How to Deal with Gardening Burnout

Dan This Land of Ours

If you have a garden year-in, year-out, you most likely have suffered from this. Cathy Isom has some tips on how to deal with gardening burnout. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. It may be difficult to find the love of gardening now that we are approaching the end of summer, a change of season, end of harvests, …

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Weekly Livestock Market Report Week Ending 09-20-19

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended September 20, 2019, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the week ended September 20, 2019, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 12,616 head compared to 13,812 last week and …


Perdue Comments on Administrative Actions to Streamline H-2A Process

Dan Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration

(Washington, D.C. (USDA-Sept. 20, 2019) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement highlighting actions announced by the Department of Labor (DOL) which will modernize the burdensome H2A visa process. First, DOL published a common-sense rule that eliminates the requirement to advertise a job opening in print newspapers instead shifting to advertising on the DOL and State Workforce …

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Barbour County, Alabama, Designated as a Primary Natural Disaster Area

Dan Alabama, Drought, Economy, Industry News Release, Weather

Emergency Support to Producers in Surrounding Counties/Border State Also Available WASHINGTON, D.C. (USDA/FSA-Sept. 20, 2019) — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated Barbour County, Alabama, as a primary natural disaster area. Producers who suffered losses due to recent drought may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.  This natural disaster designation allows FSA to …


New Suspension Agreement is Step in Right Direction

Dan Fruits, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

Washington, D.C. (FTE-September 19, 2019) — The Florida Tomato Exchange (FTE) welcomes the signing by the U.S. Department of Commerce and Mexican tomato exporters of a new agreement suspending the antidumping investigation of fresh tomatoes from Mexico. The new suspension agreement includes strong monitoring, enforcement and anti-circumvention provisions, including border inspections, that should help eliminate the injury to American tomato …

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More Time Provided for Dairy Producers to Enroll in DMC Program

Dan Dairy, Economy, Industry News Release

New Signup Deadline for Dairy Margin Coverage is September 27 WASHINGTON (USDA/FSA-Sept. 19, 2019) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) extended the deadline to September 27 for dairy producers to enroll in the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program for 2019. The deadline had been September 20. Authorized by the 2018 Farm Bill and available through USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), …


Former Agriculture Secretaries Announce Support for USMCA

Dan Biotechnology, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Poultry, Specialty Crops, Trade, Wheat

(Washington, D.C. (USDA-September 19, 2019) – All former U.S. Secretaries of Agriculture since President Reagan’s Administration announced support for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). In a letter to Congressional leaders, former Secretaries John Block (Reagan), Mike Espy (Clinton), Dan Glickman (Clinton), Ann Veneman (W. Bush), Mike Johanns (W. Bush), Ed Shafer (W. Bush), and Tom Vilsack (Obama) underscored the importance …