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Crop Insurance Cuts Not Out of the Woods Yet

Late last month many in agriculture were pleased they were able to avoid new crop insurance cuts, but ag lobbyists say it’s not out of the woods yet.

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Thanksgiving Dinner Up

Thanksgiving Dinner Up a Tad, to Just Over $50

From: The American Farm Bureau Federation

fblogo-120pxThanksgiving Marketbasket flyerWASHINGTON, D.C., November 19, 2015 — The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 30th annual informal price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $50.11, a 70-cent increase from last year’s average of $49.41.

The big ticket item – a 16-pound turkey – came in at a total of $23.04 this year. That’s roughly $1.44 per pound, an increase of less than 9 cents per pound, or a total of $1.39 per whole turkey, compared to 2014. Check which food items on the menu decreased this year.

Commissioner Adam Putnam’s Statement on Passage of Water Policy Bill by House Subcommittee

From the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:

FDACSTALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam issued the following statement regarding the Florida House of Representative’s Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee’s passage of a key water policy bill today that will help Read the rest of this entry »

Selling More 2014 Peanuts

More peanuts from last year’s crop have been sold, with more being offered by USDA. Tyron Spearman has the story.

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Ag Producers in Apalachicola River Watershed Eligible for Financial Assistance

usda-logoUSDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida is now accepting applications from farmers and ranchers in the Apalachicola River Watershed for a Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) project to improve water quality and quantity.

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Alabama Association of Conservation Districts Holds Annual Meeting

Frank Nawlty

Frank Nalty

The annual meeting of the Alabama Association of Conservation Districts took place this week in Orange Beach. Chairman of the Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Committee, Frank Nalty, says many issues were discussed.

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Georgia Peanut Commission Helps with Equipment Purchase

Donald Chase

Donald Chase

Donald Chase, who serves on the Georgia Peanut Commission, talks about an investment in research they made which helped with a tractor purchase for the peanut research team at the University of Georgia.

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Cuba Could Be Lucrative Market for U.S. Agricultural Products

usda-logoAgriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, after leading a delegation of U.S. government officials to Cuba last week, said that country could be a very good market for U.S. agricultural products. Gary Crawford has the details.

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Southeast AgNet This Week: Wet Conditions Affecting Both Cotton and Peanut Harvest

Southeast-AgNet-THIS-WEEK-Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes information on how the cloudy, wet conditions have affected both cotton and peanut harvest throughout the Southeast. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Peanut Harvest Lags Behind Average

peanut-harvestThere are farmers still struggling, due to weather conditions, to finish up peanut harvest. Tyron Spearman has the details.

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Agriculture Seen as One Way to Pave Way to Improved U.S./Cuban Relations

usda-logoAgriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack lead a delegation of U.S. government officials to Cuba last week, to talk with officials there as another step toward better relations with that country. Gary Crawford has the story.

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Wet Conditions Slowing Cotton Harvest

weather-rain-cloudsDue to cloudy, wet conditions this fall, cotton growers across the Southeast are still working to finish up harvest. Nationally, 64 percent of the crop has been harvested, which is down 10 percent from the 5-year average. Here’s USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey.

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