Everett Griner talks about the southwest insect threat is widespread in today’s Agri View.
From the National Corn Growers Association:
WASHINGTON (July 30, 2015) – The National Corn Growers Association today expressed disappointment that Congress failed to pass a long-term highway funding bill before its August recess. Congress voted to extend the United States Highway Trust Fund’s authorization through Read the rest of this entry »
The Pros and Cons of using Avian Flu Vaccine on U-S Flocks. Cathy Isom has more on the development of this vaccine.
From the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Prior to this summer, the Old World Bollworm, Helicoverpa armigera, had never before been found in the continental United States outside of port interceptions. Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam today announced that after the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the United States Department of Agriculture’s initial finding of three, adult male Old World Read the rest of this entry »
Dairy groups are commending senators for their work in increasing market access to US dairy in Canada and Japan. The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) this week thanked a bipartisan group of 22 senators for urging the Obama administration for Read the rest of this entry »
When you think about University of Florida/IFAS researchers, you think of hard working people looking to find better answers for agriculture and consumers. But unfortunately, these efforts have caused two of these researchers to be targets of broad public records requests from anti-GMO activists seeking any communications they’ve had with a number of companies.
From the House Committee on Agriculture:
Today, Rep. David Rouzer (NC-7), Chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture, held a public hearing to examine the federal and state response to avian influenza.
Identified as one of the worst animal disease outbreaks the U.S. has ever experienced, the disease infected more than Read the rest of this entry »
The U.S. House recently passed the GMO voluntary labeling bill by a vote of 275-190 with 45-democratic ‘yes’ votes, after turning back democrat amendments to weaken or gut the bill. But House republicans argued mandatory state labeling laws upend interstate commerce and GMO labels scare consumers.
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Tyron Spearman has information about a new peanut butter product coming out that one company hopes will be a hit with consumers.
Everett Griner talks about world hunger means THE WORLD in today’s Agri View.
Cathy Isom tells us how government officials and the poultry industry are preparing for another Bird Flu problem this fall.
From the University of Florida/IFAS:GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University Florida named Michael Rogers as director of the Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred. He had been acting as interim director since November for the center, which operates under the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
CREC was established in 1917 after a group of Polk County citrus growers raised nearly $14,000 to Read the rest of this entry »
In our weekly “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, Jim Akin from Lexington, Alabama encourages producers to learn more about what your beef checkoff is all about.
To learn more about your beef checkoff, go to mybeefcheckoff.com.
From the University of Florida/IFAS:GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sanjay Shukla looked out over row upon row of tomato and pepper plants and had an idea: What would happen if he made the compacted soil rows taller and more narrow? Would the plants need less water, fertilizer and fumigation? Would the plants grow as tall? Would the plants produce as many vegetables?
And so, instead of planting rows that were normally 6 to 8 inches high and about 3 feet across, the University of Florida professor planted them 10 inches to a foot high and 1 ½ to 2 feet across. Instead of needing two drip lines to irrigate each row, they required only one. In addition, they Read the rest of this entry »
House republicans have called an early summer recess, making it even more unlikely congress will resolve a WTO dispute over Country of Origin meat labeling before September.
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There are a lot of concerns about Avian Influenza possibly returning this fall. And while good bio-security is always a good way to protect the health of backyard poultry, it is even more important right now.
To learn more about the hour-long webinar, Read the rest of this entry »
Everett Griner talks about how milk is still taken for granted in today’s Agri View.
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.
Cathy Isom tells us how Avian Influenza is still causing a roller coaster price effect in the egg industry from farm to retail.
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.