Drought Assistance for Crop Farmers

Randall Weiseman Cotton, Field Crops, General, Peanuts

Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns announced several initiatives to help farmers in 20 states hit by drought, including accelerated counter cyclical payments for cotton and peanuts. A total of $780 million in assistance is being offered under four different programs – read more from USDA. Report (1:00 wma)

Drought Assistance for Livestock Producers

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Cattle, Georgia, Livestock

Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns announced $780 million in assistance to help farmers and ranchers manage drought and weather related production challenges, including a new $50 million program for livestock producers impacted by drought.  Alabama Report  (1:30 wma) Georgia Report   (1:27 wma)

USDA PROGRAMS TO AID DROUGHT REGIONS

Randall Weiseman General, Livestock

JOHANNS FOCUSES USDA PROGRAMS TO AID DROUGHT REGIONS Aid Includes $780 Million in New, Unused and Accelerated Funding HAYES, South Dakota, Aug. 29, 2006 – Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns today announced during a visit to South Dakota $780 million in assistance to help farmers

GA Beef Month Chapter Award Announced

Randall Weiseman Beef, Georgia

The Georgia Beef Board has announced the winner of the June Beef Month Chapter Contest. Julie Watson said they were excited about this years entries  Report (1:00 wma)

AL Producers Members of both ACA & NCBA

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Cattle

The Alabama Cattlemen’s Association is working closely with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association in building membership across the state. I talked with Dr. Billy Powell about how they all work together.  Report (1:30 wma)

FL Peanut Harvest Begins

Randall Weiseman Peanuts

Some growers in Florida have started their peanut harvest. Tyron Spearman has this Report  (:35 wma)