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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug


Everett Griner talks about the southwest insect threat is widespread in today’s Agri View.


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NCGA to Congress: Farmers Need Safe, Reliable Roads & Bridges

From the National Corn Growers Association:

WASHINGTON (July 30, 2015) – The National Corn Growers Association today expressed disappointment that Congress failed to pass a long-term highway funding bill before its August recess. Congress voted to extend the United States Highway Trust Fund’s authorization through Read the rest of this entry »

Avian Flu Vaccine

H5N1 Vaccine Concept
The Pros and Cons of using Avian Flu Vaccine on U-S Flocks. Cathy Isom has more on the development of this vaccine.


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Monitoring for Old World Bollworm After First Detection in United States Yields no Additional Finds

From the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:

FDACSTALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Prior to this summer, the Old World Bollworm, Helicoverpa armigera, had never before been found in the continental United States outside of port interceptions. Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam today announced that after the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the United States Department of Agriculture’s initial finding of three, adult male Old World Read the rest of this entry »

Some Dry Land Crops Affected by Hot Weather

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

It’s been another one of those year’s where some fields have seen decent rains while others haven’t. And according to Tyron Spearman, some dry land crops are really being affected by the hot, dry weather.


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Dairy Groups Commend Senate Appeals

Dairy groups are commending senators for their work in increasing market access to US dairy in Canada and Japan. The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) this week thanked a bipartisan group of 22 senators for urging the Obama administration for Read the rest of this entry »

Bullying University of Florida/IFAS Researchers

uf-ifas-logoWhen you think about University of Florida/IFAS researchers, you think of hard working people looking to find better answers for agriculture and consumers. But unfortunately, these efforts have caused two of these researchers to be targets of broad public records requests from anti-GMO activists seeking any communications they’ve had with a number of companies.


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House Subcommittee Evaluates Federal and State Response to Avian Influenza

From the House Committee on Agriculture:

Today, Rep. David Rouzer (NC-7), Chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture, held a public hearing to examine the federal and state response to avian influenza.

Identified as one of the worst animal disease outbreaks the U.S. has ever experienced, the disease infected more than Read the rest of this entry »

Senate to Tackle GMO Labeling Bill This Fall

The U.S. House recently passed the GMO voluntary labeling bill by a vote of 275-190 with 45-democratic ‘yes’ votes, after turning back democrat amendments to weaken or gut the bill. But House republicans argued mandatory state labeling laws upend interstate commerce and GMO labels scare consumers.


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Citrus Industry This Week: Fresh Citrus Outlook; Citrus Expo Updates

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 an outlook on fresh citrus, information on new tangerines and Citrus Expo updates. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe free and view the current issue. Click here to subscribe to the monthly Citrus Industry magazine.

Truck Weights Still Big Issue for Cattlemen

Kent Bacus

Kent Bacus

Transportation reauthorization is working its way through Congress and Kent Bacus, director of legislative affairs for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, says truck weights continues to be a big issue for them.


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New Peanut Butter Product

Tyron Spearman has information about a new peanut butter product coming out that one company hopes will be a hit with consumers.


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Update on Filling UGA Cotton Agronomist Position

Richey Seaton

Richey Seaton

According to Richey Seaton with the Georgia Cotton Commission, one of the issues discussed at the recent GCC board meeting was where things stood in the process of filling the University of Georgia Extension Cotton Agronomist position.


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Hungry People

Starving Planet
Everett Griner talks about world hunger means THE WORLD in today’s Agri View.


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Preparing For Another Bird Flu Problem This Fall

Biohazard technician warning of confirmed bird flu
Cathy Isom tells us how government officials and the poultry industry are preparing for another Bird Flu problem this fall.


