weekly livestock market report

Weekly Livestock Market Report Week Ending 12-13-19

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended December 13, 2019, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the week ended December 13, 2019, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 19,900 head compared to 18,377 last week and …


Senate President Balks at Governor’s Verify Proposal

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration

(NSF) — Gov. Ron DeSantis wants all Florida businesses to use a system to prevent undocumented immigrants from getting jobs in the state, but a powerful Republican leader is pushing back against the proposal. Senate President Bill Galvano said this week he does not support a measure that would force Florida’s private employers to use the federal government’s E-Verify system, …


Groups Respond to China Phase One Trade News

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

NCBA Welcomes First Phase In U.S./China Trade Deal (NCBA) — National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) CEO Colin Woodall issued the following statement regarding today’s announcement that the U.S. and China have agreed to a phase one trade deal: “The announcement of a phase one deal with China is welcome news for the U.S. beef industry. While we wait to learn …


Researchers Fortify Queen of the Forages with Disease Defense

Dan Industry News Release

(USDA/ARS) — Alfalfa is often called the “Queen of the Forages” due to its high yield, feed quality for ruminant animals, nitrogen fixation and pollinator habitat among other environmental services. But this royal member of the legume family is no match against the host of microbes that cause the disease complex known as “crown rot.” Chemical controls aren’t effective against …

Chinese trade agreement

‘Very Large’ Chinese Trade Agreement Reached

Dan Exports/Imports, Trade

After nearly 18 months of negotiation, a limited Chinese trade agreement was announced on Friday morning.  President Donald Trump confirmed that the first phase of a trade deal with China had been reached via Twitter, which will include “massive purchases” of American agricultural products.  The U.S. will be canceling a scheduled increase in tariffs while maintaining a 25 percent tariff …

plant based

Confusion Cleared Between Plant Based or Plant Forward Diet

Dan Peanuts

The National Peanut Board (NPB) is funded by Farmers Check-off Program. Bob Parker, the present CEO says “One of the hottest trends these days is Plant Based or Plant Forward eating. This trend is the result of research that says diets focused on eating more fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, nuts, and seeds and less meat and dairy leads to …

trade missions

Seven Trade Missions to Expand Ag Exports Planned for 2020

Dan Exports/Imports, Trade

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will be embarking on a record, SEVEN agribusiness trade missions in 2020 to foster trade relationships and diversify export opportunities for America’s farmers and ranchers. The trade missions will begin in March with a trip to the North African countries of Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia.  That will be followed by a trade trip …


Florida’s Arguments Rejected in ‘Water War’

Dan Florida, Georgia, Industry News Release, Water

(NSF) — For years, Florida has blamed Georgia’s water use for causing damage to the economically vital oyster industry in Apalachicola Bay. But a special master appointed by the U.S. Supreme Court disagreed this week, dealing a major blow to Florida in its legal fight to force Georgia to share more water in a river system that links the two …


Congressman Bishop Comments on Special Master Ruling in Water Litigation

Dan Florida, Georgia, Industry News Release, Water

Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Chairman of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, released a statement following Special Master Paul Kelly’s ruling in Georgia’s water litigation: “I am elated by this ruling, which is a major victory for Georgia. As we move forward, I hope we can come to …