Animal ID Making Progress

Randall Weiseman Cattle, Dairy, Livestock, Pork, Poultry

Premise registration is the first step in the overall animal identification process, and while more needs to be done, USDA Under Secretary Bruce Knight says progress is being made in that area.  Report (1:00 mp3) To learn more about Animal ID click Here

FL Ag Commissioner on Hall, Ag & Looming Budget Scrap

Gary Cooper Cattle, Citrus, Dairy, FL Commissioner Report, Florida, General, Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops, Sugar

Catching up with Florida Agriculture Commissioner Charlie Bronson at this week’s Florida Ag Hall of Fame festivities in Tampa, he talks to our audience about the looming budget battle in the upcoming Legislature, and how producers themselves must become more directly involved in telling the story of the industry. Report (2:40 mp3)

UF President Speaks Directly to Florida Agriculture!

Gary Cooper Citrus, Dairy, Florida, Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Vegetables

Regardless of what you may have been told about comments he “reportedly made…” you can now hear in the report below, in his own words, what University of Florida President Bernie Machen thinks of the Florida agriculture industry and the budget crisis facing the University and the State of Florida as a whole. Speaking to us here at Southeast AgNet …

GA Agribusiness Council Atlanta Mtgs Draw Ag & Political Leaders

Gary Cooper Cotton, Dairy, Georgia, Nursery Crops, Peanuts, Poultry, Specialty Crops, Vegetables, Weather

This week’s Annual Meeting and Legislative Breakfast events hosted by the Georgia Agribusiness Council in Atlanta drew a good crowd of the state’s agriculture leaders, numerous lawmakers and legislative staffers. One of the big news items of the day is the announcement by GA Governor Sonny Perdue that some of the watering restrictions in Georgia will be relaxed, for now …

FDA Approves Food from Cloned Animals

Randall Weiseman Cattle, Dairy, Livestock, Pork

The Food & Drug Administration has approved the sale of meat and milk from cloned animals, but USDA Under Secretary Bruce Knight says it may be quite a while before we actually see these products in grocery stores.  Report (1:00 mp3) FEBRUARY 4TH IS THE DEADLINE – HAVE YOU RETURNED YOUR QUESTIONNAIRE YET?

USDA Ag Census Provides Valuable Information

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As a producer you should of received your Ag Census form in the mail, and you are urged to complete it and return it by the deadline.  Tyron Spearman tells us today just how important this census is.  Report (:45 mp3) This post sponsored by: USDA NASS

Livestock & Dairy Disaster Program Sign-ups Continue

Randall Weiseman Cattle, Dairy, Livestock

The administrator of USDA’s Farm Service Agency, Teresa Lasseter, updates where things stand with the LCP, LIP, and DDAP III program signups which are still underway.  Report (1:30 mp3) To learn more on any of those programs, click Here, then click on “Disaster Assistance Programs.”

Dairy Disaster Program Signup Starts Monday

Randall Weiseman Dairy

Dairy producers who suffered losses due to natural disasters may be able to receive assistance from DDAP III.  Report (1:10 mp3) DDAP III signup beings Monday so to learn more Click Here