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Protecting Crops Biologically

Efforts are underway to protect crops biologically, as Cindy Zimmerman has the details.


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Alabama Beef Producer Pleased with Checkoff

www.mybeefcheckoff.comIn this weeks “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, did you know the checkoff has programs that range from working with youth all the up to those who work with beef everyday? Jimmy Holliman from Dallas County, Alabama has seen it do just that and is pleased with what the checkoff does.


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Conservation Innovation Grant Dollars Coming to Alabama

Steve Musser

Steve Musser

Steve Musser, with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama, has more information about the Conservation Innovation Grant dollars that were awarded to the Alabama Mountains, Rivers, and Valleys RC&D Council.


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National Grazing Lands Coalition to Receive Conservation Grant

nat-glc-logoUSDA announced this week that they will be awarding $15.7 million in Conservation Innovation Grants to 47 organizations. And Natural Resources Conservation Service Chief Jason Weller says one of those funds is the National Grazing Lands Coalition.


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Blaming Agriculture, Again

protein cocktails with fruitsEverett Griner talks about agriculture facing the blame game again in today’s Agri View.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: Conservation Projects; Cotton Crop Report

AgNet This Week

Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week features details on conservation grants for Florida and Alabama as well as the latest cotton crop report. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

What to Expect from Congress

Gary Adams

Gary Adams

While Congress is in Washington, they are only there for a few weeks before returning to the campaign trail in October. Gary Adams, Vice President of Economics and Policy Analysis for the National Cotton Council, shares what we should expect from Congress in the coming weeks.


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Alabama Cattlemen Urged to Flood the EPA with Comments

Dr. Billy Powell

Dr. Billy Powell

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association started an effort a few weeks back to get cattle producers and landowners involved in an effort to let the EPA know how they feel about their proposed Waters of the U.S. rule. And Dr. Billy Powell with the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association urges those in his state to participate.


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To make comments go to the ACA website at bamabeef.org.

Harvest Note to Separate Peanuts

Due to the problems many dry land peanuts are expreiencing this year, Tyron Spearman reports that farmers are being urged to make sure they separate those from irrigated peanuts.


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Farm Bill Help for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

Rod Bain

Rod Bain

USDA programs connected to the Farm Bill are designed to assist beginning farmers and ranchers with some of their greatest needs. With more on that, here’s Rod Bain.


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Drone Development

Remote Control Helicopter Crop Dusting

Remote Control Helicopter Crop Dusting

Everett Griner talks about drone questions still pending in today’s Agri View.


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USDA Announces Conservation Projects Through NRCS

Jason Weller

Jason Weller

It was announced this afternoon that USDA will be awarding $15.7 million in Conservation Innovation Grants (CIGs) to 47 organizations that will help develop and demonstrate cutting-edge ideas to accelerate innovation in private lands conservation. Some of those dollars are coming to Alabama and Florida, and Natural Resources Conservation Service Chief Jason Weller explains how these grants will be used.

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Secretary Vilsack Highlights Innovative Conservation Efforts during Midwest Farm Visit

From the U.S. Department of Agriculture:

MOLINE, Ill., Sept. 15, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today the award of $15.7 million in Conservation Innovation Grants (CIGs) to 47 organizations that will help develop and demonstrate cutting-edge ideas to accelerate innovation in private lands conservation. The Secretary made the announcement while visiting a farm in Illinois.

“These grants promote creativity and problem-solving efforts that benefit farmers and ranchers and protect our natural resources,” Vilsack said. “They’re critical in Read the rest of this entry »

Alabama Agribusiness Council Holding One More Regional Event

aac-logoThe Alabama Agribusiness Council invites anyone interested to join them for the last of the 3 regional events in Selma this coming Thursday.


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To learn more go to www.alagribusiness.org.

Added Flavor

assorted fresh raw meatsEverett Griner talks about how why our meat taste different in our meat in today’s Agri View.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending September 12, 2014

This is recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast featuring reports concerning EPA’s proposed Waters of the U.S. rule, along with a look at the results of USDA’s monthly crop reports which came out this past week.

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Weekly Livestock Market Report

Here are the Alabama and Georgia cattle market numbers for the week ending September 12th, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.

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Food vs. Fuel

Cindy Zimmerman

Cindy Zimmerman

While the food vs. fuel debate continues in many circles, Cindy Zimmerman reports that corn prices are down, but food prices are not.


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USDA Video: USDA Week In Review September 12

USDA-Week-in-ReviewA weekly look at some of the events and activities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Watch the Video!

EPA Registers New Nematicide Alternative to Restricted-Use Soil Fumigants, Including Methyl Bromide

From the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency:

WASHINGTON–The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is registering a new active ingredient, fluensulfone, a non-fumigant nematicide that provides lower-risk chemical control of nematodes than methyl bromide and other Restricted Use soil fumigants. Under the Montreal Protocol, EPA has phased out methyl bromide because its use depletes the ozone layer.

Nematodes are difficult to control and can cause significant economic damage by reducing crop yield and quality. Fluensulfone is a nematicide for Read the rest of this entry »

Acreage and Yield Updates Due Soon

usda-logoFarmers are being reminded you have until the end of the month to verify your current base acres, yields and planting history with the Farm Service Agency.


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Animal Smart

farm animalsEverett Griner talks about the brain power of farm animals in today’s Agri View.


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Average Yield Forecast for Peanuts Drops

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

In USDA’s monthly crop report, the forecast for this year’s average peanut yield was lowered. Tyron Spearman has a look at those numbers along with a quick update on what the report shows for the nation’s corn and soybean crops.


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Cotton Crop Report

Angie Considine

Angie Considine

USDA released its monthly crop reports today, and Angie Considine with the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Washington, D.C. runs through the cotton numbers for us.


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Pleased with House Passage of WOTUS Protection Act

Many in agriculture were pleased with the U.S. House approving H.R. 5078 this week, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act.


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Cotton Incorporated Helping Producer Profitability

Berrye Worsham

Berrye Worsham

Berrye Worsham, President and CEO of Cotton Incorporated, explains their mission and how they continue to work towards making cotton producers as profitable as possible.


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Concerns with Non-Irrigated Peanuts

Scott Mumford

Scott Mumford

Due to the lack of rain in many areas of the Southeast over the past few weeks, there have been concerns about dry-land peanuts. Scott Mumford, Extension Peanut Agronomist for the University of Georgia, has been in some of those fields and has also talked with other agronomists about what they are seeing.


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Alabama Pesticide Disposal Program Hits Milestone

From the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries:

MONTGOMERY, AL— Last week the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries Waste Pesticide Disposal Clean Day Program surpassed 1 million pounds collected since the program began in 1994. At a collection day in Henry County the program needed 48,050 pounds to hit the 1 million pounds. Instead, agricultural producers dropped off Read the rest of this entry »

New Technology

unmanned drone2Everett Griner talks about drones in today’s Agri View.


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Beef Checkoff Continues Interacting with Consumers

www.mybeefcheckoff.comDid you know consumers may not be as familiar with beef as we think? In our weekly “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, Maggie Hart from Moultrie, Georgia was able to see a lot of what the beef checkoff does this summer in helping consumers better understand how to cook certain beef cuts.


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

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