Cathy Isom talks about what we should have in our homes that could save our lives when severe weather threatens.
From the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In honor of National Arbor Day today, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Florida Forest Service are recognizing Florida’s forest owners for their commitment to the protection of Florida’s forests and wildlife. Through a new voluntary program, Read the rest of this entry »
The Georgia Department of Agriculture and Georgia Grown Agriculture Commission is reminding producers interested in attending the 3rd annual Georgia Grown Symposium on Thursday April 30 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry to get registered.
To register for this event, please click here. If you have further questions please contact Georgia Grown at 404-656-3680.
To see who all participated in the first class and get an application for Class II, click here.
Thursday evening the House Ways and Means Committee passed Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation (H.R. 1890) by a bi-partisan vote of 25 to 13. This follows TPA passage by the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday by a vote of 20-6. TPA would establish congressional trade Read the rest of this entry »
Everett Griner tells us we DO grow tea in America in today’s Agri View.
Florida Citrus Mutual CEO Mike Sparks and President Larry Black react to grower concerns – including HLB and low prices for fruit – expressed at Mutual’s area meeting Thursday in Bartow.
The nation’s pork producers may do something this year that they haven’t done in over six decades. Cathy Isom lets us know what this is.
At Thursday’s Florida Citrus Mutual area meeting in Bartow, citrus grower Kenny DeVane expressed concerns about the prices offered for fruit in the face of all the problems growers are experiencing.
From the U.S. Department of Agriculture:
EAST LANSING, Mich., April 23, 2015 — In a speech today at Michigan State University, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack laid out a comprehensive approach to partner with agricultural producers to address the threat of climate change. Building on the creation of USDA’s Climate Hubs last year, the new initiatives will utilize voluntary, incentive-based conservation, forestry, and energy programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase carbon sequestration and expand renewable energy production in the agricultural and forestry sectors. Through these efforts, USDA expects to reduce net emissions and Read the rest of this entry »
From the National Chicken Council:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 22, 2015 – The United States Senate Committee on Finance approved unanimously by voice vote language that would put pressure on South Africa to remove unfair limits on American chicken imports. The bipartisan amendment, sponsored by Senator Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) and cosponsored by Senators Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.), would require the president conduct an out-of-cycle review of Read the rest of this entry »
From the National Corn Growers Association:
WASHINGTON (April 22, 2015) – The National Corn Growers Association applauded members of the Senate Finance Committee who voted to advance the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA-2015) out of committee and urged Congress to quickly pass the bill.
“On behalf of America’s corn farmers, our customers, and the one million Americans whose jobs depend on agricultural trade, I want Read the rest of this entry »
Gov. Rick Scott and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam said Wednesday that President Barack Obama’s plans to lift part of a longstanding embargo against Cuba will negatively impact Florida’s agriculture industry.
“Florida agriculture has over a $100 billion impact on our state, and President Obama should be doing everything he can to Read the rest of this entry »
The Alabama Farmers Federation is preparing for their annual trip to Washington, D.C. to visit with the state’s Congressional delegation. The trip will take place May 19-22, but for those interested in attending, you must register by this Friday, April 24.
Everett Griner talks about conservationists promoting water reserves in today’s Agri View.
From the Georgia Peanut Commission:
TIFTON, Ga. (April 22, 2015) The Georgia Peanut Commission attended the Georgia School Nutrition Association annual conference held April 9-11 in Athens, Georgia. During the GSNA meeting, school nutrition personnel from across the state of Georgia attended educational seminars, visited with food industry representatives and received recognition for outstanding performance at their respective schools.
One of many awards given was the peanut recipe award sponsored by GPC. This award was given to GSNA members who Read the rest of this entry »
Counting calories while dining out? Cathy Isom tells us how the information is popping up on menus around the country – and who’s already using it.
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In our weekly BQA Quality Report, brought to you by your state and national checkoff funded Beef Quality Assurance programs, Florida dairy producer Bob Butler says producing a good product for the consumer is what it’s all about, and that’s why being BQA certified is important.
Get to know your BQA program by visiting BQA.org