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cheeseEverett Griner talks about some statistical facts about cheese in today’s Agri View.


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C. Dennis Carlton Named 2014 Florida Farmer of the Year

Dennis Carlton

Dennis Carlton

Cattle rancher, citrus grower and real estate investor C. Dennis Carlton has made a big impact in the city of Tampa and nearby parts of Florida.

A rancher for 40 years, his farming interests include more than 35,000 acres, of which 30,082 acres are rented and some 5,368 acres are owned.

As a result of his success as a cattle and citrus producer, Carlton has been selected as the Florida state winner of the 2014 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award. Carlton joins nine other state winners from the Southeast as Read the rest of this entry »

Beef Promotion Provides Double Increase

www.mybeefcheckoff.comDid you know beef is being promoted through fun promotions? In our weekly “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, Richard Meadows from Houston County, Alabama talks about how a restaurant fared from a fun promotional contest in his state.


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

Yoho’s Bill Passes House of Representatives

Ted Yoho

Ted Yoho

Washington, DC – Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL-03) teamed up with Congressman Kurt Schrader (D-OR-5), to pass the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act (VMMA) – H. R. 1528, out of the House today. This bill makes modification to the Controlled Substances Act and Drug Enforcement Administration policy that currently prohibits veterinarians from transporting controlled substances to Read the rest of this entry »

Strong Momentum for U.S. Beef and Pork Exports

Joe Schuele

Joe Schuele

U.S. beef and pork exports maintained their strong momentum in May, with double-digit increases in export value for both products compared to last year. Joe Schuele has the story.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: Waters of the U.S. and COOL Updates

AgNet This Week

Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes the latest news on the Waters of the U.S. proposed rule and Counry of Origin Labeling. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Progress on Antibiotic Resistance

According to one man with the Food and Drug Administration, antibiotic resistance is a complex, challenging phenomenon driven by many factors.


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Georgia Beef Board Pleased with Road Race

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley with the Georgia Beef Board says they were able to get the beef message out to many folks at last week’s Peach Tree Road Race.


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Florida Beef Website Offers a Variety of Information

Ashley Hughes

Ashley Hughes

Ashley Hughes with the Florida Beef Council wants ranchers and consumers to know there is a lot of information on their new website that’s designed for all of them.


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The new Florida Beef Council website can be found at www.floridabeef.org.

Alabama Expands Beef 101 Program

Erin Beasley

Erin Beasley

The Alabama Cattlemen’s Association has conducted various Beef 101 programs already this year, but according to Erin Beasley, they recently expanded their program to include a different group of influencers.


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EPA Administrator Discusses Waters of the U.S.

Gina McCarthy

Gina McCarthy

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy held a press call this morning to preview her trip to Missouri this week to meet with farmers, stakeholders and agribusiness leaders to discuss Waters of the U.S. The proposed rule, which is designed to clarify and protect our nation’s waters under the Clean Water Act, has been questioned by many in agriculture. She explains in her talk why they are moving forward with the rule.


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USMEF Explains Animal Welfare in Korea

The U.S. Meat Export Federation recently hosted a workshop for 230 Korean red meat importers, distributors, retail and food service operators to give them insights into the care U.S. beef and pork industries take in raising livestock and caring for the land they produce livestock on.


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Florida Commisioner’s Spotlight: New EPA Water Rule

Putnam

Adam Putnam

On this week’s Commissioner’s Spotlight, Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam talks to Franko Galoso about concerns regarding new EPA regulations that would give the federal government control over nearly every body of water in the US.


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You can follow Florida Commissioner Adam Putnam on Facebook and Twitter.

New Technology

unmanned droneEverett Griner talks about the time to start learning about drones in today’s Agri View.


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Celebrating Beef and Independence

beef-4th-julyAs we celebrate this 4th of July holiday, beef producers and importers who invest in the Beef Checkoff Program have a lot to be thankful for this holiday weekend.


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Nutrients for Life Working with Florida FFA Chapters

Joan Kyle

Kyle

One of those attending this week’s Florida FFA State Convention is Joan Kyle with the Nutrients for Life Foundation. She talks about how various FFA Chapters across the state participate in their program.


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Kyle also presented several awards to winning chapters and students at the FFA convention Friday. For more about the awards and who won Read the rest of this entry »

Status of WTO Panel Decision on COOL

Colin Woodall

Colin Woodall

Recently Chase Adams caught up with Colin Woodall, Vice President of Government Affairs for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, who gave an update on the status of the WTO Compliance Panel decision on the amended U.S. Country of Origin Labeling rule.


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No Ag Appropriations Yet

Congress has left town for a few days and as Tyron Spearman reports, we don’t have an agriculture appropriations yet.


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USCA Asks for Congress to Let WTO Process on COOL Work

The U.S. Cattlemen’s Association is urging federal policymakers to reject requests by certain organizations for Congress to direct the Agriculture Secretary to indefinitely suspend country-of-origin-labeling before the World Trade Organization makes its decision on compliance, which is expected in September.


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Florida FFA Convention a Big Draw

Gary Cooper

Gary Cooper

The annual Florida FFA State Convention has been taking place this week as folks from across the state have been in attendance. One of those is Southeast AgNet’s Gary Cooper as he files this report.


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More information on this week’s convention is available on the Florida FFA website.

Costs for July 4th Picnics Increase This Year

If you are having a cookout this holiday weekend, be prepared to pay more for it. We’ll take a look at what the total cost is expected to be, but first Gary Crawford has details about how the meat for your grill is one big reason why it will be higher.


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Key Issues Discussed at World Meat Congress

usmefThe World Meat Congress is hosted every two years by the International Meat Secretariat, and offers both government and industry representatives from meat-producing countries an opportunity to discuss issues of common focus and concern. Joe Schuele reports that the U.S. Meat Export Federation was there.


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The Faces of Farming

We told you earlier this week the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance was looking for the new “Faces of Farming & Ranching”. Well today, Cindy Zimmerman has a story with a person who is a one of the Faces of Farming.


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Florida’s Finest FFA Chapters Selected

The 2014 Florida FFA State Convention is underway this week and here is a news release from that event:

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida FFA is pleased to announce the selection of “Florida’s Finest” FFA Chapters. The selection of these chapters is based upon the completion of the National Chapter Award program application. These chapters have excelled in the areas of student, chapter and community development and have worked hard to fulfill the mission of the FFA. One member and one advisor Read the rest of this entry »

Beef Checkoff Providing Lots of Information

www.mybeefcheckoff.comDid you know the beef checkoff is constantly producing information about your product? In our weekly “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, Kyle Gillooly of Wadley, Georgia reminds producers just how important this aspect of the checkoff is.


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

Wet June Across Some Areas of the Country

June turned out to be the wettest June on record and wettest month on record in some areas of the country.


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Florida Farmers Can Sign Up to Help Pollinators

USDAState Agronomist and Plant Materials Specialist with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida, MiMi Williams, reminds Florida farmers that July 18 is the sign up deadline to help pollinators in the effort to reverse the loss of pollinator food and habitat.


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Hard Charges

Genetically Modified food (GMO foods)Everett Griner talks about G.M.O. foods still raising questions in today’s Agri View.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: Cotton and Peanut Acreage Up

AgNet This Week

Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week features details on the increases in peanut and cotton acreage. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Alabama’s Best Steak Contest is Underway

alabama-best-steak-logo-201Beginning today, July 1, consumers will be able to nominate the restaurant that serves their favorite ribeye steak by visiting www.alabamasbeststeak.com. Erin Beasley with the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association says their annual Alabama’s Best Steak Contest in underway.


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