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Family Farms

The future of family farms is solid. Everett Griner tells us why.


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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the proposed FY 2015 budget

Here is a statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack:

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2014—Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today made the following statement on the proposed FY 2015 budget:

“The President’s 2015 USDA budget proposal achieves reform and results for the American taxpayer; fosters opportunity for the men and women living, working and raising families in rural America; and supports Read the rest of this entry »

USDA Awards Grants to Support Research, Teaching and Extension Programs at 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Colleges and Universities

WASHINGTON, February 26, 2014—Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced 76 grants totaling more than $35 million to support research, teaching and Extension activities at 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Colleges and Universities through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Read the rest of this entry »

2014 Inflation

Southeast AgNet's Everett Griner
Everett Griner talks today on how food and energy is of most concern of consumers.


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Wind Power

The windmill is becoming a fading memory on the farm. Everett Griner give a bit of history today.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending February 7, 2014

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

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The Farm “Bill” is Now the Farm “Law”

With the President’s signature what was the farm “bill” is now the farm “law”. Gary Crawford has more.


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Lucas: Agricultural Act of 2014 Marks a New Era for Farm & Food Policy

WASHINGTON – Chairman Frank Lucas issued the following statement today after President Obama signed the Agricultural Act of 2014 into law.

“The amazing reality about farm bills is that they reflect the times in which we live. They are reviewed, written, debated, and reauthorized nearly every five years. Today our concerns are rightly placed on reducing the size and cost of the federal government. With the president signing the Agricultural Act of 2014 into law, we mark a new era of farm and food policy that values saving money, reforming or repealing government programs, and yet still providing an effective safety net for the production of our national food supply and for those Americans who are struggling.

“I am pleased we have a new farm bill in place to  Read the rest of this entry »

Agriculture Act of 2014 Signed Into Law

As expected President Obama has signed the Agriculture Act of 2014 into law, finally putting an end to the over two year farm bill drama and giving our farmers and ranchers the certainty they need.


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Statement by Secretary Vilsack on Passage of the Agricultural Act of 2014

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2014—Secretary Vilsack made the following statement on passage of the Agricultural Act of 2014:

“Today’s action will allow the proud men and women who feed millions around the world to invest confidently in the future. Our communities will have additional support to attract new economic opportunity and create jobs. During difficult times, children, working families, seniors and people with disabilities will have access to nutritious food. The potential of Read the rest of this entry »

Statement by the President on Congressional Passage of Farm Bill

Today, in a strong bipartisan vote, the U.S. Senate came together to pass a comprehensive Farm Bill – legislation that will build on the historic economic gains in rural America over the past five years, create new jobs and opportunities, and protect the most vulnerable Americans. Read the rest of this entry »

Chairman Frank Lucas on Senate Passage of Agricultural Act of 2014

WASHINGTON – Chairman Frank Lucas issued the following statement today after the U.S. Senate passed the Agricultural Act of 2014.

“I am pleased the Senate passed the conference report and put us another step closer to enacting a new farm bill. I commend Chairwoman Stabenow and Ranking Member Cochran on Read the rest of this entry »

2014 Farm Bill Approved by Senate

The long awaited 2014 Farm bill has been approved by both Congressional bodies. Many, including Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss, are calling it a good compromise. But others, such as Iowa Senator Charles Grassley, are still displeased.


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Statement by AFBF President on Senate Passage of Farm Bill

Statement by Bob Stallman, President
American Farm Bureau Federation
Re: Senate Passage of Farm Bill

“The American Farm Bureau Federation commends the Senate for passing the new five-year farm bill with clear, bipartisan support. America’s farmers and ranchers are one step closer Read the rest of this entry »

That’s Corny

Corn. America’s most versatile crop. Everett Griner gets “corny” today.


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AgNet This Week: Brazilian Cotton Concerns; Omnibus Spending Bill

AgNet This Week

This week’s issue of AgNet This Week features reports on the stir caused by a recent Washington trip by a Brazilian cotton delegation, the impact the omnibus spending bill will have on the Ag sector and much more. Want to learn more about these topics? Click here to subscribe today and view the current issue.

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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