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Preparing for Southern Peanut Growers Conference

Pre-registration is open for the 19th annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference, July 20-22, at the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort in Miramar Beach, Florida. Tyron Spearman caught up with Joy Crosby with the Georgia Peanut Commission, who provides more information about this year’s event.

FMD Vaccine Bank Discussed during Farm Bill Listening Session

Back in March of this year, representatives from the beef, turkey, sheep and pork industries all testified in favor of a stronger program to protect animals from disease, especially foot-and-mouth disease. This all took place in Washington D.C. during a hearing before the House Agriculture Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee. But this past Saturday, the House Agriculture Committee held their …

Georgia Farm Bureau Presents Farm Bill Comments

One of the many people who presented comments before the House Agriculture Committee’s first farm bill listening session held this past Saturday in Gainesville, Florida, was Georgia Farm Bureau President Gerald Long.     Click to listen to the full session.

Florida Farm Bureau Presents Farm Bill Comment

One of the many people who presented comments before the House Agriculture Committee’s first farm bill listening session held this past Saturday in Gainesville, Florida, was Florida Farm Bureau Federation President John Hoblick.       Click to listen to the full session.

Everyone Who Eats Should Be in Favor of a Strong Farm Bill

A great crowd was on hand for the first farm bill listening session hosted by the House Agriculture Committee this past Saturday in Gainesville, Florida. Comments were given by farmers and ranchers and others involved with agriculture from across the Southeast on a wide range of topics. When the event was over, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway of Texas, …

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Sanderson Farms Sued Over Drugs in Poultry

Three of the bigger activist groups filed suit against Sanderson Farms, a major poultry-producing company. Politico’s Morning Ag Report says the Organic Consumers Association, Friends of the Earth, and Center for Food Safety all allege that the company is guilty of false advertising. Sanderson Farms’ chicken is marketed as 100 percent natural. The groups say the chicken contains a range …

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Groups React to Brazil Beef Announcement

Ag groups are weighing in on Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue’s announcement that the U.S. has suspended all fresh beef imports from Brazil due to safety concerns. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Craig Uden supports the move to suspend Brazilian imports because it’s a result of USDA’s science-based testing protocol of imported beef. “This proves our food safety system works …

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Agri View: Job Losses Due to Automation

Everett Griner talks about how automation and technology advances have caused job losses in today’s Agri View.     More and more farming is becoming an automated industry. It speeds up production and increases overall output. Driverless tractors, milking machines, drone aircraft, just to name a few. It keeps growing. But, there is a downside to all of this advancing …