Livestock Haulers Get Waiver From ELDS Regulations

Dan Industry News Release, Livestock

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has granted drivers who haul livestock a 90-day waiver from a regulation that could have negative effects on animal well-being, a move hailed by the National Pork Producers Council. NPPC requested on behalf of the U.S. pork industry and other livestock sectors a waiver from a requirement that certain drivers install Electronic Logging Devices …


NCGA Encouraging Farmers to Fill Out USDA-NASS Surveys

Dan Corn, Industry News Release

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is urging farmers to spend the few minutes needed to fill out and return USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service Surveys. The surveys ask for crop-specific data and the results help USDA help farmers. Steve Ebke, a Nebraska farmer and the current NCGA Risk Management Action Team Chairman, says it’s important that growers fill out …


Putnam Provides Safety Tips for Thanksgiving Celebrations

Dan Florida, Forestry, Industry News Release, Poultry

Ahead of Thanksgiving, Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam and the Florida Forest Service are providing tips to ensure a safe holiday weekend. The following tips can help prevent wildfire: Avoid burning yard debris on dry, windy days. Never leave a fire or outdoor heat source unattended. Set up turkey fryers and grills at least 10 feet away from the …

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Cotton Growers Can Get Nematode Control with COPeO Prime

Dan Cotton

Bayer CropScience invites Southeast cotton growers to learn more about COPeO Prime, a seed treatment that contributes to higher yields under nematode pressure. According to Chip Graham, seed growth technical service representative, COPeO Prime provides added protection to both susceptible and nematode-tolerant seed varieties making it a good fit for any nematode management program.

Florida Cattlemen’s Association Discusses Hurricane Damage in Tallahassee

Abbey Taylor Cattle, Florida, Weather

Jim Handley, executive vice president of the Florida Cattlemen’s Association, spoke in front of the House Select Committee on Hurricane Response and Preparedness on Nov. 16 about damage to the cattle industry following Hurricane Irma. Handley began his comments by telling the Florida representatives just how big the Florida cattle industry is. “We (Florida Cattlemen’s Association) represent approximately 90 percent …

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Supreme Court to Hear Water Battle in January

Dan Florida, Georgia, Water

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Jan. 8 in the long-running legal battle between Florida and Georgia about water in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system. The Supreme Court on Friday scheduled arguments in the case, which centers on Florida’s allegations that Georgia is siphoning too much water from the river system. Florida contends that Georgia’s water use has damaged the …