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Florida Beef Council Promoting Free BQA Certification

Ashley Hughes

Ashley Hughes

Florida beef producers have a chance to become BQA certified for free. Ashley Hughes with the Florida Beef Council explains
how it works.


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To become BQA certified for free, visit www.BQA.org/team.

Alabama Beef Checkoff Works with Influencers

Erin Beasley

Erin Beasley

In an effort to get the beef message out to influencers who work with beef everyday, Erin Beasley with the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association talks about the importance of them hosting Beef 101 events.


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Livestock Producers Urged to Enroll in Disaster Assistance Program by Oct. 1

From the U.S. Department of Agriculture:

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is encouraging producers who have suffered eligible disaster-related losses to act to secure assistance by Sept. 30, 2014, as congressionally mandated payment reductions will take place for producers who have not acted before that date. Livestock producers that have experienced grazing losses since October 2011 and may be eligible for benefits but have not yet contacted their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office should do so as soon as possible.

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Vilsack Optimistic for 2015 Ag Trade Numbers

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Tom Vilsack

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is very optimistic when it comes to ag trade for 2015.


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NRCS Promoting 2014 Farm Bill Programs

Leonard Jordan

Leonard Jordan

Leonard Jordan, associate chief for conservation with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, reminds landowners of some of the programs they offer through the 2014 Farm Bill.


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Animal Sciences Enrollment at Auburn Is Up

Dr. Wayne Greene

Dr. Wayne Greene

With the new school year underway, Dr. Wayne Greene says student enrollment numbers are up at the Animal Sciences Department at Auburn University.


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Curt Pate Holding Seminar in Georgia

There is an event coming up that cattle producers may want to attend, as Curt Pate will be holding a Stockmanship and Stewardship Seminar September 23 in Calhoun, Georgia.


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To see more about this event CLICK HERE.

EPA Releases WOTUS Proposal Maps

The Environmental Protection Agency released maps detailing the extent of the Waters of the U.S. proposal last week.


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You can see the maps online at science.house.gov.

Florida Commissioner’s Spotlight: Rural and Family Lands Protection Program

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Adam Putnam

On this week’s Commissioner’s Spotlight, Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam talks to Franko Galoso about the Rural and Family Lands Protection Program which protects Florida’s landscape, wildlife habitat and natural resources while allowing agricultural operations and production to continue.


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

Strong Performance in South Korea for U.S. Beef and Pork

usmefOne of the top-performing markets for U.S. beef and pork in 2014 has been South Korea, where exports have posted strong year-over-year gains. With more on that story, here’s Joe Schuele.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending August 29, 2014

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.

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Weekly Livestock Market Report

Here are the Alabama and Georgia cattle market numbers for the week ending August 29th, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.

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Food Prices

groceriesThere are some who feel food prices at the grocery store have skyrocketed this year, but Cindy Zimmerman reports that’s not really true.


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Farm Income Forecast to Fall This Year

While year to year farm income forecasts are expected down this year, there was improvement noted from the February estimates. Rod Bain has the story.


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Free BQA Certifications Start September 1

cbb-my-beef-canYou heard us over the years promote the Beef Quality Assurance program and the importance for producers to be certified. Well for those of you who aren’t, good news as for the third time, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) is supporting the checkoff-funded BQA program by sponsoring all online certifications this fall for producers who enroll. This free offer starts September 1st and runs through October 31st.


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So starting on September 1, to become BQA certified for free, visit www.BQA.org/team.

Questioning Sharing of Personal Producer Data

afbf-logoThe American Farm Bureau Federation is asking a federal judge to decide without trial, whether the Environmental Protection Agency can share producers’ personal data with environmental groups and others.


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NMPF Pleased with Newly Unveiled Margin Protection Program for Dairy Farmers

From the National Milk Producers Federation:

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA – The new margin protection insurance program for dairy farmers, which was developed by the National Milk Producers Federation and enacted in the 2014 Farm Bill, was formally unveiled today by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. NMPF said it is pleased with the overall provisions of the new program, and urged farmers to begin familiarizing themselves with what will be a “valuable tool” to help manage farms’ financial risks in the future.

