During the recent the Commodity Classic held in Orlando, Florida, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue was asked about infrastructure, and if he felt it would be something the administration would move up on their priority list. Image credit: By Kim Newberg from Pixabay
The Alabama Beef Checkoff will be sponsoring three Beef 101 courses in April. Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) Director of Education and Outreach, Ali Cantrell, says those taking part learn about the beef industry from pasture to plate.
Provides New Resources to Raise Awareness of the Deadly Disease Last week, USDA-trained detector dogs played a major role in the seizure of roughly 1 million pounds of pork smuggled from China where there is an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF). The highly contagious and deadly disease affects both domestic and feral (wild) pigs and there is no treatment or vaccine …
The Florida Beef Council (FBC) is partnering with the Florida CattleWomen (FCW) in a project with the Glazer Children’s Museum and their brand new farm/shopping experience. FCW President, Debbie Gill, says this project is a means for them to provide exposure to key elements on the farm and ranch.
Georgia will be celebrating Ag Literacy Day on Thursday, and the new children’s book put out by the Georgia Beef Board (GBB) will be a big part of that day. In this Beef Checkoff report, Kaytlyn Malia explains how many across the state will be reading the new book.
Farmers have told USDA what they intend to plant this spring. And according to a story from Gary Crawford, later this month we will find out what they said.
Cathy Isom continues her series on beans by giving you tips on how to plant and care for beans in your garden. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. It’s recommended to direct-sow beans since beans don’t enjoy being transplanted. Plant with the eye of the bean facing down at a depth of 2-inches. Before planting, soak the bean …
State leaders for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced another sign up for Georgia’s farmers, ranchers and forestland owners who suffered damage to working lands due to Hurricane Michael but were not eligible for previous sign ups. State Executive Director Tas Smith, for the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) and the State Conservationist Terrance O. Rudolph, for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service …
Tyron Spearman looks at some of the issues concerning U.S. peanut exports.
USDA has trimmed its forecast for 2019 beef production and increased its steer price projection. Gary Crawford has more on that, along with what could possibly happen to milk production and prices this year with predictions of a shrinking U.S. dairy herd.