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ASTA Continues Efforts with Plant Breeding

Andy Lavigne

Andy Lavigne

When Congress gets back to work, one topic many will be pushing is a standard national GMO labeling bill. We told you recently how big of an issue that is for the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA). But their CEO, Andy Lavigne, says there are other issues of importance too.


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Crop Insurance Coverage Options

We told you last week that a crop insurance deadline was nearing. And today, Tyron Spearman runs through some of the coverage options.


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USDA to Survey Southeast Farmers

For the next couple of weeks, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will be surveying thousands of farmers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and other areas of the country to get a clear indication of the production and supply of major commodities for 2016.


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El Nino Has Ended

El Nino has ended as the tropical Pacific Ocean has returned to a neutral state, and outlooks are suggesting no chance of returning to an El Nino state. Read the rest of this entry »

Problem for Honeybees

honeybeesEverett Griner talks about another parasite attacking honeybees in today’s Agri View.


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Food Waste Research

food wasteCathy Isom tells us how USDA researchers are studying ways to reduce and possibly recycle food waste.


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Georgia Grown Moment – Localizing School Nutrition

Susan Harvin

Susan Harvin

As schools around the state begin to close their notebooks for the summer, today on your Georgia Grown Moment, Susan Harvin, Director of Nutrition at Commerce City Schools, talks about the value in sourcing local food for school lunches.


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To learn more about Georgia Grown’s farm to table program, visit www.feedmyschool.org.
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Florida Commissioner’s Spotlight: Florida’s State Forests

Adam Putnam

Adam Putnam

On this week’s Commissioner’s Spotlight, Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam talks about State Forest Recreational Opportunities and what the state forests of Florida have to offer.


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Meat Buying

meatEverett Griner talks about consumers buying habits when it comes to meat choices in today’s Agri View.


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Grilling Safely

grillingIt’s the unofficial kickoff to summer and grilling season. Cathy Isom gives us some helpful hints why we’ll want to pull out the meat thermometer when firing up the grill for your holiday meal.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending May 27, 2016

Agnet_logo_at_150_dpiIn this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we talk about farm labor, volatility in the cattle futures market, a new Emoji, a favorite crop Read the rest of this entry »

Weekly Livestock Market Report

Here are the Alabama and Georgia cattle market reports for the week ending May 27th, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.

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