“Today’s release of the new dairy program’s details is the culmination of five years of work by NMPF, the nation’s dairy cooperatives and other Read the rest of this entry »

USDA Announces New Risk Management Program for Dairy Farmers

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Tom Vilsack

This morning, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the start of a new risk management program for dairy farmers, known as the Dairy Margin Protection Program.


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World Dairy Expo Entries Due Now

world-dairy-expo-2014World Dairy Expo, coming up September 30 through October 4 in Madison, Wisconsin, is recognized as the meeting place for the global dairy industry.


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Visit worlddairyexpo.com for more information.

Eat More Meat

assorted fresh raw meatsEverett Griner talks about options we have for meat consumption in today’s Agri View.


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CBB Vice-chair Pleased with Checkoff ROI

www.mybeefcheckoff.comIn our weekly “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, did you know a recent study shows each dollar invested in the Beef Checkoff Program returns about $11.20 to the beef industry? Jimmy Maxey, vice-chair of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board, was very pleased when he heard this news.


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

EPA Finally Hands Over Maps Detailing the Extent of their WOTUS Proposal

From the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association:

WASHINGTON (Aug. 27, 2014) –The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology released maps today of waters and wetlands the Environmental Protection Agency has to-date refrained from making public. After multiple requests, the Agency finally handed over the maps to the committee, which appear to detail the extent of the “Waters of the United States” proposal.

“Given the astonishing picture they paint, I understand the EPA’s desire to minimize the importance of these maps,” said Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), Chairman of the House Science Committee, in a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. “But EPA’s posturing cannot explain away the Read the rest of this entry »

Pasture and Rangeland Conditions Holding Steady

Brad Rippey

Brad Rippey

According to USDA, 48% of the nation’s pastures and rangelands are in good to excellent condition which is good news for this time of the year. But on the other end of the spectrum, USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey says 20% of the nations pastures and rangelands are in the poor to very poor category.


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USDA Raises Price Forecast for Beef and Pork

USDA has raised its price forecast for beef and pork consumed at home this year.


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USDA Continues to Seek Input for 2017 Census of Ag

USDA continues to seek input on the 2017 Census of Agriculture. Released once every five years, the census provided detailed data covering agriculture down to the county level.


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To learn more and to access the complete 2012 Census of Agriculture results, visit www.agcensus.usda.gov.

Florida Extension Agents Attending Annual Conference

uf-ifas-logoAll this week, the Extension Professional Associations of Florida are conducting their annual conference in Panama City Beach. Dr. Jack Payne, senior vice-president for ag and natural resources at the University of Florida, says it’s a great event to get all of these extension agents together.


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More information about the Extension Professional Associations of Florida is available on their website.

Southeast AgNet This Week: WOTUS Viewpoints; Cotton Grower Programs

AgNet This Week

Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week features multiple viewpoints on the proposed Waters of the U.S. rule as well as details on programs for cottons growers. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Waiting for WTO Statement on COOL

We told you yesterday that the Wall Street Journal had reported the World Trade Organization will side with Canada and Mexico regarding Country of Origin labeling. But, the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association issued a statement that while the article is notable, the World Trade Organization isn’t expected to release its report publicly until next month.


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Florida Cattlemen’s Association Moving Convention Location

FCAFor many years, the Florida Cattlemen’s Association Convention has taken place in Marco Island. But the next two years that won’t be the case. FCA’s Director of Field Services Dusty Holley explains why and where it will be held.


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Alabama NRCS Working with Poarch Band of Creek Indians

aca-esa-perdido-farms-2014The Alabama Cattlemen’s Association recently presented Perdido River Farms of Atmore with an Environmental Stewardship Award. Perdido River Farms General Manager John English says the work they have done with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama has helped them to achieve the practices they have on their operation.


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