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NCGA Applauds Senate Bill to Extend Volatility Waiver to E15

From the National Corn Growers Association:

The National Corn Growers Association today thanked Senators Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), and Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) for introducing a bill to expand the volatility waiver for E15 ethanol, ultimately increasing consumers’ access higher blends of ethanol year-round.

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NRCS Official Visits Southeast to Kick Off New Era of Conservation

Leonard Jordan

Leonard Jordan

Leonard Jordan, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) associate chief for conservation, was in Columbus, Ga., this morning for a signing ceremony for a multi-state nationally funded Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). Jordan specifically talked about a project that will involve Alabama, Florida and Georgia.


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To learn more about RCPP, click here.

Washington Update on Trade and WOTUS

Kristina Butts

Kristina Butts

Kristina Butts, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Executive Director of Legislative Affairs, says this has been an interesting week in Washington D.C.


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Taste Questions

red tomatoes
Everett Griner talks about the taste of hybrid tomatoes in today’s Agri View.


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Grocery Prices

Assorted grocery products
Cathy Isom checks out what you’ll be paying more for and less of the next time you fill up the grocery cart.


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Beef Ambassador Talks with Consumers and School Kids

www.mybeefcheckoff.comIn this week’s “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, Jeffrey Mitchell is the Beef Ambassador in Florida and someone who sees first hand the importance of the checkoff to the industry.


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To learn more about your beef checkoff, go to mybeefcheckoff.com.

Alabama Landowners Reminded to Apply for ACEP

Steve Musser

Steve Musser

Steve Musser, assistant state conservationist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama, reminds landowners that May 15 is the deadline to apply for current year funding through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program.


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Spring Cleaning Tips

Chemical waste dump
Today Cathy Isom has some tips on how to get rid of old paint, oil and other chemicals WITHOUT harming the environment.


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Southeast Farmers Markets to Benefit from New USDA Grants

usda-logoFood, Nutrition and Consumer Services Under Secretary Kevin Concannon announced today the availability of up to $3.3 million in competitive funding to support the ability of farmers markets to accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as a form of payment.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: Conservation Money; ‘Rev It Up’ Challenge

AgNet This Week

Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes a report on millions of dollars of U.S. Department of Agriculture funding being made available through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program as well as a beef checkoff challenge producers can participate in. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Conservation Compliance Connected with Crop Insurance

USDA continues to remind farmers that the 2014 Farm Bill requires you to file a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form, with your local USDA service center in order to become or remain eligible for crop insurance premium support. Risk Management Agency Administrator Brandon Willis explains the conservation compliance certification needed and who needs to fill out this form .


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Alabama Cattlemen Pleased with Beef 101 Events

Erin Beasley

Erin Beasley

The Alabama Cattlemen’s Association’s Erin Beasley has an update concerning the Beef 101 events held in April. She is pleased with how they all turned out.


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Planting Efforts Pick Up

Brad Rippey

Brad Rippey

It’s been a good stretch of days for farmers trying to get seed in the ground, as ideal conditions for planting have been found not only in Alabama, Florida and Georgia, but other parts of the country as well. USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey first has a look at cotton numbers thus far.


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Fish Farming

Fish farming
Everett Griner talks about what we don’t know about imported fish in today’s Agri View.


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Preparing for Floods

flooded house
Are you prepared and know what to do when floods threaten your home? Cathy Isom has some helpful tips to prepare your home in case of a big flood.


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USDA Announces Dollars for Innovative New Conservation Partnerships

usda-logoThe U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today an investment of up to $235 million to improve the nation’s water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the funding is being made available through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), the newest conservation tool of the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.


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Tough Session for Alabama Legislature

Dr. Billy Powell

Dr. Billy Powell

This will be week nine of the Alabama legislative session, a session that Alabama Cattlemen’s Association’s Dr. Billy Powell says has been a tough one.


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Today is National OJ Day

ojToday, May 4th, is National OJ Day and the Florida Department of Citrus invites everyone to join Florida Orange Juice and raise a glass to the great taste and nutritional benefits of 100% orange juice. To kick off the festivities, the Florida Department of Citrus will host carnival-themed events in Read the rest of this entry »

Hot Topic

Chili Pepper Breathing Fire
Everett Griner talks about a world record hot pepper in today’s Agri View.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending May 1, 2015

In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we update Farm Bill implementation, look at action that took in the U.S. House and Senate, and talk about how recent wet weather and current crop prices may have some farmers changing thoughts about what to plant.

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Weekly Livestock Market Report

Here are the Alabama and Georgia cattle market numbers for the week ending May 1st, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.

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Learning Through Digital Connectivity and Content

open book on computer screenHelping to spread the joy of reading among more children and adults employing the latest new technology. Cathy Isom tells us about new efforts being introduced.


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USDA Video: USDA Week In Review May 1

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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, hungry pests in the classroom, protecting national forests, and preparing for disasters.


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Alabama Lawmakers Discuss Feral Hogs and Ag Insect

aac-logoAlabama lawmakers were only in session two days this past week, which was week 8 of the 2015 legislative session. Executive Director of the Alabama Agribusiness Council, Leigha Cauthen, explains what took place along with updating a couple of bills of interest to agriculture.


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Legislation to Repeal WOTUS Introduced in Senate

Legislation was introduced in the U.S. Senate this week to repeal EPA’s proposed Waters of the U.S. rule.


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Home Grown

Eggplant and mushrooms
Everett Griner talks about school food service helping farmers in today’s Agri View.


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Organic Pest Control – Part 2

pest control-outside
Yesterday Cathy Isom discussed keeping your home pest free. Today she fills us in on what we can do outdoors to help unwanted pests and insects from moving indoors.


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Senators Call for Repeal of WOTUS

From the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association:

WASHINGTON (April 30, 2015) – Today, Senators John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) announced they are introducing bipartisan legislation to repeal EPA’s “Waters of the United States” proposal, a proposal that will jeopardize the rights of private property owners across Read the rest of this entry »

Farm Broadcasters Visit Washington D.C.

Sabrina Hill

Sabrina Hill

The National Association of Farm Broadcasters held their annual trip to Washington D.C. this week, and one of those attending was Sabrina Hill, from our sister radio network AgNet West.


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Farm Bill Implementation Continues

Vilsack

Tom Vilsack

So far, farm bill implementation is going well according to Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack, who says 5.2-billion dollars in disaster assistance payments to more than 620,000 producers have been distributed.


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