Importing Beef to Japan

Randall Agri View

Three years after the mad cow incident, Everett Griner says things are looking a whole lot better.  Report (1:00 wma)

Nuts for the Holidays

Cindy Specialty Crops

The holidays are traditionally nutty times – that is, the time of year when we eat more tree nuts than our average consumption – and USDA says there are plenty of almonds, walnuts and pecans for us to enjoy. Report (1:00 wma)

FSGA to Pick New Executive Director

Cindy Florida, Specialty Crops

The Florida Strawberry Growers Association is growing in a new direction. The board of directors announced this week that the association’s first and only executive director Chip Hinton will be replaced. Information about the job opening can be found on the FSGA website. Report (1:30 wma)

Sustainable Florida Agriculture

Cindy Florida, General

The sustainability of Florida agriculture is important to the entire state, which is why the Council for Sustainable Florida works closely with industry representatives on its mission to improve Florida’s economy and environment, while maintaining a high quality of life for residents. Report (1:00 wma)

Senate Fails to Pass Disaster Aid

Cindy General

It’s bad news, good news, more bad news. Disaster aid failed to pass the Senate – but USDA says farm income will be higher than expected this year due to higher crop prices – but farmers are still going to make less money because of record high production costs. Report (1:00 wma)

South Korea Rejects More U.S. Beef

Randall Beef, Cattle

The U.S. has sent three shipments of beef to South Korea, but all have been rejected, which concerns not only those in the industry, but also USDA officials.  Report (1:00 wma)

FL Congressman Putnam re Immigration Reform

Katherine Citrus

In this report, comments from Florida Congressman Adam Putnam about the need for immigration reform that takes into account the need for foreign workers for U. S. agriculture. Putnam says U. S. citizens simply will not do agriculture labor. Report (2:00 wma)