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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A $1 million University of Florida research project to fight citrus greening got the green light in the state’s budget.
Nian Wang, a researcher with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, is working with a team to develop a microbial-based product, infused with patented plant-defense inducers and beneficial bacteria strains, that he hopes will cure citrus greening.
“While the product will substantially help the citrus industry in the U.S. and around the world combat greening, it is not Read the rest of this entry »
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Thirteen Southeastern cotton producers will observe cotton and other agricultural operations in California’s San Joaquin Valley the week of July 12 as part of the National Cotton Council’s 2015 Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.) Program.
Congress is back from its 4th of July break with a lot of work remaining on agriculture. While passage of TPA was a huge win for agriculture, American Farm Bureau’s Dale Moore says there is still much left to do before Congress breaks again for its summer recess.
Suzanne Bentley with the Georgia Beef Board is pleased with Team Beef’s efforts at this past weekend’s Peach Tree Road Race in Atlanta, and she talks about how even more people are interested in becoming a part of the team.
Last week, Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens joined other state attorneys general in a lawsuit asking a federal court to strike down the “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule from the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Georgia Cotton Commission’s Richey Seaton says the commission is pleased to see Georgia join other states in this effort.
The 2015 Citrus Expo seminar program is titled “Meeting Challenges Moving Forward.” Dr. Jim Graham from the Citrus Research and Education Center will be one of the seminar speakers. His presentation is titled “What has been learned Read the rest of this entry »
The staff at Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day in Moultrie, Ga. has been busy preparing for their annual field day which is Thursday, July 9th. Show director Chip Blalock says there is a lot for folks who attend this year’s event to see.
Livestock auctioneer and Southside, Ala. native Brandon Neely can already check “becoming a national champion” off his bucket list at the age of 29. Neely earned the top spot in the Livestock Marketing Association’s 52nd World Livestock Auctioneer Championship held recently in Texas.
State attorneys general in many states, including Alabama, Florida and Georgia, have joined in a lawsuit asking a federal court to strike down a new rule, “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Environmental Protection Agency. This rule is claimed to unlawfully expand the federal government’s regulatory reach over local streams, lands and farms.
The Georgia Department of Agriculture continues to provide information about avian influenza (AI), and how AI viruses can infect chickens, turkeys, pheasants, quail, ducks, geese and guinea fowl, as well as a wide variety of other birds. Migratory waterfowl have proved to be a natural reservoir for the disease, and Georgia State Veterinarian Dr. Robert Cobb has more information.
Grapefruit producers accounting for 44 percent of the Indian River area’s grapefruit acreage recently participated in a survey to determine their costs of production. University of Florida economist Ariel Singerman summarizes the results.