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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.

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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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Completion of Farm Bill and Immigration Could Depend on August Recess

Agriculture Secretary Tom VilsackWith both immigration reform and the farm bill still on the table, Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack encourages the farm community to use the August Recess to spur their congressmen along.

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USDA Announces Projects Designed to Improve Farm and Rural Business Energy Efficiency

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2013 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced funding for 631 projects across the nation that will help agricultural producers and rural small businesses reduce their energy consumption and costs, use renewable energy technologies in their operations and/or conduct Read the rest of this entry »

EPA Finalizes 2013 RFS Standards

The Environmental Protection Agency has finalized the 2013 percentage standards for four fuel categories that are part of the Renewable Fuel Standard program.

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Biofuel Trade Mission to Brazil

Leading biofuels advocates from the U.S. and Brazil have announced a first-of-its-kind joint trade mission to improve and enhance biofuels trade.

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New Ways to Track Hurricanes

Storm tracking can be a very dangerous and expensive science, but there could come a day when relatively inexpensive unmanned vehicles will swarm over, under and through hurricanes to help predict the strength and path of the storms.

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Another Invader

Southeast AgNet's Everett Griner
Everett Griner tells us how another invasive species is threatening pour water quality.

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More Findings Regarding the Food versus Fuel Debate

There has long been a fuel versus food debate regarding the use of feedstocks for energy, but a recent study has found no direct correlation between federal bio-fuels mandates and increasing food prices.

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AgNet’s Online News Hits 20,000 Posts Milestone

Here is a note from Southeast AgNet Founder/President Gary Cooper concerning a milestone of our website:

Gary Cooper This website began archiving daily news reports in the spring of 2006. The posts remain online for those who wish to look back at farm news features in our primary “deep southeast” region of coverage. Website visitors now number in the thousands monthly. Most visit on a regular basis, presumably to keep up with the news categories that interest them. We’ve developed an electronic newsletter (e-newsletter), delivered via e-mail each Tuesday, to bring subscribers a rundown of the most important and interesting ag news stories of the week; CLICK HERE to register for it. We appreciate the feedback we’ve received from many of you about our ag news coverage. If you have suggestions for news coverage, an event date to share, or other input for AgNet Media, please send us an e-mail.

Thanks again for visiting. Stay Tuned!

Waterway problems

Everett Griner tells what is going on with our inland waterways.

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Ethanol! Both Sides

The ethanol industry needs time. Everett Griner looks at both sides of this industry.

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Sound Economy

Southeast AgNet's Everett Griner
Farm economy is staying strong. Everett Griner explains.

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Renewable Energy Tax Incentives

On this week’s Commissioner’s Spotlight, Patrick Sheehan, Director of the Office of Energy at the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services talks about three renewable energy tax incentive programs created to assist companies in expanding energy production and creating new jobs for Floridians. All forms of renewable energy in Florida, including biomass, solar energy, geothermal energy, wind energy, ocean energy, waste heat and hydroelectric power, are eligible.

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More information is available online by clicking on Renewable Energy Tax Incentives.

Vilsack on July 4th

Secretary of Agriculture Tom VilsackAs we celebrate our nation’s birthday, here are a few comments from Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack about what this holiday means to him.

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Career Starts

Southeast AgNet's Everett Griner
Everett Griner tells us today how the 2013 college grads are ready to start their careers.

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House Panel Holds Renewable Fuels Standard Hearing

Gary Crawford
Questions are being asked about what should be done with the Renewable Fuels Standard? And that was the main topic of a U.S. House panel hearing Wednesday, as Gary Crawford has the story.

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