Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Weekincludes an interview with the Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture, Gary Black, on avian influenza, as well as information about the lagging peanut harvest. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.
You know it is bad to lose a crop to drought, bugs or disease. Even worse to harvest a very good crop and then lose it. It happened to some peanut farmers this year. As the crop is harvested the peanuts are housed in an enclosed building until they are marketed. Here is a storage building with 70,000 tons of peanuts, worth an estimated 13 million dollars and then, fire. Everett Griner tells us about this devastating event in today’s Agri View.
The Farmers Forecaster. The weathervane. At one time every farm had a weathervane. They are rare today. Farmers now turn to the television, radio, cell phone or the computer. Everett Griner talks about a piece of farming history being replaced in today’s Agri View.
Most people don’t know it but eggs are one of the most consumed foods in the whole world. Most of us do know that egg farmers have had a hard year. The price of eggs has been going up since that outbreak of Avian Flu. Everett Griner talks about breakfast costing more in today’s Agri View.
One of the most effective health aides ever developed is the pasteurization of raw milk. It has been around for almost a century, but there are still people that will not use it in their homes. Everett Griner talks about milk processing in today’s Agri View.
What is it that is helping farmers produce bigger and better crops and saving money on fertilizer and pesticides? It is also creating a huge environmental problem. Everett Griner talks about farm plastic in today’s Agri View.
Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Weekincludes information on funds that are available for landowners wishing to protect various land types, as well as an interview about a proposed cottonseed program. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.
Thanksgiving is here and a big problem a lot of people expected did not happen this year. There is no shortage of turkeys. Everett Griner talks about the availability of turkeys, and their costs, for the holidays in today’s Agri View.