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International Peanut Genome Initiative

Scientists from many different countries have been working on the “International Peanut Genome Initiative”, as Tyron Spearman has an update on that project.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: Waters of the U.S. and COOL Updates

AgNet This Week

Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes the latest news on the Waters of the U.S. proposed rule and Counry of Origin Labeling. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

EPA Administrator Discusses Waters of the U.S.

Gina McCarthy

Gina McCarthy

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy held a press call this morning to preview her trip to Missouri this week to meet with farmers, stakeholders and agribusiness leaders to discuss Waters of the U.S. The proposed rule, which is designed to clarify and protect our nation’s waters under the Clean Water Act, has been questioned by many in agriculture. She explains in her talk why they are moving forward with the rule.


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Cotton Progress Coming Along

Brad Rippey

Brad Rippey

Looking at the latest crop conditions report, USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey says the cotton crop is doing slightly better this week.


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Farmers Invited to Sunbelt Field Day

sunbeltThe annual Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day will take place this Thursday, and Tyron Spearman reports that farmers from across the Southeast are invited to attend.


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The Big Ones

tractorEverett Griner talks about farm equipment becoming larger and larger in today’s Agri View.


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Learning about the Roundup Ready Xtend Platform

roundup-ready-xtend-crop-syThe Roundup Ready Xtend Platform is being discussed at various Asgrow, DEKALB and Delta Pine field days here in the Southeast. Technical Agronomist Nick Chammoun says their goal is to provide growers with another option to combat glyphosate-resistant pigweed.


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To learn more go to www.aganytime.com.

Florida Commisioner’s Spotlight: New EPA Water Rule

Putnam

Adam Putnam

On this week’s Commissioner’s Spotlight, Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam talks to Franko Galoso about concerns regarding new EPA regulations that would give the federal government control over nearly every body of water in the US.


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You can follow Florida Commissioner Adam Putnam on Facebook and Twitter.

Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day is Thursday

Michael Chafin

Michael Chafin

Michael Chafin with the Sunbelt Ag Expo wants to remind everyone their annual Field Day will be held this Thursday.


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Peanut Researchers to Meet this Week

Peanut researchers are set to meet this week as Tyron Spearman has the details.


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New Technology

unmanned droneEverett Griner talks about the time to start learning about drones in today’s Agri View.


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Decline in Peanut Usage

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

The latest numbers show there was a decline in peanut usage and Tyron Spearman has the details.


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Nutrients for Life Working with Florida FFA Chapters

Joan Kyle

Kyle

One of those attending this week’s Florida FFA State Convention is Joan Kyle with the Nutrients for Life Foundation. She talks about how various FFA Chapters across the state participate in their program.


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Kyle also presented several awards to winning chapters and students at the FFA convention Friday. For more about the awards and who won Read the rest of this entry »

No Ag Appropriations Yet

Congress has left town for a few days and as Tyron Spearman reports, we don’t have an agriculture appropriations yet.


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Florida FFA Convention a Big Draw

Gary Cooper

Gary Cooper

The annual Florida FFA State Convention has been taking place this week as folks from across the state have been in attendance. One of those is Southeast AgNet’s Gary Cooper as he files this report.


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More information on this week’s convention is available on the Florida FFA website.

Crop Acreage Reports Have Added Significance this Year

Rod Bain

Rod Bain

Row crop farmers are being reminded your crop acreage reports need to be turned in by July 15th. And those reports could help you with new Farm Bill farm program choices. With more on that story, here’s Rod Bain.


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The Faces of Farming

We told you earlier this week the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance was looking for the new “Faces of Farming & Ranching”. Well today, Cindy Zimmerman has a story with a person who is a one of the Faces of Farming.


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Florida’s Finest FFA Chapters Selected

The 2014 Florida FFA State Convention is underway this week and here is a news release from that event:

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida FFA is pleased to announce the selection of “Florida’s Finest” FFA Chapters. The selection of these chapters is based upon the completion of the National Chapter Award program application. These chapters have excelled in the areas of student, chapter and community development and have worked hard to fulfill the mission of the FFA. One member and one advisor Read the rest of this entry »

Argentina Peanut Crop Update

Tyron Spearman has an update on the peanut crop in Argentina, one of U.S. peanut growers biggest competitors.


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Surprised with Cotton Acreage in Georgia

Richey Seaton

Richey Seaton

Richey Seaton with the Georgia Cotton Commission was a bit surprised with USDA’s crop acreage report of how many cotton acres were planted in Georgia this year, but he notes so far the crop is looking good overall.


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Florida Farmers Can Sign Up to Help Pollinators

USDAState Agronomist and Plant Materials Specialist with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida, MiMi Williams, reminds Florida farmers that July 18 is the sign up deadline to help pollinators in the effort to reverse the loss of pollinator food and habitat.


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Hard Charges

Genetically Modified food (GMO foods)Everett Griner talks about G.M.O. foods still raising questions in today’s Agri View.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: Cotton and Peanut Acreage Up

AgNet This Week

Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week features details on the increases in peanut and cotton acreage. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Looking Deeper at Peanut Acreage Report

Tyron Spearman takes even a deeper look at the peanut acreage numbers from yesterday’s USDA report.


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One Big Surprise in Acreage Reports

Joe Glauber

Joe Glauber

According to USDA Chief Economist Joe Glauber, there was one big surprise when USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service released their annual crop acreage report yesterday afternoon.


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For more on these reports, visit www.nass.usda.gov.

Out to Whip Hunger in America

A charity has been started to help whip hunger in America. Cindy Zimmerman has the details.


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Big Jump in Peanut Acres

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

USDA has released its 2014 crop acreage reports, and Tyron Spearman reports via phone, that peanut acreage takes a pretty good jump this year. He also looks at some of the other crops and how they fared in this new report.


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Cotton Acreage Up 9 Percent

Angie Considine

Angie Considine

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service released its annual acreage reports today, and Angie Considine with USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service in Washington, D.C. notes cotton acreage this year is expected to be up overall.


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Looking Forward to Acreage Reports

USDA will release their annual acreage report this afternoon, and Tyron Spearman reports that many folks are looking forward to seeing those numbers.


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Ag in Review Ending the Week of June 27, 2014

This is recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast featuring reports regarding the estate tax, proposed waters of the U.S. rule, and looking forward to seeing USDA’s numbers in Monday’s acreage report.

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