THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, May 26, 2015………. Environmentalists plan to hold rallies across Florida this weekend, again calling on lawmakers to boost the amount of money for land acquisition, Everglades restoration and natural-springs protection.
Whether you call it avian influenza or the bird flu, it’s something that has not been found in the state of Alabama, and many folks hope it never will be. Alabama State Veterinarian Dr. Tony Frazier says the state is on top of it, and he reminds consumers the disease does not affect poultry products purchased.
In its monthly cattle-on-feed report, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agriculture Statistics Service reports the number of head on feed for the U.S. slaughter market on May 1 was 10.6 million head, 1 percent above last year. But placements in feedlots during April, at 1.55 million, is 5 percent below April of 2014.
Georgia Cotton Commission’s Richey Seaton is pleased with how recent school ag day events have gone as the commission continues to talk with students about the importance of the Georgia cotton industry.
A weekly look at some of the events and activities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In this edition of USDA Week In Review, jobs for grads in ag, addressing rural poverty, and farmers markets in low income areas.
Producers need to make sure they have a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form filed with their local U.S. Department of Agriculture service center. Dr. William Puckett, Alabama Natural Resources Conservation Service state conservationist, says it needs to be taken care of by June 1.
Russell Morgan, Florida Natural Resources Conservation Service state conservationist, encourages farmers to make sure they certify Conservation Compliance by June 1 at their local U.S. Department of Agriculture service center.
Florida’s world-renowned, $10 billion citrus industry is an important sector of the state economy, providing thousands of jobs and capital to agricultural regions. As the nation’s largest supplier of citrus, the success of this industry is vital to Florida’s diversified economy.
The Animal Ag Alliance recently held their 2015 Stakeholders Summit in Kansas City, Mo. where efforts were made to bring emerging issues to discussion. AgWired’s Jamie Johansen was there and talked with president of the organization, Kay Johnson Smith.
Citrus fruits, ranging from oranges, lemons, limes, kumquats and grapefruits, are among the most important commercially cultivated fruit trees in the world. Yet little has been known of the origin of the citrus species and the history of its domestication.
On this week’s Commissioner’s Spotlight, Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam talks to Franko Galoso about how Florida Ag Exports increased to $4.1 billion in international agricultural trade.
After the U.S. Senate passed Trade Promotion Authority legislation (S. 995) Friday evening, many ag groups and Agriculture Secretary Ton Vilsack released statements praising this action: Read the rest of this entry »
In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we have an update concerning Country of Origin Labeling, a reminder about a June 1st deadline, along with a brush up on BBQ safety for the holiday weekend.
You’ve probably heard of almond milk, and maybe even cashew milk, but have you heard of peanut milk? Tyron Spearman has a story on how it may be a possibility for consumers, along with information about new packaging for one company who produces peanut products.