Citrus Box Tax Proposals – Listen Up!

Gary Cooper Citrus, Florida

Something different, we’re posting several raw interviews at once in this post so citrus folks can hear what’s being said about the new FDOC tax proposals for the coming season. For those willing to load and listen, maybe it will help foster productive discussions going on throughout citrus country in the weeks to come. The first five interviews were done …

Considering Preventive Planting Claims

Randall Weiseman Cotton

Dry weather is keeping many from putting cotton seed in the ground, and some are even thinking they may have to go another route this year.  Report (1:00 wma)

Japan & Korea Beef Trade Update

Randall Weiseman Cattle

Here are updates on the latest news concerning U.S. beef trades with both Japan & South Korea. Japan Report  (:25 wma) Korea Report  (:30 wma)

FL AgNet Week In Review May 18, 2007

Katherine Beef, Citrus, Field Crops, Florida, General, Podcast

In this week’s podcast, the Florida Beef Council works with state dieticians, Congressman Putnam and Congressman Boyd discuss Country of Origin Labeling (COOL), citrus growers are faced with a deadline for insurance coverage, the FDOC proposes new box tax rates, and the NRCS meets to learn about the plant material program. To hear Florida’s weekly reviews subscribe to our podcast …

House Ag Committee Starts Drafting the 2007 Farm Bill

Katherine General

The House Agriculture Committee held a press conference on Thursday of this week duiscussing the process of drafting the 2007 Farm Bill. Here is a news release with details from that press conference. Farm Bill Press Release (pdf file).

This Issue Is Just Now Getting Wound Up

Dan Agri View

This issue used to be just federal, but, now states are getting to get into it.  As of today, there is no product available from them.  Everett Griner gives us his take on the subject.  Report (1:00 wma)

FDOC Tax Rate Proposals – Let the Discussions Begin

Gary Cooper Citrus, General

With FDOC tax rate proposals indicating increases in all categories, a healthy debate is expected around the state as various grower groups meet to host the FDOC team and discuss marketing plans and other reasons for the increases. In the first report below, hear FDOC Executive Director Ken Keck explain reasons for the increase. In the second report, Keck discusses …

USDA DESIGNATES 41 ALABAMA COUNTIES PRIMARY NATURAL DISASTER AREAS

Randall Weiseman Alabama, General

USDA DESIGNATES 41 ALABAMA COUNTIES PRIMARY NATURAL DISASTER AREAS Decision Allows Farmers and Ranchers to Apply for USDA Assistance WASHINGTON, May 17, 2007 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture designated 41 Alabama counties primary natural disaster areas due to unseasonably low temperatures, frost and freezing conditions that occurred from April 6, 2007, through April 8, 2007.  Those counties are: