In 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.
USDA 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 »
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.
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 »
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.
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.
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 »
Did 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.