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Tough Growing Year for Georgia Peanut Farmers

Don Koehler

Don Koehler

Harvest continues across Georgia, but overall it’s been a tough growing year for many farmers. Georgia Peanut Commission’s Executive Director Don Koehler says it’s been that way for not only peanuts, but other crops as well.

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Alabama Students Getting BQA Certified Online for Free

bqa-logoThe online certification process for the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program is actually being offered for free right now, thanks to Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. And in our weekly “BQA Quality Report”, brought to you by your state and national checkoff funded Beef Quality Assurance programs, Erin Beasley with the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association says they are really promoting this free offering.

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Florida Producers Reminded of Disaster Assistance from Hurricane Matthew

USDAUSDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Florida wants to remind farmers and livestock producers about the various federal farm programs that may be available to help those who experienced heavy rains, flooding and other qualifying natural disaster events related to Hurricane Matthew. Florida FSA Executive Director Rick Dantzler says their state emergency board is meeting Thursday morning.

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Alabama Extension Launches New Drought Website

From the Alabama Cooperative Extension System:

acesAUBURN, Ala. – The Alabama Cooperative Extension System launched a new website to help farmers and producers combat drought conditions. Alabama is experiencing exceptionally dry conditions this year. Some parts of the state need as much as 15 inches of rain to Read the rest of this entry »

Improve Nutrient Testing and Management Practices with New ‘Focus on Cotton’ Webcast

From the Cotton Board:

cotton-logoNutrient management, including the efficient application of inputs, is critically important for maintaining cotton quality and yield year after year.

A new Focus on Cotton webcast titled “Utilizing Tissue and Petiole Sampling in Cotton Production” helps cotton growers, consultants, and other industry experts accurately monitor and Read the rest of this entry »

Thursday is Beef Day at the Farmer’s Market in Montgomery

From the Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries:

MONTGOMERY, AL— Commissioner of Agriculture John McMillan and the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association will honor Montgomery Department of Public Safety personnel at Beef Day at the Farmer’s Market on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the State Farmer’s Market in Montgomery.

October is Beef Month in Alabama and Beef Day at the Farmer’s Market is one of many events taking place during the month of beef promotion and education. In addition to enjoying steak sandwiches and honoring public safety employees at the event, the Department of Agriculture and Read the rest of this entry »

UF/IFAS Range Cattle REC to Celebrate 75 Years

From the University of Florida/IFAS:

ONA, Fla. — Ranchers, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty and friends will gather Oct. 27 at the UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center to celebrate the facility’s 75th anniversary of providing the best science for the cattle industry.

Among the scheduled speakers during the day’s festivities are Jack Payne, UF senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources; John Arthington, director of the Range Cattle REC; Ned Waters, president of the Florida Cattlemen’s Association; Erik Jacobsen of Deseret Cattle and Citrus; and Jim Strickland of Strickland Ranch.

Payne sees the Range Cattle REC as a Read the rest of this entry »

Imported Insects and Diseases

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Everett Griner talks about imported diseases and pests hurting our citrus industry in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more.

Fruit Jack O Lanterns

jack o lanterns made-from-pineapple-apple-and-orange-creating-tropical-halloween-decorationCathy Isom has ideas about some great fruits you can use to make Halloween Jack O’ Lanterns. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Hear Cathy’s report and learn more.

More than 3,000 Acres of Economically, Environmentally Sensitive Ranch Land Preserved in Florida

From the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:

fdacs-sealTALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Governor and Cabinet today unanimously approved the preservation of more than 3,000 acres of environmentally sensitive agricultural lands in Polk and Okeechobee counties, while allowing the land and agriculture operations to continue to contribute to Florida’s economy. The purchases are a part of the Rural and Family Lands Protection Program, which partners with Florida’s farmers and ranchers to Read the rest of this entry »

Georgia Peanut Commission to Host Trick or Peanut

From the Georgia Peanut Commission:

gpcThe Georgia Peanut Commission will be hosting a Trick or Peanut event at the GPC office located at 445 Fulwood Blvd. Tifton, Georgia, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. The event is open to the public and citizens are encouraged to attend. The GPC staff will be Read the rest of this entry »

Peanut Harvest Update

peanut-harvest-ford-2010According to weekly numbers from USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, peanut harvest as of this past Sunday was 67% finished, which is ahead of the five year average. But as Tyron Spearman reports, farmers are harvesting in very dry conditions.

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