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Additional NRCS Funding Opportunity Available for Florida Farmers

USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service GAINESVILLE, FL., Jan.21, 2014–The 2008 Farm Bill was recently granted a short extension by Congress. This extension allows the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida to give farmers and ranchers an additional opportunity to improve water and air quality, build healthier soil, improve forest lands, conserve energy, enhance organic operations, and achieve other environmental benefits.

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Increasing Crop Rotation and Grower Profitability Through Biofuel Crops

Dr. Ramon LeonIn the ongoing search for viable crops to be grown for fuel, Ramon Leon with the University of Florida’s West Florida Research Center, says among the factors to be considered when researching a feedstock, is whether the crop will make sense in a farmer’s established rotation.


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Omnibus Appropriations Bill Funds Several Important Agricultural Areas

The fiscal year 2014 omnibus spending package continues major nutrition programs, includes a key policy on overseas food aid, funding for USDA’s National Ag Statistics Service, and boosts rural development.


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Farm Bill Failure

Congress has kicked the can once again. Everett Griner talks about the Farm Bill and Congress.


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2014 Policy Decisions Being Made at American Farm Bureau Convention

FFB President John Hoblick along with other Florida delegates in session at the 2014 American Farm Bureau Convention As the American Farm Bureau Convention wraps up in San Antonio, Texas, voting delegates have been busy adopting policy for the year 2014. Florida Farm Bureau President John Hoblick gives insight on the purpose and on some of the key policies most important to Florida.


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Time Saver

Southeast AgNet's Everett Griner
Everett Griner takes a look at what the computer has done for farming and farmers.


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Florida Commissioner’s Spotlight on Energy Proposals for 2014 Session

FL Ag Commissioner Adam PutnamOn this week’s Commissioner’s Spotlight, Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam talks about his energy proposals for the 2014 Legislative Session, which include a substantial cut on the tax businesses pay for energy … and a tax holiday weekend for energy efficient appliances.

More information is available online by clicking on Energy Legislative Proposals.


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Ag in Review for the Week ending January 10, 2014

A highlight of agricultural news for this week from around the Southeast.

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Long Ditch

The Canada to the Gulf pipeline is in question. Everett Griner fills us in.


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Oldest Occupation

Southeast AgNet's Everett Griner
Everett Griner tells us some statistics and talks about why farmers dust do not like to give up.


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Water Questions

Everett Griner looks at a question on a lot of people’s minds…are we facing water disasters?


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Ethanol Issues Grabbing Headlines in Late 2013

Gary CrawfordThe farm bill debate has taken a second seat in some circles to another major controversy late in the year. Gary Crawford has the story.


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The Christmas Dinner

Southeast AgNet's Everett Griner
Everett Griner talks to us today about the Christmas Dinner. Enjoy your Christmas Dinner…and, Merry Christmas!


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1Propane Farm Incentive Program Renewed for 2014

Mark LeitmanFarmers planning to purchase propane-fueled farm equipment in 2014 will again be eligible for purchase incentives thanks to the renewal of the Propane Farm Incentive Program.


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Florida Commissioner’s Spotlight on Home Energy Savings

FL Ag Commissioner Adam PutnamOn this week’s Commissioner’s Spotlight, Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam talks about the MyFloridaHomeEnergy.com website where homeowners can use a helpful interactive tool to analyze their current energy use and identify energy-efficient products and services that will potentially reduce their energy use, along with their utility bills.


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You can follow Florida Commissioner Adam Putnam on Facebook and Twitter.

AgNet’s “Agri-View” Host, Everett Griner, 87, Recovers From Heart Attack

Southeast AgNet's Everett GrinerAgNet Media is happy to let our audience know that Everett Griner, host of Southeast AgNet’s popular “Agri-View” daily commentary, is back home and recovering now after a mild heart attack last week at his home in Moultrie, Georgia. Everett is fondly known among AgNet team members as the Granddaddy of Southeast AgNet. He hosted AgNet founder and president Gary Cooper to his farm’s barn loft studios way back in the late 1970’s when Cooper was fresh out of college, to discuss and introduce him to the concept of commercial farm broadcasting. A few years later, in the mid 1980’s, Griner joined Cooper’s new farm radio network venture and has been farm broadcasting on Southeast AgNet airwaves ever since.

