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Phillip Hunter Named 2014 Alabama Farmer of the Year

Phillip Hunter

Phillip Hunter

Drive through Nashville or Birmingham and see the upscale offices and residential complexes. Chances are, the trees landscaping these properties came from the farm of Phillip Hunter.

He grew up as a city boy and now lives in Birmingham. He raises shade, evergreen and ornamental trees at the Hunter Trees, LLC nursery in Talladega County.

As a result of his success as a nursery operator, Hunter has been selected as Read the rest of this entry »

Getting GMO Questions Answered

Today, Cindy Zimmerman has information on where you can go to get your GMO questions answered.


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NRCS Chief Promoting RCPP

Jason Weller

Jason Weller

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service Chief Jason Weller invites their partners to learn more about the new Regional Conservation Partnership Program.


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Beef Promotion Provides Double Increase

www.mybeefcheckoff.comDid you know beef is being promoted through fun promotions? In our weekly “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, Richard Meadows from Houston County, Alabama talks about how a restaurant fared from a fun promotional contest in his state.


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

Peanut Hall of Fame Inductees

A couple of folks were recently added to the Peanut Hall of Fame, as Tyron Spearman has the story.


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Worm Alert

Tyron Spearman has a quick note for peanut growers to check your fields for worms.


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Water Magic

dowser rod

Dowser Rod

Everett Griner talks about dowsing rods making a comeback in today’s Agri View.


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Piglet Disease Pushing Up Pork Prices

The piglet disease, Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus, is pushing up pork prices as Cindy Zimmerman has more information.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: Waters of the U.S. and COOL Updates

AgNet This Week

Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes the latest news on the Waters of the U.S. proposed rule and Counry of Origin Labeling. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Alabama Expands Beef 101 Program

Erin Beasley

Erin Beasley

The Alabama Cattlemen’s Association has conducted various Beef 101 programs already this year, but according to Erin Beasley, they recently expanded their program to include a different group of influencers.


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EPA Administrator Discusses Waters of the U.S.

Gina McCarthy

Gina McCarthy

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy held a press call this morning to preview her trip to Missouri this week to meet with farmers, stakeholders and agribusiness leaders to discuss Waters of the U.S. The proposed rule, which is designed to clarify and protect our nation’s waters under the Clean Water Act, has been questioned by many in agriculture. She explains in her talk why they are moving forward with the rule.


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Cotton Progress Coming Along

Brad Rippey

Brad Rippey

Looking at the latest crop conditions report, USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey says the cotton crop is doing slightly better this week.


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Farmers Invited to Sunbelt Field Day

sunbeltThe annual Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day will take place this Thursday, and Tyron Spearman reports that farmers from across the Southeast are invited to attend.


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The Big Ones

tractorEverett Griner talks about farm equipment becoming larger and larger in today’s Agri View.


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Inviting Pollinators into Your Yard

Cindy Zimmerman has more information on how you can invite pollinators into your yard.


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Learning about the Roundup Ready Xtend Platform

roundup-ready-xtend-crop-syThe Roundup Ready Xtend Platform is being discussed at various Asgrow, DEKALB and Delta Pine field days here in the Southeast. Technical Agronomist Nick Chammoun says their goal is to provide growers with another option to combat glyphosate-resistant pigweed.


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A More Efficient Test for Avian Influenza in Poultry Flocks

Rod Bain

Rod Bain

Efforts have been taking place at the Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory in Georgia to see if improvements can be made in the new testing methods for Avian Influenza in poultry products. Rod Bain has the story.


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Organic Trade Agreement Reached Between U.S. and Korea

As of last week, organic processed products certified in the U.S. or Korea can now be labeled as organic in either country, giving U.S. organic farmers and food manufacturers an easier, more direct pathway into the Korean market.


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Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day is Thursday

Michael Chafin

Michael Chafin

Michael Chafin with the Sunbelt Ag Expo wants to remind everyone their annual Field Day will be held this Thursday.


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Peanut Researchers to Meet this Week

Peanut researchers are set to meet this week as Tyron Spearman has the details.


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New Technology

unmanned droneEverett Griner talks about the time to start learning about drones in today’s Agri View.


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Doing Your Part for Pollinators

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has unveiled something that people can do to help pollinators do their jobs. Cindy Zimmerman has the story.


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Celebrating Beef and Independence

beef-4th-julyAs we celebrate this 4th of July holiday, beef producers and importers who invest in the Beef Checkoff Program have a lot to be thankful for this holiday weekend.


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Citrus Switches

citrusEverett Griner talks about Florida citrus growers thinking about new crops in today’s Agri View.


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Status of WTO Panel Decision on COOL

Colin Woodall

Colin Woodall

Recently Chase Adams caught up with Colin Woodall, Vice President of Government Affairs for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, who gave an update on the status of the WTO Compliance Panel decision on the amended U.S. Country of Origin Labeling rule.


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No Ag Appropriations Yet

Congress has left town for a few days and as Tyron Spearman reports, we don’t have an agriculture appropriations yet.


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Healthy School Lunches

Today Cindy Zimmerman has a story about the efforts to make sure our children receive healthy school lunches.


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Crop Acreage Reports Have Added Significance this Year

Rod Bain

Rod Bain

Row crop farmers are being reminded your crop acreage reports need to be turned in by July 15th. And those reports could help you with new Farm Bill farm program choices. With more on that story, here’s Rod Bain.


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Costs for July 4th Picnics Increase This Year

If you are having a cookout this holiday weekend, be prepared to pay more for it. We’ll take a look at what the total cost is expected to be, but first Gary Crawford has details about how the meat for your grill is one big reason why it will be higher.


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More Power

Wind energyEverett Griner talks about America’s growing energy image in today’s Agri View.


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