AL Drought

Cindy Alabama, Cotton, General

Some say it’s the worst drought in 30 years, with 2/3s of the cotton crop in the state rated poor to very poor now. Alabama Ag Commissioner Ron Sparks says the state is doing all it can to help. Report (:55 wma)

‘HIGHWAYMAN’ Artist Robert Butler to display work at Citrus Expo!

Dan Citrus, Citrus Expo News

In addition to the latest in technology, products and services in citrus production to be on display at Citrus Expo, citrus growers will also have a unique opportunity to visit an exhibit of popular “Highwaymen” art at the Trade Show.  Well-known “Highwayman” artist Robert Butler will display and offer for sale many of his works, and will be on hand …

Peanut Calendar

Randall Weiseman Peanuts

Tyron Spearman runs down the events coming up the next few days in the peanut industry.  Report (:55 wma)

Counting Cattle

Randall Weiseman Cattle

After a couple of big weeks of cattle sales, those involved are busy figuring out how many will be up for sale in the feedlots this week.  Report (:59 wma)

Trade Adjustment Assistance Available

Cindy General

U.S. agricultural producers who have been adversely affected by imports of competitive commodities may be eligible for the Trade Adjustment Assistance program. General information about the TAA program can be found on FAS’ Web site. Report (:53 wma)

GA Ag Commissioner Race

Cindy General, Georgia

Republican Gary Black is challenging Democrat Tommy Irvin for commissioner of agriculture in Georgia and one of his main issues is renewable fuels. Report (:53 wma)

Switching to Native Grasses

Cindy Alabama, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama says native warm season grasses offer good insurance against drought and autumn forage shortages but they also are excellent for wildlife. Report (:55 wma)