Brazil’s Implementation of Tariff Rate Quota for Wheat a Win for American Farmers

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade, Wheat

(USDA) — U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue welcome Brazil’s implementation of an annual duty-free tariff rate quota (TRQ) of 750,000 metric tons (MT) of wheat imports. For many years, Brazil failed to implement its obligation under the WTO to establish a TRQ for wheat. Brazil’s implementation of this TRQ fulfills a commitment made …


Georgia Growers Learn about Produce Safety Rule

Dan Field Crops, Georgia, Vegetables

The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) has been working hard to get information out to produce growers about the Produce Safety Rule. Farm Safety Education and Outreach Associate, Elizabeth Stalvey, says that included spending time at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie last month. Growers with more questions about inspections, on farm readiness reviews and trainings can log on to …


Cotton and Peanut Harvest Progress

Dan Cotton, Peanuts

Harvest continues to move along across the Southeast. USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey has the latest on the cotton harvest. And Rippey has an update on the peanut harvest. In Alabama, 79 percent of the cotton crop has been harvested, which compares to 69 percent this time last year. 94 percent pf the peanuts have been harvested, which compares to only …


ADAI Encouraged by USDA Disaster Aid Block Grant Award

Dan Alabama, Economy, Field Crops, Forestry, Industry News Release, Livestock

(ADAI) — Commissioner Rick Pate is encouraged by USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue’s recent announcement awarding $800 million in a disaster aid block grant for agricultural producers in various southern states.  The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) has worked with USDA leadership for the past four months on a disaster aid block grant program, specifically for producers impacted by …


Another Decrease in U.S. Cotton Production Forecast

Dan Cotton, USDA-NASS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released its November crop reports. Chris Singh with NASS says the U.S. cotton production estimate is down 4 percent from last month’s report. All cotton production is forecast at 20.8 million 480-pound bales, down 4 percent from the previous forecast but up 13 percent from 2018. Based on conditions as of Nov. …