Touring FL Citrus Country

Gary Citrus, Florida, General, International

If you search this website’s posts back a few weeks, or simply click on the ‘international’ tab under citrus in the categories to the right, you’ll find some reports I filed from a Grapefruit Industry tour in Honduras mid-September. My Honduran host, Mr. Rene Laffite, is in Florida this week and we are taking the opportunity to return some hospitality. …

New Breed of Dodge Ram

Cindy Energy, Field Crops, General

There’s a new breed of Dodge Ram tackling the nation’s environmental and energy challenges, and it’s running on biodiesel. The new 2007 Dodge Ram Heavy Duty Diesel Pickup will be factory fueled with B5, a blend containing 5 percent biodiesel made from soybeans grown in the U.S. Report (1:00 wma)

Propane at Sunbelt

Cindy Energy, General, Georgia

It’s a busy week for the Propane Education and Research Council, which will be exhibiting at the Sunbelt Ag Expo. Stop by the Georgia Propane building at Sunbelt this week and find out more about the latest in propane agriculture technologies on block C-10 near the lawn and garden display. Report (1:00 wma) Report (1:00 wma)

Conservation Tillage at Sunbelt

Cindy Alabama, General, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service will have displays of conservation tillage information, equipment and expertise at the Sunbelt Ag Expo this week, according to agronomist Ben Moore with the NRCS in Alabama. Report (1:00 wma)

AL LAP Deadline is Wednesday

Randall Alabama, Cattle, Livestock

The deadline for Alabama livestock producers to apply for the USDA Livestock Assistance Program is Wednesday, October 18th.  Report (1:00 wma) To learn more log on to the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries website.

Milking Cows at Sunbelt Ag Expo

Randall Alabama, Dairy, Florida, Georgia

The 29th Annual Sunbelt Ag Expo opens tomorrow in Moultrie, Ga with a variety of displays and demonstrations. This includes a new event that will take place Tuesday afternoon involving the Agriculture Commissioner’s from three states.  Report (1:00 wma)

New Peanut Report

Randall Peanuts

There’s a new report being issued that brings out some questions in the peanut industry. Tyron Spearman has this Report  (:45 wma)