Panhandle Family Farms Need Help

Abbey Taylor Weather

Southeast AgNet and other news outlets have been talking about both the Florida House and Senate proposed spending plans for next year’s budget. Some of those dollars are earmarked for restoration and debris cleanup in the counties across Northwest Florida that suffered the devastation from Hurricane Michael last October. But according to a recent opinion article in the Tallahassee Democrat …

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Florida Beef Council Promoting Beefster Eggs

Abbey Taylor Beef, Florida

For the past year and a half, the Florida Beef Council has been working with Sarah Krieger, a registered dietician who has been helping promote the beef message to consumers across the state. With Easter coming up this weekend, Krieger has a great idea for a beef promotion … beefster eggs.

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Farm Bill Status Update: Dairy Programs to Open Soon

Dan Dairy, Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

In an update on the 2019 Farm Bill, the Department of Agriculture has provided target dates for dairy programs. In the announcement, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue stated, “we still have a lot of work ahead of us,” but added USDA is diligently working on completing the process. Specifically relating to dairy in Title One of the farm bill, USDA says …


U.S. Talking Trade with Japan This Week

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Trade talks are underway between Japan and the United States this week as Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer meets with Japan’s Economic Advisor. Agriculture complaints are “front and center” according to Politico, ever since President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the then-called Trans-Pacific Partnership. The Trump administration is expected to push for similar concessions for U.S. agriculture as seen in the …


U.S. Pork Still Pushing for Quick Trade Agreement with Japan

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Pork, Trade

The U.S. pork industry is pushing for trade talks with Japan to get underway immediately. Politico says the industry is lobbying the administration to move quickly in striking a favorable deal. Nick Giordano, vice president and counsel for the National Pork Producers Association, spoke during a recent media roundtable. He says the 11-nation CPTPP, which is the new name for …