United States egg production totaled 8.53 billion during November 2016, up 10 percent from last year. Production included 7.44 billion table eggs, and 1.09 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.01 billion were broiler-type and 81.0 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during November 2016 averaged 367 million, up 7 percent from last year. November egg production per 100 layers was 2,328 eggs, up 3 percent from November 2015. Read the rest of this entry »
Ed White, a peanut farmer from Headland, Alabama, was recently elected chairman of the 12-member National Peanut Board. Tyron Spearman reports that White, who is the Alabama member and recently served as the board’s 2016 vice-chairman, will begin his 1-year term January 1. Read the rest of this entry »
With the Christmas holidays upon us, the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association wants to remind everyone there are various beef cuts that could highlight many meals over the season. In its weekly beef checkoff report, Erin Beasley hopes beef will be a part of your holiday meal planning. Read the rest of this entry »
In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we look at why many agriculture groups are concerned with USDA’s proposed changes to the GIPSA final interim rule, talk about an event held in Atlanta this past week to highlight the power of partner-driven conservation on private working lands, have information about the importance of agriculture, nature-made Christmas decorations, turkeys Read the rest of this entry »
Folks from across the country were on hand for a one-day symposium held Thursday in Atlanta to highlight the power of partner-driven conservation on private working lands and explore opportunities for innovative approaches that bring in new partners, tools, and approaches to further voluntary conservation. Jason Weller, Chief of USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, was pleased with the turnout and the various discussions that were held.
New corn and soybean products from DuPont Pioneer was the main topic of discussion during a Virtual Media Conference held this week. One of the speakers was Dan Poston, field agronomist from Alabama, who had an example of how in some cases they work directly with growers to address specific issues.
Ned Hancock, a citrus grower and Florida citrus commissioner, shares thoughts about HLB, including the lack of consumer awareness of the disease and how growers are coping. At the Florida Citrus Commission meeting on January 18, the Florida Department of Citrus staff reported that only 1 percent of American consumers are aware of HLB. Hancock […]
By Sara LaJeunesse, Penn State University A chemical that is thought to be safe and is, therefore, widely used on crops — such as almonds, wine grapes and tree fruits — to boost the performance of pesticides, makes honey bee larvae significantly more susceptible to a deadly virus, according to researchers at Penn State and […]