We told you earlier this week that the National Farmers Union Board of Directors had voted to withdraw from the Beef Checkoff Working Group. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke to the NFU on ways to possibly amend the beef checkoff program, as Rod Bain has the story.
USDA released its World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates for September, and when it comes to the Livestock, Poultry and Dairy section, the forecasts for total meat production in both 2014 and 2015 were reduced from last month.
THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, September 10, 2014 …… Money is now flowing toward 27 projects intended to improve some of the state’s most endangered natural springs.
The Joint Legislative Budget Commission, made up of House and Senate members, agreed Wednesday to use $25 million for a list of springs projects outlined last month by Gov. Rick Scott and the state Department of Environmental Protection. Lawmakers put the $25 million into Read the rest of this entry »
Did you know consumers may not be as familiar with beef as we think? In our weekly “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, Maggie Hart from Moultrie, Georgia was able to see a lot of what the beef checkoff does this summer in helping consumers better understand how to cook certain beef cuts.
By a vote of 262-152, the U.S. House has approved H.R. 5078, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act. The legislation, introduced by U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland of Florida, prohibits the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers from finalizing and enforcing a proposed rule that would redefine “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act. Cindy Zimmerman has more.
Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week features details on a new conservation program and information on the Waters of the U.S proposal. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland, II applauded House approval today of legislation he introduced prohibiting Washington agencies from disrupting the federal-state partnership that has successfully improved water quality for more than 40 years. Southerland’s Regulatory Overreach Protection Act (H.R. 5078), which passed the House with the votes of 35 House Democrats, prevents the Environmental Protection Agency from implementing a new rule that would expand federal regulatory authority at the expense of states. Read the rest of this entry »
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In 1914, cattle in Escambia County grazed in open fields. The fledgling aviation industry, with its flimsy bi-planes and open-air cockpits, got the first United States Navy flight school in Pensacola. Air-conditioning was mere rumor. And University of Florida Extension agent Ed Finlayson started the Barrineau Park 4-H Club.
A century later, 3,500 head of cattle enjoy Escambia’s fenced-in pastures. Pensacola Naval Air Station trains jet fighter pilots. Escambia residents marvel that anyone ever survived summer without air-conditioning, and Barrineau Park 4-H celebrates its status as Florida’s longest continuously operating 4-H club – and one of the nation’s oldest. Read the rest of this entry »
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack hosted a teleconference this afternoon to announce conservation funding to help landowners protect and restore key farmlands, grasslands and wetlands across the nation through a new Natural Resources Conservation Service Program.
Coyotes are a permanent part of Florida’s environment, and thus it’s necessary to understand the ag community’s perception of the influence of them on livestock and wildlife. Dr. Jack Payne, senior vice-president for ag and natural resources at the University of Florida, says that’s why they were involved in a recent survey about these animals.
This is recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast featuring reports concerning EPA’s proposed Waters of the U.S. rule, how dry conditions are affecting the peanut crop, and a look at sustainability.
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 5, 2014 – The National Pork Producers Council, along with other agricultural groups, today unveiled an interactive website that shows land likely to be regulated by the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) under a proposed rule from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Read the rest of this entry »
Did you know many beef producers were pleased to hear the results from the recent ROI study about their Beef Checkoff Program? In this week’s “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, Cliff Coddington from Sarasota, Florida is one producer very pleased with the results.