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Protect Butterfly Population

Seed Industry Working to Protect Butterfly Population

By: Sabrina HillMonarch Butterfly
The American seed industry is pulling together in an effort to help save the Monarch butterfly. It’s a move that one farmer says could also save big headaches for him and other growers. Sabrina Hill reports.

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Georgia Peanut Commission Holds Research Report Day

gpcThe Georgia Peanut Commission held their annual Research Report Day on Wednesday in Tifton. Research Committee chairman, Donald Chase, says information was provided on the peanut research projects funded by GPC in 2015.

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What Happened to U.S. Agricultural Exports in 2015?

USDAThe latest round of USDA crop forecasts is reflecting lower than expected export prospects for many products, as 2015 was a challenging year for many U.S. products. That includes meat exports, as both pork and beef came in below 2014 levels. But Gary Crawford reports those figures show what most people had expected.

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Corah Speaks to Southeast Cattle Producers

Dr. Larry Corah

Dr. Larry Corah

The 31st annual Northwest Florida Beef Conference and Trade Show took place Wednesday in Marianna, Florida and a big crowd of producers were on hand to hear a variety of speakers covering the main topic, “Profitable Ranching in a Declining Market”. The keynote speaker was Dr. Larry Corah, who has served the beef industry in several roles: Vice President of Certified Angus Beef Program, Director of Production Systems for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), and as a Beef Extension Specialist for 25 years at Kansas State University. I talked with Dr. Corah about Read the rest of this entry »

USDA Projects Third Year of Net Farm Income Declines

USDA expects another drop in net farm income for 2016. The USDA Economic Research Service has predicted a 2.5 percent decline in net cash farm income, forecasted at $54.8 billion this year.

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Climate Change

climate changeEverett Griner talks about climate change being more than a myth in today’s Agri View.

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UGA Summit on Women in Agriculture Pulls Attendees from Throughout Southeast

From the University of Georgia/CAES:

Athens, Ga. – More than 150 agricultural leaders from across 13 Southern states and Washington, D.C., converged on the University of Georgia’s campus in Athens on Feb. 8 to discuss leadership roles for women in agriculture.

“The delegates at this summit represent the future of agriculture,” said UGA President Jere W. Morehead in his welcoming remarks. “The work they are doing to Read the rest of this entry »

Valentine’s Flowers

rosesIn case you’ve ever wondered what is happening to a lot of those Valentine’s Day flowers and treats that come from far away before being delivered to you, Cathy Isom has a story which explains what those flowers go through on that trip.

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Peanut Contracts and Exports Update

peanutsTyron Spearman has an update concerning peanut contracts that are currently being offered, along with the latest numbers concerning the exports of U.S. peanuts.

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Southeast AgNet This Week

Southeast AgNet This Week: GA Cotton Producers – Submit Your Votes for GCC

Southeast-AgNet-THIS-WEEK-Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes information about the opportunity for Georgia cotton producers to vote on renewing the $1 bale assessment and a report on Congresswoman Graham’s industry tour of Florida. Click here to view this weeks issue. Want more? Click here to subscribe.

Beef Quality Assurance Should Be a Daily Event\bqaIn this week’s BQA Quality Report, brought to you by your state and national checkoff funded Beef Quality Assurance programs, University of Florida/IFAS Beef cattle Specialist, Dr. Matt Hersom, says it is important for producers to be BQA certified.

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USMEF Economist Discusses Year-end 2015 Export Results

usmefYear-end 2015 results for U.S. pork and beef exports have been released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). Joe Schuele has the details.

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