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Georgia Gov. and Ag Commissioner Request Swift Fulfillment of Promises Made to Producers

Dan Economy, Georgia, Industry News Release

A letter sent by Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black and Governor Brian Kemp to Senator David Perdue about concerns over the pace of federal relief efforts for the citizens of southern Georgia affected by Hurricane Michael on Oct. 10, 2018: The Honorable David PerdueUnited States Senate455 Russell Senate Office BuildingWashington, D.C. 20510 Dear Senator Perdue: We are compelled by necessity …

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South Florida’s Water Politics Raising Questions

Dan Florida, Water

By Gary Cooper One of several bombshells dropping at last week’s South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) governing board meeting was the resignation of district executive director Ernie Marks.  In the audio clip below, Governing Board Member and Vice Chair Brandon Tucker echoed the feelings of several other board members about Marks’ resignation:  There was no quorum at last week’s …

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Summary of the 2018-19 Florida Bull Test & Bull Sale

Dan Cattle, Florida

The 2018-19 Florida Bull Test Sale was held last month at the University of Florida, North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) in Marianna. And according to Beef Nutrition Specialist Nicolas DiLorenzo, they had an excellent turnout and a very dynamic sale of 59 bulls from 4 different breeds. And despite the impact of Hurricane Michael on NFREC facilities and the community, the …

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Batts Honored to Serve as ACA President

Dan Alabama, Cattle

The 76th Annual Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) Convention and Trade Show is underway at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) in Birmingham. The trade show officially opens this afternoon and various topics at the Cattlemen’s College are being discussed. But tomorrow night, Jack Batts from Limestone County will see his year as ACA president come to an end. He told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman …

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BQA Online Certifications Reach Major Milestone

Dan Beef, Cattle

We told you a few weeks ago that more than 50,000 cattle producers had been certified through the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program’s online learning system. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Executive Director of Producer Education, Josh White, said all of that has happened since this was first offered back in February 2017.

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Extraordinary Types of Orchids to Grow

Dan Nursery Crops, This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom begins her new series by telling us about some of the most extraordinary types of orchids. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.  Orchids are some of the most intricate and unique plants you’ll ever lay your eyes on. They’re part of a beautiful and diverse family of herbaceous perennials that contains over 30,000 species.  And that doesn’t …

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GCC Disappointed by Inaction on Michael Relief

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) is disappointed by a lack of response to the aftermath left by Hurricane Michael from our partners in the federal government. Over four months after the storm wreaked havoc to communities in southwest, central, and east Georgia, farms and agribusinesses are left with more questions than answers on federal assistance. GCC Chairman Bart Davis, a cotton …