Montgomery, AL –The release of preliminary 2012 Census of Agriculture results today shows strong trends for the future of Alabama Agriculture. Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries John McMillan stated, “I am very encouraged to see that Alabama farms sold $5.6 billion in agricultural products in 2012, a 26% increase from 2007. This double digit growth in Alabama farm products sold was accomplished during the nation’s worst recession since World War II.” Read the rest of this entry »
While at that World Ag Expo in Tulare, California, Southeast Agnet’s Gary Cooper talks to Vernon Crowder, Rabobank Senior Vice President & Senior Analyst – Food & Agribusiness Research Advisory Group about the future of agriculture in the Southeast region and how banking ties in.
David Gazda, President of the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association, wants to help producers better understand what the vote for the formation of the Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Beef is all about.
A new study has found that the best scenario for farm labor reform for consumers and farmers is one that includes immigration enforcement, a redesigned guest worker program and the opportunity for skilled laborers currently working in agriculture to earn an adjustment of status.
In our weekly BQA Quality Report, brought to you by your state and national Beef Quality Assurance programs, we have U.S. Director of Cattle Marketing for Boehringer Ingelheim, David Korbelik. He talks about how proud they are to partner with the Beef Quality Assurance Program to help more producers become certified.
Events held both last week and this week are allowing the Georgia Beef Board to talk about beef with both students and nutritionists. Suzanne Black says they are good examples of how checkoff dollars are being used in Georgia.
WASHINGTON – Chairman Frank Lucas issued the following statement today after President Obama signed the Agricultural Act of 2014 into law.
“The amazing reality about farm bills is that they reflect the times in which we live. They are reviewed, written, debated, and reauthorized nearly every five years. Today our concerns are rightly placed on reducing the size and cost of the federal government. With the president signing the Agricultural Act of 2014 into law, we mark a new era of farm and food policy that values saving money, reforming or repealing government programs, and yet still providing an effective safety net for the production of our national food supply and for those Americans who are struggling.
In this week’s BQA Quality Report, brought to you by your state and national Beef Quality Assurance programs, Shane Easton from Spalding County, Georgia recently became BQA certified and encourages other cattle producers to do the same.
Keeping milk safe and healthy to drink is a challenge in areas without electricity. So now work is being done on a milk cooler designed to help dairy farmers, particularly those in sub-Saharan Africa, who lack access to refrigeration.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2014—Secretary Vilsack made the following statement on passage of the Agricultural Act of 2014:
“Today’s action will allow the proud men and women who feed millions around the world to invest confidently in the future. Our communities will have additional support to attract new economic opportunity and create jobs. During difficult times, children, working families, seniors and people with disabilities will have access to nutritious food. The potential of Read the rest of this entry »
Today, in a strong bipartisan vote, the U.S. Senate came together to pass a comprehensive Farm Bill – legislation that will build on the historic economic gains in rural America over the past five years, create new jobs and opportunities, and protect the most vulnerable Americans. Read the rest of this entry »
WASHINGTON – Chairman Frank Lucas issued the following statement today after the U.S. Senate passed the Agricultural Act of 2014.
“I am pleased the Senate passed the conference report and put us another step closer to enacting a new farm bill. I commend Chairwoman Stabenow and Ranking Member Cochran on Read the rest of this entry »