There are more and more women becoming the face of agriculture. Cindy Zimmerman has the details.
From the University of Florida:
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Thomas W. Vickroy, Ph.D., a pharmacologist and longtime University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine faculty member, has been named executive associate dean of the college.
Dean James W. Lloyd, D.V.M., Ph.D., made the announcement following a comprehensive national search. The appointment is effective Aug. 1. Read the rest of this entry »
With funding support from the American Lamb Board, the U.S. Meat Export Federation has developed a new U.S. Lamb Cut Chart Guide to help promote U.S. lamb in international markets. Joe Schuele has the details.
Both peanut supply numbers and peanut export numbers have been lowered as Tyron Spearman has the details.
In our weekly “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, did you know that beef producers across the country have a vested interested in the beef checkoff? Robert Fountain from Adrian, Georgia says it’s important for producers to understand where funding for the beef checkoff comes from.
To learn more about your beef checkoff go to mybeefcheckoff.com.
According to the latest USDA forecast, total meat production for 2014 has been increased.
Yesterday Cindy Zimmerman had a story concerning the drought in the Southwest and water loss issues in California. Today she looks at the importance of California agriculture.
Looking at this week’s USDA Crop Conditions update, Tyron Spearman reports the peanut crop is just a bit ahead of schedule compared to normal.
The National Veterinary Services Laboratory last week reported a positive test of vesicular stomatitis on samples submitted from four horses in Weld County, Colorado. Previous positive cases of this disease have been diagnosed in Read the rest of this entry »
To learn more go to the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association’s website.
NEW YORK (July 21, 2014) By Alexandra Wexler, Wall Street Journal – U.S. orange-juice retail sales fell to the lowest level on record as consumers continue to turn away from the beverage, once a staple of the American breakfast.
U.S. consumers bought 36.11 million gallons of orange juice in the four weeks ended July 5, down 8.3% from a similar period a year ago, according to Nielsen data published Monday by the Florida Department of Citrus. It was the lowest level of total sales since Read the rest of this entry »
Gary Crawford has a quick look at what the latest USDA Crop Progress report has on the cotton crop.
A coalition of consumer groups have asked USDA and the Office of Management and Budget to release the latest version of its rule to change poultry inspection and open a new comment period.
Cargill has announced independent farms that supply it with turkey will stop using growth-promoting antibiotics. Some by this coming Thanksgiving and the rest by the end of 2015. Read the rest of this entry »
From the National Chicken Council:
Greensboro, Ga. – July 21, 2014 – More chickens are crossing the road and on to consumers’ plates, according to new research presented today at the National Chicken Council’s Chicken Marketing Seminar in Greensboro, Georgia.
Overall, the average number of meals or snacks that contained chicken eaten by survey respondents in the two weeks prior to the survey was 6.1. This is Read the rest of this entry »
Many parts of the Southwestern U.S. continue to deal with drought conditions, and Cindy Zimmerman has information concerning water loss issues in California.
The American Peanut Research and Education Society recently met and Tyron Spearman reports a couple of folks from the Southeast were presented awards at the annual event.
From the U.S. Department of Agriculture: Enrollment Begins Tomorrow, July 22.
WASHINGTON, July 21, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) assistance for losses to bush or tree fruit crops due to frost or freeze during the 2012 crop year. The program, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides supplemental NAP payment to eligible producers.
Farmers who did not have access to crop insurance and are in primary and adjacent counties that received a Secretarial disaster designation because of frost or freeze in 2012 are eligible for Read the rest of this entry »