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Ag in Review for the Week Ending June 24, 2016

Agnet_logo_at_150_dpiIn this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we have information about the Senate GMO Labeling agreement, we talk about National Pollinator Week, the new Cotton Ginning Cost-Share program Read the rest of this entry »

Weekly Livestock Market Report

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

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Interest in Peanut Oil Resulting in Supply Issues

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Rising demand from increasingly health conscious consumers in China, coupled with bad weather in key growing regions like Argentina and South Africa, is leaving many European traders scrambling for supplies. Tyron Spearman has more on that story.


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NCBA Dealing with Issues Like Ozone Restrictions

beef-usa-logoWe continue looking at some of the various regulatory issues that the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, and others in the ag industry, continue to deal with. And according to Scott Yager, NCBA Environmental Counsel, one of those concerns ozone restirctions.


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Florida Landowners Reminded of Cogongrass Cost-Share Program

fl-forest-service-logoFlorida landowners are reminded applications are still being accepted for the Cogongrass Treatment Cost-Share Program. The Florida Forest Service is taking applications from those interested in this program until July 29, 2016.

Cogongrass infestations negatively affect tree regeneration, growth and survival, as well as wildlife habitat, native plant diversity, forage quality and property values. They also increase the risk of wildfires and Read the rest of this entry »

Citrus Expo Seminar Schedule Announced

citrusexpo-300-250-web-ad2016 marks the 25th anniversary of Citrus Expo, and growers will not want to miss this year’s seminar program, themed “Now Is the Time.” Topics to be addressed include HLB management, incentive opportunities, bactericide use and more. Plus, continuing education units will be available. Growers are also reminded to take the bactericide survey; results will be presented during the seminar program.

And to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Citrus Expo, AgNet Media also invites you to participate in our Read the rest of this entry »

Georgia Cattlemen Invited to Attend Summer Conference

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Kyle Gillooly

The Georgia Cattlemen’s Association will hold their summer conference July 28-30 at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia. GCA President Kyle Gillooly, from Wadley, invites all producers to attend. And he especially hopes younger producers will take part as that’s an area GCA continues to expand on.


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Stocker Cattle Short Course Coming in July

Alabama cattle producers interested in farm diversification are invited to attend the Stocker Cattle Short Course on July 15 at the Greensboro Recreational Center in Greensboro, Alabama. The day-long stocker management course runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and includes lunch.

The top-notch speaker line up will allow farmers to get answers from experienced industry representatives in a regional setting. Course topics are designed to educate participants on stocker management principles, feedlots, economics, nutrition, health and marketing.

Registration for the free conference ends July 8th. To learn more click here.

Farm Trends

farm trendsEverett Griner talks about farm trends changes expected in today’s Agri View.


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National Pollinator Week

National Pollinator WeekAll week long our nation has been celebrating National Pollinator Week. Cathy Isom tells us about the week-long event celebrating bees and other pollinators, and the big announcement that’s creating quite a buzz.


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USDA Announces Key Measures to Improve Pollinator Health

From the U.S. Department of Agriculture:

USDAWASHINGTON, June 23, 2016 – Today, during National Pollinator Week and in advance of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) seventh annual Pollinator Week Festival, the USDA is announcing two initiatives in support of the President’s National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honeybees and Other Pollinators, announced just over one year ago. A review of USDA’s most popular conservation program found that farmers and ranchers Read the rest of this entry »

Pleased with Senate GMO Labeling Agreement

GMO yellow sign with the corn crop in the backgroundIt’s been announced that an agreement has been reached on legislation from Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) that would set a national standard for the labeling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients, or GMOs. Tyron Spearman has more.


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