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Ag in Review for the Week Ending September 23, 2016

Agnet_logo_at_150_dpiIn this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we look at how the major Presidential candidates feel about WOTUS, that a 13-year ban on U.S. beef exports to China is ending, why cotton growers are being reminded to “Keep it Clean”, a new record for peanut exports, Read the rest of this entry »

Weekly Livestock Market Report

Here are the Alabama and Georgia cattle market reports for the week ending September 23rd, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.

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Storing Potatoes

potatoesCathy Isom give us some tips on how to store potatoes for the year. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Hear Cathy’s report and learn more.

National Cotton Council Following Merger Proposals

nccWith the potential Bayer-Monsanto merger becoming more of a reality, many farmers have expressed serious concerns with the amount of consolidation within the seed and crop protection industry. Craig Brown, the National Cotton Council’s Vice President of Producer Affairs, said they have been following not only this merger, but others in the industry.

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Questions of What Will Be Needed for 2017 Peanut Market

National Peanut Board

Tyron Spearman

As peanut harvest continues across the Southeast, there are already questions as to how many peanuts will be needed for the 2017 marketing year. Tyron Spearman discusses some of the thoughts being discussed in the industry.

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How Congress Could Help USDA Better Help Dairy Industry

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack

During a recent Senate Agriculture Committee hearing, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack suggested some actions, either in an appropriations bill or the next farm bill, to help USDA help dairy producers.

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Clinton in Favor of WOTUS, Trump Against

The Presidential candidates are split when it comes to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the U.S. rule. This week, Democratic candidate Hilary Clinton told Farm Futures she supports the rule that seeks to clarify the types of water the EPA can regulate under the Clean Water Act. Read the rest of this entry »

Finding the Best Farmers Market

American Farmland Trust Reveals Top Ranked Farmers Markets in America

Atlanta Farmers MarketWednesday marked the end of American Farmland Trust’s annual summer-long Farmers Market Celebration ? an effort to encourage shoppers across the nation to endorse their local farmers market as ?Best in Class,? rallying support for local farms and family farmers. Read the rest of this entry »

Register Now for Central Alabama Beef & Forage Field Day

acesLivestock producers are being reminded that registrations for the Central Alabama Beef & Forage Field Day October 7th need to be in by September 30th.

The event will be held at the E.V. Smith Research Center in Shorter, Alabama from 9:00am – 1:00pm, and will include Read the rest of this entry »

Butter or Margarine?

butter sticks-2Everett Griner talks about some of the differences between butter and margarine in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more.

Edible Packaging

edible packagingToday Cathy Isom tells us about edible packaging that can cover your food and is also safe to eat. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Hear Cathy’s report, watch the video and learn more.

China Announces it Will Lift Ban on U.S. Beef

From the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association:

beef-usa-logoWASHINGTON (Sept. 22, 2016) – Following a 13-year ban on U.S. beef exports to China, an announcement from the Chinese Government indicates they will begin accepting U.S. beef from animals under 30 months of age. Read the rest of this entry »

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