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Positive Results from Beef Checkoff Funded Promotion

www.mybeefcheckoff.comIn our weekly “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, Richard Meadows from Columbia, Alabama talks about how he has seen positive results from a beef checkoff funded promotion.


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Alabama NRCS Offers Many Different Programs

Kurt Simon

Kurt Simon

Kurt Simon, acting state conservationist for USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama, talks about the various programs it offers for farmers and landowners.


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Bigger and Better

beefsteak tomato

beefsteak tomato


Everett Griner talks about genetic change occurring naturally in today’s Agri View.


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Lawn Tips – part 1

Lawn mower-grass
Cathy Isom has some tips on cutting down the time you’ll spend in the yard. In the first part of her series on lawn tips, Cathy talks about how you mow your lawn could help save time for more play and less work.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: Peanut and Cotton Acreage Updates

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Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes updates on peanut and cotton acreage. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Alabama’s Best Steak Contest Down to Fiery 4

Erin Beasley

Erin Beasley

There were many votes cast in this summer’s “Alabama’s Best Steak Contest,” but according to Erin Beasley with the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association, the contest is now in the hands of the judges.


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Cotton Crop Update

cotton-setting-bollsWhen it comes to this week’s cotton crop report, overall conditions look good in both Alabama and Georgia compared to some of the other cotton growing regions.


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Tomato Test

Home grown tomato
Everett Griner talks about home grown not making any difference in today’s Agri View.


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SuperTracker-part 2

Weight scale with green apples
Today Cathy Isom looks into how the new SuperTracker tool may help you in reaching a weight goal on your terms and your time frame.


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Check out the USDA supertracker.usda.gov website!

Listen to information about the SuperTracker tool in Cathy’s part 1 segment here.

Farm Service Agency Updates Peanut Acreage Numbers

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

An update from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency shows peanut acreage numbers vary some from the recent report released by USDA’s National Agriculture Statistics Service. Tyron Spearman runs through the numbers.


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ASTA Chair Voices Support of BLM’s National Seed Strategy During Event

From the American Seed Trade Association:

August 17: Today, American Seed Trade Association Chair Risa DeMasi, Grassland Oregon, voiced the seed industry’s support for the Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management’s National Seed Strategy for Rehabilitation and Restoration during a rollout event in Boise, ID.

“The seed industry, in particular the conservation and reclamation seed sector, has a long and successful history of cooperation with Read the rest of this entry »

USDA Video: USDA Week In Review August 14

A weekly look at some of the events and activities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In this edition of USDA Week In Review: Dealing with drought in Texas, feeding children in Africa, and alternatives to antibiotics.


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Water Facts

Water pump in the field during dry season
Everett Griner talks about everyone needing a stable water supply in today’s Agri View.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending August 14, 2015

In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we look at some of the issues the House and Senate will need to deal with when they return in September, what scientific breakthrough could mean for peanuts being consumed by those who were once allergic, and about AgNet Media’s big event, Citrus Expo, which is coming up in a few days.

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Weekly Livestock Market Report

Here are the Alabama and Georgia cattle market numbers for the week ending August 14th, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.

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New Online Tool to Help Lose and Maintain Weight

Fresh groceries in a paper bag with weight scale
Cathy Isom tells us about the new online tool to help you lose the weight, keep it off and where to find it.


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Check out the USDA supertracker.usda.gov website!

The Cotton Board Recommends $76 Million Cotton Incorporated Budget to Secretary of Agriculture

From The Cotton Board:

cotton-logo(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) – During its Annual Meeting in Miami, Florida The Cotton Board reviewed and voted to recommend Cotton Incorporated’s proposed 2016 budget of $76 million to the Secretary of Agriculture. This is a $4 million decrease from the 2015 budget. Based on projected collections, The Cotton Board will draw approximately $8 million from reserves to fund the program in 2016. Even with a reduction in the overall 2016 budget, funds for consumer-based programs will increase. Through a new ad campaign and a tighter Read the rest of this entry »

More Animal Science Students at Auburn

Dr. Wayne Greene

Dr. Wayne Greene

It’s time for another school year, and the number of Animal Science students attending Auburn University continues to increase, according to department head Dr. Wayne Greene.


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Congress Has Much to Do When They Return

When the House and Senate return in September, there will be a number of orders of business they will need to focus on. Reece Langley, vice president of Washington Operations for the National Cotton Council, shares what the Council anticipates when Congress returns.


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Secretary of Agriculture Meets with Alabama Catfish Farmers

From the Alabama Farmers Federation:

The nation’s top agriculture official was in west Alabama Wednesday awarding grants to rural communities and talking to farmers about issues ranging from overbearing environmental regulations to foreign trade.

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, flanked by U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Birmingham, announced $4.9 million in Read the rest of this entry »

Kudzu

Kudzu vines

Kudzu vines

Everett Griner talks about kudzu growth in decline in today’s Agri View.


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Peanut Allergy Research

Peanut butter
Cathy Isom tells us about the scientific breakthrough on peanuts and why it could mean the popular snack could be consumed by even those who were once allergic.


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Commissioner John McMillan Applauds Congressman Byrne for his support and passage of the Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing Enforcement Act of 2015

From the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries:

John McMillan

John McMillan

Montgomery, AL- John McMillan, Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries, released the following statement in response to the passage of the Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing Enforcement Act of 2015 (H.R. 774).

“During the 2015 Regular Session of the Alabama Legislature, the State of Alabama recognized the need for congressional action to curb foreign illegal fishing in U.S. waters. In a joint resolution sponsored by Senator Rusty Glover of Mobile, the state encouraged Congress to Read the rest of this entry »

Peanut Harvest Underway in Some Areas

peanut-harvestIn this week’s peanut crop report, Tyron Spearman notes the peanut harvest is already underway in some areas.


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McMillan Advises Horse Owners to Vaccinate for EEE & West Nile Virus

From the Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries:

John McMillan

John McMillan

MONTGOMERY, AL– Agriculture & Industries Commissioner John McMillan announces that two positive tests for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) have been reported by the department’s diagnostic laboratory located in Auburn. One sample was collected from a horse located in Dallas county and the other sample was collected from a horse located in Mississippi.

“This is the time of year that we are extremely vulnerable to the spread of mosquito-borne viruses and Read the rest of this entry »

New Warning

Fried Egg in a Frying Pan
Everett Griner talks about non-stick utensils deemed dangerous in today’s Agri View.


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Edible Flowers – Part 2

Nasturtium flowers

Nasturtium flowers

In the second part of her series Cathy Isom tells us some precautions to take before adding edible flowers to our diet.


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Peanut Acreage and Production is Up

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

We all knew peanut acreage and production would be higher this year, and according to Tyron Spearman, the numbers from USDA’s National Agriculture Statistics Service show just that.


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Fewer Cotton Acres for 2015

usda-logoThe U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has released its first crop estimate of the year, and the 2015 cotton crop is down from last year. Phillip Prillaman has the numbers.


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Beef Producer Promotes Product to Chefs

www.mybeefcheckoff.comIn this week’s “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, Don Quincey from Chiefland, Florida talks about an event he recently participated in where the beef industry was discussed with chefs.


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