hay shortage

Wet Conditions Affect Winter Feeding

Taylor Hillman Alabama, Cattle

by Justin Miller AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Recent rainfall across the state has many cattle producers dipping deeper into their winter feeding supplies. “There are many areas of the state where hay supplies are tightening,” said Kent Stanford, an Alabama Extension assistant professor specializing in animal science and forages. “Also, the wet conditions over the last several weeks have increased …

U.S.-China Agreement Expands Opportunities for U.S. Beef

Taylor Hillman Beef

China reopened to U.S. beef in 2017, but technical restrictions kept the cost of producing and processing China-eligible beef very high and made it difficult for the United States to gain market share. But according to a story from U.S. Meat Export Federation’s (USMEF) Joe Schuele, the U.S.-China “Phase One” trade agreement signed last week will ease or eliminate many …

farm bureau

Poll Shows Farmers Still in Trump’s Corner

Taylor Hillman Industry News Release

A new poll shows farmers are still supporting President Trump. A MarketWatch.com article shows survey results that say 83 percent of people in the agriculture business approve of his job performance. That’s the highest level of support Trump has received from the respondents in that poll from Farm Journal. The survey of almost 1,300 people took place before President Trump …

secretary perdue

Perdue Confirms Third Round of Trade Assistance for Farmers

Taylor Hillman Trade

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue confirmed that U.S. farmers will receive a third round of trade assistance this year to help producers with their 2019 losses. President Trump had hinted at additional aid during his address on Sunday at the American Farm Bureau national convention. However, Perdue says, “No maybe about it.” Looking ahead to 2020, the secretary doesn’t see a …

Georgia Peanut Farm Show

Georgia Peanut Farm Show Was a Success

Taylor Hillman Georgia, Peanuts

More than 1,600 people attended last week’s Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference in Tifton, Georgia. The show is sponsored each year by the Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) and Don Koehler, GPC executive director, told Southeast AgNet’s Clint Thompson their 44th Farm Show was really a success.

Trichomoniasis Testing Tips from Boehringer Ingelheim

Taylor Hillman Cattle, News from Our Sponsors

Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) wants Southeast cattle producers to know that every cow that is bred by a bull infected with trichomoniasis, or trich, has a high potential to contract the infection. While it may be common for older bulls to be carriers, it’s just as important to test young bulls too. Dr. Jody Wade, cattle professional services veterinarian for BI, talked with …


Secretary of Agriculture Perdue to Share Insights at 2020 Cattle Industry Convention

Taylor Hillman Cattle

(NCBA) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will share insight on issues of concern to cattlemen and women at the 2020 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in San Antonio, Texas, Feb. 5, 2020. Perdue will participate in the Opening General Session of the event, being held Feb. 5-7, 2020 at the San Antonio Convention Center. Among topics …


Georgia Hemp Production on Hold

Taylor Hillman Georgia, Hemp

By Clint Thompson Georgia farmers looking to grow hemp can’t do so without the state legislature first authorizing $800,000 to the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) to oversee hemp production. In response to a hemp production plan submitted by the GDA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) required that the Georgia Legislature appropriated funds for oversight, according to the University …