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Outgoing Alabama FFA Officers Encourage Others to Join

ffa-logoDuring the recent 87th annual Alabama FFA State Convention, the outgoing officers each commented about how FFA has helped them and encouraged others to join.


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USDA Video: USDA Week In Review June 19

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, urban agriculture in D.C., and helping our pollinator friends.


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Historical Crops

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Everett Griner talks about cotton, one of our most vital crops in today’s Agri View.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending June 19, 2015

In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we explain why the number of avian influenza cases in the U.S. has begun to decline, look at how some appose a proposal to limit the number of entities on farming operations, and how regulations on drones may delay development.

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Weekly Livestock Market Report

Here are the Alabama and Georgia cattle market numbers for the week ending June 19th, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.

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USDA Working to Further Cut Error Rates in School Meals

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The Agriculture Department’s new tool in catching administrative errors in its School Lunch and Breakfast programs. Cathy Isom has more information.


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Alabama Farmer Places Bees near Soybean Fields

honeybeeWe are hearing more and more about pollinators and the role they play. And some farmers are making sure honeybees are a part of their operations as they are interested in the impact they have on crops. And while honeybees have not traditionally been used to Read the rest of this entry »

McMillan Elected President of Southern Agriculture Commissioners Association

From the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries:

John McMillan

John McMillan

Montgomery, AL – Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries John McMillan was elected President of the Southern Association of State Departments of Agriculture (SASDA) this week at the conclusion of their annual meeting held in Atlanta, Georgia. “I am honored to have been selected by my fellow commissioners, secretaries and directors of state agriculture departments to serve as SASDA’s President,” said McMillan. “I will work to ensure that all of the voices of southern agriculture are heard in our efforts to Read the rest of this entry »

Changes on the Way for Buying Meat?

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Cathy Isom explains why one expert says we may soon be changing our meat buying choices.


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House Again Passes Trade Promotion Authority

From the National Pork Producers Council:

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 18, 2015 – With today’s passage by the House of legislation granting the president authority to enter and finalize free trade agreements, the National Pork Producers Council called on the Senate to take up and pass the measure.

House lawmakers voted 218-208 to approve Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which defines objectives and priorities for trade agreements the United States negotiates and establishes consultation and notification requirements for the president to follow throughout the negotiation process. Once trade negotiators finalize a deal, Congress gets to review it and vote – without Read the rest of this entry »

Cotton Incorporated Looking at More Efficient Use of Water

Ed Barnes

Ed Barnes

We all know how important water is to agriculture, and senior director of Agricultural & Environmental Research for Cotton Incorporated, Dr. Ed Barnes, has information about the research he and his team are doing to better understand and increase water-use efficiency in cotton production.


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National Pollinator Celebration

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Cathy Isom fills us in on the place to BEE to celebrate National Pollinator’s Week.


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Learn more about National Pollinator Week and the celebration.

Southern Comfort

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Everett Griner talks about southern food finding new borders in today’s Agri View.


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Alabama FFA Advisor Encourages Careers in Ag Education

ffa-logoThe 87th annual Alabama FFA State Convention took place this past week and State Advisor Jacob Davis gave a speech encouraging FFA Advisors and Ag Education teachers to go all out in their classrooms and encourage students to pursue a career in Ag Education.


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Checkoff Educating Consumers about Beef

www.mybeefcheckoff.comIn this week’s “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, Gerald Long from Bainbridge, Georgia knows how important the beef checkoff is in reaching today’s consumers.


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Alabama Irrigation Project Signup Deadline is Friday

usda-logoAlabama producers in ten counties have until this coming Friday, June 19, to apply for a Regional Conservation Partnership Program project in collaboration with the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District through USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.


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More information is available on the Alabama NRCS website.

Hog Plan

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Everett Griner talks about the reduction of Feral Hogs is happening in today’s Agri View.


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Egg Shortage-Part 2

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In this part on egg shortage Cathy Isom checks how the egg shortage and price hikes are impacting some of the favorite foods we eat and how long this may impact consumers.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: Benefits for Farmers Markets; Ag Gets Waiver

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Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes reports on how farmers can benefit from USDA grants, and how livestock farmers and other ag people have been granted a waiver from the Hours-of-Service rule. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Preparing for Alabama Junior Cattlemen’s Association Roundup

Erin Beasley

Erin Beasley

The annual Alabama Junior Cattlemen’s Association Roundup will take place next month, and Erin Beasley with the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association says they brought on extra hands to help out with this year’s event.


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Deep South Stocker Conference Coming in August

The seventh annual Deep South Stocker Conference is headed to Alabama, as this year’s event will take place August 6-7 in Montgomery, Alabama.


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Plant Improvement

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Everett Griner talks about research still giving us new plants in today’s Agri View.


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Egg Shortage-Part 1

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How do you like your eggs? In this, the first part of her series, Cathy Isom checks out what we can expect to pay for eggs – and for how long – because of the effects of bird flu.


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USDA Video: USDA Week In Review June 12

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, the rural home ownership dream, healthy soil in the Sooner state, and LGBT pride at USDA.

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Crop Management

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Everett Griner talks about southern farmers now looking at rice in today’s Agri View.


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The Battle in the House over Trade Policy is Not Over

Gary Crawford

Gary Crawford

Last week the House of Representatives passed Trade Promotion Authority legislation, but failed to pass the Trade Adjustment Assistance package. That was required for the bill to move forward to the President’s desk and contained, among other things, Trade Promotion Authority. But as Gary Crawford reports, there may be another try in the coming days.


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Weekly Livestock Market Report

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

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PMA Praises the U.S. House Support of Bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority

From the Produce Marketing Association:

pmaNewark, Del. — Richard Owen, vice president of global business development for Produce Marketing Association, issued the following statement praising the U.S. House of Representatives’ vote on the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA 2015):

“We are well aware the process is not finished. We’re pleased the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of Read the rest of this entry »

Tech to the Future

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Today Cathy Isom looks into technology and its use for the future of Agriculture.


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Meat Prices

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Everett Griner talks about 2015 meat prices up again in today’s Agri View.


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