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Lost Land

group of cows grazing on the meadow landEverett Griner talks about federal grazing land being neglected in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more. ?

USDA Designates 6 Counties in Georgia as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

From the U.S. Department of Agriculture:

WASHINGTON, July 21, 2016 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Bartow, Habersham, Hall, Rabun, Stephens and Whitfield counties in Georgia as primary natural disaster areas due to losses caused by a recent drought. Read the rest of this entry »

Key Trade Issues Discussed at Cattle Industry Meeting

Lively, Westman and Bacus (picture from USMEF)

Lively, Westman and Bacus (picture from USMEF)

More than 700 cattle producers and other beef industry leaders gathered in Denver last week for the Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting, which featured a panel discussion on several key trade issues that could greatly affect the future success of U.S. beef in international markets. U.S. Meat Export Federation Senior Vice President for Trade Access Thad Lively was joined on the panel by Kent Bacus, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association director of international trade, and Bill Westman, Read the rest of this entry »

Celebrate Florida Agriculture and Natural Resources by Cheering on the Gators

From the University of Florida/IFAS:

uf_ifas_logoGAINESVILLE, Fla. — Farmers, ranchers, landscapers – and everyone in between – are invited to celebrate Agriculture and Gardening Day at the University of Florida’s homecoming football game, Oct. 15, 2016.

UF Athletics and the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are hosting the event and offering discounted tickets to anyone connected to agriculture in the state, including their families and friends. Read the rest of this entry »

Deep South Stocker Conference Returns to Georgia

deep-south-stocker-logoThis year, the Deep South Stocker Conference returns to Georgia, as cattle producers and ranchers are invited to attend the annual event August 4-5 at the Carroll County Ag Center in Carrollton, Georgia. Lawton Stewart, beef cattle extension specialist with the University of Georgia, says it’s an effort between the University Extension Services in Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia.


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Appointments to Serve on the Georgia Agriculture Commodity Commissions

From the Georgia Department of Agriculture:

The Ex Officio Committee for the Georgia Agriculture Commodity Commissions met on Tuesday, July 11, 2016, to make the following appointments to serve on the Georgia Agriculture Commodity Commissions: Read the rest of this entry »

USDA Proposes Changes to Beef and Soybean Checkoffs

The USDA’s Ag Marketing Service has proposed changes to both the beef and soybean checkoff programs. In special circumstances, the proposed changes would allow producers to request that their assessment be sent to a certified state board or the national checkoff. Read the rest of this entry »

Burger Change

burgerEverett Griner talks about the many different possibilities for the burger in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more. ?

Alabama’s Best Steak Contest Is Underway

aca-best-steak-logo-2015We told you last week that Alabama’s Best Steak Contest was about to take place again, and in the weekly beef checkoff report, Erin Beasley with the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association says it is underway.


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Florida Beef Council Attends National Meeting

Ashley Hughes

Ashley Hughes

More than 700 cattle and beef industry leaders were in Denver last week for the Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting, and that included the Florida Beef Council. And Ashley Hughes says they were able to learn more about what the beef checkoff is doing on a national basis.


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Talking Georgia Beef with Seniors

Kaytlyn Malia

Kaytlyn Malia

Over the years, the Georgia Beef Board has worked to reach millennials and has talked with youngsters at various events. But according to Kaytlyn Malia, the board recently met with a group of seniors to talk beef.


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Agriculture Watching National Political Conventions

The Republican National Convention continues today in Cleveland, Ohio and many in agriculture fear there will be quite a bit of anti-trade talk during this week’s event.

They are also are looking for Read the rest of this entry »

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