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Weekly Livestock Market Report

Here are the Alabama and Georgia cattle market reports for the week ending June 24th, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.

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Stocker Cattle Short Course Coming in July

Alabama cattle producers interested in farm diversification are invited to attend the Stocker Cattle Short Course on July 15 at the Greensboro Recreational Center in Greensboro, Alabama. The day-long stocker management course runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and includes lunch.

The top-notch speaker line up will allow farmers to get answers from experienced industry representatives in a regional setting. Course topics are designed to educate participants on stocker management principles, feedlots, economics, nutrition, health and marketing.

Registration for the free conference ends July 8th. To learn more click here.

Farm Trends

farm trendsEverett Griner talks about farm trends changes expected in today’s Agri View.


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National Pollinator Week

National Pollinator WeekAll week long our nation has been celebrating National Pollinator Week. Cathy Isom tells us about the week-long event celebrating bees and other pollinators, and the big announcement that’s creating quite a buzz.


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USDA Announces Key Measures to Improve Pollinator Health

From the U.S. Department of Agriculture:

USDAWASHINGTON, June 23, 2016 – Today, during National Pollinator Week and in advance of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) seventh annual Pollinator Week Festival, the USDA is announcing two initiatives in support of the President’s National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honeybees and Other Pollinators, announced just over one year ago. A review of USDA’s most popular conservation program found that farmers and ranchers Read the rest of this entry »

Pleased with Senate GMO Labeling Agreement

GMO yellow sign with the corn crop in the backgroundIt’s been announced that an agreement has been reached on legislation from Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) that would set a national standard for the labeling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients, or GMOs. Tyron Spearman has more.


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Merger between Two Bee Groups

bees working in the honey productionNational Pollinator Week continues through Sunday and during this special week, AgNet Media’s Corryn LaRue has a story about how a merger between two bee groups will mean more ease for researchers and more funding for projects within the industry.


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Direct Payments Expected to Rise in 2016

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says direct payments made to farmers are expected to increase roughly 31 percent this year to $13.9 billion. Direct farm program payments are those paid directly by the U.S. Government to farmers and include fixed payments, crop price and revenue-based payments, and other payments such as Read the rest of this entry »

Home Preserving

Canning: Mother Sons Preserving Homegrown Fruits and VegetablesEverett Griner talks about home preserving foods increasing in today’s Agri View.


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Garden Décor

Garden collageA good garden can and should be about a lot more than growing flowers or food. Cathy Isom tells us about some useful things besides plants that will spruce up your garden.


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ASTA New Leadership to Guide Future of Seed Industry

asta-logo-hi-res-1More than 470 seed industry professionals from across the nation gathered in Portland, Oregon  June 18-22 for a  joint Annual Convention of the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) and the Oregon Seed Association.  ASTA’s Annual Convention brings together the association’s diverse membership to tackle the collective issues confronting the seed industry today.  During the meeting, ASTA elected its 2016-2017 officer team which will continue to  drive the association’s five year Strategic Plan, focusing strongly on advocacy, efficiency of operations, and internal and external communications. Read the rest of this entry »

A Little Bit of Progress in Lifting Trade Barriers with Cuba

Michael T. Scuse

Michael T. Scuse

The number two official at the Agriculture Department says U.S. farmers may be one step closer to seeing trade restrictions with Cuba lifted. Gary Crawford has the first part of the story.


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