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Funding to Fight Feral Swine

USDA is investing $20 million dollars to combat the wide range of damage caused by feral swine populations.


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Southeastern Farmers Could Make Last Minute Changes in Plantings

DTN Senior Analyst Darin Newsom says a closer look at all the variables, reveals that crop plantings are still somewhat up in the air, especially for the southeast.


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Try it Yourself

Very few people have any concept of the work migrant laborers do. Everett Griner has a story of a man that gave it a try.


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New Report on Menu Trends Utilizing Fresh Produce

United Fresh has released its Spring 2014 edition of Fresh Insights for Foodservice – a quarterly report designed to showcase the latest trends in fresh produce use in the foodservice sector.


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Alabama Senator on EPA Overstep

Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions explains his concerns on the trend that many view as a vast overstep by administrative agencies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency.


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Preliminary Numbers Show Crop Progress is Behind Average

USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey shares the first preliminary numbers for crop progress in parts of the Southeastern U.S.


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Beef Information Going Social

www.mybeefcheckoff.comIn our weekly “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, did you know beef information was going social? Immediate Past Chairman of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board Weldon Wynn says they are doing what producers have instructed them to do.


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Register Early for Farm Bill Livestock Disaster Programs

Last week we told you livestock producers would be able to start applying for disaster assistance by April 15th under the restored disaster programs in the Farm Bill. But….


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Tree Nut Truth

Pecan production is still expanding. Everett Griner looks at pecans today.


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AgNet This Week: Crop Reports, EPA’s Clean Water Act Proposal

AgNet This Week

This week’s issue of AgNet This Week features highlights from USDA’s planting intentions report, a look at EPA’s proposed changes to the Clean Water Act and much more. To learn more about these topics and others click here to subscribe today and view the current issue.

National Soyfoods Month

April is being celebrated as National Soyfoods Month.


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Alabama Cattlemen’s President on Membership and Mooseum

Woody ClarkWoody Clark from Covington County, Alabama recently took over the reigns as President of the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association. And he has a couple of goals for his year in that position.


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Peanut Contracts Pulled

After the planting intentions report was released yesterday, many peanut contracts were pulled. Tyron Spearman has the details.


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Analysis of Key Numbers in USDA’s Planting Intentions Report

DTN Senior Analyst Darin Newsom gives his assessment regarding the planting intentions report that was released by USDA on Monday.


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White Nose Syndrome

Today, Everett Griner explores White Nose Syndrome. The disease that is killing our bats.


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Farmland Coming to the Big Screen

The farm-focused, feature length documentary Farmland will be released across 60 major national markets in the U.S. starting on May 1st.


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Estimated Peanut Acreage is Up

Tyron Spearman
According to the numbers released today by USDA, peanut acreage in the U.S. this year should be up. Tyron Spearman looks at that along with figures from other field crops.


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Highlights from USDA’s Prospective Plantings Report

Farmers say they intend to cut back on corn and increase soybean acreage this spring. USDA’s Gary Crawford has the details from the National Ag Statistics Service planting intentions report.

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Cotton Intentions Up Overall, but Down for the Southeast

Angie ConsidineUSDA’s National Agriculture Statistics Service released their annual planting intentions reports today, and Angie Considine with USDA’s National Agriculture Statistics Service in Washington D.C. said overall the cotton numbers are up this year, but the Southeast is expected to see declines.


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Trying to Protect Producer Information

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers is trying to prevent a repeat of last year, when the EPA disclosed producers’ personal information.


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Court Rules against Livestock Groups on COOL

Oral arguments were heard back in January in the lawsuit filed by meat and livestock groups in the U.S., Canada and Mexico challenging USDA’s rule that requires country of origin labeling for meat products.


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Fresh What?

Everett Griner discusses seafood fraud today, and leaves a lot of question to ponder.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending March 28, 2014

A highlight of agricultural news for this week from around the Southeast.

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Weekly Livestock Market Report

Here are the Alabama and Georgia cattle market numbers for the week ending March 28th, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.

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Benefits of Advancing Cotton Education Program

As a new crop season nears, cotton producers are encouraged to utilize the resources available in the National Cotton Council’s “Advancing Cotton Education” (ACE) program, as a way to enhance their crop production decisions.


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Alabama Freeze Does Minimal Damage to Peach Crop

Despite freezing temperatures earlier this week, Alabama farmers remain optimistic about this year’s peach crop.


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Alabama NRCS Focusing on Cattle Exclusion Project

John CurtisAlabama Resource Conservationist John Curtis reminds producers in Randolph and St. Clair Counties about the Cattle Exclusion Pilot Project. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is conducting the project to focus on good water quality.


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USDA Video: This Week @ USDA March 28

Published on Mar 28, 2014

A weekly look at some of the events and activities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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It Could be Another Late Planting Year

USDA’s Gary Crawford looks at a spring planting that could be delayed in many parts of the country.


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