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Ag in Review for the Week Ending October 3, 2014

In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we have stories concerning big news for the cotton industry, the announcement of grants for specialty crops, and talks this week between Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack and the Beef Checkoff Enhancement Working Group.

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Weekly Livestock Market Report

Here are the Alabama and Georgia cattle market numbers for the week ending October 3rd, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.

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Beef Checkoff Group Meets with Vilsack

Forrest Roberts

Forrest Roberts

The Beef Checkoff Enhancement Working Group has been working together for the past couple of years to try and find ways to make the current beef checkoff program more effective and more efficient. In a teleconference this afternoon Forrest Roberts, CEO of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, talked about a meeting they had this past week with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.


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Register Now for AFIA Feed Course

Now is the time to register for the Fundamentals of Feed Manufacturing Course, which is a 5-week e-learning platform program designed to help participants get a better understanding of the feed manufacturing process.


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Study on GMO Crops for Animal Feed

Cindy Zimmerman

Cindy Zimmerman

Information from a study on using GMO crops for animal feed is out, and Cindy Zimmerman has the details.


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EQIP Batching Signup Deadline Nearing in Alabama

Steve Musser

Steve Musser

Steve Musser, Assistant State Conservationist for Programs with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama, reminds producers that October 17th is the signup batching date to get funding through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program in 2015.


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New Line of Attack against WOTUS

Opponents of the proposed “Waters of the U.S.” rule have opened a new avenue of attack, accusing the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers of thwarting requirements of the Administrative procedure Act.


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Pasture and Rangeland Update

Now that fall has arrived, pasture and rangeland conditions across the country continue to hold up well.


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Concerns Continue with APHIS Proposals

Kristina Butts

Kristina Butts

At the end of August, USDA-APHIS announced a proposal to import fresh and frozen beef and live cattle from certain regions in Argentina. And Kristina Butts, Executive Director of Legislative Affairs for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, says this came on the heels of a proposal from USDA last December to allow the importation of fresh and frozen beef from Brazil.


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USMEF Economist Reports from Brazil

usmefThe U.S. Meat Export Federation has staff in Brazil this week conducting research on the current state of Brazilian beef and pork production and the export outlook for both products. Joe Schuele has the details.


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USDA Threatens Domestic Food Supply with Proposed Rule

From the office of Congressman Ted S. Yoho:

Ted Yoho

Ted Yoho

Washington, DC¬– Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL), along with others, sent a letter recently to Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Administrator Kevin Shea. The letter is asking the agency to halt the implementation of the their proposed rule from December 2013 – allowing for the importation of fresh and frozen beef from regions in Brazil – until an audit conducted by the Government Accountability Office of the methodology of the site visits takes place. Read the rest of this entry »

Southeast AgNet This Week: Risk Management; Livestock Disaster Program Deadline

AgNet This Week

Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes information on new USDA risk management programs and a reminder about an important deadline. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Alabama Celebrating 50th October Beef Month

aca-50-years-of-flavorOctober marks the 50th anniversary of one of the longest running beef promotion programs in the country, October Beef Month in Alabama. And the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association’s Erin Beasley says they are celebrating with 50 years of flavor.


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Georgia Beef Ready for the Fair

gbbThe Georgia Beef Board is ready for the annual Georgia National Fair, and Suzanne Bentley talks about the various ways they will be involved with this year’s event.


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Florida Culinary Teachers Learn More about Beef

fbc-logo-2012The Florida Beef Council has worked with culinary students in the past, but Ashley Hughes says they had a chance recently to work with a group of teachers.


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New Look and Feel for MyBeefCheckoff.com

From the Beef Checkoff:

cbb-my-beef-canThe beef checkoff launched a totally redesigned MyBeefCheckoff.com on Sept. 28, providing checkoff payers, leaders, staff and media with an easy-to-navigate selection of checkoff resources and information to highlight checkoff programs and results. Read the rest of this entry »

Digital Release of Farmland Movie Coming

farmland-movie-picWe told you last week that the movie “Farmland” was produced to help better explain agriculture. And if you have yet to see the movie, Cindy Zimmerman reports today that the digital release of it is coming soon.


