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Weekly Livestock Market Reports

Here are the Alabama and Georgia livestock market reports for the week ending June 23rd, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.   AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the week ended June 23, 2017, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 9,400 head compared to 12,227 last week and 10,975 a year ago. …

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Disaster Declaration Sought for South Alabama Counties from USDA

Farmers were already in dire need of relief from several weeks of large rainfall totals where rain has saturated fields in central and southern Alabama.  To add insult to injury, Tropical Storm Cindy dropped additional extensive rainfall across the region this week. Widespread flooding in South Alabama along with localized flooding in central Alabama have created multiple problems for Alabama …

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ICYMI: Farm Bill Listening Session Webcast for Farmers and Ranchers

Saturday, June 24th, an event was held in Gainesville, Florida that farmers and ranchers from across the Southeast were invited to attend. It’s is called, “The Next Farm Bill, Conversations in the Field.” The event was an informal farm bill hearing, intended to gather input from farmers, ranchers, and stakeholders. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway of Texas and Ranking …

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Citrus Greening Plant Disease Detected in Alabama

A plant disease that presents a serious threat to the U.S. citrus industry has been detected in Alabama. Federal and state plant health officials have confirmed the identification of citrus greening (CG), also known as Huanglongbing or HLB, which is caused by the bacterial pathogen Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus. This is the first confirmation of citrus greening in Alabama despite biannual …

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Southeast Farmers and Ranchers Invited to Farm Bill Listening Session

Coming up Saturday, June 24th, an event will be held in Gainesville, Florida that farmers and ranchers from across the Southeast are invited to attend. It’s being called, “The Next Farm Bill, Conversations in the Field.” The event is actually an informal farm bill hearing, intended to gather input from farmers, ranchers, and stakeholders. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway …

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Hay Contest Seeks Best in the Southeast

The search is on for hay and balayage producers across the Southeast to enter the 2017 Southeastern Hay Contest. Since 2004, the SE Hay Contest has been spotlighting high-quality hay and balayage production in the Southeast. The Cooperative Extension programs in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina organize the contest each year. Results of this year’s contest will be announced …

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Weekly Livestock Market Reports

Here are the Alabama and Georgia livestock market reports for the week ending June 16th, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.   AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the week ended June 16, 2017, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 12,100 head compared to 11,294 last week and 11,222 a year ago. …

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Farm Bill Listening Session in Florida

Ahead of the next farm bill, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and Ranking Member Collin Peterson (MN-7) announced the first of several committee activities across the country intended to stimulate conversation and gather input from farmers, ranchers, and stakeholders. “The Next Farm Bill, Conversations in the Field,” a committee listening session, will take place in Gainesville, Florida on …