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Alabama NRCS Providing Various Programs for Landowners

Ben Malone

Ben Malone

There are some producers that may be a bit hesitant when it comes to signing up for government programs through USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). But Alabama State Conservationist Ben Malone says they are there to help landowners.


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Industry Groups Urging House to Consider GMO Labeling

GMO yellow sign with the corn crop in the backgroundAll eyes are on the U.S. House of Representatives this week to see if they can work with the Senate version of the GMO labeling bill. If the U.S. House fails to consider the Senate approved bill this week, the fate of the legislation will be delayed until September. Congress is set to go on summer recess at the end of the week and won’t be back in session until then.


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Cotton Harvesting

Cotton harvestingEverett Griner talks about the big changes in cotton harvesting in today’s Agri View.


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Sunbelt Field Day is Thursday

sunbelt-expo-2015-media-pho“Research, innovation and education” are three words that describe what farmers will find at the Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day. The annual ½ day educational event will be held July 14th in Moultrie, Georgia and is free and open to those involved in agriculture and agribusiness. Tyron Spearman has the details.


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Alabama’s Best Steak Contest Starts Next Week

Erin Beasley

Erin Beasley

Erin Beasley with the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association says one of its biggest beef promotions, Alabama’s Best Steak Contest, is about to take place again.


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Seeking Candidates to Serve on the Cotton Board

cotton-logoThe U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking nominations for candidates to serve on The Cotton Board. Cotton Board Chairman Aaron Barcellos says a large class of nominees are needed this year.


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Food Label

food labelEverett Griner talks about the food label coming from private sources in today’s Agri View.


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2016 Caplan Family Business Scholarship

Experience The Power of Fresh With The Frieda Rapoport Caplan Family Business Scholarship Program

CaplanUnited Fresh members employed at a family business are encouraged to apply for the Frieda Rapoport Caplan Family Business Scholarship Program, which will provide recipients with registration and travel to the Washington Conference, September 12-14 in Washington, DC. Founded in 2001 by sisters Karen Caplan and Jackie Caplan Wiggins in honor of their mother, Frieda Rapoport Caplan, the program invests in the future of fresh produce advocacy. Read the rest of this entry »

GMO Bill Faces Slim Deadline in the House

GMO cornThe GMO labeling bill that passed the U.S. Senate now faces a slim deadline for swift action in the House. Congress goes on recess at the end of this week until September. The U.S. Senate GMO mandatory labeling bill sets up a challenge for the House of Representatives, which last year passed a voluntary labeling measure.


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Money Crops

assorted nuts money cropsEverett Griner talks about money growing on trees in today’s Agri View.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending July 8, 2016

Agnet_logo_at_150_dpiIn this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we have the latest concerning the GMO labeling bill, how many crop fields across the Southeast could use a good rain right now, hot dogs, Read the rest of this entry »

Alabama Congressman Learns from Annual Ag Tour

Alabama Congressman Bradley Byrne

Alabama Congressman Bradley Byrne

Keeping track of what is happening in agriculture is important for those who are in office in Washington D.C. And to help him do just that, Alabama Congressman Bradley Byrne says he holds an ag tour every year.


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