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Milk! It is Still Healthy

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Everett Griner talks about how milk is still taken for granted in today’s Agri View.


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Citrus Expo Guide is in August Citrus Industry

A complete guide to the August 19-20 Citrus Expo – the biggest event in citrus – is included in the August issue of Citrus Industry magazine, along with regular production-oriented features. Hear what’s in the Citrus Expo guide and the rest of the August Citrus Industry magazine.


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Bird Flu causing Roller Coaster Price Effect

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Cathy Isom tells us how Avian Influenza is still causing a roller coaster price effect in the egg industry from farm to retail.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: Crop Insurance Options; Peanut Conference

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Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes news on expanded crop insurance options and reports from the Southern Peanut Growers Conference. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Peanut Crop Update

peanut-fieldTyron Spearman has this week’s peanut crop update.


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UF/IFAS Challenge 2050 Project Webinar

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Dr. Tony Andenoro

University of Florida’s Dr. Tony Andenoro will be giving a webinar presentation August 19, 2015 on the university’s “Challenge 2050 Project.” Dr. Andenoro is the director of the “Challenge 2050 Project” and has coordinated with the University of Florida’s Center for Public Issues Education to bring you this exciting webinar. Listen to the story to hear why this is an important issue that we must face in our near future.
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The “Challenge 2050 Project” is an innovative program at the University of Florida that brings students, industry professionals and policy makers together in an integrated way to address a global population projected to exceed 9.6 billion by the year 2050. The program is funded in part by the HM.CLAUSE, an international vegetable seed company dedicated to solving today’s agricultural challenges with long term, sustainable solutions for the future. To find more news on HM.CLAUSE and their partnership with the University of Florida click here.

Alabama Culinary Classes Receiving New Beef Materials

Erin Beasley

Erin Beasley

Erin Beasley with the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association has worked various times with high school culinary teachers and students in the state providing information about beef. But she says they now have something new to help in these efforts.


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Florida Rancher to Discuss Beef at Culinary Event

Ashley Hughes

Ashley Hughes

A Florida rancher will be talking about the beef industry this week at a national culinary event being held in Florida. Ashley Hughes with the Florida Beef Council says this is a great opportunity to get the beef message out to a large group of people.


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Georgia Retailer Promoting Beef

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley with the Georgia Beef Board talks about how they work with various retailers and gives an example of what they will be doing to reach customers of one of those retailers.


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Providing Risk Management Tools for More Producers

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack

We told you last week that the USDA was expanding crop insurance to provide Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) and the Actual Production History (APH) Yield Exclusion to cover fresh fruit and nuts in select counties beginning with the 2016 crop. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says this coverage started earlier for other crops like corn, cotton, cottonseed, grain sorghum, soybeans, wheat and more.


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House and Senate Working on Ag Issues

On tap for the U.S. House Agriculture Committee this week is two public hearings.


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Science Can’t Change Weather

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Everett Griner talks about science not being able to change the weather in today’s Agri View.


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Preparing for the Possible Return of Avian Flu

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Today, Cathy Isom tells us how the U.S. Department of Agriculture is getting ready for a bird flu worst-case scenario.


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RFA to EPA: Put the RFS Back on Track!

From the Renewable Fuels Association:

WASHINGTON — In comments submitted to Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) Administrator, Gina McCarthy, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) urged the agency implement the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) as Congress intended, and to abandon its proposal to substantially slash the annual amount of biofuels that are to be blended with gasoline.

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Harden Speaks to Peanut Growers

Krysta Harden

Krysta Harden

One of the guest speakers at the annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference this past weekend was USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden. Tyron Spearman has more.


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Georgia Cotton Commission Sets New Budget

Richey Seaton

Richey Seaton

The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) board members got together last week for their annual budget meeting. GCC Executive Director Richey Seaton fills us in on what was discussed.


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SAFE Act is a Well-Reasoned Approach

Last Thursday, by a vote of 275-150, the U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R.1599, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act. The act will preempt state and local mandatory GMO labeling laws and create a national voluntary labeling law.


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USDA Video: USDA Week In Review July 24

A weekly look at some of the events and activities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In this edition of USDA Week In Review, a new weight management tool, visitors from Nepal, and man-made wildlife habitats.


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Citrus Expo Update

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The 24th Annual Citrus Expo is drawing near, with only three weeks left until the event. One of the presentations at this year’s seminar program, “Meeting Challenges. Moving Forward,” will cover the licensing and commercialization process of sweet oranges. We spoke with executive director of the New Varieties Development & Management Corporation, Peter Chaires, to find out more.

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Yoho on Trade Issues

Ted Yoho

Ted Yoho

U.S. Congressman Ted Yoho, who represents Florida’s 3rd Congressional District, was one of the guest speakers at last week’s Southern Peanut Growers Conference. One of his topics was trade.


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The Georgia Grown Pavilion at Georgia National Fair

ga-grown-logoThe Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter and the Georgia Department of Agriculture are pleased to be partnering once again this year to present the Georgia Grown Building during the 2015 Georgia National Fair in October. The building is dedicated to showcasing Georgia’s diverse agricultural industry, but space is limited and the deadline Read the rest of this entry »

U.S. Cattle Inventory Is Up 2 Percent

cattleongrassThe U.S. Department of Agriculture has released its semiannual cattle inventory, and it shows the number of cattle and calves in the United States as of July 1 is at 98.4 million head, 2 percent above the 96.3 million on July 1 of last year.


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Cold Storage Report Shows Rise in Frozen Meat Stocks

The monthly Cold Storage report by USDA showed beef, poultry and pork stocks as of the end of June were all much higher than a year ago, though stocks did decline compared to last month.


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Avian Flu

Birds Flu OutbreakEverett Griner talks about the impact this deadly disease could have on the poultry industry in today’s Agri View.


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Alabama Peanut Producers at Annual Conference

Caleb Bristow

Caleb Bristow

The 17th Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference wraps up today at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga. Cindy Zimmerman caught up with Caleb Bristow of the Alabama Peanut Producers Association. They discussed the conference and issues affecting peanut growers in Alabama.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending July 24, 2015

In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, USDA made an announcement concerning the expansion of crop insurance to provide additional options, El Nino has steadily strengthened steadily and could end up being the strongest event in 50 years, we learn how satellites are being used to better monitor soil moisture and more.

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Weekly Livestock Market Report

Here are the Alabama and Georgia cattle market numbers for the week ending July 24th, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.

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New Technology for Americans with Disabilities

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A host of new technology on display at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


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The Target center stands for Technologies and Accessible Resources Give Employment Today.
For more information go to the USDA Target Center website.
Check out some very informative USDA Target Center videos.

Agriculture Secretary on Importance of TPP Talks

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack

Efforts to finalize an agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is something that many in agriculture have been watching, including Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.


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Fresh Florida Citrus: What to Expect Next Season

Duke Chadwell

Duke Chadwell

Florida’s fresh citrus shipments have declined heavily in recent years. Citrus Administrative Committee Manager Duke Chadwell looks into the crystal ball to see if that trend might continue.


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