The online certification process for the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program is actually being offered for free right now, thanks to Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. And in our weekly “BQA Quality Report”, brought to you by your state and national checkoff funded Beef Quality Assurance programs, Erin Beasley with the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association says they are really promoting this free offering.
USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Florida wants to remind farmers and livestock producers about the various federal farm programs that may be available to help those who experienced heavy rains, flooding and other qualifying natural disaster events related to Hurricane Matthew. Florida FSA Executive Director Rick Dantzler says their state emergency board is meeting Thursday morning.
From the Alabama Cooperative Extension System:
AUBURN, Ala. – The Alabama Cooperative Extension System launched a new website to help farmers and producers combat drought conditions. Alabama is experiencing exceptionally dry conditions this year. Some parts of the state need as much as 15 inches of rain to Read the rest of this entry »
From the Cotton Board:
A new Focus on Cotton webcast titled “Utilizing Tissue and Petiole Sampling in Cotton Production” helps cotton growers, consultants, and other industry experts accurately monitor and Read the rest of this entry »
From the Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries:
MONTGOMERY, AL— Commissioner of Agriculture John McMillan and the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association will honor Montgomery Department of Public Safety personnel at Beef Day at the Farmer’s Market on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the State Farmer’s Market in Montgomery.
October is Beef Month in Alabama and Beef Day at the Farmer’s Market is one of many events taking place during the month of beef promotion and education. In addition to enjoying steak sandwiches and honoring public safety employees at the event, the Department of Agriculture and Read the rest of this entry »
From the University of Florida/IFAS:
ONA, Fla. — Ranchers, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty and friends will gather Oct. 27 at the UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center to celebrate the facility’s 75th anniversary of providing the best science for the cattle industry.
Among the scheduled speakers during the day’s festivities are Jack Payne, UF senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources; John Arthington, director of the Range Cattle REC; Ned Waters, president of the Florida Cattlemen’s Association; Erik Jacobsen of Deseret Cattle and Citrus; and Jim Strickland of Strickland Ranch.
Payne sees the Range Cattle REC as a Read the rest of this entry »
Everett Griner talks about imported diseases and pests hurting our citrus industry in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more.
Cathy Isom has ideas about some great fruits you can use to make Halloween Jack O’ Lanterns. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Hear Cathy’s report and learn more.
From the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Governor and Cabinet today unanimously approved the preservation of more than 3,000 acres of environmentally sensitive agricultural lands in Polk and Okeechobee counties, while allowing the land and agriculture operations to continue to contribute to Florida’s economy. The purchases are a part of the Rural and Family Lands Protection Program, which partners with Florida’s farmers and ranchers to Read the rest of this entry »
From the Georgia Peanut Commission:
The Georgia Peanut Commission will be hosting a Trick or Peanut event at the GPC office located at 445 Fulwood Blvd. Tifton, Georgia, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. The event is open to the public and citizens are encouraged to attend. The GPC staff will be Read the rest of this entry »
According to weekly numbers from USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, peanut harvest as of this past Sunday was 67% finished, which is ahead of the five year average. But as Tyron Spearman reports, farmers are harvesting in very dry conditions.