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Citrus Grower Addresses Diaprepes, Fruit Drop and More

John Roy Gough

John Roy Gough

Diaprepes root weevil, fruit drop, irrigation and a possible federal marketing order for orange juice were among issues grower John Roy Gough addressed at a recent growers forum in Wauchula.


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Bills Being Watched by Georgia Agribusiness Council

Bryan Tolar

Bryan Tolar

As the 2015 Georgia Legislative Session is off and running Bryan Tolar, president of the Georgia Agribusiness Council, has information about a couple of different bills they are watching.


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And a reminder the GAC Annual Meeting and State Legislative Breakfast is coming up next week. More information can be found at ga-agribusiness.org.

Deadline to Apply for Livestock Indemnity Program Assistance Is Today

USDAThe U.S. Department of Agriculture reminds producers that today, January 30, is the deadline to apply for financial assistance through the Livestock Indemnity Program for losses suffered from October 2011 through Read the rest of this entry »

EPA Confuses U.S. Soybean Farmers

The Environmental Protection Agency Wednesday announced it will approve an application allowing Argentine biodiesel easier access to the U.S. market.


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Learning Lounge Topics Next Week

Cattle producers are reminded about the 2015 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in San Antonio, Texas, February 4-7.


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Green Pastures

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Everett Griner talks about research producing improved grasses in today’s Agri View.


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EPA Announces Voluntary Cancellation of Certain Methomyl Uses

From the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency:

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the manufacturers of the insecticide methomyl have agreed to cancel some uses and limit use on certain crops to reduce risks to drinking water. From 1995 to 2013, exposure from food to carbamates, which Read the rest of this entry »

Wing Toppings for the Big Event

chicken-wingsCindy Zimmerman has more information about chicken wings and how a lot of people will enjoy them during the Super Bowl this weekend.


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Georgia Cotton Producers Get a Washington Update

ncc-john-maquire-2015One of the guest speakers during the Georgia Cotton Commission’s 8th annual meeting held this week in Tifton was National Cotton Council’s Washington representative John Maquire. He said trade was going to be one of the focuses this year for the Cotton Council, but he also gave cotton producers an update on the various other issues they will be dealing with this year.


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Good News for Peanut Exports

Tyron Spearman reports today there is good news when it comes to the latest peanut exports numbers.


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RCMA Program for Florida Migrant Worker Children Doing Well

rcma-floridaThe Redlands Christian Migrant Association provides quality child care and early education for children of migrant farm workers and rural, low-income families throughout Florida. Gary Cooper recently caught up with Mike Stuart, President of Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association, who gave us an update on this unique Florida program.


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MBA 2.0 Now Available

cbb-my-beef-canThe Beef Checkoff has launched Masters of Beef Advocacy 2.0. This program gives beef and dairy producers the opportunity to become true leaders for their industries and agriculture as a whole.


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For more information just visit www.beef.org/mastersofbeefadvocacy.

UF/IFAS 3rd-Annual Photo Contest

uf-ifas-pie-logoWith more than 40 entries so far, this year is shaping up to be the biggest contest yet. You are invited to submit photographs that capture a moment, landscape, product or service that represents the agricultural systems and ecosystems in which they live or work. Contest categories are: Find out how to enter!

Oyster Hatchery Initiative

oystersThe oyster industry has technology in the works that can help fisheries not only in the Gulf Coast areas, but across the country. Susan Carter has the first part of the story.


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Citrus Industry This Week: Grower Concerns; Federal Marketing Order

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 a report from a Peace River citrus growers forum and the pros and cons of a potential federal marketing order for orange juice. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe free and view the current issue. Click here to subscribe to the monthly Citrus Industry magazine.

Georgia Cotton Commission Pleased with Annual Meeting

gcc-annual-mtg-2015The Georgia Cotton Commission held their 8th annual meeting, in conjunction with the UGA Cotton Production Workshop yesterday in Tifton. And Richey Seaton was pleased with the event.


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Report Suggests Four Focus Areas for Animal Protein Research

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization is estimating a 73-percent increase in meat and egg consumption by 2050.


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Hand Picked

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Everett Griner talks about fruit harvest still a hand industry in today’s Agri View.


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Wings are Super Bowl Winners

Cindy Zimmerman

Cindy Zimmerman

Chicken wings are getting a lot of coverage this week, and Cindy Zimmerman reports that makes them Super Bowl winners.


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No Change in Peanut Price

Tyron Spearman has a look at the current price being offered for peanuts.


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Beef Checkoff Tailored to Meet Consumer Needs

www.mybeefcheckoff.comIn this week’s “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, Donna Jo Curtis from Athens, Alabama talks about how research has helped producers learn what consumers want.


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

RCPP Funding Longleaf Restoration Initiative in Alabama

Steve Musser

Steve Musser

One of the three projects that will be funded in Alabama through the new Regional Conservation Partnership Program involves creating a sustainable working forest comprised of native longleaf pine. Steve Musser with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama says this is a project that will provide environmental and economic benefits.


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More information is available on the Alabama NRCS website.

RCPP Funds Allow Florida to Work with Other States

Roney Gutierrez

Roney Gutierrez

Roney Gutierrez, assistant State Conservationist for easements with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida, provides more information about projects which received funding through the new Regional Conservation Partnership Program.


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To learn about technical and financial assistance available through conservation programs, visit the Florida NRCS website.

New Book Highlights Florida Citrus Crate Labels

A new book will be available next month titled Florida’s First Billboards: Florida Citrus Crate Labels. Orlando-based grower and co-author Jerry Chicone Jr. gives an in-depth look at Florida citrus labels and how the printed artwork was a key factor in the industry.


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Deadline to Apply for Livestock Indemnity Program Assistance is Friday

The U.S. Department of Agriculture reminds producers the deadline to apply for financial assistance through the Livestock Indemnity Program for losses suffered from October 2011 through December 2014 is this Friday, January 30. Local Farm Service Agency county offices can provide additional information on the types of records producers will need to apply for assistance. To learn more, visit disaster.fsa.usda.gov.

Celebrating Peanut Butter Day

peanut-butterThe peanut industry celebrated Peanut Butter Day this past weekend, as Tyron Spearman has more on the annual event.


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Cattle Industry Convention is Next Week

Cattle producers are invited to attend the 2015 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in San Antonio, Texas, February 4-7. This year’s event includes another big Trade Show, along with General Sessions, meetings and more. For more information go to beefusa.org.

Exports-Imports

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Everett Griner talks about not all international trade crosses oceans in today’s Agri View.


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Scott Seeks Money to Restore Everglades

By JIM TURNER
THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, January 27, 2015………. Gov. Rick Scott, who environmentalists said was reluctant to support wildlife and conservation efforts for most of his first term, will ask lawmakers to designate money for the next 20 years for Everglades restoration.

Scott on Tuesday outlined a $5 billion plan for the Everglades that would begin with $300 million in the upcoming year. The plan, which includes money for building water-retention reservoirs and Read the rest of this entry »

Food Price Rise Was Less Than Normal

groceriesIf you thought food prices were up quite a bit last year, Cindy Zimmerman reports they actually rose less than normal.


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