Many Beef 101 courses have taken place in Alabama over the years and they continue to be very popular among those attending. In this week’s beef checkoff report, Erin Beasley with the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association says it is having more this month.
World Trade Organization officials will be busy this week, asking several members about their pricing policies during the two-day meeting of the WTO Committee on Agriculture.
Pro Farmer’s First Thing Today says dairy and cheese programs will be one of the bigger topics of conversation as negotiators ask Canada about changes to its proposed national pricing policy for dairy products. The negotiators will also be asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture about its plan to Read the rest of this entry »
(September 12, 2016 – Washington, D.C.) Dairy organizations in the United States, Australia, the European Union, Mexico and New Zealand today issued a joint letter to their respective trade and agriculture officials, expressing indignation about Canada’s recent actions to deepen its already prohibitive restrictions on dairy trade.
The groups said Canada’s increasingly protectionist policies violate “international trade obligations, hold out the prospect of Read the rest of this entry »
In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack talks about the deadline extension for dairy producers to sign-up for MPP, we talk about mosquitoes and issues they can bring to livestock, National Chicken Month, fish farming, Read the rest of this entry »
Last month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced they were going to purchase approximately 11 million pounds of cheese from private inventories to not only assist food banks, but also help reduce a cheese surplus. And in that same announcement, they also said the deadline for dairy producers to enroll in the Margin Protection Program (MPP) would be extended from September 30th to December 16th. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack hopes this extension will allow dairy producers the time needed to take part in MPP.
The beef checkoff in Alabama is busy preparing for a big promotion, October Beef Month. For those of you who have been keeping up with Alabama’s Best Steak Contest, you know the judging of the Fiery Four is taking place right now. And Erin Beasley with the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association says the winner of that contest will be revealed during October Beef Month.
It’s always great when young people become involved in agriculture. And Ashley Hughes with the Florida Beef Council talks about a group of young women she’s excited to work with in promoting beef in the state.
Congress returns from its August recess next week and many believe little will get done in the politically-charged run-up to the November elections. But record or near-record crop surpluses and low commodity prices have prompted the nation’s top farm groups to seek help from Congress and USDA. Read the rest of this entry »
June and July data and statistics from the Agriculture Department have painted an increasingly compelling picture of a slow but steady recovery in U.S. dairy markets. At least that’s according to the latest DMI Dairy Market Report. The national average all-milk price rose $0.30 per hundredweight in Read the rest of this entry »
“We’re an industry who’s a group of fighters,” Adam Putnam says in summarizing his talk Friday at the Indian River Citrus League’s annual meeting in Vero Beach. “With all the challenges that we’ve seen here on the River – from canker to hurricanes and the devastation caused by greening – we’re still blocking and tackling […]
Our webcast / broadcast coverage of the release of the initial USDA’s Citrus Crop Forecast of the 2016-17 season will begin before 12 noon Eastern / 9 a.m. Pacific time Wednesday October 12, 2016. Please click play above to test your computer for the Internet audio stream that will bring you the October citrus crop […]