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Study Shows Pig Farmers Improving Their Environmental Footprint

Dan Environment, Industry News Release, Pork

(NAFB) — A new environmental study shows that pig farms are generating less manure nutrient content associated with odor. Data gathered from more than 106,000 samples at 182 North Carolina farms shows significant reductions in ammonia levels and manure nutrient content. The improvements are attributed to gains in feed efficiency, which means it takes less feed to raise a pig. …

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Results of the 2019 Southeastern Hay Contest

Dan Alabama, Florida, General, Georgia, Industry News Release, Pasture

(Sunbelt Ag Expo-October 15, 2019) — The 2019 Southeastern Hay Contest (SEHC) presented by Massey Ferguson celebrates its 15th edition with a record of 380 entries vying for the top spot. Since 2004, the SEHC, a partnership between Auburn University, Clemson University, The University of Florida and The University of Georgia has been a key tool for promoting hay quality …

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Perdue Speaks at Sunbelt Ag Expo

Abbey Taylor Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Legislative

During Tuesday’s Farmer of the Year Award luncheon at the Sunbelt Ag Expo, one of the guest speakers was U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. He briefly hit on a few of the issues of importance to Southeast farmers, including disaster relief. Afterwards, during a quick press conference, he told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman that ag producers who applied for assistance …

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30th Year for Southeastern Farmer of the Year Award

Abbey Taylor Alabama, Florida, Georgia

During the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia, the 30th Anniversary of the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year luncheon took place. Since its inception in 1990, the award has evolved into the most prestigious honor in the southeast and nation with 255 outstanding agribusiness leaders being honored for their “excellence in agriculture.” Ten states participate in the …

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2020 Enrollment for Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Programs Open

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

Safety Net Program Payments for 2018 Have Started WASHINGTON (USDA/FSA-Oct. 15, 2019) — Agricultural producers now can enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs – two U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) safety net programs – for the 2020 crop year. Meanwhile, producers who enrolled farms for the 2018 crop year have started receiving more than …

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Wet Start to Sunbelt Ag Expo

Dan Georgia, Weather

The 42nd Sunbelt Ag Expo is underway in Moultrie, Georgia, in what has been a wet start to the annual event. There have been many questions about some of the harvest demonstrations. Expo Farm Manager Cody Mitchell discusses this topic with Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman.