Seed Industry Working to Protect Butterfly Population
By: Sabrina Hill
The American seed industry is pulling together in an effort to help save the Monarch butterfly. It’s a move that one farmer says could also save big headaches for him and other growers. Sabrina Hill reports.
The Georgia Peanut Commission held their annual Research Report Day on Wednesday in Tifton. Research Committee chairman, Donald Chase, says information was provided on the peanut research projects funded by GPC in 2015.
The latest round of USDA crop forecasts is reflecting lower than expected export prospects for many products, as 2015 was a challenging year for many U.S. products. That includes meat exports, as both pork and beef came in below 2014 levels. But Gary Crawford reports those figures show what most people had expected.
The 31st annual Northwest Florida Beef Conference and Trade Show took place Wednesday in Marianna, Florida and a big crowd of producers were on hand to hear a variety of speakers covering the main topic, “Profitable Ranching in a Declining Market”. The keynote speaker was Dr. Larry Corah, who has served the beef industry in several roles: Vice President of Certified Angus Beef Program, Director of Production Systems for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), and as a Beef Extension Specialist for 25 years at Kansas State University. I talked with Dr. Corah about Read the rest of this entry »
Athens, Ga. – More than 150 agricultural leaders from across 13 Southern states and Washington, D.C., converged on the University of Georgia’s campus in Athens on Feb. 8 to discuss leadership roles for women in agriculture.
“The delegates at this summit represent the future of agriculture,” said UGA President Jere W. Morehead in his welcoming remarks. “The work they are doing to Read the rest of this entry »
In case you’ve ever wondered what is happening to a lot of those Valentine’s Day flowers and treats that come from far away before being delivered to you, Cathy Isom has a story which explains what those flowers go through on that trip.
In this week’s BQA Quality Report, brought to you by your state and national checkoff funded Beef Quality Assurance programs, University of Florida/IFAS Beef cattle Specialist, Dr. Matt Hersom, says it is important for producers to be BQA certified.