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National 4-H Week Is Underway

4-H-logoEveryone across the Southeast and the country are being invited to celebrate the impact 4-H youth are making in their lives and communities during National 4-H Week which is taking place all this week.

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Energy Bill-Part 1

Home Heating Costs
Cathy Isom tells you what you can do right now to help save you money on that winter energy bill later.

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Buis Statement on Failed Toomey Amendment to Reform RFS

From Growth Energy:

This morning the Senate Banking Committee defeated by an amendment offered by Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) to reform the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). After the amendment failed, Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy issued the following statement:

“It is no surprise that Senator Toomey’s amendment failed – it never had a chance of passing. Similar to legislation he has introduced Read the rest of this entry »

Florida Cabinet Asked to Wrangle Two Ranches for Conservation


news service florida logoTHE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, September 25, 2015………. Gov. Rick Scott and members of the Florida Cabinet will be asked Tuesday to spend more than $7.8 million to conserve land that will remain active for ranching in Central and Southwest Florida.

The state has targeted a deal for 1,286 acres of a 1,372-acre tract in Seminole County known as the Kilbee Ranch, with a price Read the rest of this entry »

U.S. Propane Inventories Reach a Record High

propane-tanks-2Now that Fall has arrived, there’s good news for agriculture as it’s being reported that U.S. inventories of propane and propylene reached 97.7 million barrels as of September 11th, the highest level in the 22 years.

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USDA Announces State Finalists for the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack

This morning, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that 21 states will receive grants through the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership (BIP) to add infrastructure needed to supply more renewable fuel to America’s drivers.

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Producers Urged to Consider Risk Protection Coverage before Fall Deadlines

usda-logoUSDA is encouraging producers to examine the available crop risk protection options, including federal crop insurance and Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program, or NAP coverage, before the sales deadline for fall crops.

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Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces $4.9 Million in Investments for Rural Alabama Businesses and Community Infrastructure

From the U.S. Department of Agriculture:

usda-logoWHITE HALL, Ala., Aug. 12, 2015 – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is in Alabama today to announce $4.9 million in new funding for projects that will protect public safety and health, improve water and wastewater infrastructure and create expanded economic opportunities in rural Alabama.

“The investments that USDA is announcing in Alabama today are vital to protect public health and safety and improve the economic well-being of the state’s rural residents,” Vilsack said. “USDA is Read the rest of this entry »

Possible Revision for Renewable Fuel Volumes

The ethanol industry says an EPA mistake calculating 2014 Renewable Fuel Trading Credits could force the agency to revise Renewable Fuels Volumes.

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Southeast AgNet This Week: Bullying Researchers; Peanut Crop Issues

Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes a report on University of Florida/IFAS researchers being harassed as well as a few issues being found in Southeastern peanut fields. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Ag in Review for the Week Ending July 31, 2015

In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, Avian Influenza vaccines were discussed during a House Agriculture Subcommittee public hearing this week, diesel prices are at their lowest levels since 2009 which is good news for farmers, but hot, dry weather is really being felt by some dry land crops.

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Diesel Fuel Dips Below Gasoline Price in More Than 20 States

diesel-tankWith diesel fuel prices dipping to the lowest levels since 2009, it’s great news for America’s farmers, truckers and construction firms.

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