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Southeast AgNet This Week: Benefits for Farmers Markets; Ag Gets Waiver

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Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes reports on how farmers can benefit from USDA grants, and how livestock farmers and other ag people have been granted a waiver from the Hours-of-Service rule. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Florida Cattlemen’s Association Convention Gets Underway

FCA Convention Underway
Members of the Florida cattle industry keep the registration desk busy, signing in for the FCA annual convention. This year is he first time in many years the meeting is not being held in Marco Island. This week the state’s cattle industry business will be done at an Orlando resort, while the Marco Marriott goes through a major renovation.

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Florida Cattlemen’s President on Convention

Henry Kempfer

Henry Kempfer

The 2015 Florida Cattlemen’s Association Convention kicks off today at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. For many years the event has been held in Marco Island, we spoke with FCA President Henry Kempfer to get his comments on this change of location.


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Preparing for Alabama Junior Cattlemen’s Association Roundup

Erin Beasley

Erin Beasley

The annual Alabama Junior Cattlemen’s Association Roundup will take place next month, and Erin Beasley with the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association says they brought on extra hands to help out with this year’s event.


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Florida Beef on the Grill

Ashley Hughes

Ashley Hughes

While many of us already feel it’s already here, summer officially starts this week. And Ashley Hughes with the Florida Beef Council says when you think of summertime, you think of grilling steaks and that great sizzling sound.


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Georgia Beef Board Ready for Summer Event

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley

The Georgia Beef Board is preparing for a big event coming up next month. Suzanne Bentley has the details.


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Florida Cattlemen’s Convention Starts Today

FCAThe 2015 Florida Cattlemen’s Association Convention kicks off today at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate, and FCA Director of Field Services Dusty Holley says a variety of topics will be discussed.


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To learn more go to www.floridacattlemen.org.

Deep South Stocker Conference Coming in August

The seventh annual Deep South Stocker Conference is headed to Alabama, as this year’s event will take place August 6-7 in Montgomery, Alabama.


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Florida Cattlemen Meeting This Week

Dusty Holley

Dusty Holley

The annual Florida Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Allied Trade Show is coming up this week at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. Dusty Holley, FCA director of field services, says the new location this year is allowing association members to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities and a fun event on the golf course.


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To learn more, go to www.floridacattlemen.org.

Ag Gets Waiver from Hours-of-Service Rule

Livestock farmers were granted a 2-year waiver last week from the U.S. Transportation Department’s hours-of-service rule for certain drivers.


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The Battle in the House over Trade Policy is Not Over

Gary Crawford

Gary Crawford

Last week the House of Representatives passed Trade Promotion Authority legislation, but failed to pass the Trade Adjustment Assistance package. That was required for the bill to move forward to the President’s desk and contained, among other things, Trade Promotion Authority. But as Gary Crawford reports, there may be another try in the coming days.


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Weekly Livestock Market Report

Here are the Alabama and Georgia cattle market numbers for the week ending June 12th, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.

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PMA Praises the U.S. House Support of Bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority

From the Produce Marketing Association:

pmaNewark, Del. — Richard Owen, vice president of global business development for Produce Marketing Association, issued the following statement praising the U.S. House of Representatives’ vote on the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA 2015):

“We are well aware the process is not finished. We’re pleased the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of Read the rest of this entry »

New Online Beef Game

The www.myamericanfarm.org website, maintained by the American Farm Bureau has launched a new beef themed game entitled “The Steaks Are High.” In the game, users pick an avatar character from the beef industry and explore the beef production process from cow-calf operation to livestock auction to stocker and feedyard. The game aims to introduce users and their Read the rest of this entry »

Meat Prices

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Everett Griner talks about 2015 meat prices up again in today’s Agri View.


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Doing Business with NRCS with New USDA Online Tool

usda-logoUSDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service new online portal tool, Conservation Client Gateway, allows producers to work with conservation planners online to access farm bill programs, request assistance and track payments for conservation activities.


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Support for COOL Repeal Keeps Growing

This week the COOL Reform Coalition sent Congress a letter to express strong support for H.R. 2393, the Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) Amendments Act of 2015.


