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Ag in Review for the Week Ending April 24, 2015

In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we provided an avian influenza update, looked at how pork may surpass beef in production, and discussed what COOL is all about.

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Weekly Livestock Market Report

Here are the Alabama and Georgia cattle market numbers for the week ending April 24th, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.

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NOAA Weather Radios Could Save Lives When Severe Weather Hits

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Cathy Isom talks about what we should have in our homes that could save our lives when severe weather threatens.


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Peanut Industry News

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

From information about a scholarship program, to an award recipient and two new food products, Tyron Spearman has a look at today’s peanut industry news.


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Commissioner Putnam Recognizes Florida’s Responsible Forest Owners During National Arbor Day

From the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:

FDACSTALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In honor of National Arbor Day today, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Florida Forest Service are recognizing Florida’s forest owners for their commitment to the protection of Florida’s forests and wildlife. Through a new voluntary program, Read the rest of this entry »

USDA is Building Blocks for Climate Change Action

Susan Carter

Susan Carter

USDA has a new initiative for building blocks for climate change. Susan Carter has the story.


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Florida Lawmakers to Spend Extra Time Working on Budget

Sam Ard

Sam Ard

On Monday, Florida lawmakers will head into their final week of the regularly scheduled session. But due to a budget impasse, they will have to spend a little more time in Tallahassee this year. Sam Ard, Director of Governmental Affairs for the Florida Cattlemen’s Association, has more about that along with an update concerning legislation of interest to cattlemen across the state.


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Register Now for Georgia Grown Seminar April 30

ga-grown-logoThe Georgia Department of Agriculture and Georgia Grown Agriculture Commission is reminding producers interested in attending the 3rd annual Georgia Grown Symposium on Thursday April 30 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry to get registered.


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To register for this event, please click here. If you have further questions please contact Georgia Grown at 404-656-3680.

Alabama Agribusiness Council on Legislature and Annual Meeting

aac-logoWeek 7 of the Alabama Legislative session took place this past week and Executive Director of the Alabama Agribusiness Council, Leigha Cauthen, has an update on what transpired along with information about an event coming up in just a few weeks.


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Florida House Passes Private Property Rights Bill

Katie Edwards

Katie Edwards

This morning the Florida House passed Bill 383, the Private Property Rights Bill. Katie Edwards, who represents House District 98, says she is pleased this historic piece of legislation was passed.


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Florida Cattlemen Hold First Leadership Academy

FCAThe Florida Cattlemen’s Association just completed the first year of their new Leadership Academy (FCLA) and were pleased with how things went with the first class.


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To see who all participated in the first class and get an application for Class II, click here.

House Ways and Means Committee Passes TPA Legislation

Thursday evening the House Ways and Means Committee passed Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation (H.R. 1890) by a bi-partisan vote of 25 to 13. This follows TPA passage by the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday by a vote of 20-6. TPA would establish congressional trade Read the rest of this entry »

Tea Time

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Everett Griner tells us we DO grow tea in America in today’s Agri View.


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Mutual Reacts to Citrus Growers’ Concerns

Mike Sparks

Mike Sparks

Larry Black

Larry Black

Florida Citrus Mutual CEO Mike Sparks and President Larry Black react to grower concerns – including HLB and low prices for fruit – expressed at Mutual’s area meeting Thursday in Bartow.


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Pork Production to Top Beef Production in 2015?

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The nation’s pork producers may do something this year that they haven’t done in over six decades. Cathy Isom lets us know what this is.


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Citrus Grower Expresses Concerns at Mutual Meeting

Kenny DeVane

Kenny DeVane

At Thursday’s Florida Citrus Mutual area meeting in Bartow, citrus grower Kenny DeVane expressed concerns about the prices offered for fruit in the face of all the problems growers are experiencing.


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Avian Influenza Does Not Spread Easily Through the Air

During yesterday’s teleconference on Avian Influenza, USDA Chief Veterinary Officer John Clifford said while the avian flu virus doesn’t spread easily through the air, it can happen in some situations.


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For more on Avian Influenza click here.

