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NCBA Statement on Announced Bilateral Trade Agreement

This is a release from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association:

WASHINGTON (April 7, 2014) – In response to the announcement of a Bilateral Trade Agreement reached between Australia and Japan, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Bob McCan, a Victoria, Texas cattleman, issued the following statement: Read the rest of this entry »

USDA Officially Announces Sign-Up Date for Farmer and Rancher Disaster Assistance Programs

WASHINGTON, April 7, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that farmers and ranchers can sign-up for disaster assistance programs, reestablished and strengthened by the 2014 Farm Bill, beginning Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Quick implementation of the programs has been a top priority for USDA. Read the rest of this entry »

Florida Dairy Production Conference is Wednesday

The 50th Florida Dairy Production Conference is coming up this Wednesday, April 9th at the Alto Straughn IFAS Extension Professional Development Center in Gainesville.


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Agri-Terrorism

Southeast AgNet's Everett Griner
Is our food supply fully protected? Everett Griner discusses this today.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending April 4, 2014

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

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4H

Southeast AgNet's Everett Griner
4H is America’s foremost social teacher. Everett Griner talks about 4H and our children learn from it.


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Temple Grandin Speaks to Georgia Cattlemen

A big crowd was on hand for today’s luncheon during the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Convention as cattle producers stopped in to hear the keynote speaker.
Temple GrandinWell known consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior, Dr. Temple Grandin is in town and she spent time talking about her years of research. She also took part in this afternoon’s BQA training session. I talked with her about some of the things she has discovered about cattle and animal behaviors.


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

There’s a New Bacon in Town

Did you know there’s a new bacon in town, and it’s called Schmacon. Schmaltz Deli Co. is officially introducing Schmacon, which is a beef alternative to regular bacon, at the National Restaurant Association convention in May. The checkoff’s Beef Innovations Group has been Read the rest of this entry »

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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UF/IFAS Cancels April 5 Family Day at the Dairy Farm

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida has canceled its 2014 Family Day at the Dairy Farm open house, which was set for Saturday, April 5 at the UF dairy farm in Hague. The event has not been rescheduled. Read the rest of this entry »

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.

Georgia Cattle Producers Invited to Meet Temple Grandin

Suzanne BlackThe Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Convention will take place this week at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry. And Suzanne Black says the Georgia Beef Board hopes producers will attend to meet with Dr. Temple Grandin.


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Florida Beef Promoting Social Media Contest

Ashley HughesFlorida Beef Council’s Ashley Hughes has information about a contest coming up next month through a new partnership which they just started.


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2014 MILC Program Extended

Dairy operations are being informed that the 2014 MILC program has been extended.


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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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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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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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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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Enrollment Encouraged for Farm Programs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency recommends that farmers and ranchers who plan to participate in FSA programs register in advance. Tyron Spearman has the details.


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BQA Providing Safe Practices for All Involved

www.MyBeefCheckoff.com\bqaIn this week’s BQA Quality Report, brought to you by your state and national Beef Quality Assurance programs, Gillie Russell from Lake Placid, Florida says those involved in their operation is BQA certified and encourages everyone in the cattle business to do the same.


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Get to know your BQA program by visiting BQA.org

Livestock Disaster Program Signup Coming Soon

Livestock producers won’t have to wait much longer to apply for the Farm Bill’s disaster programs. Gary Crawford has the details.


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FL Legislature May Reduce Some Ag Input Taxes

Bill Montford Jim BoydComments from both sides of the aisle in this report, about a tax proposal that would ease tax pressure on farmers and ranchers with regard to the purchase of inputs, repairs and equipment needed for food and fiber production. Matt CaldwellNow at about the halfway point in the legislative session, hear Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Bill Montford, House Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee Chairman Matt Caldwell, and House State Affairs Committee Chairman Jim Boyd all offer their views about the chances for this bill’s passage.


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Dairy Market Gathering Strength

U.S. dairy exports are adding strength to the U.S. dairy market, as Gary Crawford has more on the story.


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Agriculture Tax Relief Still Moving in Florida Legislative Pipeline

Rep. Matt Caldwell, Chairman, House Agriculture And Natural Resources Subcommittee, FL House of RepresentativesIn this mid-session legislative report, Florida House Agriculture and Natural Resources Sub-Committee Chairman Rep. Matt Caldwell, R-Lehigh Acres, shares some thoughts on fee rollbacks and other tax issues moving in the pipeline. This report also has a reminder of rumblings about another issue potentially on Florida’s horizon.


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AgNet This Week: National Ag Day, Labor Update, Planting Puzzle

AgNet This Week

This week’s issue of AgNet This Week features a report on National Ag Day, as well as the difficulties of planting in a specific time window and a labor update. To learn more about these topics and more click here to subscribe today and view the current issue.

Vehicle Registration Fee Rollback Bill Headed to Governor

Rep. Jim Boyd, Chairman, State Affairs Committee, FL House of Representatives The Florida legislature is at its halfway point this week, and one bill of agricultural interest that has already made it through the channels is designed to rollback the fees for vehicle registrations. This report features comments from House State Affairs Committee Chairman, Rep. Jim Boyd.


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Get BQA Trained with Temple Grandin in Georgia

Temple GrandinThe 53rd annual Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Trade Show is coming up next week in Perry, and the Georgia Beef Board hopes you will take part in the BQA training program as Temple Grandin will be one of their guest speakers.


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For more information go to the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association website.

UF Campus Site of Beef Educational Event

The Gator Collegiate Cattlewomen, in partnership with the American National Cattlewomen, hosted a “What’s Your Beef?” educational event on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville Tuesday.
Melissa MillerCampus Events Manager for the ANCW, Melissa Miller, says beef checkoff dollars allowed them to put on the event which they were very pleased with.


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