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Lower Farm Income Could Affect Other Businesses

Bags Of Money On A Farm Field
Today Cathy Isom looks at what a lower farm income could mean for local businesses.


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Emerging Technology in Citrus

logoThere is a new citrus nursery in Florida that is on the cutting edge of technology. Citrific is using robotic technology to clone and culture different species of Florida citrus. Mathew Conrad, one of Citrific’s founders, said this isn’t new technology, but it’s new to this industry and could greatly increase efficiency. Citrific’s high-tech nursery also includes fully automated, climate-controlled greenhouses to create an ideal environment for their trees.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: WOTUS Rule Starts; Flexibility for Growers

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Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes an update on the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule implemented in some states as well as information on Whole-Farm Revenue Protection Insurance. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Highlights of the TOTAL Survey

Rod Bain

Rod Bain

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service conducted what is called the TOTAL survey, as Rod Bain explains it includes such information as who owns farmland and how it’s transferred among owners.


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Japan Lifting Some Poultry Import Bans

Japan is lifting some of its bans on imports of live poultry and poultry meat from the United States. The bans were put in place earlier this year due to the U.S. outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza.


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Change in Dues for Alabama Cattlemen’s Association

Dr. Billy Powell

Dr. Billy Powell

Dues were discussed during the recent Alabama Cattlemen’s Association’s board of birectors meeting, and according to Dr. Billy Powell, the board did approve an increase to start in 2016.


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Florida Beef Council’s Protein Challenge is Underway

Ashley Hughes

Ashley Hughes

Today, September 1, is the official start of the Florida Beef Council’s Protein Challenge. Ashley Hughes explains what the promotion is about and how it works.


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Culinary Students to Learn about Georgia Beef Industry

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley

Thanks to a Federation of State Beef Council grant, Suzanne Bentley says the Georgia Beef Board will again be working with culinary students this week.


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Meat Industry Hall of Fame to Honor Jo Ann Smith

From the Meat Industry Hall of Fame:

The Meat Industry Hall of Fame has announced they will be honoring Jo Ann Smith from Florida as one of seven members of the 2015 class. Smith began her involvement with the beef industry in the late 1960s when she became a member of the Florida Beef Council, the USDA Animal Read the rest of this entry »

Citrus Growers Replanting and Getting Trees to Production

Calvin Arnold

Calvin Arnold

A panel of growers at Citrus Expo talked about replanting groves and tree density. Panel moderator Calvin Arnold with the University of Florida summarizes the information that was shared.


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Japan Lifting Some Poultry Import Bans

Japan is lifting some of its bans on imports of live poultry and poultry meat from the United States. The bans were put in place earlier this year due to the U.S. outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza.


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Drop in 2014 Farm Income Expected

When the numbers are released, a drop in farm income for 2014 is expected. Tyron Spearman has the details.


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A Gradual Change in the Beef Cattle Market

Beef CattleWhat will the next 18 months hold for the U.S. beef cattle market? Gary Crawford has a story that tries to answer that question.


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Hard Boiled

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Everett Griner talks about the high egg prices in today’s Agri View.


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Broadaway Receives Florida Citrus Packers’ Highest Honor

Florida Citrus PackersFlorida Citrus Packers honored Dennis P. Broadaway with its John T. Lesley Award for Excellence at Packinghouse Day on August 27, 2015. The John T. Lesley Award is the organization’s highest recognition, reserved for individuals making sustained and outstanding contributions to Florida’s fresh citrus industry. Read the rest of this entry »

Benefits of Consuming Seafood, Part 3

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In the third part of her series Cathy Isom tells us about a recent survey dishing out the facts about fish – and why Americans should be eating more of it.


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Peanut Stocks Still High

peanuts-in-shellThe latest numbers indicate there are still a lot of peanuts out there as the new crop is starting to come in. Tyron Spearman has the details.


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Grant Helps UF/IFAS Cattle Research Efforts Get Underway

Cliff Lamb

Cliff Lamb

We told you recently that two University of Florida/IFAS animal sciences faculty members had won a $450,000 grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. One of those is Dr. Cliff Lamb with the North Florida Research and Education Center in Marianna, who told me he will be studying the differences in fetal development of cattle.


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To read more about this grant click here.

New Alabama Beef Ambassador

Amanda Reeves

Amanda Reeves

The Alabama Beef Ambassador Program Contest took place recently in Auburn, and when it was all over, Amanda Reeves from Elba, Ala. was named the new beef ambassador for the state. Amanda, who has grown up on a small family farm, explains the process of becoming the new beef ambassador.


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Georgia Poultry Producers Urged to Avoid Wild Waterfowl

Dr. Robert Cobb

Dr. Robert Cobb

Poultry producers across the country continue to be warned about the possible outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza again this fall. And Georgia State Veterinarian Dr. Robert Cobb says one big way to prevent the possible spread of the disease is by avoiding wild waterfowl.


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Photos from Citrus Expo 2015

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Take a look at a photo slide show from Citrus Expo 2015, held recently in North Fort Myers at the Lee Civic Center. The event will return next year at the same location on August 17-18, 2016.

Citrus Grower Discusses Psyllids, Nutrition and More

Lee Jones

Lee Jones

Gardinier Florida Citrus General Manager Lee Jones shared his production practices as a member of a recent Citrus Expo panel. He discusses some of those practices.


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WOTUS Rule Implemented in Some States

Dale Moore

Dale Moore

American Farm Bureau and many others in agriculture are concerned that after a federal judge in North Dakota blocked the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from implementing its controversial “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) rule in 13 states, that EPA still implemented it in the other states.


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Two New Trustees Appointed to the Florida Ag Museum

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFrom the Florida Agricultural Museum

Palm Coast, Florida – Commissioner of Agriculture, Adam Putnam, recently appointed two new trustees to the board of the Florida Agricultural Museum, Inc. (FAM), the State’s official agricultural museum.

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Florida Commissioner’s Spotlight: “Fresh From Florida” Products in Record Number of Stores

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Adam Putnam

On this week’s Commissioner’s Spotlight, Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam talks to Franko Galoso about “Fresh From Florida” products in a record number of stores around the globe.


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You can follow Florida Commissioner Adam Putnam on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Discover more by visiting FreshFromFlorida.com.

Georgia Grown Moment

ga-grown-logoToday we are starting a new feature from the Georgia Department of Agriculture that can be heard every week called the “Georgia Grown Moment”.


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Cattle Prices Continue to Decline

Doug Mayo

Doug Mayo

We all know how good cattle prices have been, but then again we also know they have been slipping a bit the past few weeks. But we also are seeing reports that indicate producers in many areas are working to build herds, and that’s something Doug Mayo, University of Florida/IFAS Jackson County Extension Director, is also seeing.


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Problem Solved

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Everett Griner talks about farmers becoming “beekeepers” in today’s Agri View.


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Peanut Farmers Preparing for Stormy Weather

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

Peanut harvest has already started in some areas, and as Tyron Spearman reports, those who are at it already are trying to get a few things done before Tropical Storm Erika possibly moves through.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending August 28, 2015

In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we talk about the Waters of the U.S. rule, which went into effect this past Friday in some states, have information about what some farmers are doing in preparation for Tropical Storm Erika, and what a recent survey shows about computer and internet use on the farm.

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