Country Music Artist Performs at Region II Cattlemen’s Reception

Randall Cattle, General

Southeast Region II cattle producers enjoyed a reception this evening at the Cattle Industry Convention & Trade Show in Nashville. The event was to celebrate the many successes from the past year and also to congratulate incoming NCBA President John Queeen of North Carolina. But many were able to dance to the sounds of Country Music artist Daryle Singletary of Cairo, Georgia. Daryle …

USDA Official Coming to Florida

Cindy Florida, General

USDA Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Bruce Knight will be in Florida on Monday to further discuss Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns’ report back to the people on the Bush Administration’s farm bill proposals. Knight will meet with ag industry representatives and producers at 2:00 pm on Monday at Little Hall, 31 West Garden Ave., Newton Park in Winter …

Extraordinary Influences in Fresh Citrus Market

Gary Citrus, Florida

Market & Economic Research Director for the Florida Department of Citrus, Bob Norberg, spoke to us recently about the many influences in the fresh citrus market presently. Hear some of our discussion in this report. Report (2:00 wma)

Cattlemen Look at Farm Policy

Randall Cattle

Cattlemen across thre country are concerned about the upcoming farm bill, something NCBA’s Jay Truitt says is an issue that has brought on a lot of discussions at the Cattle Industry Convention & Trade Show in Nashville, Tennessee.  Report (1:30 wma)  

More Detail on Specialty Crop Proposals

Cindy Specialty Crops, Vegetables

Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns is hoping specialty crop producers will understand the need to allow the planting of fruits and vegetables on program crop acreage as the administration has proposed for the 2007 Farm Bill. I interviewed the secretary yesterday right after he announced the proposals. Report (2:00 wma)

More Detail on Conservation Proposals

Cindy General, USDA-NRCS

Top USDA officials are out in the countryside this week explaining the administration’s farm bill proposals. I talked with Natural Resources Conservation Service Chief Arlen Lancaster about the conservation proposals, which include an increase in conservation funding of 7.8 billion dollars. Report (2:00 wma)