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Southeast AgNet This Week: Bullying Researchers; Peanut Crop Issues

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Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes a report on University of Florida/IFAS researchers being harassed as well as a few issues being found in Southeastern peanut fields. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

TPP Negotiations Will Continue

Michael Froman

Michael Froman

Four days of talks concluded last week with no final Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal in Hawaii. U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman stated, “We’ve made significant progress.”


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Alabama’s Best Steak Contest Moves to Bracket Challenge

aca-best-steak-logo-2015Alabama’s Best Steak Contest has now moved to the bracket challenge portion of the contest, and Erin Beasley with the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association says many folks have voted in the quest to find the best ribeye steak in Alabama.


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Florida Student Learning about Beef Industry

Austin Richardson

Austin Richardson

This summer, a Florida student from Lakeland has had a chance to learn more about the beef industry by being an intern with the Florida Beef Council. Austin Richardson says he’s learned a lot so far.


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Georgia Beef at Good Eatin’ Great Cause

gbbGood Eatin’ Great Cause is an event that will take place in Atlanta on August 13, and Suzanne Bentley with the Georgia Beef Board says beef will be a part of that event.


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Dairy Groups Commend Senate Appeals

Dairy groups are commending senators for their work in increasing market access to US dairy in Canada and Japan. The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) this week thanked a bipartisan group of 22 senators for urging the Obama administration for Read the rest of this entry »

Producers Encouraged to Learn about Beef Checkoff

www.mybeefcheckoff.comIn our weekly “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, Jim Akin from Lexington, Alabama encourages producers to learn more about what your beef checkoff is all about.


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

Milk! It is Still Healthy

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Everett Griner talks about how milk is still taken for granted in today’s Agri View.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: Crop Insurance Options; Peanut Conference

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Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes news on expanded crop insurance options and reports from the Southern Peanut Growers Conference. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Alabama Culinary Classes Receiving New Beef Materials

Erin Beasley

Erin Beasley

Erin Beasley with the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association has worked various times with high school culinary teachers and students in the state providing information about beef. But she says they now have something new to help in these efforts.


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Florida Rancher to Discuss Beef at Culinary Event

Ashley Hughes

Ashley Hughes

A Florida rancher will be talking about the beef industry this week at a national culinary event being held in Florida. Ashley Hughes with the Florida Beef Council says this is a great opportunity to get the beef message out to a large group of people.


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Georgia Retailer Promoting Beef

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley with the Georgia Beef Board talks about how they work with various retailers and gives an example of what they will be doing to reach customers of one of those retailers.


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U.S. Cattle Inventory Is Up 2 Percent

cattleongrassThe U.S. Department of Agriculture has released its semiannual cattle inventory, and it shows the number of cattle and calves in the United States as of July 1 is at 98.4 million head, 2 percent above the 96.3 million on July 1 of last year.


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Farm Bureau Convention Planned for Orlando

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What to expect at the 2016 American Farm Bureau Annual Convention and IDEAg trade show – and when you can begin registration.


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Barbara CorcoranThe 2016 convention keynote speaker will be Barbara Corcoran of Shark Tank. If anyone’s watched Shark Tank, they know her story. How she started out as a D student, probably worked 20 jobs between high school and college, and then took and turned a $1,000 loan into a $5 billion real estate company.

Registration will open in October. Check the Farm Bureau Convention website for all the information.

Hear more on the convention plans here.

Canada Not Giving in on TPP Talks

Trade ministers from the 11 countries involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership will meet in Hawaii next Tuesday.


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Beef Industry Presents Long Range Plan

www.mybeefcheckoff.comIn this week’s “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, Robert Fountain Jr. from Adrian, Georgia, talks about the Beef Industry Long Range Plan presented at last week’s Cattle Industry Summer Conference.


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

Southeast AgNet This Week: Lower Gas Prices; UF/IFAS Faculty Funding

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Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes reports on how lower gas and oil prices are helping farmers and on new funding for University of Florida faculty. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Georgia Beef Board Meeting This Week

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley

The Georgia Beef Board is scheduled to meet later this week during the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Summer Conference. Suzanne Bentley has a look at that meeting along with information about a recent meeting she attended to help spread the healthy beef message.


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Florida Beef Discussed at Food Industry Event

Ashley Hughes

Ashley Hughes

Ashley Hughes with the Florida Beef Council talks about an event they attended this past weekend where they were able to talk beef with a variety of food industry representatives.


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Genomic Research to Improve Dairy Production

Rod Bain

Rod Bain

USDA research is aiding the dairy industry by increased milk production and longer lifespans for animals. Rod Bain has more on the story.


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Dairy Production Not Showing Signs of Outpacing Demand

Each month, the National Milk Producers Federation reports on the latest key dairy economic data, and highlights the most important trends. Topics covered include commercial use of dairy products, U.S. exports and imports, and milk and dairy product production and prices.


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Checkoff Helps Educate Those Who Purchase Beef

www.mybeefcheckoff.comIn this week’s “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, Joel Beverly from Arcadia, Florida knows the importance of getting the healthy beef message out to consumers.


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

Putnam Knows Importance of Small Farms

Adam Putnam

Adam Putnam

Many across the country have noticed a rise in the number of small farms, and that includes Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam.


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Stallman Announces Departure in January

From American Farm Bureau Federation

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Bob Stallman

Bob Stallman

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 14, 2015 – American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman announced today that he will not seek reelection in January 2016 following 16 years at the helm of the nation’s largest, most influential general farm organization. Stallman, a cattle and rice producer from Columbus, Texas, is the 11th president during AFBF’s almost 97-year history. Read more on Stallman’s departure.

Southeast AgNet This Week: Avian Influenza; Cuban Agriculture Overview

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Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes a report on preparing for the possible return of avian influenza this fall as well as details on how Cuban agriculture could affect Florida. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Georgia Beef Board to Meet at Summer Conference

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley says the Georgia Beef Board will meet during the annual Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Summer Conference coming up next week at St. Simons Island.


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Talking Beef with Florida Dietitians

Ashley Hughes

Ashley Hughes

A big event has been taking place in Orlando this week, where the Florida Beef Council has been able to talk about the healthy aspects of beef. It’s an event Ashley Hughes says has allowed the Florida Beef Council to get that message to many people.


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Alabama Beef Contest with Sysco

Erin Beasley

Erin Beasley

Erin Beasley with the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association talks about a recent contest held by partnering with Sysco to increase beef sales across the state.


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Few Changes to Meat Outlook

USDA released the monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report Friday and there weren’t many changes to the meat forecast compared to last month.


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TPP Remains on Track for Final Talks this Month

Trade with other countries is of course very important to agriculture as a whole. And a trade deal linking 40 percent of the global economy remains on track for a potential agreement, as the 12 nations negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership are slated to meet later this month for the last round of talks.


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