USDA Against Reclaiming Border Inspections

Cindy General

Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns says returning the responsibility for agricultural border inspections to the USDA is not part of the administration farm bill proposal. Report (1:00 mp3)

Cotton in the Classroom

Cindy Cotton, Georgia

Georgia Cotton Commission staff recently attended the national Agriculture in the Classroom convention to get ideas that will help get more cotton in the classroom. Report (1:00 mp3)

Grow Both Food and Fuel

Cindy Energy, Florida, General

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Charlie Bronson says Florida could grow both food and fuel. Bronson encourages producers to attend the “Farm to Fuel” summit July 18-20 at the Marriot Renaissance Vinoy Resort in St. Petersburg. Report (1:00 mp3)

Florida Teacher Honored

Cindy Florida, General

Florida Agriculture in the Classroom, Inc.‘s overall 2007 Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture statewide winner, Ponce De Leon Middle School science teacher Dr. Kitchka Petrova of Miami, recently was honored with the National Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Award for the Southern region. Report (1:00 mp3)

Former NRCS Chief on Conservation Funding

Cindy General, USDA-NRCS

Bruce Knight, USDA Undersecretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs and former chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, voices concerns about the level of conservation funding in the 2007 Farm Bill being structured in the House Ag Committee. Report (1:00 wma)

Planters to Invest More in Peanuts

Randall Peanuts

It was announced at this week’s USA Peanut Congress, that Planters intends to invest more into peanuts. Tyron Spearman has the details.  Report (1:00 mp3)

AL Project Awarded CIG Funds

Randall Alabama, Cattle, USDA-NRCS

A Conservation Innovation Grant has been awarded to a project in Alabama to help cattle producers with grazing management.  Report (1:30 mp3) To learn more about CIG funds, Click Here