In 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.
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.
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.
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 »
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.
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.
(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 »
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.
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.
From the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries:
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 »
From the Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries:
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.
The 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.
In 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.