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WOTUS Debate Continues

When it comes to EPA’s Proposed Waters of the U.S. Rule, emotions continue to run high. The White House is reviewing the proposal which is intended to vastly expand the agency’s control of U.S. waters on and off farms and ranches.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending September 26, 2014

In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we have stories concerning USDA announcing new programs designed to help farmers better manage risk, a reminder for cotton producers that the sign up period for the Cotton Transition Assistance Program will soon end, and a reminder for eligible livestock producers that September 30th deadline to sign up for the livestock disaster program and receive full payment.

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Weekly Livestock Market Report

Here are the Alabama and Georgia cattle market numbers for the week ending September 26th, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.

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Farmland Movie Helps Explain Agriculture

farmland-movie-picThe movie “Farmland” was produced to help better explain agriculture to those who have no idea what all it involves. Cindy Zimmerman has more on what some of the elements have been in this project.


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Cattle Producers Urged to Submit Comments on WOTUS

Richard Gebhart

Richard Gebhart

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association set a goal of having 10,000 comments submitted to the EPA to push back against their “Waters of the United States” proposal. NCBA Treasurer and Oklahoma Cattleman, Richard Gebhart urges producers to get those comments submitted.


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To submit comments go to the NCBA website at beefusa.org.

Congress Requests GAO Audit for Brazil and Argentina Proposals

In two separate letters sent by Congress, an audit conducted by the Government Accountability Office has been requested in response to the United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s proposed rule to allow the importation of fresh and frozen beef from regions in Brazil and Argentina, as well as live cattle from Argentina.


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NACD Meets with EPA to Discuss Concerns on Proposed “Waters of the U.S.” Rule

From the National Association of Conservation Districts:

WASHINGTON, DC—September 25, 2015—National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) leadership met with representatives of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today to express concerns on behalf of member conservation districts regarding the proposed “Waters of the U.S.” rule. Unfortunately representatives of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers were unable to attend due to a scheduling conflict.

“We appreciate the opportunity to be at the table to represent conservation districts on this important issue,” said NACD President Earl Garber. “Our goal in this meeting was to Read the rest of this entry »

Livestock Forage Disaster Program Deadline Approaching

Val Dolcini

Val Dolcini

Next Tuesday, September 30 is an important date for eligible livestock producers, as that’s the deadline to sign up for a USDA Farm Bill livestock disaster program and receive full payment. USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini explains.


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Florida Candidates Forum

Ernie Neff

Ernie Neff

Farm Credit and the Agriculture Institute of Florida held a Candidates Forum today at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Ernie Neff was there and has this report.


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FCA Ranch Rodeo and Osceola Heritage Festival This Weekend

Jim Handley

Jim Handley

The Florida Cattlemen’s Association wants to remind everyone that the annual FCA Ranch Rodeo Finals and Osceola Heritage Festival is taking place this Friday and Saturday, September 26th and 27th. FCA’s Jim Handley says the annual event will take place at the Silver Spurs Arena and Grounds in Kissimmee.


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For more information, go to floridacattlemen.org.

The Squeeze Continues for Beef Packers

Gary Crawford

Gary Crawford

The nation’s beef packers are the ones feeling the financial squeeze as cattle supplies tighten and prices soar. With more on that story, here’s Gary Crawford.


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EQIP Helping Florida Farmers and Ranchers

usda-logoUSDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida wants to remind farmers and ranchers that November 21 is the deadline to apply for 2015 financial assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program. And one producer knows the benefits EQIP can provide.


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Alabama NRCS Announces Signup Batching Date

Steve Musser

Steve Musser

Steve Musser, with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama has more information concerning the October 17 signup batching date for 2015 funding.


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