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Commissioner Putnams Water Policy and Budget Proposal

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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 Commissioner’s Water Policy and Budget Proposal.


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

Discover more by visiting FreshFromFlorida.com.

Florida Cattlemen’s Institute & Allied Trade Show is Thursday

The 32nd Annual Florida Cattlemen’s Institute & Allied Trade Show will be held this coming Thursday, January 15 at the Turner Agri-Center in Arcadia. The Trade show opens at 8 a.m. and meeting starts at 9 a.m. There will be a variety of topics discussed and Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam is scheduled to speak before lunch.

Ag in Review for the Week Ending January 9, 2015

In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we look at some of the key issues Congress should address, 30 agricultural organizations formed the U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba, and we have stories about potatoes and wild meat.

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Weekly Livestock Market Report

Here are the Alabama and Georgia cattle market numbers for the week ending January 5th, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.

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Florida Bull Test Sale is January 17

The 15th Florida Bull Test Sale is coming up January 17th at the University of Florida North Florida Research and Education Center in Marianna, Florida.


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For more information on the Florida Bull Test, including pictures of all bulls, visit their webpage or call 850-394-9124.

Dairy Industry Supports Launch of Cuba Coalition

More than 30 agricultural organizations have formed the U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba. The coalition will work with Congress and President Obama to bring full normalization of trade relations between the two nations so American business would have the same access to Cuban markets as many other countries. Paul Johnson is the Vice Chair of the Coalition.


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Agriculture Confidence Index Results

Between November 20 and December 4 of last year, 500 farmers and ranchers across the U.S. were surveyed for the DTN/The Progressive Farmer Agriculture Confidence Index.


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For more information on the index visit about.dtnpf.com.

University Ag Economists Look Ahead

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

Today Spearman reports on information given by a couple of University Agriculture Economists who look at how certain field crops and the livestock sector fared in 2014 and looks ahead at what we might expect this year.


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Livestock Need Special Attention in Severe Cold

cattle-cold-weatherThis week’s cold snap across a large part of the Southeast is putting stress on livestock that rarely see this type of weather. Gary Crawford has more.


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Florida Senate Begins Work to Carve Up Conservation Money

FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA
By JIM TURNER

THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, January 7, 2015………. Environmentalists offered state lawmakers a possible funding breakdown that included springs preservation and land acquisition, as work began Wednesday to carve up the money Florida voters overwhelmingly said in November should go to conservation efforts.

However, members of the Senate Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee, starting to tackle the Read the rest of this entry »

Many Years of Believing in the Beef Checkoff

www.mybeefcheckoff.comIn our weekly “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, Sean Sexton from Vero Beach, Florida says he is truly is a believer in the beef checkoff and has been ever since it started.


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

Alabama Producers Reminded to Comment on EQIP Rule

Steve Musser

Steve Musser

Assistant State Conservationist for Programs with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama , Steve Musser, says the Environmental Quality Incentives Program has been their flagship program in the past few farm bills.


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With Freezing Weather Approaching, Updated “My Florida Farm Weather” Gives Producers Live Updates on Frost/Freeze Warnings

From the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – With freezing weather approaching North and Central Florida, agricultural producers across the state will now be able to obtain frost/freeze forecasts and crop protection recommendations through the updated “My Florida Farm Weather” website.

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Florida Commissioner’s Spotlight: Another Four Years as Commissioner

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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 his second term and what to expect the next four years.


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

Discover more by visiting FreshFromFlorida.com.

FSIS Releases Final Rule on Label Requirements for Added Solutions

The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service has issued a final rule on the label requirements for raw meat and poultry products containing added solutions.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: Government Is Working; FSA Committees

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Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes reports from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

USFRA Launches How-To Videos

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance has launches a new video series on how farmers and ranchers tackle big jobs. The new How To Farm series launched last week illustrates different farming practices. The educational videos, which range between two to four minutes, highlight the Read the rest of this entry »

Alabama Cattlemen Preparing for Annual Convention

Dr. Billy Powell

Dr. Billy Powell

Dr. Billy Powell hopes cattle producers across the state will attend the 2015 Alabama Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Trade Show which will be held February 20-21 in Huntsville, Alabama.


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Florida Promoting Beef for a Healthy Diet

Ashley Hughes

Ashley Hughes

Ashley Hughes with the Florida Beef Council knows many folks are working on their New Year’s resolutions to lose weight and start eating healthier. That’s why she has this reminder of how important it is that lean, healthy beef be including as a part of your diet.


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Promoting Georgia Beef to Students

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley with the Georgia Beef Board has another example of how partnerships help them spread the beef message.


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New UF President Good for Florida Agriculture

Dr. Jack Payne

Dr. Jack Payne

As 2015 gets underway, the University of Florida’s new president will also be getting started. UF’s Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Dr. Jack Payne, is pleased with who was hired for that position.


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Consumers Willing to Pay More for Select Meats

A recent study by Oklahoma State University shows consumers are willing to pay more for some meats.


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Death Tax Is Still an Issue

Colin Woodall

Colin Woodall

2014 is over, and while many discussions were had about various end-of-the-year issues those in agriculture were hoping Congress would take care of, one issue that was missing this year compared to the past was the death tax. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Vice President of Government Affairs Colin Woodall is glad it’s an issue we did not have to deal with at the end of the year, but it is still an issue.


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NFU Opposes Importing Meat from Areas with Foot and Mouth Disease

The National Farmers Union said this week the organization opposes importing meat from areas with Foot and Mouth Disease.


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Meat Exports to Cuba have Potential but Obstacles Remain

Joe Schuele

Joe Schuele

When the Obama Administration announced that it is reestablishing diplomatic relations with Cuba and taking steps to ease trade and travel restrictions, the U.S. Meat Export Federation received several inquiries about Cuba’s potential as a destination for U.S. pork and beef. Joe Schuele has more.


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Hired Hands

migrant farm workers in agricultural field pickingEverett Griner talks about migrant farmworker complaints continuing in today’s Agri View.


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Beef-Pork-Dairy Update

Gary Crawford

Gary Crawford

If you remember what happened in the beef cattle markets this past couple of years, then you have a good idea of what’s going to happen next year. But for pork, hog producers are expected to boost production next year, which will mean a drop in hog prices. And when it comes to dairy markets, the sudden and sometimes severe ups and downs may be true again in 2015. Gary Crawford has this beef, pork and dairy update.


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Study Predicts No Farmers and Ranchers Under 35 by 2033

As long-time farmers and ranchers grow older, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to pass on the family farm or find young employees to pick up the reins at large corporate ranches.


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Educating Consumers about the Beef Industry

www.mybeefcheckoff.comIn this week’s “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, Betts Berry from Chickamauga, Georgia has information about how the beef checking is working to educate consumers.


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

Tax Breaks Will Soon End

The tax break extensions for farm equipment which Congress passed before their holiday break were retroactive for 2014, and thus will end at midnight this Wednesday.


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