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Many Events Taking Place Next Week at Sunbelt Ag Expo

sunbeltWhile they have received several calls and emails asking if the Sunbelt AG Expo was affected by Hurricane Matthew, officials there note they are blessed and fortunate to say they were not and the 2016 Expo will continue as scheduled. Tyron Spearman reports they look forward to seeing everyone October 18-20 in Moultrie, Georgia.

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Georgia Survey Shows Support for GATE

gacThe Georgia Ag Issues Summit, which took place back in August, generated statewide discussion on a variety of topics impacting Georgia’s agriculture and forestry industries. As a follow-up, the Georgia Agribusiness Council partnered with organizations from a variety of ag sectors to craft a brief survey to collect valuable input. And GAC President Bryan Tolar says they have the results of that survey.

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To see the results of the survey go to Georgia Agribusiness Council website.

Commissioner Putnam Announces 2017 Agriculture Hall of Fame Honorees

From the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame Foundation:

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam and the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame Foundation announced today four honorees who will be inducted into the Florida Agriculture Hall of Fame for 2017. These individuals have made outstanding contributions to Florida’s agriculture industry and mentored future leaders in this field. The induction ceremony will be held in February 2017, and more information is available at Read the rest of this entry »

Corn Production Estimates Lowered – Soybean Record Production Increased

Corn fieldThe Agriculture Department’s October crop reports adjust record corn production slightly lower, and adds to a record production total for soybeans. Rod Bain has those and other numbers from today’s reports.

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Decrease in Peanut Production Forecast

National Peanut Board

Tyron Spearman

The October crop report from USDA’s National Agriculture Statistics Service notes a decrease in U.S. peanut production from last month’s estimate. Tyron Spearman has those numbers along with a look at some of the other row crops grown in the Southeast.

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Slight Decrease in U.S. Cotton Production

USDAUSDA’s National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) released its October crop reports today, and Bianca Pruneda with NASS in Washington, D.C. says cotton production here in the United States this year will be down slightly from earlier forecasts.

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Gulf Coast Ag Lands and Ecosystems Restoration

USDA/NRCSA three year strategy was recently announced to improve water quality and ecosystem health along the five gulf coast states affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Chief, Jason Weller, has more information about this new conservation effort.

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Crop Reports Partly Based on Checks of Thousands of Fields

Combine harvesting crop cornUSDA’s National Agriculture Statistics Service will release their October crop reports at twelve-noon Eastern today, reports that many are looking forward to seeing. Lance Honig, Chief of the Crops Branch of NASS, talks about the thousands of field plots that were evaluated for this forecast.

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Some Georgia Cotton Fields Affected by Matthew

Richey Seaton

Richey Seaton

We told you late last week that the Georgia Cotton Commission was watching Hurricane Matthew and was worried as to how it may affect producers in their state. According to Richey Seaton, the storm did leave its mark on a few Georgia cotton fields in the southeast part of the state.

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Some Peanut Fields Affected by Hurricane Matthew

peanuts-peggingMany were worried about the possibility of significant impacts to agriculture from Hurricane Matthew when it hit areas of the Southeast this past week. While in some cases damage has been called minimal, Tyron Spearman looks at how peanut fields across the area were affected.

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Beekeeping Changes

Everett Griner talks about changes taking place in the beekeeping business in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more.

Sunbelt Ag Expo Coming Next Week

sunbelt-expo-2015-media-phoThe 2016 version of Sunbelt Ag Expo is just a week away, as the annual event kicks off next Tuesday in Moultrie, Georgia. Show director Chip Blalock says this is a great place for consumers to learn more about agriculture.

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