised forecast for fiscal year 2016. Both forecasts indicate U.S. agricultural exports have begun to rally and will continue the record-setting pace that began in 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

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