WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2016 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Calhoun and Cleburne counties in Alabama as primary natural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by a recent drought.
Farmers and ranchers in Cherokee, Clay, Etowah, Randolph, St. Clair and Talladega counties in Alabama also qualify for natural disaster assistance because Read the rest of this entry »
WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2016 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Clarke, Oconee, Polk and Towns counties in Georgia as primary natural disaster areas due to losses caused by a recent drought.
Farmers and ranchers in the following counties in Georgia also qualify for natural disaster assistance because their counties are contiguous. Those counties are: Read the rest of this entry »
21 land-grant institutions are collaborating to provide researchers, producers and industry partners’ up-to-date, research-based information on the nutrient needs of agricultural animals.
Since forming in 2010, the National Animal Nutrition Program has created a database of animal feed ingredients. Organizers say the database is a vital tool to inform cost-effective production decisions, animal welfare policies and procedures, and to guarantee the Read the rest of this entry »
There are various surveys that USDA’s National Agriculture Statistics Service conducts each and every year. But according to Jay Johnson, director of the Eastern Field Offices for NASS, there are also some that only happen every other year, or possibly even every three years.
There has been a lot of talk about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement the past few days, as last week the White House let Congress know it will be bringing TPP to lawmakers in a move that was intended to bring new energy to the discussions. The move came during this presidential campaign that has both major party candidates coming out against the deal.
When USDA released their August crop production report last Friday, it showed that both the U.S. corn and soybean crop is expected to see a record harvest this year. And while corn growers may be watching what could be the biggest crop in history develop, this does affect the price. USDA lowered its corn average price forecast by 7 ½ percent from last month down to an average $3.15 per bushel. And as Gary Crawford reports, meat production could climb next year, partially due to low feed prices.
USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida wants producers to know that signup is underway for 2017 funding through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). Christine Coffin, district conservationist in the Florida City NRCS field office, explains.
USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama wants to remind landowners across the state the signup period for 2017 programs is underway and will be until October 14th. You’ve heard us say before that continuous signup is available for these programs and Steve Musser, assistant state conservationist for programs for Alabama NRCS, explains why there is a deadline.
We told you a few weeks ago that work has already begun by some not only in agriculture, but also by a few lawmakers to start looking at what needs to be done for the next farm bill. Bob Redding, who represents peanut growers in Washington D.C., says the dynamics going into the next farm bill are different from what they were when the current one was put together.
Alabama’s Best Steak Contest has now moved into a new phase after the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association announced it is down to the last four. In our weekly beef checkoff report, Erin Beasley tells us which restaurants are in the Fiery Four.
Each year the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association holds their Regional Roundups at locations across the state and this year is no exception. As a matter of fact, the Georgia Beef Board will also be at these events informing producers about the activities associated with their beef checkoff. And Kaytlyn Malia says the first event took place Tuesday.
The Florida Beef Checkoff will be busy this weekend working with a group of folks who are on social media with consumers. In this week’s beef checkoff report, Ashley Hughes with the Florida Beef Council tells us about their upcoming event with Food Bloggers.
Dear Growers, Industry Members and Friends: On behalf of everyone at Citrus Expo, we would like to extend our appreciation to all attendees, exhibitors and sponsors of this year’s event. We are overwhelmed with the generosity and support from all levels of participants that joined us this year. The Citrus Expo Shindig, held on Wednesday […]
Mike Sparks, executive vice president/CEO of Florida Citrus Mutual, issued the following report: “As you know, a big part of Mutual’s mission over the past three years was to try and uncover, create and support grower incentive programs to get more trees in the ground and rebuild our industry. Through the hard work of Commissioner […]