It’s the final day for the 2016 Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia. People from across the Southeast and the nation have been able to learn more about the latest innovations in agriculture. Tyron Spearman has a look at some of the news coming out of this year’s event.
Beef and dairy producers are being reminded to take advantage of free online BQA certification which continues until November 13th. And in our weekly “BQA Quality Report”, brought to you by your state and national checkoff funded Beef Quality Assurance programs, Carl McKettrick with the Arcadia Stockyards in Arcadia, Florida, sees the benefits of being BQA certified.
It’s day two for the 2016 Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia. Many folks were on hand yesterday for the opening day to see the various demonstrations and displays. Tyron Spearman looks at a few of the events coming up for day two.
The 27th annual Swisher Sweets / Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award luncheon took place Tuesday in Moultrie, Georgia. In the previous 26 years, many of agriculture’s top business leaders, innovators, environmentalists, pioneers, family men, problem solvers and leaders have received national recognition. This year’s winner was David Wildy from Arkansas. Ten states are involved in this competition each year, including representatives from Alabama, Florida and Georgia. Read the rest of this entry »
Florida Beef Council is representing the state at a national meeting taking place this week in Denver. In our weekly Florida beef checkoff report, Ashley Hughes explains why they are at this annual event .
For livestock producers interested in learning more about forage, the 2016 Sunbelt Ag Expo is a great place to pick up some information. Jennifer Tucker, assistant professor with the University of Georgia, explains what all is being discussed this year.
Citrus grower taxes supporting Florida Department of Citrus (FDOC) programs this season will be 7 cents per box for processed oranges and fresh grapefruit – the two most utilized fruits. Those historically low rates were proposed early in 2016 by 12 large Florida citrus growers and adopted by the Florida Citrus Commission (FCC) on October […]
The November issue of Citrus Industry magazine will be available to readers soon. It features the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s initial citrus crop forecast for the 2016–17 season. The article includes coverage of the grower gathering at the Dark Hammock Legacy Ranch and industry reactions to the 70 million orange boxes figure. Two features in […]