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A Lot of Issues to Address in a Short Amount of Time

Agriculture Secretary Tom VilsackU.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says this is critical time for rural America, as Congress has a lot of very important work that needs to be done in the next couple of months.


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Good Crop Outlook

A big corn crop will now lower the prices for consumers. Everett Griner tells us why.


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Water Problems

Southeast AgNet's Everett Griner
Everett Griner explains how conservation is a current challenge for everyone.


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Farm Bill Conference Could Start Next Week

The leaders of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees have made plans for the farm bill conference.


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Busy First Day at Sunbelt Ag Expo

Chip Blalock, Adam Putnam, John HoblickIt’s been a day full of events thus far as the annual Sunbelt Ag Expo is underway in Moultrie, Georgia. One of those events involved many folks from Florida, this year’s spotlight state. Read the rest of this entry »

Putnam Pitches Cutting Energy Taxes for Businesses, Shoppers

The Capital, Tallahassee – By Jim Turner, News Service of Florida -
Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam wants an annual sales-tax holiday on energy-saving appliances similar to the back-to-school tax holiday.
And he said the sales tax on energy used by businesses needs to be trimmed, with the remaining revenue redirected for school construction and maintenance.
The two proposals were among several Putnam announced Monday for the 2014 legislative session during an appearance at the start of the two-day Florida Energy Summit in Orlando. Read the rest of this entry »

Ag in Review for the Week Ending October 11, 2013

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

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Then and Now

Southeast AgNet's Everett Griner
Everett Griner reminds us about changes that have taken place in farming over the years, and gives us all something to think about.


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Agricultural Issues Taking a Backseat to Shutdown

With congressional leadership preoccupied over the budget impasse, little political willpower remains for addressing other issues, including the farm bill and immigration reform.


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Senate Reappoints Farm Bill Conferees

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has named conferees for the Farm Bill, including Saxby Chambliss of Georgia.


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One Step Towards Farm Bill, Several More to Go

The Farm Bill has officially expired and even though steps are being taken, it could be weeks before the House and Senate conference on the bill.


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Putnam Pitches Cutting Energy Taxes for Businesses, Shoppers

The News Service of Florida, By Jim Turner, The Capital, Tallahassee – Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam wants an annual sales-tax holiday on energy-saving appliances similar to the back-to-school tax holiday. And he said the sales tax on energy used by businesses needs to be trimmed, with the remaining revenue redirected for school construction and maintenance. The two proposals were among several Putnam announced Monday for the 2014 legislative session during an appearance at the start of the two-day Florida Energy Summit in Orlando. Read the rest of this entry »

Ag in Review for the Week Ending September 27, 2013

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

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Still Waiting on House Request for Farm Bill Conference

Even with the expiration of the current farm bill extension looming, there is still nothing on the House’s schedule on entering negotiations with the Senate. Former Reagan USDA Secretary and D.C. Lobbyist John Block gives his take on the situation.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending September 20, 2013

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

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House Passage of Nutrition Bill Further Divides Congress

Despite passage of the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act of 2013, there is still quite a bit of tension surrounding the freestanding nutrition part of the House’s farm bill package.


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Tri-State Water War-Part Five

Wrapping up this five part series, Everett Griner looks at one question about the water, and the war going on about it.


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Tri-State Water War-Part Four

Everett Griner talks today about the highest priority for the use for the water.


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Tri-State Water War-Part Three

Chattahoochee River dispute. Everett Griner tells us about the river and what the water from it is used for.


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Tri-State Water War-Part Two

How did the water war begin. Everett Griner talks on this today.


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Florida Commissioner’s Spotlight on Florida Energy Summit

FL Ag Commissioner Adam PutnamOn this week’s Commissioner’s Spotlight, Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam talks about the upcoming Florida Energy Summit, scheduled for October 14th through the 15th at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando. Presenters and participants will examine the rapidly changing energy sector and discuss ways Florida can take advantage of the opportunities.

Visit FloridaEnergySummit.com for more information.


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

Tri-State Water War-Part One

Where did this all begin. Everett Griner gives us some history of how the water war began over 20 years ago.


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Senate Ag Chair Urges House to Move Farm Bill Forward

Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow is calling on House leadership to announce their conferees and officially begin conferencing the Farm Bill before the current extension expires on September 30th.


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My Farm Bill Social Media Campaign

USDA is using social media to share farm bill stories in an effort to call Congress into action.


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Vilsack Concerned About Farm Income Future

Despite an expected increase in this year’s net farm income, Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says he sees a dark cloud on the horizon.


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Most Florida Counties Meet Needs of Forest Industry

From The News Service of Florida:

Florida has 17 million acres of forest land, covering nearly half the state, with highly in-demand pines accounting for one-third of the timber, according to the first statewide inventory of the woodlands conducted by the Read the rest of this entry »

Continuing to Explore Non-Food Crops for Biofuels

Dr. Ramon LeonScientist are continuing to look for ways to reduce our dependence on foreign oil in a productive and sustainable way as Ramon Leon, assistant professor and weed science specialist with the University of Florida, explains just one of the projects that they are currently working on.


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New My American Farm Games and Updates

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has made updates to their My American Farm website.


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History of the Land Grant University System

The Land Grant University system has evolved over time to become the fundamental core for agricultural research and information.


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Energy Crop Could Offer Value Potential for Florida Farmers

A crop trial is underway to study the potential of the biofuel crop Carinata to be utilized for oilseed production during the traditionally fallow period of the winter months in North Florida.


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