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Weekly Livestock Market Report Week Ending 01-24-2020

Clint Thompson Livestock

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended January 24, 2020, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report At Alabama Livestock Auctions receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 11,600 head compared to 11,282 last week and 6,956 year ago. Compared to one week …

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Lovatt Talks 2020 Peanut Markets

Clint Thompson Peanuts

George Lovatt, of Lovatt and Rushing, Inc. (peanut brokers), recently spoke at a meeting where he discussed various factors affecting the peanut market, Tyron Spearman has the story.

More Auxin Herbicide Trainings planned across Alabama in February

Clint Thompson Cotton, Soybeans

For the past couple of weeks, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) crop specialists have been conducting auxin herbicide trainings at various locations across the state to help producers fulfill Xtendimax, FeXapan and Engenia label requirements. These trainings are designed for producers who plant cotton and soybean varieties that are resistant to dicamba herbicides. Before making these herbicide applications, producers …

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NCBA Pleased with New Navigable Waters Protection Rule

Clint Thompson Cattle, Water

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is just one of the many groups in agriculture pleased with the new Navigable Waters Protection Rule, otherwise known as WOTUS 2.0, announced Thursday. NCBA Chief Environmental Counsel, Scott Yager, says this is a really positive rule for rural America. Learn more on the NCBA website, http://www.ncba.org

Commissioner Nikki Fried Appoints New State Leadership For Florida Forest Service

Clint Thompson Forestry, General

Tallahassee, Fla.– Today, Agriculture Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried announced two new leadership appointments for the Florida Forest Service. The selections come after a national search and interviews with multiple candidates. Erin Albury has been appointed State Forester and Director of the Florida Forest Service. Albury succeeds James “Jim” Karels, who has led the agency the past 12 years and served …

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Florida Cattlemen Visit Tallahassee

Clint Thompson Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Florida

During week two of the 2020 Florida Legislative Session, the Florida Cattlemen’s Association (FCA) held its annual Legislative Quarterly in Tallahassee. FCA Director of Governmental Affairs, Sam Ard, says their members were able to sit in on the Senate Agricultural Appropriations Committee Meeting. For more information contact the FCA office in Kissimmee at: http://www.floridacattlemen.org/

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Budget Discussed in Georgia Legislature

Taylor Hillman Legislative

Week two of the 2020 session for the Georgia General Assembly was mostly about the budget. Georgia Agribusiness Council (GAC) President, Will Bentley, looks at a few of the budget issues, and how some of those will affect various aspects of agriculture in the state. To keep track of activities during the 2020 Legislative Session and to learn more about …

The Navigable Waters Protection Rule – A New Definition of WOTUS

Taylor Hillman Industry News Release

At an event at the National Association of Home Builders International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works R.D. James will announce a new, clear definition for “waters of the United States.” With the Navigable Waters Protection Rule, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the …

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Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show, February 6th

Clint Thompson Field Crops, Peanuts

Don’t miss the 15th annual Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show, set for Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds in Dothan, AL. Registration and doors open at 8:30 a.m. Attendees can enjoy a grilled PB&J sandwich and other refreshments while walking around the trade show. A complimentary lunch will be served at noon, along with a short program …

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Florida Ag Hall of Fame Tickets on Sale

Taylor Hillman Florida

The 41st annual Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame Banquet will be held on February 11 in the Special Events Center at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, and tickets are now on sale. Ray Hodge, with the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame Foundation, told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman, they will have three inductees this year. Tickets are $75 per person, …