In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we talk about divvying up water in a river system, have information about the Georgia Dock chicken-pricing index, look at the latest Peanut Stocks and Processing Report, talk about deer, dairy farming Read the rest of this entry »
Four straight months of rising milk prices and three straight months of falling feed costs have brought some financial relief to U.S. dairy producers from the tough conditions of early last summer. According to the National Milk Producers Federation – Dairy Management Incorporated November Dairy Market Report, the average all-milk price moved from $14.50 per hundredweight last May to Read the rest of this entry »
Rains here in the Southeast could not have come at a better time, arriving at the peak of a fall-long drought period. But according to a story from Rod Bain, drier conditions could head even further South and East due to LaNina.
A special master appointed by the U.S. Supreme Court finished hearing arguments Thursday in a high-profile legal battle about divvying up water in a river system shared by Florida and Georgia, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Special Master Ralph Lancaster said he could rule by Christmas, with the dispute then going back to the Supreme Court.
This week, the Georgia Department of Agriculture suspended the Georgia Dock chicken-pricing index while companies adjust to new requirements to prove data accuracy. Meat industry publication Meatingplace had reported the continued gap between Georgia Dock prices for chicken and other industry indexes follows the recent filings of lawsuits accusing the entire chicken industry of fixing prices. But Julie McPeake, chief communication officer for the Georgia Department of Agriculture, explains how the index works and that improvements are being made to it.
USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida wants remind landowners about the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, otherwise known as EQIP. District Conservationist in the Florida City NRCS field office, Christine Coffin, explains how EQIP programs benefit growers in their area.
Peace River Valley Citrus Growers Association (PRVCGA) Executive Director LeAnna Himrod announced she has accepted a new position as communications manager at the Florida Department of Citrus. Responsibilities in her new role will include industry relations, the gift fruit program, managing sponsorship programs and providing project assistance to the global marketing team. Her last day […]
By Laura Reuss, Fred Gmitter and Yu Wang In Florida, it is necessary to produce large quantities of high-quality citrus fruits in order to keep pace with the projected market growth, as well as to maintain viability of the citrus industry. Successful development of new varieties and pre- and post-harvest practices should be consumer-driven. However, […]