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Ag in Review for the Week Ending December 2, 2016

Agnet_logo_at_150_dpiIn 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 »

Weekly Livestock Market Report

Here are the Alabama and Georgia cattle market reports for the week ending December 2nd, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.

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Edible Plants You Re-Grow

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Cathy Isom has tells you about some of the edible plants you can re-grow over and over. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Hear Cathy’s report and learn more.

Peanut Stocks Update

peanut-warehouseUSDA’s latest Peanut Stocks and Processing Report was released this week, and Tyron Spearman reports that peanut stocks in commercial storage as of the end of October is down 8 percent.


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Rising Milk Prices and Falling Feed Costs Helping Dairy Producers

dairy cows in milking parlorFour 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 »

Relief for Drought Plagued Southeast

Bad weather is comingRains 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.


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Hearing Ends in Florida-Georgia Water Fight

From The News Service of Florida:

Chattahoochee River

Chattahoochee River

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.

The Journal-Constitution also reported that Lancaster implored the states to Read the rest of this entry »

Efforts Continue to Improve Georgia Dock Chicken-pricing Index

gda-logoThis 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.


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Georgia Peanut Commission Christmas Open House

From the Georgia Peanut Commission:

gpcYou’re invited to our Christmas Open House this Saturday, Dec. 3 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

The event will take place in conjunction with Tifton’s Hometown Holiday Christmas Celebration and is open to the public. The Georgia Peanut Gift Shop, located inside the Georgia Peanut Commission will be Read the rest of this entry »

Hard Work

dairy-farm-management hard work
Everett Griner talks about dairy farming, more than just hard work, in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more.

DIY Laundry Detergent

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Cathy Isom gives you some easy ways to make your own laundry detergent. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Hear Cathy’s report and learn more.

Florida Landowners Reminded about EQIP Programs

USDA/NRCSUSDA’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.


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