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Ag in Review for the Week Ending July 22, 2016

Agnet_logo_at_150_dpiIn this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we have information about concerns of nitrate poisoning in cattle, results of a new survey coming this fall, plants that can make your garden thrive with very little water, weather conditions affecting crops Read the rest of this entry »

Weekly Livestock Market Report

Here are the Alabama and Georgia cattle market reports for the week ending July 22nd, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.

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Overachieving Garden

Vegetable gardenMore garden than you bargained for? Cathy Isom fills you in on some things you can do with all of that extra food. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Hear Cathy’s report and learn more. ?

New Peanut Board Website

npb-2016The National Peanut Board is inviting folks to check out their new website. Tyron Spearman has more information about what some of those changes are.


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Alabama Producers Urged to Test Forages for Nitrate Levels

Dr. Kim Mullenix

Dr. Kim Mullenix

Nitrate poisoning in cattle is a growing threat across southeastern states battling drought. And according to Dr. Kim Mullenix, Auburn University extension beef cattle specialist, drought in some areas of the state is increasing the chance for livestock forages to develop elevated nitrate levels.


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Application Deadline Nearing for Florida Cogongrass Treatment Program

fl-forest-service-logoThe Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services also wants to remind landowners that the deadline to apply for the Florida Forest Service Cogongrass Treatment Cost-Share Program is Friday, July 29, 2016.

The Cost-Share Program is offered for non-industrial private lands in all Florida counties. It provides reimbursement of 50 percent of the cost to treat cogongrass infestations with herbicide for two consecutive years. Read the rest of this entry »

Keeping Beef Competitive in Today’s Marketplace

beef-checkoff-logoThe marketplace for animal proteins is a very competitive one, and the industry must always remember the consumer is in the driver’s seat. With more on that story, here’s Melissa Jackson.


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Soy Growers Welcome European Approval of New Biotech Traits

From the American Soybean Association:

asa-logoST. LOUIS (July 22, 2016) – American Soybean Association (ASA) President and Greenwood, Del., soybean farmer Richard Wilkins welcomed news this morning out of Brussels that the European Union (EU) has approved three outstanding biotech soybean traits for import and processing. The approved traits include the Xtend dicamba-tolerant soybean and Vistive Gold high oleic soybean products from Monsanto, and the Balance GT FG72 soybean from Bayer CropScience. In a statement, Wilkins welcomed the action of the EU, while noting that improvements still are needed in the Read the rest of this entry »

UF/IFAS Mole Cricket Biological Control Program Saves State Millions

From the University of Florida IFAS
by Beverly James

mole-cricketGAINESVILLE, Fla. — In a recent study, researchers with the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences in cooperation with Florida A&M University economists estimated that a 34-year program to control invasive pest mole crickets in the state has saved cattlemen approximately 13.6 million dollars a year. Over the long term, that figure balloons to 453 million dollars. Read the rest of this entry »

Rubio and Putnam Visit Florida Citrus Grove

rubio-citrus-grove-tour-300x169Florida Senator Marco Rubio and Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam toured a citrus grove impacted by citrus greening in Polk County Thursday. Both Senator Rubio and Commissioner Putnam are key advocates in the fight against HLB and have worked on both the federal and state levels to provide assistance to Florida citrus growers. Southeast AgNet’s Josh McGill was able to ask Senator Rubio this quick question.


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For more on this story and other citrus news go to citrusindustry.net.

Lost Land

group of cows grazing on the meadow landEverett Griner talks about federal grazing land being neglected in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more. ?

National Tequila Day

Tequila day wormThis Sunday July 24th is National Tequila Day. Cathy Isom tells us why many Americans will be reaching for the lime and salt this weekend. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Hear Cathy’s report and learn more. ?

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