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Farmers Have a Chance to Direct $3.3 Million to Nonprofits

Farmers across the Southeast are being asked to take part in America’s Farmers Grow Communities. The America’s Farmers Grow Communities program is partnering with farmers to direct $2,500 donations to individual nonprofit organizations.


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Alabama State Vet Reminder to Vaccinate Horses

Dr. Tony Frazier

Dr. Tony Frazier

Alabama State Veterinarian Dr. Tony Frazier reminds horse owners it’s that time of the year where cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile Virus can pop up and thus vaccinating your horses is very important. As a matter of fact, they actually recommend you do so more than once each year.


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Population Questions

feeding-the-worldEverett Griner talks about feeding the people of the world in today’s Agri View.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending August 15, 2014

This is recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast featuring crop report information from the August releases which came out this week from USDA. We also have a look at the SNAP program and how it’s being used in rural areas, and hoping to see more textile business coming back.

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Weekly Livestock Market Report

Here are the Alabama and Georgia cattle market numbers for the week ending August 15th, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.

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Smokey Bear Turns 70

smokey-bearSmokey Bear turned 70 this past weekend, and Cindy Zimmerman has a story about the voice behind this well known public service message.


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Plenty of Cotton

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

There is a lot of cotton right now in the world market and of course more will be coming this fall. Tyron Spearman reports that is having an affect on prices.


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USDA Funding for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers

USDA has made available $400,000 in funding to establish the Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers Policy Research Center.


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More Comments Needed on WOTUS

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is urging their members and others concerned with EPA’s efforts in the waters of the United States proposal, to submit comments as it will make a difference.


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Just go to BEEFusa.org to send in your story.

Proposed Rules for Drones to Come

uav-droneCommercial use of drones, including in agriculture, may still be a ways off, as the FAA is well behind schedule in drawing up rules for the remote-controlled aircraft.


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Deer Farming

White Tailed DeerEverett Griner talks about deer farming being a new adventure for today’s producers in today’s Agri View.


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Peanut Crop Update

Tyron Spearman has an update on how the peanut crop is faring across the Southeast.


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Alabama Growers Reminded to Think Fall Cover Crops

USDAWith fall just around the corner, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and Agricultural Research Service in Alabama is reminding growers now is the time to be thinking about cover crops.


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Cup of Coffee

coffeeEverett Griner talks about why coffee is 100% imported in today’s Agri View.


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Alabama Cattlemen Hold Fall Board Meeting in Auburn

aca-auburn-board-mtg-2014The Alabama Cattlemen’s Association held its fall quarterly meeting Tuesday in Auburn, as board members enjoyed a change in location from the ACA building in Montgomery. The meeting itself took place in the Veterinary Education Center.
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Rural Residents Receiving Food Aid

According to a story from Cindy Zimmerman, more folks in rural areas are receiving SNAP benefits than those in urban areas.


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ROI Study Shows Good News for Beef Producers

www.mybeefcheckoff.comIn this week’s “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, did you know a recent study shows that each dollar invested in the Beef Checkoff Program returned over $11.00 to the beef industry? Dr. Harry Kaiser of Cornell University says beef producers and importers are getting a tremendous rate of return on their investment.


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

Awards Presented at Recent Peanut Meeting

Tyron Spearman has more information from last week’s Peanut Sheller’s and Buying Points meeting.


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ADAI Clean Sweep Program Pesticide Collection Days in September

From the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries:

Montgomery, AL – The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries in cooperation with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, are conducting two agricultural pesticide collection days, one to be held Wednesday, September 3rd in Baldwin County and another on Thursday, September 4th in Henry County.

The ADAI Clean Sweep Program allows farmers, pesticide applicators, pesticide dealers, pest control operators, and nurseryman, at no cost, to bring up to Read the rest of this entry »

USDA Forecasts Record Corn and Soybean Crops

USDA’s latest forecasts are calling for record corn and soybean crops. But while the report was not as bearish for corn as some had expected, there are questions as to where prices are likely to go and what affect they could have on cash rents for land. Gary Crawford has the story.


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NCC Commends RMA for Timely Implementation of STAX for Cotton

From the National Cotton Council:

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The National Cotton Council commended USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) after RMA announced that the Stacked Income Protection Plan (STAX) will be available to upland cotton producers through the federal crop insurance program beginning with the 2015 crop year.

NCC Chairman Wally Darneille said, “We appreciate RMA’s timely implementation of STAX and for making it available for upland cotton in all counties where Read the rest of this entry »

Re-Starting

cotton balesEverett Griner talks about the textile industry slowly rebuilding in today’s Agri View.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: USDA Issues August Crop Reports

AgNet This Week

Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week features the latest USDA crop reports for cotton and peanuts. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

08-12-14 Peanut Crop Report

peanuts-in-shellThe USDA has released its first crop estimate for the year, and Tyron Spearman gives the numbers for the peanut crop along with other crop numbers.


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USDA Cotton Crop Report

cottonUSDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service released its August crop condition report this afternoon. Angie Considine has the cotton numbers.


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Alabama’s Best Steak Contest Down to Enticing 8

alabama-best-steak-logo-201Erin Beasley with the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association has an update on their summer promotion, Alabama’s Best Steak Contest, which she says is now down to the “Enticing 8″.


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Changing Oil

cooking oilEverett Griner talks about used cooking oil being a new target for thieves in today’s Agri View.


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New SCO Coverage for Cotton Growers

Craig Brown

Craig Brown

Craig Brown, Vice President of Producer Affairs for the National Cotton Council, has more information about the new Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO). It’s available through the federal crop insurance program and is set to begin with the 2015 crop year.


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Dairy Producers will have Info on New Dairy Program

Gary Crawford

Gary Crawford

Despite concerns by some, the nation’s dairy producers will have the information they need to decide about the new Margin Protection Program and they will have it in time to make decisions about it. With more on that, here’s Gary Crawford.


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Wild Horses

Wild horsesEverett Griner talks about wild horses becoming a challenge in today’s Agri View.


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