Producers Invited to Attend Education Meetings

Dan Aquaculture, Beef, Cattle, Citrus, Corn, Cotton, Dairy, Education, Equine, Field Crops, Fruits, Georgia, Hemp, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Organic, Pasture, Peanuts, Pecans, Pollinators, Pork, Poultry, Sheep-Goats, Soybeans, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Trade, Vegetables, Water, Wheat

The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agricultural economists and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) will jointly hold producer meetings throughout Georgia October 8-11. The meetings will address three major government support programs including disaster assistance, trade assistance and farm safety-net programs. Tyron Spearman has more details. Below are the meeting dates, times and locations: Oct. …

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Producer Meetings This Week in Georgia

Dan Cotton

The University of Georgia (UGA) Extension service and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency are hosting producer education meetings throughout the state this week. Georgia Cotton Commission Executive Director Richey Seaton hopes producers will be able to attend. See the locations, dates and times for the remaining meetings below: Oct. 9, 9-10:30 a.m., Weir Center, 307 East Bryan …


Ag Groups Respond to Trump Administration Announcement Upholding the RFS

Dan Biofuels/Energy, Corn, Energy, Field Crops, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops, Sugar

National Corn Growers Association (NCGA-Oct. 4, 2019) — The National Corn Growers Association welcomed an announcement from President Trump directing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to follow the letter of the law and keep the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) whole. The RFS and corn farmers have repeatedly come under attack from big oil and the EPA, including the most recent …


Trump Delivers on a Key Promise to American Farmers

Dan Biofuels/Energy, Corn, Energy, Field Crops, Industry News Release, Sugar

WASHINGTON, (USDA-October 4, 2019) — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue issued the following statements after President Donald J. Trump successfully negotiated an agreement on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS): “President Trump’s leadership has led to an agreement that continues to promote domestic ethanol and biodiesel production, supporting our …

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Scientists Release First Map of Areas Suitable for Spotted Lanternfly Establishment in U.S. and World

Dan Environment, Field Crops, Forestry, Industry News Release, Research, Specialty Crops

WAPATO, WASHINGTON (USDA/ARS-October 3, 2019) — A map identifying the areas suitable for establishment of the spotted lanternfly (SLF) in the United States and other countries has been published in the Journal of Economic Entomology by Agricultural Research Service scientists. Areas in the United States that have been identified as possible spotted lanternfly habitat. The SLF, originally from China, has spread to Korea …


More Peanuts to Sell

Dan Peanuts

USDA has announced some forfeited peanuts from Peanut Invitation No. 9 were sold. But according to Tyron Spearman, the remaining tonnage will be offered again in the No. 10 peanut sale.


BASF Connecting Brands and Farmers with e3 Cotton

Dan Cotton

You may have heard about e3 cotton from BASF and how it directly connects brands and farmers. It all starts with high-quality, certified FiberMax and authentic, storied Stoneville cotton seed that can be traced from the farmer to the gin and right through to the merchant, mills and retailer. Rick Turner, BASF senior vice president for seed and traits explains. With e3 …