In 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 »
Back 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 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.
Pointing 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 »
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 »
We 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.
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.
United 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 »
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 »
Dear Growers, Industry Members and Friends: On behalf of everyone at Citrus Expo, we would like to extend our appreciation to all attendees, exhibitors and sponsors of this year’s event. We are overwhelmed with the generosity and support from all levels of participants that joined us this year. The Citrus Expo Shindig, held on Wednesday […]
Mike Sparks, executive vice president/CEO of Florida Citrus Mutual, issued the following report: “As you know, a big part of Mutual’s mission over the past three years was to try and uncover, create and support grower incentive programs to get more trees in the ground and rebuild our industry. Through the hard work of Commissioner […]