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Beef Impasse with Saudi Arabia Moving Closer to Resolution

usmefIt has been more than three years since U.S. beef has been in Saudi Arabia, but work to change that continues. Joe Schuele has the story.


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House Passes Bill to Repeal Mandatory COOL for Beef, Pork, and Chicken

From the House Committee on Agriculture:

Today, the House passed H.R. 2393, the Country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act, by a vote of 300-131. Introduced by House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX), H.R. 2393 amends the Agriculture Marketing Act of 1946 to effectively repeal mandatory country of origin labeling requirements for beef, pork, and chicken. Read the rest of this entry »

Ag Gets Waiver from ‘Hours-Of-Service’ Rule

From the National Pork Producers Council:

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 10, 2015 – America’s hog, cattle and poultry farmers have been granted a 2-year waiver from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s hours-of-service rule for certain drivers.

The rule, issued in mid-2013 by DOT’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), requires truck drivers to take a 30-minute rest break for every eight hours of service. It would have prohibited drivers Read the rest of this entry »

Beef Checkoff is Best Thing to Ever Happen to Industry

www.mybeefcheckoff.comIn our weekly “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, Harvey Lemmon from Woodbury, Georgia knows how important it is to have the checkoff to reach today’s consumers.


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

Sarah Martin Wins Checkoff’s ‘Rev It Up’ Contest

From the Beef Checkoff Program:

beef-checkoff-logoThe votes have been tallied … and the winner in the beef checkoff’s ‘Rev It Up’ My ROI Checkoff Challenge is SARAH MARTIN from Scammon, Kansas!

For the past eight weeks, the checkoff has encouraged investors to share how they personally benefit from checkoff efforts, for a chance to win a generously donated (by) Read the rest of this entry »

ADAI Now Accepting Applications for USDA Organic Cost Share Programs

From the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries:

Montgomery, AL – Growers and handlers of organic agricultural products now can recover part of the cost of their USDA certification. The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) will be allocated $15,800 to reimburse producers and handlers who either obtain or renew their organic certification in the federal fiscal year that ends September 30, 2015. The reimbursement covers 75 percent of certification costs, up to a maximum of $750.

The Organic Certification Cost Share Programs (OCCSP) reimburse eligible organic crop and livestock producers and handlers for Read the rest of this entry »

House Passes Three Agricultural Measures

From the House Committee on Agriculture:

Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) issued a statement after the House passed the following bills: H.R. 2051, the Mandatory Price Reporting Act, H.R. 2088, the United States Grain Standards Act Reauthorization Act, and H.R. 2394, the National Forest Foundation Reauthorization Act. All three bills were passed by voice vote. Read the rest of this entry »

Southeast AgNet This Week: Limiting Farm Entities; Weather and Bird Flu

Southeast-AgNet-THIS-WEEK-sToday’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes a report on opposition to a proposal that would limit the number of entities on a farming operation as well as news on how warm weather is affecting avian influenza. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Senate to Deal with WOTUS

Colin Woodall

Colin Woodall

Colin Woodall, vice president of government affairs for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, discusses the most recent impacts of Environmental Protection Agency’s final Waters of the U.S. rule.


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More Cows Needed in Alabama

Dr. Billy Powell

Dr. Billy Powell

Many are looking at whether cattle producers are starting to build their herd numbers again, and Alabama Cattlemen’s Association’s Dr. Billy Powell hopes so, as he says more cows are needed in the state.


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Florida Beef Council Pro Start Report

Ashley Hughes

Ashley Hughes

Ashley Hughes with the Florida Beef Council has the details from the just completed final report of the Federation of State Beef Council’s funded program working with Pro Start high school culinary students.


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Georgia Beef Month Chapter Challenge

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley with the Georgia Beef Board hopes producers who helped promote May Beef Month will enter the annual Beef Month Promotion Contest.


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PMA Issues Statement of the Country-of-Origin Labeling Amendments Act

From the Produce Marketing Association:

pmaNewark, Del. — Bryan Silbermann, CEO of Produce Marketing Association, today issued the following statement in advance of consideration of H.R. 2393, the Country-of-Origin Labeling Amendments Act of 2015:

“Produce Marketing Association’s members supply the global marketplace with affordable and abundant fresh produce year-round and, as a result, they are dependent upon an international Read the rest of this entry »

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