Gainesville, Fla. – Florida Farm Bureau has expressed special appreciation for a select group of state legislators. The organization is recognizing these leaders with the Legislators of the Year and Champions for Agriculture awards.
Creeping Indigo was first noted in South Florida as a toxic plant in the early 1930’s and cases of indigo poisoning have been found as far north as Alachua County. Toxicity has been reported in all livestock Read the rest of this entry »
In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we look at some of the issues the House and Senate will need to deal with when they return in September, what scientific breakthrough could mean for peanuts being consumed by those who were once allergic, and about AgNet Media’s big event, Citrus Expo, which is coming up in a few days.
Members of Class II of the Florida Cattlemen’s Association Leadership Academy have been chosen. FCA’s field services director, Dusty Holley, says the association is eager for the second year of this academy.
When the House and Senate return in September, there will be a number of orders of business they will need to focus on. Reece Langley, vice president of Washington Operations for the National Cotton Council, shares what the Council anticipates when Congress returns.
Georgia State Veterinarian Dr. Robert Cobb has more information about the National Animal Health Laboratories located in the state and how they are ready for testing possible diseases like avian influenza.
USDA released their monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report yesterday and in the livestock, poultry and dairy section, it shows the forecasts for total meat production for both 2015 and 2016 have been lowered from last month.
In this week’s “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, Don Quincey from Chiefland, Florida talks about an event he recently participated in where the beef industry was discussed with chefs.
Since the U.S. and Cuba have restored diplomatic relations, there are many farmers across our country wondering if trade will be next. While efforts have been underway by some to end the half-century-old U.S. trade embargo, many in Florida agriculture remember NAFTA, and wonder if this could be a repeat of that. Here’s Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam.
Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes a report on pesticide permit requirements for spraying and speculation that the Waters of the U.S. rule (WOTUS) will not hold up in the courts. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.
Suzanne Bentley with the Georgia Beef Board wants producers to know the annual Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Region Roundups are about to start again, and they are a great place for producers to learn the latest about their beef checkoff.
The American Farm Bureau has renewed its charge that an internal memo on the ‘Waters of the U.S.’ proposed rule is a ‘smoking gun’ against the Environmental Protection Agency. AFB executive director Dale Moore talks about how the Corp claimed in the memo released by a House Committee last week that EPA misinterpreted and misapplied Corps’ data in writing the sweeping rule that vastly expands EPA water control.
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Young Cattlemen’s Conference has been taking place since 1980. The primary objective is to develop leadership qualities in young cattlemen and expose them to all aspects of the beef industry. Tony St. James reports that one of those who took part in this year’s event was Florida Cattlemen’s Association member Mike Facente from Polk County, Florida.
Athens, Ga. – On Sept. 25, the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will induct U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss and pioneering northeast Georgia dairy farmer the late Thomas Breedlove Sr. into the Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame.
In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we look at how an internal memo from the Army Corps of Engineers is an extremely interesting development, what could be called an early warning system for avian influenza, and about the growing enterprise of oyster farming.
Athens, Ga. – University of Georgia Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Pamela Whitten has appointed a committee to begin a national search to fill the position of dean and director of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Read the rest of this entry »
American Farm Bureau Executive Director Dale Moore looks at the issue of EPA pesticide permit requirements for spraying near navigable waters, and the fact the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee this week passed the “Sensible Environmental Protection Act of 2015.”