On a related note, click here to read an article Everett recently authored for his hometown’s Moultrie Magazine. It has some interesting historical perspective about Everett and his years of service in the various arms of the military, during two different major wars in American history. Other than his military years, Everett has spent most of his professional life in radio, and more specifically, connected to farm broadcasting.

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AgNet Media, Inc. Principals Now Sole Owners of AgNet West

(Fresno, California/Ocala, Florida) – AgNet West Radio Network is pleased to announce its entire business operations have been fully acquired and will be merged into AgNet Media, Inc., which includes a group of farm media properties solely owned and operated by Gary Cooper and Robin Loftin. Both Loftin and Cooper were instrumental in launching AgNet West in California in 2012, and Cooper has been the network’s General Manager since its inception in 2012.

AgNet West remains the most localized, relevant and targeted farm radio network in California, the nation’s top farm state. All AgNet West broadcasts, under the direction and guidance of Farm News Director Sabrina Hill, will continue to originate from Fresno County, the nation’s No. 1 agriculture-producing county. Hill has a distinguished career in radio and television news reporting in central California. She has been with AgNet West since 2012 and was named its news director early in 2013.

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Sorghum Rebound

Does sorghum have anything to do with ethanol? Everett Griner tells us if it does or not.


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Ag in Review for the Week ending December 13, 2013

A highlight of agricultural news for this week from around the Southeast.

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House Approves Short-Term Farm Bill Extension – Senate Will Not

The House easily passed a one-month extension of the expired 2008 Farm Bill, but the Senate is not expected to follow suit.


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House Approves Budget Outline

The U.S. House approved a two-year budget outline that does include some changes in agriculture spending.


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Partnership will Advance Commercial Potential of Cellulosic Nanomaterial

The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities and the U.S. Forest Service are partnering to rapidly advance the development of the first U.S. commercial facility producing cellulosic nanomaterial.


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Odds on Getting a Farm Bill by Year’s End

Secretary of Agriculture Tom VilsackAg Secretary Tom Vilsack says despite best efforts by the farm bill conference committee, it is fairly obvious that a new farm bill will not be in place by year’s end.


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Special Crops

Southeast AgNet's Everett Griner
Today Everett Griner tells us how more and more producers are concentrating on just one crop.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending December 6, 2013

A highlight of agricultural news for this week from around the Southeast.

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House Ag Chair Backs Calls for a Statewide Approach to Water

From: The News Service of Florida

The House isn’t ready to write a check for the Senate’s ambitious $220 million plan intended to help clean and redirect the flow of water from Lake Okeechobee south through the Everglades. Rep. Matt Caldwell, R-Lehigh Acres, said Wednesday the state needs Read the rest of this entry »

Farm Bill Negotiators Claim Progress as Deadline Looms

Top House and Senate farm bill negotiators emerged from their latest bargaining session on Wednesday only to repeat that progress is continuing to be made. But as the clock ticks down, at least one of the principle negotiators is less than confident.


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Farmers Head to Washington, D.C., to Defend Ethanol at EPA Hearing

From The National Corn Growers Association:

WASHINGTON (Dec. 4, 2013) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to cut the amount of corn ethanol required under the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard by 10 percent will affect corn prices and rural economies, farmers plan to tell the agency at a hearing set for Thursday outside the nation’s capital.
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Congressman Thanks Farmers for their Efforts and Patience

Florida Congressman Steve SoutherlandOn this day of Thanksgiving, Congressman Steve Southerland from Florida takes a moment to thank those who rarely get the recognition they so rightly deserve, our farmers.


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Farm Bill Debate Reveals its Complexity and Scope

Roger Johnson with the National Farmers Union says one good thing that has hopefully come out of the prolonged farm bill debate is the opportunity to educate the public on the wide scope and areas that it covers.


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