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Yoho Introduces Bill to Stop Horse Soring

Ted Yoho

Ted Yoho

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL-03), a veterinarian for 30 years, has introduced the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act – HR 3268. This bill will amend the Horse Protection Act of 1970, ending the abusive practice known as horse soring. Soring is the act of causing pain to a horse via chemicals or action devices in order to change the animal’s natural gait. Congressman Yoho released the following statement on the PAST Act: Read the rest of this entry »

Rogers Named Director of UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center

From the University of Florida/IFAS:

Michael Rogers

Michael Rogers

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University Florida named Michael Rogers as director of the Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred. He had been acting as interim director since November for the center, which operates under the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

CREC was established in 1917 after a group of Polk County citrus growers raised nearly $14,000 to Read the rest of this entry »

Bidding Process for Peanuts is Open

PeanutsIt was announced this week by the Commodity Credit Corporation that the bidding process for peanuts is now open, as Tyron Spearman has the details.


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Producers Encouraged to Learn about Beef Checkoff

www.mybeefcheckoff.comIn our weekly “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, Jim Akin from Lexington, Alabama encourages producers to learn more about what your beef checkoff is all about.


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To learn more about your beef checkoff, go to mybeefcheckoff.com.

Alabama NRCS Promoting Programs Through RCPP

Steve Musser

Steve Musser

Steve Musser, assistant state conservationist for programs with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama, explains how one proposal through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program is already underway.


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University of Florida/IFAS Researcher Finds Way to Cut Costs

From the University of Florida/IFAS:

University of Florida Professor Sanjay Shukla

University of Florida Professor Sanjay Shukla

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sanjay Shukla looked out over row upon row of tomato and pepper plants and had an idea: What would happen if he made the compacted soil rows taller and more narrow? Would the plants need less water, fertilizer and fumigation? Would the plants grow as tall? Would the plants produce as many vegetables?

And so, instead of planting rows that were normally 6 to 8 inches high and about 3 feet across, the University of Florida professor planted them 10 inches to a foot high and 1 ½ to 2 feet across. Instead of needing two drip lines to irrigate each row, they required only one. In addition, they Read the rest of this entry »

COOL May Wait Until Fall

House republicans have called an early summer recess, making it even more unlikely congress will resolve a WTO dispute over Country of Origin meat labeling before September.


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Southeast Getting a Break from the Heat

Brad Rippey

Brad Rippey

While summertime conditions continue, slightly cooler temperatures are being forecast for some areas of the Southeast over the next few days. And USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey says while there have been pockets of dryness in the Southeast in recent weeks, there appears to be some relief on the way.


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Florida Veteran and Small Farmer Workshop is Friday

Trent Mathews

Trent Mathews

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service invites those interested to take part in the Veteran and Small Farmer Workshop this Friday, July 31st in Milton, Florida. NRCS District Conservation in Santa Rosa County, Trent Mathews explains.


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RSVP’s are encouraged so go to http://www.farmcredit-fl.com/workshop.aspx or call 850-623-0407.

Free Webinar on Tips for Healthy Backyard Poultry

There are a lot of concerns about Avian Influenza possibly returning this fall. And while good bio-security is always a good way to protect the health of backyard poultry, it is even more important right now.


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To learn more about the hour-long webinar, Read the rest of this entry »

Milk! It is Still Healthy

raw milk
Everett Griner talks about how milk is still taken for granted in today’s Agri View.


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Citrus Expo Guide Is in August Citrus Industry

GOOD Citrus Expo Logo smA complete guide to the August 19-20 Citrus Expo – the biggest event in citrus – is included in the August issue of Citrus Industry magazine, along with regular production-oriented features. Hear what’s in the Citrus Expo Guide and the rest of the August Citrus Industry magazine.


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Bird Flu causing Roller Coaster Price Effect

Buying eggs
Cathy Isom tells us how Avian Influenza is still causing a roller coaster price effect in the egg industry from farm to retail.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: Crop Insurance Options; Peanut Conference

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Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes news on expanded crop insurance options and reports from the Southern Peanut Growers Conference. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Peanut Crop Update

peanut-fieldTyron Spearman has this week’s peanut crop update.


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