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Weekly Livestock Market Report

Here are the Alabama and Georgia cattle market numbers for the week ending March 27th, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.

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Commissioner Adam H. Putnam’s Statement on Passage of Bill to Strengthen Florida’s Horse Industry

Adam Putnam

Adam Putnam

Tallahassee, Fla.—Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam issued the following statement regarding the House of Representative’s passage of House Bill 239, sponsored by Representatives Heather Fitzenhagen and Charlie Stone.

“Florida has a robust equine industry with a more than $5.1 billion economic impact in our state. As I head to the Florida Derby tomorrow, I’m grateful that the House of Representatives has passed legislation that will strengthen the integrity of Florida’s horse industry by prohibiting the use of certain Read the rest of this entry »

Milk as a Sports Drink?

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Cathy Isom tells us what studies are showing about the benefits of drinking Milk right after working out.


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Florida Lawmakers Discuss Non-Residential Farm Buildings

Sam Ard

Sam Ard

Week four of the Florida Legislative session has been another busy week for lawmakers according to Sam Ard, Director of Governmental Affairs for the Florida Cattlemen’s Association.


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House Ag Subcommittee Holds Hearing on COOL

The House Ag Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture held a public hearing Wednesday to examine the implications of potential retaliatory measures against the U.S. regarding Country-of-Origin Labeling. The hearing was stacked with witnesses opposed to COOL and members of both parties called for its repeal. Here’s North Carolina Republican and House Livestock Subcommittee Chair David Rouzer.


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USDA Extends ARC and PLC Deadlines

From the U.S. Department of Agriculture:

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today provided farm owners and producers one additional week, until April 7, 2015, to choose between Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), the safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill. The final day to update yield history or reallocate base acres also will be April 7, 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Fresh Citrus Panel Increases Diversity

Duke Chadwell

Duke Chadwell

Citrus Administrative Committee Manager Duke Chadwell tells how the marketing order’s governing board has become more diverse in recent years. He seeks help in making the group even more diverse.


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Deadline Approaching to Renew Expiring CSP Contracts

USDAUSDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service reminds farmers, ranchers and forest landowners that you have until this coming Tuesday, March 31 to renew those expiring Conservation Stewardship Program contracts.


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Georgia Lawmakers Still Discussing Wild Hogs

Bryan Tolar

Bryan Tolar

We are down to the final few days in the 2015 Georgia Legislative Session, and according to Georgia Agribusiness Council’s Bryan Tolar, the issue of wild hogs in the state is one discussion catching the attention of many lawmakers.


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Senate Passes Death Tax Amendment

From the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association:

NCBA hails the passage of South Dakota Senator John Thune’s amendment to the Fiscal Year 2016 budget resolution to create a deficit neutral reserve fund to eliminate the death tax. Following the vote, Read the rest of this entry »

Vilsack Gives an Avian Influenza Update

Vilsack

Tom Vilsack

So where do things currently stand with the recent cases of Avian Influenza? Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack gives us an update concerning the recent bird flu situation.


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Cattle Parasite May Have Answers to Malaria

Reuters reports researchers from the University of Edinburgh have found cows are protected from a parasite that causes the deadly disease East Coast Fever if they have previously been infected with a closely-related yet milder species of the parasite.


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Aquaculture

Oysters in baskets in sea water pools
Everett Griner talks about oyster farming steadily growing in today’s Agri View.


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Women in Agriculture Through Photography

Marji Guyler Alaniz

Marji Guyler Alaniz


As part of Ag Day celebrations USDA showcased women in agriculture through a photo exhibit at the Department headquarters in Washington, DC. Cathy Isom has the story.


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To see the Farm Her exhibit, go to www.farmher.com.

Secretary Vilsack Appoints Peanut Standards Board Members

From the Georgia Peanut Commission:

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack appointed three producers and four industry representatives to serve on the Peanut Standards Board. Six members will serve on the board through June 30, 2017. A seventh member will fill a current vacancy through June, 2015.

The Peanut Standards Board is made up of 18 members representing the Southeast Region, which covers Alabama, Georgia and Florida; Read the rest of this entry »

Peanut Usage Climbing

The latest numbers indicate that peanut usage is still climbing, as Tyron Spearman has the details.


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BQA Training for Georgia Students

www.MyBeefCheckoff.com\bqaIn this week’s BQA Quality Report, brought to you by your state and national checkoff funded Beef Quality Assurance programs, University of Georgia’s Dr. Lee Jones explains why he feels it’s important for their vet students to become BQA certified.


