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Expecting a Drop in Net Farm Income

A drop in net farm income is expected this year as Tyron Spearman has the details.


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The Big Issue on Citrus Growers’ Minds

Marc Wheeler

As he attends Florida Citrus Mutual’s area meetings throughout the citrus belt, Mutual President Mark Wheeler hears one big grower concern over and over.


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Scientific Breakthroughs Thanks to Agricultural Research

A new report outlines the scientific breakthroughs discovered by USDA researchers in 2013.


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Oil Rigged Campaign Launched on Earth Day

The Fuels America coalition chose Earth Day to launch a television and digital ad campaign called Oil Rigged.


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Getting the Beef Message Out to Students

www.mybeefcheckoff.comIn our weekly “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, did you know your dollars also go into teaching students about beef? Patty Barthle from Dade City, Florida has been teaching students for years about the healthy benefits of beef.


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Agriculture Urging EPA to Ditch the Rule

As farmers and ranchers continue to closely watch the EPA’s proposed Waters of the U.S. rule, American Farm Bureau chief lobbyist Dale Moore is urging them to join a grassroots effort to “Ditch the Rule”.


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Commissioner Putnam, Sen. Garcia and Sen. Montford Launch “Living Healthy in Florida”

Tallahassee, FL – Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam was joined today by Sen. Rene Garcia, Sen. Bill Montford and others to launch the new campaign “Living Healthy in Florida.” Read the rest of this entry »

Peanut Supply and Disappearance

Tyron Spearman
Tyron Spearman looks through the latest numbers from the Peanut Supply and Disappearance report.


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Disaster Assistance Enrollment Timelines

Kristina ButtsDisaster assistance enrollment continues at Farm Service Agency offices across the country. Kristina Butts with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association discusses the timeline of this program.


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Better Yields


Record yields are being reported. Everett Griner explains.


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AgNet This Week: Earth Day; Slow Start for Crops

AgNet This Week

This week’s issue of AgNet This Week features a report on Earth Day and details on the slow start for crops this year. To learn more about these topics and much more click here to subscribe today and view the current issue.

Agricultural Groups Supporting Genetically Modified Labeling Bill

The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act was introduced in the House last week, and is getting wide support from agricultural organizations.


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Slow Start for Crops

Tyron Spearman
Weather conditions this spring have caused a slow start for most crops across the Southeast. Tyron Spearman has more on that story.


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Talking Alabama Beef with Food Prep Class

Erin BeasleyErin Beasley with the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association explains how a recent classroom talk she took part in was really a great opportunity for the beef checkoff program in Alabama in getting the beef message out to students.


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Looking Ahead at Florida Beef Month

Ashley HughesEach year the beef industry promotes the grilling season, and thus Ashley Hughes with the Florida Beef Council says May is a great time to celebrate Florida Beef Month.


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Georgia Beef Board Awarded Grant Extension

Suzanne BentleyThe Georgia Beef Board’s Suzanne Bentley is excited about the extension of funding from the Federation of State Beef Councils, which will allow another Beef 101 tour to be held.


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USDA Supporting Water Quality Projects

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today celebrated Earth Day by announcing record support for 116 projects that will improve water and wastewater services for rural Americans and benefit the environment. Tyron Spearman looks at how that affects rural communities here in the Southeast.


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Concerns with Plans to Cut Livestock Biogas

The Obama Administration released a plan back in March to cut livestock biogas by a quarter by 2020, but one Senator has concerns with that plan.


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The Importance of Earth Day to Agriculture

Earth DayToday’s celebration of Earth Day is obviously important to all of us, but according to Janet Grabowski with the Florida NRCS, it has particular meaning to our farmers and ranchers.


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Georgia Grown to Gain Renowned Chef

Gary Black
Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black is excited about a new effort to further the popular Georgia Grown program.


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Changing Choices


Everett Griner lets us know what the #1 ranked meat is. A hint, it isn’t beef.


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Blueberries for Brain Health

blueberriesA new study has found that eating blueberries reduces the risk of contracting Parkinson’s disease and may protect human brain performance.


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Alabama Attorney General Proud of Agricultural and Rural Crime Unit

Luther StrangeAlabama Attorney General Luther Strange says it takes a specialized unit to fight the unique crimes that often occur in rural areas.


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Not Ideal Yet for Planting Peanuts and Carryover Important to Peanut Market

Tyron SpearmanCurrent conditions are not allowing this to be an ideal time just yet for planting peanuts. Tyron Spearman has more on that story along with information about the carryover of peanuts and how important that is to the market.

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Department of Commerce to Investigate Mexican Sugar Subsidies

DOCThe U.S. Department of Commerce has announced that it will indeed initiate an investigation to determine if the Mexican government has subsidized Mexico’s sugar production and whether that sugar is being dumped into the U.S. market.


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Signup Now for Florida Beef Cattle Short Course

Dr. Todd ThriftThis coming Friday, April 25th, is the deadline for early signup for the 63rd Annual Florida Beef Cattle Short Course. University of Florida’s Dr. Todd Thrift encourages producers to attend.


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Georgia Cattlemen Taking Spring Tour

Josh WhiteThe “Tour of the Heartland” is taking place this week for a few members of the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association as Josh White says they leave for their spring tour on Tuesday.


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Updates to Meat and Dairy Forecasts

USDA recently updated their meat and dairy production and price forecasts.


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Soybean Farmers Can Request Referendum

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced it will offer soybean producers the opportunity to request a referendum on the Soybean Promotion and Research Order. Tyron Spearman has the details.


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Forms may be obtained by clicking here.

High Price of Orange Juice

Allen MorrisMany consumers are concerned that orange juice prices have skyrocketed to their highest point in two years. Economist Allen Morris, vice president sales and marketing for Blue Lake Citrus Products, says there is a simple answer to the high prices, but no simple solution to it.


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