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WOTUS Maps are Smoking Gun for Agriculture

Ashley McDonald

Ashley McDonald

Ashley McDonald with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association has more information about the maps the Environmental Protection Agency finally released detailing the extent of the Waters of the U.S. proposal.


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Peanut Usage Continues to Climb and Foreign Groups to Visit Southeast Locations

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According to the latest numbers, peanut usage continues to climb. Tyron Spearman has that information along with a story about groups from other countries coming here to tour various peanut facilities.

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Dolcini to Serve as New Farm Service Agency Administrator

Val Dolcini

Val Dolcini

Val Dolcini, who has been the California FSA state executive director for the past 5 years, has been selected to serve as USDA’s new Farm Service Agency Administrator in Washington D.C.


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Eggs-actly

scrambled eggs, bacon slices, biscuitsEverett Griner talks about the world’s most popular breakfast food in today’s Agri View.


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Helping American Heroes

Cindy Zimmerman has a story today about a man she recently talked with who has been working to help American heroes.


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Cattle Producers Reminded to Enroll for Disaster Assistance Program

Kent Bacus

Kent Bacus

Kent Bacus, with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, wants to remind producers who suffered eligible disaster-related losses that they need to secure assistance by September 30 because on October 1, congressionally mandated payment reductions will take place.


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Hot and Dry Weather Affecting Some Crops

There are some areas of the Southeast that experienced nice rains over the past week, but for most of us it’s been hot and dry. And according to the latest numbers from USDA’s crop conditions report, it’s taking a toll on some crops.


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Farm Exports

Large container ship in a dockEverett Griner talks about expanding farm exports in today’s Agri View.


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The Lambrechts are Alabama NRCS 2015 Small Farmers of the Year

From USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama:

The Lambrechts of Oakview Farms in Elmore County were named the Alabama Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) 2015 Small Farmers of the Year. To learn more about this CLICK HERE.

Southeast AgNet This Week: Dairy Farmer and Farm Bill Programs

AgNet This Week

Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week features details on a new risk management program for dairy farmers as well as Farm Bill programs available through USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Alabama Beef Checkoff Works with Influencers

Erin Beasley

Erin Beasley

In an effort to get the beef message out to influencers who work with beef everyday, Erin Beasley with the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association talks about the importance of them hosting Beef 101 events.


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Livestock Producers Urged to Enroll in Disaster Assistance Program by Oct. 1

From the U.S. Department of Agriculture:

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is encouraging producers who have suffered eligible disaster-related losses to act to secure assistance by Sept. 30, 2014, as congressionally mandated payment reductions will take place for producers who have not acted before that date. Livestock producers that have experienced grazing losses since October 2011 and may be eligible for benefits but have not yet contacted their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office should do so as soon as possible.

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Non-Irrigated Peanuts Feeling the Pinch

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

The past couple of weeks, Tyron Spearman has been reporting on how dry conditions have been affecting some peanut fields across the southeast. Today he notes how some of those non-irrigated peanuts are really feeling the pinch.


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Vilsack Optimistic for 2015 Ag Trade Numbers

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Tom Vilsack

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is very optimistic when it comes to ag trade for 2015.


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USDA Video: Stamps Honor Farmers Markets

usda-postage-stampsFour postage stamps honor farmers markets and farmers. Watch the video!

Agri View: CCC Update

beeEverett Griner talks about the new update on Colony Collapse Disorder not encouraging in today’s Agri View.


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Produce is Still a Bargain

We told you last Friday that food prices at the grocery store have not risen quite as much as some may think. And today Cindy Zimmerman looks at produce which is still a bargain.


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NRCS Promoting 2014 Farm Bill Programs

Leonard Jordan

Leonard Jordan

Leonard Jordan, associate chief for conservation with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, reminds landowners of some of the programs they offer through the 2014 Farm Bill.


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National Peanut Board Sets Budget

The National Peanut Board has set their budget for the next fiscal year. Tyron Spearman has the details.


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Animal Sciences Enrollment at Auburn Is Up

Dr. Wayne Greene

Dr. Wayne Greene

With the new school year underway, Dr. Wayne Greene says student enrollment numbers are up at the Animal Sciences Department at Auburn University.


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EPA Releases WOTUS Proposal Maps

The Environmental Protection Agency released maps detailing the extent of the Waters of the U.S. proposal last week.


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You can see the maps online at science.house.gov.

Spreading Problem

Asian-citrus-psyllid-nymphsEverett Griner talks about citrus greening spreading to other states in today’s Agri View.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending August 29, 2014

This is recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast featuring reports concerning EPA’s proposed Waters of the U.S. rule, how dry conditions are affecting the peanut crop, and a look at sustainability.

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Weekly Livestock Market Report

Here are the Alabama and Georgia cattle market numbers for the week ending August 29th, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.

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Food Prices

groceriesThere are some who feel food prices at the grocery store have skyrocketed this year, but Cindy Zimmerman reports that’s not really true.


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Farm Income Forecast to Fall This Year

While year to year farm income forecasts are expected down this year, there was improvement noted from the February estimates. Rod Bain has the story.


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Peanut Crop and Export Update

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman takes a look at some things affecting this year’s peanut crop in certain areas, along with an update concerning a story he recently did about peanut exports.


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Free BQA Certifications Start September 1

cbb-my-beef-canYou heard us over the years promote the Beef Quality Assurance program and the importance for producers to be certified. Well for those of you who aren’t, good news as for the third time, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) is supporting the checkoff-funded BQA program by sponsoring all online certifications this fall for producers who enroll. This free offer starts September 1st and runs through October 31st.


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So starting on September 1, to become BQA certified for free, visit www.BQA.org/team.

USDA Video: USDA Week In Review August 29

08-29-14-usda-week-in-reviewA weekly look at some of the events and activities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Check out the video!

4-H Raises Student Interest in Sciences

Rod Bain

Rod Bain

Recent studies show 4-H students show increased interest in a science based education and career. Rod Bain has the story.


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