From the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam today announced the three winners of the state’s Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Award, which recognizes agricultural producers who are practicing environmentally innovative farming practices.
“These recipients have each shown a commitment to improving Florida’s environment and conserving our natural resources, especially water,” Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam said. “From cattle ranching to growing citrus and strawberries to producing seeds and Read the rest of this entry »
Here is a reminder that if you have yet to take part in the BQA free-online certification period, you’d better hurry as it ends April 15. In our weekly BQA Quality Report, brought to you by your state and national checkoff funded Beef Quality Assurance programs Dr. Scott King, director of marketing for Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., explains why they are promoting the BQA program.
Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes information on an important deadline happening today for farmers as well as a report on a meeting of the National Foundation for Women Legislators. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.
The Georgia Grown Agriculture Commodity Commission and the Georgia Department of Agriculture are proud to announce the 3rd annual Georgia Grown Symposium. This year’s symposium will be held on April 30th at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry, Georgia. The focus of this year’s symposium will be “Growing Innovation and Profits.” Read the rest of this entry »
WASHINGTON, April 6, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency today announced that nearly 2,700 applicants will begin receiving disaster assistance through the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) for losses experienced from Oct. 1, 2013, through Sept. 30, 2014.
The program, re-authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides disaster relief to livestock, honeybee, and farm-raised fish producers not Read the rest of this entry »
The 2015 Georgia Legislative Session wrapped up last week. Will Bentley, Georgia Cattlemen’s Association executive vice president, says it was a really good legislative session for the cattle industry and agriculture in general.
The dairy industry today praised the more than 75 House members who have urged the Obama Administration to negotiate a strong market-access outcome for the U.S. dairy industry in the Pacific Rim trade agreement.
According to data from USDA that was compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation, February exports of U.S. beef and pork bounced back to some degree from the totals posted in January, despite impacts from severe congestion in the West Coast ports. Joe Schuele has the story.
Today is the last day of the 54th annual Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Trade Show and 18th annual Beef Expo at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry. Something a bit different took place during an opening event held at this year’s trade show. Will Bentley, GCA executive vice president, explains.
The 54th annual Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Trade Show, in conjunction with the 18th annual Beef Expo continues in Perry. And Randy Fordham, who officially takes over as the new GCA President at their annual banquet tonight, is pleased with how this year’s event has gone thus far.
This past Wednesday, the Florida Legislative Session reached the halfway point. According to Sam Ard, director of governmental affairs for the Florida Cattlemen’s Association, there was action concerning the Florida State Beef Checkoff Legislation.
In this week’s BQA Quality Report, brought to you by your state and national checkoff funded Beef Quality Assurance programs, Jimmy Holliman from Marion Junction, Alabama, knows going through the BQA certification process has helped on his operation.
The 2015 Georgia Legislative Session ended yesterday, as lawmakers wrapped up things up for another year. Georgia Agribusiness Council’s Bryan Tolar has a recap of how agriculture fared during this year’s session.
The annual Georgia Cattlemen’s Convention continues today in Perry as folks from across the state are on hand to hear from the various speakers. One of those has been Kevin Ochsner, host of the program “Cattlemen to Cattlemen” from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. He explains what the weekly program is all about.
Rickey & Connie Cornutt (picture courtesy of Alabama Farmers Federation)
A Marshall County grain, soybean and beef cattle business was named Alabama’s 2015 Farm of Distinction at the Alabama Farm-City Awards April 2 in Birmingham.
Rickey Cornutt of Cornutt Farms near Boaz has been farming most of his life, but he said he’s never enjoyed it more than the last few years.
“I’ve always wanted to farm. I graduated high school, went to college for one year and decided I wanted to come back on the farm,” said Cornutt. “We went through a lot of lean years in the ‘80s and ‘90s. It’s Read the rest of this entry »
Cattle producers are familiar with the beef checkoff and the many things it does. But there is a part of the checkoff that keeps track of issues behind the scenes. Season Solorio is the executive director of issues and reputation management for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association on behalf of the beef checkoff. She explains what they do.
The Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry is the site for the 54th annual Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Trade Show and 18th annual Georgia Beef Expo. GCA President Melvin Porter hopes cattle producers from across the state will attend this week.
Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes details from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2015 Planting Intentions Report and information concerning an extension to some important deadlines. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.
The annual Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Trade Show will take place April 1-4 in Perry, and Suzanne Bentley with the Georgia Beef Board says they will be working with cattlemen and women from across the state in preparing for May Beef Month in Georgia.