USDA Announces Partnerships with Farmers and Ranchers to Address Climate Change

From the U.S. Department of Agriculture:

EAST LANSING, Mich., April 23, 2015 — In a speech today at Michigan State University, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack laid out a comprehensive approach to partner with agricultural producers to address the threat of climate change. Building on the creation of USDA’s Climate Hubs last year, the new initiatives will utilize voluntary, incentive-based conservation, forestry, and energy programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase carbon sequestration and expand renewable energy production in the agricultural and forestry sectors. Through these efforts, USDA expects to reduce net emissions and Read the rest of this entry »

Canadian Stores Promoting “Fresh From Florida” Fruits, Veggies

fresh-from-floridaFlorida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam announced a new promotional campaign to increase Florida agriculture’s presence in Canada this week.


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Peanut Price and Market Update

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman has an look at where peanut prices currently stand along with a marketing update.


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Citrus Industry This Week: Citrus Nutrition Keys; Grower on Land Values

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 the “four Rs” of citrus nutrition and a grower’s viewpoint on land values. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe free and view the current issue. Click here to subscribe to the monthly Citrus Industry magazine.

Senate Finance Committee Votes to Hold South Africa Accountable for Blocking US Chicken

From the National Chicken Council:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 22, 2015 – The United States Senate Committee on Finance approved unanimously by voice vote language that would put pressure on South Africa to remove unfair limits on American chicken imports. The bipartisan amendment, sponsored by Senator Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) and cosponsored by Senators Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.), would require the president conduct an out-of-cycle review of Read the rest of this entry »

NCGA to Congress: Pass Trade Promotion Authority Now

From the National Corn Growers Association:

WASHINGTON (April 22, 2015) – The National Corn Growers Association applauded members of the Senate Finance Committee who voted to advance the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA-2015) out of committee and urged Congress to quickly pass the bill.

“On behalf of America’s corn farmers, our customers, and the one million Americans whose jobs depend on agricultural trade, I want Read the rest of this entry »

Scott, Putnam Warn of Farm Impacts From Lifting Embargo

FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA:

news service florida logoGov. Rick Scott and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam said Wednesday that President Barack Obama’s plans to lift part of a longstanding embargo against Cuba will negatively impact Florida’s agriculture industry.

“Florida agriculture has over a $100 billion impact on our state, and President Obama should be doing everything he can to Read the rest of this entry »

Alabama Farmers Federation to Visit Washington D.C.

The Alabama Farmers Federation is preparing for their annual trip to Washington, D.C. to visit with the state’s Congressional delegation. The trip will take place May 19-22, but for those interested in attending, you must register by this Friday, April 24.


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More Water

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Everett Griner talks about conservationists promoting water reserves in today’s Agri View.


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Georgia Peanut Commission Attends Georgia School Nutrition Meeting

From the Georgia Peanut Commission:

gpcTIFTON, Ga. (April 22, 2015) The Georgia Peanut Commission attended the Georgia School Nutrition Association annual conference held April 9-11 in Athens, Georgia. During the GSNA meeting, school nutrition personnel from across the state of Georgia attended educational seminars, visited with food industry representatives and received recognition for outstanding performance at their respective schools.

One of many awards given was the peanut recipe award sponsored by GPC. This award was given to GSNA members who Read the rest of this entry »

Calories on Menu Boards

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Counting calories while dining out? Cathy Isom tells us how the information is popping up on menus around the country – and who’s already using it.


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USDA Provides Update on Avian Influenza Outbreaks

John Clifford

John Clifford

Since December, there have been several ongoing highly pathogenic avian influenza H5 incidents along the Pacific, Central and Mississippi Flyways. Cases in wild birds, captive wild birds, backyard poultry or commercial poultry have now been reported in 16 states: Arkansas, California, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, South Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Dr. John Clifford, USDA Chief Veterinary Officer, provided an update during a teleconference this morning.


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For more on Avian Influenza click here.

BQA Helping Producers Meet Consumer Needs

www.MyBeefCheckoff.com\bqaIn our weekly BQA Quality Report, brought to you by your state and national checkoff funded Beef Quality Assurance programs, Florida dairy producer Bob Butler says producing a good product for the consumer is what it’s all about, and that’s why being BQA certified is important.


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