Several Agriculture Commodity Commissions have recently appointed new members. The ex officio committee for the Georgia Agriculture Commodity Commissions recently met to vote for appointments to serve in the agriculture commodity commissions for apples, blueberry, cotton, milk, peaches, pecan, tobacco and vegetables.
Cotton Cultivated is a brand new website which was developed to give the cotton growing community quick and easy access to important cotton information. Director of Agricultural Research for Cotton Incorporated, Ryan Kurtz, invites cotton growers to try it out.
WASHINGTON, Sep. 2, 2015 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Collier County in Florida as a primary natural disaster area due to damages and losses caused by a recent drought. Farmers and ranchers in Broward, Hendry, Lee, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties in Florida also qualify for natural disaster assistance because Read the rest of this entry »
Today’s issue of Citrus Industry This Week includes more reports from the recent Citrus Expo seminars. Topics include growers replanting, psyllids and nutrition, disease weapons and nursery technology. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe free and view the current issue. Click here to subscribe to the monthly Citrus Industry magazine.
Crop insurance designed to protect farmers and ranchers from forage loss due to lack of rainfall now has expanded to cover all of the lower 48 states. The Risk Management Agency’s Pasture, Rangeland and Forage Program, otherwise known as PRF, is designed to provide insurance coverage on your pasture, rangeland, or forage acres.
From the Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries:
Alabama’s economy will suffer and the state’s food safety will be jeopardized if there are significant cuts in the Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries’ general fund appropriation. This is the assessment of Commissioner John McMillan, who listed essential services performed by Ag Department inspectors and the specific areas of the state’s economy that will be impacted if the department’s budget is reduced by $1.2 million or more.
In our weekly “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, Jacob Nyhuis from Leesburg, Georgia says it’s important for beef producers to share their story with consumers and the beef checkoff helps them do just that.
Kurt Simon, acting state conservationist for USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama, has information about a newly announced signup batching date for 2016 funding for four NRCS conservation programs.
Trade Promotion Authority started a couple of months ago after President Obama signed TPA into law at the end of June. USDA Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, Krysta Harden, knows how important trade is to agriculture.
The Georgia Cotton Commission, Georgia Peanut Commission and the University of Georgia Extension Cotton and Peanut Teams invite growers to attend their annual Cotton and Peanut Research Field Day next Wednesday, September 9 in Tifton.
There is a new citrus nursery in Florida that is on the cutting edge of technology. Citrific is using robotic technology to clone and culture different species of Florida citrus. Mathew Conrad, one of Citrific’s founders, said this isn’t new technology, but it’s new to this industry and could greatly increase efficiency. Citrific’s high-tech nursery also includes fully automated, climate-controlled greenhouses to create an ideal environment for its trees.
Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Weekincludes an update on the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule implemented in some states as well as information on Whole-Farm Revenue Protection Insurance. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.
Japan is lifting some of its bans on imports of live poultry and poultry meat from the United States. The bans were put in place earlier this year due to the U.S. outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza.