Looking at Beef Checkoff Programs

Randall Beef, Cattle

Chairman of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board, Ken Stielow, says they are currently looking at  beef checkoff programs to help even more with beef demand.  Report (1:00 wma)

Young Farmer and Rancher Concerns

Cindy General

The latest American Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher annual survey reveals concerns include land availability, profitability, urbanization and health care costs. Report (1:30 wma)

Citrus Research Dressed Up-Nowhere to Go, Funding Needed!

Gary Citrus, Florida

In this report, Director Dr Harold Browning at University of Florida’s Lake Alfred Citrus Research Center says lots of effort has been made to design citrus research projects the industry and growers most need to successfully deal with canker and greening diseases. Report (2:00 wma)

Food Price Increase Forecast to be Moderate

Cindy General

Despite higher feed costs for livestock producers and higher energy costs for producers of all food products the outlook for food price hikes this year is not excessive. USDA economist Ephraim Leibtag also says retail competition helps to keep a lid on food prices. Report (1:00 wma) Report (1:00 wma)

Cantrell’s Last Week at Cotton Inc.

Cindy Cotton

Cotton Incorporated is saying goodbye next week to Dr. Roy Cantrell, who has been Vice President of Agricultural Research since November 2001. He is going to work for Monsanto as Molecular Breeding Technology Lead. Report (1:00 wma)

Florida Ag Literacy Day

Cindy Florida, General

A host of volunteers armed with a book about farming will be marching into elementary school classrooms around the state Thursday for Florida Agriculture Literacy day, an event sponsored by Florida Agriculture in the Classroom. Report with FAITC Chairman Cara Martin (1:30 wma) Report with FAITC Director Lisa Gaskalla (1:30 wma)