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Get to know your BQA program by visiting BQA.org

Florida Agriculture in the Classroom Elects New Officers

Tamara Wood

Tamara Wood

Florida Agriculture in the Classroom, Inc. has elected new officers for 2015-17. Tamara Wood, a representative of Florida Citrus Mutual, is the new chairwoman of the Gainesville-based non-profit organization. She has served on the Florida Agriculture in the Classroom board of directors for eight years. Read the rest of this entry »

Discussing Big Data for Agriculture

Picture courtesy of AgWired

Picture courtesy of AgWired

A panel discussion was held during a breakfast last week by the National Wheat Foundation and National Association of Wheat Growers for Ag Day in Washington D.C. According to a story from AgWired, topics such as biotechnology, sustainability, and research were discussed. One of the participants was Matt Erickson, chief economist for the Senate Agriculture Committee, who talked about Big Data and agriculture.


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Many Factors Affecting Dairy Industry

Bob Bosold

Bob Bosold

During a recent tour held in south Florida, Southeast AgNet’s Gary Cooper caught up with Wisconsin farm broadcaster Bob Bosold and they talked about the dairy industry and agriculture as a whole.


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Fresh Florida Citrus Shipments Continue Decline

Duke Chadwell

Duke Chadwell

With the fresh fruit season approximately 88 percent completed, Citrus Administrative Committee Manager Duke Chadwell discusses shipments versus last season at this point. He also offers reasons for the changes.


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Ship Date Set for 2015 Vidalia Onion Season

From the Georgia Department of Agriculture:

vidalia-onionsFollowing the recommendation of the Vidalia Onion Advisory Panel, Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black has announced April 27 as the official shipping date for the 2015 Vidalia® onion marketing season. The 16-grower panel made the recommendation to the Commissioner during a meeting held at the Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center in Lyons, Ga.

“The meeting was very productive,” said Bo Herndon of Herndon Farms and Read the rest of this entry »

Citrus Industry This Week: HLB Research Reports; Aerial Technology

The Citrus Industry This Week masthead represents the e-newsletter being sent weekly to growers and industry

Today’s issue of Citrus Industry This Week includes reports from the recent HLB Grower Day and UAV Applications in Agriculture Workshop held at the Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe free and view the current issue. Click here to subscribe to the monthly Citrus Industry magazine.

Farm Labor Strike Affecting Agriculture

Gary Cooper

Gary Cooper

Vegetable growers in Mexico are dealing with a labor strike, as Southeast AgNet’s Gary Cooper has the details.


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More on this story can be found on the KXO website.

Georgia Cattlemen’s Convention is Next Week

Will Bentley

Will Bentley

Cattle producers from across Georgia will be in Perry next week for the annual Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Trade Show. Will Bentley, GCA Executive Vice President, says it will be held once again this year in conjunction with the Beef Expo.


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Boiled Peanuts

boiled peanuts
Everett Griner talks about a Southern tradition is gaining ground in today’s Agri View.


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Miss Florida Citrus Crowned

Miss Florida Citrus Summer Foley

Miss Florida Citrus Summer Foley

The first Miss Florida Citrus since 2004 was chosen at the Ritz Theatre in Winter Haven on March 21, 2015. Continuing the tradition, Summer Foley, 17, of Ormond Beach was crowned by the 2004 Miss Florida Citrus, Nikki Upthegrove Matthews, Saturday night during the Miss America preliminary pageant. She was sponsored by Florida’s Natural Growers and will go on to represent the industry in the Miss Florida Pageant, which takes place June 16-20, 2015 in St. Petersburg. The winner of that pageant advances to the Miss America Pageant in September. Read the rest of this entry »

Precautions in Growing and Eating Flowers

herb salad with nasturtium flowers

herb salad with nasturtium flowers


While they may be healthy to eat – flowers also come with their own warning labels. Cathy Isom finishes up her series on edible flowers by filling us in on what experts say you need to know before you grow.


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NPPC On COOL Law: U.S. Must Avoid Retaliation

From the National Pork Producers Council:

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 25, 2015 – In congressional testimony today, the National Pork Producers Council said the United States must address its mandatory Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) law to avoid trade retaliation from Canada and Mexico.

The World Trade Organization (WTO) last fall ruled that the U.S. meat labeling law violates U.S. international trade obligations by Read the rest of this entry »

Florida Senators Push for More Money for Land Buying

FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA
By JIM TURNER

news service florida logoTHE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, March 25, 2015………. Several senators want their chamber to float more than a proposed $2 million for land purchases in the Florida Forever program, after voters last year overwhelmingly backed an increase in money for conservation efforts.

But for now, those lawmakers will wait to see if the amount can be increased during upcoming budget talks with the House — talks that Read the rest of this entry »

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