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USDA Agency Offers Programs for Beginning Farmers

Val Dolcini

Val Dolcini

USDA’s Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini discusses implementation of the programs they offer, which includes targeting a portion of its loan funds to Beginning Farmers and Ranchers.


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Agriculture Groups Eyeing Next Farm Bill

Farm groups are already looking ahead to the next farm bill. Agriculture and commodity groups are starting meetings regarding issues facing agriculture that the groups deem important for the next farm bill, expected in 2018.


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More Meat and Milk Production Expected Next Year

Fresh raw meat - beef, pork and chickenThe new meat production forecast for 2017 is calling for higher numbers, while U.S. milk production could set another record next year. Gary Crawford has more on that story.


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ITC Report Shows Economic Benefit of TPP

On Wednesday, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) released its report on the economic benefit of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to the U.S. economy. The ITC report noted the U.S. agriculture sector will increase output if TPP is passed.


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First U.S. Beef Shipment to South Africa in 13 Years

Raw beef hanging in a trackIt was announced this week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that the first shipment of U.S. beef recently arrived in South Africa following the reopening of the South African market earlier this year.


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Pasture and Rangeland Conditions

Brad Rippey

Brad Rippey

USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, says pasture and rangeland conditions nationwide remain on the high end of the scale as of May 15th.


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Florida Beef Month Continues

fbcMay is Beef Month in Florida, and Ashley Hughes with the Florida Beef Council explains how consumers can learn more about the beef industry via a fun process on their Facebook page.


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Bama’s Best Beef Contest Final Four

aca-bamas-best-beef-2016Erin Beasley, director of consumer marketing for the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association, says it has announced the names of the final four in Bama’s Best Beef Contest.


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Youngsters Learn about the Georgia Beef Industry

Kaytlyn Malia

Kaytlyn Malia

Director of public relations for the Georgia Beef Board, Kaytlyn Malia, talks about a recent visit the board made to talk about the beef industry with a group of young school children.


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ACEP Easements Available in Alabama

USDA/NRCSUSDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama wants producers in two counties to know that May 31 is the deadline to apply for wetland reserve easement through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP).


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Veterinary Feed Directive Starts at End of the Year

Josh White

Josh White

Josh White, executive director of producer education for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, says producers who have yet to prepare for the Veterinary Feed Directive, now is a good time to do so as it starts at the end of this year.


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Farmer Proud of Conserve Alabama Efforts

Charles Holmes

Charles Holmes

Conserve Alabama is a new effort in the state to work with communities to conserve Alabama’s natural resources. Charles Holmes, Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Committee Board Member and Perry County farmer, told me he is proud of this effort.


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