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UF/IFAS Study: Voters Want to Preserve Forests, Water

by Brad Buck, UF/IFAS
Sources: Melissa Kreye, Damian Adams, UF/IFAS

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Voters are likely to approve referenda for forest and water conservation in the eastern United States, including Florida, because demand for ecosystem protection is increasing, according to a new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences study. Read the rest of this entry »

More on Sonny Perdue

Sonny Perdue


For those of us that don’t know very much about Sonny Perdue, Tyron Spearman gives us a bit of his political and agriculture history. Read the rest of this entry »

Net Farm Cash Income Down in 2016

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Tyron Spearman takes a look at the highlights from the USDA Net Farm Income report which has recently been released. Read the rest of this entry »

Will Higher Cotton Supplies Push Prices Down

We learned recently that USDA reported the 2016 cotton crop was larger than had been previously estimated. But as Gary Crawford reports, some wonder if that will that push prices down. Read the rest of this entry »

Georgia Beef Board to Talk with Dieticians

Georgia Beef Board
The Georgia Beef Board continues working with a variety of folks, including dieticians. And in our beef checkoff report, Kaytlyn Malia says they will be attending an event where they will have a great chance to talk about the many benefits of beef. Read the rest of this entry »

Florida Beef Council Working to Fill Open Position

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At the end of 2016, the Florida Beef Council saw a position open up, something they have been working ever since to fill. Jim Handley, chief executive officer with the Florida Beef Council, says interviews for that position are underway. Read the rest of this entry »

Better Returns Bringing More Milk Production

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Prospects for dairy operators look a little better this year. Gary Crawford has the milk on the story. Read the rest of this entry »

Alabama Cattlemen Attending National Convention Next Week

The 2017 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show is taking place next week in Nashville, and according to Erin Beasley, the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association will be well represented. Read the rest of this entry »

National Peanut Butter Day

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Cathy Isom fills us in on why National Peanut Butter Day is celebrating a whole day devoted to what could very well be America’s favorite protein. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Hear Cathy’s report and learn more.

EU Dairy Farmers Spray Milk Powder in Price Protest

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Dairy farmers from the European Union sprayed milk powder onto a European Council building in Brussels during a protest over dairy prices. Read the rest of this entry »

ChemChina Files for U.S. Antitrust Approval of Syngenta Takeover

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ChemChina has filed for U.S. antitrust approval with the Federal Trade Commission for its proposed $43 billion takeover of Syngenta. Read the rest of this entry »

Fourth Quarter 2016 Farm Lending Slows

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The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City says farm lending during the fourth quarter of 2016 slowed significantly as lenders and borrowers assessed economic prospects for 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

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