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Georgia Livestock Economist Says Another Good Year for Cattle Prices

Dr. Curt LacyThe 53rd annual Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Beef Expo is underway at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry. And of course cattle producers are interested in information concerning markets, and that’s what University of Georgia Livestock Economist Dr. Curt Lacy talked about this morning.

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For more information on the 53rd Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Trade Show click here.

Georgia Cattle Producers Attend Forage Conference

A good crowd was on hand today for the annual forage conference which kicked off the 53rd annual Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Trade Show in Perry, Georgia.

Dennis HancockA variety of forage-related issues were discussed as special guests from Arkansas were on hand to help with the program. University of Georgia’s Dennis Hancock told me he was very pleased with the annual event.

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The annual Georgia Cattlemen’s Convention runs through this Saturday at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry.

Conservation Programs for 2014 Farm Bill in Rule Making Process

Russell MorganFlorida State Conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Russell Morgan, details some of the changes that will be implemented in the 2014 Farm Bill.

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Alabama Senator on EPA Overstep

Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions explains his concerns on the trend that many view as a vast overstep by administrative agencies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Beef Information Going Social

www.mybeefcheckoff.comIn our weekly “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, did you know beef information was going social? Immediate Past Chairman of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board Weldon Wynn says they are doing what producers have instructed them to do.

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There’s a New Bacon in Town

Did you know there’s a new bacon in town, and it’s called Schmacon. Schmaltz Deli Co. is officially introducing Schmacon, which is a beef alternative to regular bacon, at the National Restaurant Association convention in May. The checkoff’s Beef Innovations Group has been Read the rest of this entry »

Register Early for Farm Bill Livestock Disaster Programs

Last week we told you livestock producers would be able to start applying for disaster assistance by April 15th under the restored disaster programs in the Farm Bill. But….

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UF/IFAS Cancels April 5 Family Day at the Dairy Farm

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida has canceled its 2014 Family Day at the Dairy Farm open house, which was set for Saturday, April 5 at the UF dairy farm in Hague. The event has not been rescheduled. Read the rest of this entry »

AgNet This Week: Crop Reports, EPA’s Clean Water Act Proposal

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This week’s issue of AgNet This Week features highlights from USDA’s planting intentions report, a look at EPA’s proposed changes to the Clean Water Act and much more. To learn more about these topics and others click here to subscribe today and view the current issue.

Georgia Cattle Producers Invited to Meet Temple Grandin

Suzanne BlackThe Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Convention will take place this week at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry. And Suzanne Black says the Georgia Beef Board hopes producers will attend to meet with Dr. Temple Grandin.

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Alabama Cattlemen’s President on Membership and Mooseum

Woody ClarkWoody Clark from Covington County, Alabama recently took over the reigns as President of the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association. And he has a couple of goals for his year in that position.

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Florida Beef Promoting Social Media Contest

Ashley HughesFlorida Beef Council’s Ashley Hughes has information about a contest coming up next month through a new partnership which they just started.

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2014 MILC Program Extended

Dairy operations are being informed that the 2014 MILC program has been extended.

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BPI Suit against ABC News Moves Forward

A South Dakota state court judge has ruled to allow most of Beef Products Incorporated’s defamation case against ABC News to proceed.

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Georgia Cattlemen’s Convention is This Week

David GazdaDavid Gazda, President of the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association, invites producers to attend the 53rd annual Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Convention & Trade Show and annual Beef Expo April 2-5 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry.

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Farmland Coming to the Big Screen

The farm-focused, feature length documentary Farmland will be released across 60 major national markets in the U.S. starting on May 1st.

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Trying to Protect Producer Information

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers is trying to prevent a repeat of last year, when the EPA disclosed producers’ personal information.

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Forage Conference at Georgia Cattlemen’s Convention

If you are serious about making the most of your pasture and forage investment, then plan to attend the third annual Forage Conference during the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Convention April 2nd at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry.

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Visit the conference’s webpage for a complete agenda and a link to registration information.

Court Rules against Livestock Groups on COOL

Oral arguments were heard back in January in the lawsuit filed by meat and livestock groups in the U.S., Canada and Mexico challenging USDA’s rule that requires country of origin labeling for meat products.

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Elaine Turner named dean of UF’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

From The University of Florida:

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida faculty member and administrator often lauded for her outstanding teaching skills has been named dean of the university’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

Elaine Turner, senior associate dean for UF’s third -largest college, often known as CALS, has been interim dean of the school since early January, but becomes its dean effective April 11, said Jack Payne, UF senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources.

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Ag in Review for the Week Ending March 28, 2014

A highlight of agricultural news for this week from around the Southeast.

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Weekly Livestock Market Report

Here are the Alabama and Georgia cattle market numbers for the week ending March 28th, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.

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Producers Invited to Georgia Cattlemen’s Convention

Josh WhiteJosh White with the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association hopes cattle producers from across the state will attend the 53rd annual Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Convention & Trade Show April 2-5 in Perry.

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For more information or to register click here.

Florida Cattlemen Concerns with Legislative Budgets

Sam ArdSam Ard, Director of Governmental Affairs for the Florida Cattlemen’s Association, looks at some of the budget issues they have concerns with after both the Florida House and Senate finalized their versions this week in appropriations committees.

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To see a copy of the letter sent to the Florida Senate Committee on Appropriations by the Florida Cattlemen’s Asscoiation click here.

Alabama NRCS Focusing on Cattle Exclusion Project

John CurtisAlabama Resource Conservationist John Curtis reminds producers in Randolph and St. Clair Counties about the Cattle Exclusion Pilot Project. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is conducting the project to focus on good water quality.

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BVD Impacts More Than Cattle Digestive Tracts

Bovine Viral Diarrhea is an economically devastating disease cattle producers have to protect their cattle herd against. Drovers reports that Dr. Gregg Hanzlicek with the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine says diarrhea is actually a very small part of the BVD problem.

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USDA Video: This Week @ USDA March 28

Published on Mar 28, 2014

A weekly look at some of the events and activities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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Home Made

Preserving home grown foods is on a comeback. Everett Griner explains.

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Five Second Rule

Scientist are mixed in validity of the five second rule.

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Enrollment Encouraged for Farm Programs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency recommends that farmers and ranchers who plan to participate in FSA programs register in advance. Tyron Spearman has the details.

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