U.S. Agriculture Secretary Vilsack talks with AgNet Media on cheese purchase, extension of dairy MPP
As the U.S. Department of Agriculture announces plans to purchase approximately 11 million pounds of cheese from private inventories and to extend the deadline for enrollment in the dairy Margin Protection Program, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack talks with AgNet Media News Director Sabrina Hill to explain the programs.
The Florida Beef Checkoff was busy this past weekend working with a group of Food Bloggers. In this week’s beef checkoff report, Ashley Hughes with the Florida Beef Council said she was pleased with the event.
During the recent Alabama Cattlemen’s Association Board of Directors meeting, it was decided smaller regional meetings would be held to discuss a variety of issues to help individual counties. Dr. Billy Powell says they are putting together these meetings which will be held next month.
Georgia Beef Board’s Kaytlyn Malia says they are already preparing for a couple of big Fall events. And like in years past, they are asking Cattlemen and Cattlewomen across the state who would like to help to let them know by calling their office in Macon at 478-474-1815.
Fruit and Vegetable growers are raising concerns over an invasive whitefly that is resistant to pesticides and carries crop-devastating viruses. The Q-biotype whitefly was found outdoors within the U.S. for the first time this spring in Florida. Its discovery outdoors comes more than a decade after it was first found in a U.S. retail nursery in Arizona.
Since 2005, the whitefly has also been found in about two dozen U.S. states, but only in greenhouses. The Q-biotype whitefly is already considered a major invasive pest worldwide. Researchers say pest poses a serious threat to Read the rest of this entry »
Looking at the latest numbers, the condition of the U.S. cotton crop is down slightly. And in the first part of the story, Gary Crawford reports rains have taken a bit of a toll on the nation’s cotton crop.
Agriculture groups made their pitch on policy to Republican candidate for President Donald Trump last week, after sitting down back in June with the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Read the rest of this entry »
A review of U.S. cattle markets and live cattle futures by the Government Accountability Office will last until at least May of 2017. A spokesman for the GAO says the investigation is being done at the request of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Read the rest of this entry »
U.S. Department of Agriculture scientist Bob Shatters updated Citrus Expo seminar attendees on results from ongoing bactericide research trials. He was among the many speakers who discussed tools for HLB in the seminar program. “The first year of applications, we were detecting reductions in the bacterial population of the plant,” Shatters said. “And we did […]
Citrus Expo 2016 Citrus growers and industry members turned out in full force for the 25th anniversary of Citrus Expo. They came seeking answers on citrus greening and other production challenges, as was evidenced by the large turnout at the “Now Is the Time” seminar program. They filled the sold-out tradeshow hall and expanded outdoor […]