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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In 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.
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.
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.
The program, developed by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in partnership with University of Florida’s Automated Weather Network (FAWN), will provide Read the rest of this entry »
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.
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 »
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In 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.