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Two Florida Congressmen Lose to Challengers

By MARGIE MENZEL
THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA:

THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, November 5, 2014……….Both incumbents — one Democrat and one Republican — lost their seats Tuesday in Florida’s two most hotly-contested congressional races.

One-term Democratic U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia lost to Republican challenger Carlos Curbelo 51.56 percent to 48.44 percent in the 26th Congressional District, which includes parts of Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.

And Democratic challenger Gwen Graham — daughter of former governor and U.S. Sen. Bob Graham — ousted two-term incumbent Steve Southerland, a Panama City Republican who was Read the rest of this entry »

Adam Putnam Wins

From the Putnam for Commissioner of Agriculture campaign:

Adam Putnam

Adam Putnam

BARTOW, Fla. – Following major media outlets calling the race, Adam Putnam, Florida’s incumbent Commissioner of Agriculture, claimed victory in his re-election contest shortly after 8:00 p.m. in front several hundred family, friends and supporters in his home town of Bartow, Florida. Putnam defeated Democratic candidate Thaddeus Hamilton.

“First, I want to thank Read the rest of this entry »

Southeast AgNet This Week: Beef Check Off; New FFA Leadership

Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes details on the new FFA president from Georgia, plus information on the second beef check off. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.Southeast-AgNet-THIS-WEEK-s

EPA Visits NCGA President’s Farm

Chip Bowling

Chip Bowling

Nearly a dozen staffers of the Environmental Protection Agency visited National Corn Growers Association president Chip Bowling’s farm last week for an informational session.


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Peanut Harvest Continues

Peanut harvest across the Southeast continues to roll along, as Tyron Spearman looks at the progress thus far.


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The Future of Agriculture

Tom Vilsack

Tom Vilsack

During the recent 87th National FFA Convention, U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack talked about how these students are the future of agriculture. Cindy Zimmerman has the story.


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Georgia and Florida FFA Proficiency Award Winners

ffa-logoA variety of awards were handed out during the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Kentucky. That included a host of Proficiency Awards, where a few students from Georgia and Florida came away as winners. This list includes: Read the rest of this entry »

September was a Good Month for Peanuts

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

According the latest numbers, September was a good month for peanuts. Tyron Spearman has the details.


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Georgia Student to Serve as President of National FFA Organization

Andy Paul

Andy Paul

The 87th National FFA Convention and Expo took place this past weekend in Louisville, Kentucky and during that event Andy Paul of Georgia, an agricultural education major at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, was elected president. Kelsey Litchfield caught up with Andy after the announcement.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending October 31, 2014

In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we have information about USDA’s plans to move forward with another beef check-off program, along with information about a produce innovation award program, and why it’s a big weekend for peanut products.

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Georgia Department of Agriculture to host 2014 “Clean Day” November 12

From the Georgia Department of Agriculture:

The Georgia Department of Agriculture will host a “Clean Day” Wednesday Nov. 12, 2014 at the Brooks County Extension office in Quitman, Georgia from 9:00am – 3:00pm. Clean day serves as an excellent opportunity for residents to dispose of pesticides that they have been Read the rest of this entry »

Commissioner Putnam Recognizes Winners of Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Awards

From the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:

FDACSPonte Vedra Beach, FL – Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam today presented awards to the three winners of the state’s Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Award, which recognizes agricultural enterprises that are at the forefront of developing and adopting innovative and environmentally sensitive farming practices. Read the rest of this entry »

50 Years of Using Peanuts

Tyron Spearman has a story about a company that is celebrating 50 years of using peanuts and peanut products.


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Two Florida FFA Chapters are National Award Winners

From the FFA:

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The top winners are selected in the following categories: Student, chapter, community and outstanding middle school. The nation’s top ten three-star chapters compete for the award in each category. All chapters that receive national three-star ratings are then eligible to compete for the National Model of Excellence Chapter Award. Read the rest of this entry »

Big Weekend for Peanut Products

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

With Halloween coming up tomorrow, Tyron Spearman reports this will be a big weekend for peanut products.


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Georgia Cotton Producers Invited to STAX-Farm Bill Meetings

The National Cotton Council invites Georgia cotton producers to attend one of two educational meetings which will provide an in-depth look at the new Stacked Income Protection Plan, otherwise known as STAX, and the Supplemental Coverage Option. Coverage levels, expected yields and Read the rest of this entry »

What New APH Yield Exclusion Means to Growers

Rod Bain

Rod Bain

Flexibility is the term used in describing the Annual Production History yield exclusion soon available to eligible crop producers. Rod Bain reports.


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No Changes in Peanut Market

There are no changes in the peanut market this week as Tyron Spearman reminds us where prices currently stand.


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USDA Designates Early County in Georgia as a Primary Natural Disaster Area With Assistance to Producers in Alabama

From the U.S. Department of Agriculture:

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2014 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Early County in Georgia as a primary natural disaster area due to damages and losses caused by a recent drought. Read the rest of this entry »

Southeast AgNet This Week: Cotton Seminar; Hunters Helping Farmers

AgNet This Week

The current issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes information on a crop management seminar for cotton producers and a new program to prevent crop damage from feral hogs. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

New Nematicide is a ‘Step Change’ Away From Restricted-Use Soil Fumigants

Article by: Pablo A. Navia Gine
Innovation Technical Leader
ADAMA

Pablo A. Navia Gine

Pablo A. Navia Gine

Nematodes are the most prolific parasite on the planet. With more than 10,000 classified species worldwide, they can be found virtually everywhere — in soil, water, and inside plants and animals. Described as the “unseen enemy”, nematodes account for an estimated 14 percent of all worldwide plant losses, which translates into global yield losses of more than $100 billion annually, including $9.1 billion here in the U.S.

Crop production problems induced by nematodes generally occur as a result of root dysfunction, reducing rooting volume and foraging and poor utilization of water and nutrients. The most widespread and Learn more about NIMITZ and ADAMA.

Still ‘Pickin’

cotton balesEverett Griner talks about cotton facing a tough future in today’s Agri View.


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Peanut Count Continues to Rise

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

The peanut count continues to rise as harvest rolls along. Tyron Spearman has the latest numbers.


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Cotton and Peanut Harvest Moving Along

Brad Rippey

Brad Rippey

USDA released their final crop conditions report for the year this week, and the overall cotton crop is rated 48% good to excellent with only 18% poor to very poor. And while that does make ratings for the year better than last year, USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey says there are drought effects in the four major cotton production states. He looks at the cotton and peanut harvest in Alabama, Florida and Georgia and we also look at vegetable harvest in South Florida. Read the rest of this entry »

Dealing with Peanuts Around the World

Tyron Spearman has updated information about what all is taking place around the world when it comes to peanuts and working with export markets.


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Register Today for the 2014 Crop Management Seminar

Ed Barnes

Ed Barnes

Dr. Ed Barnes with Cotton Incorporated invites cotton producers from across the Southeast to attend the 2014 Crop Management Seminar November 12-13 in Tifton, Georgia.


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Ag Senators Asking for Withdrawal of WOTUS

Senate Ag Committee members requested withdrawal of part of the Environmental Protection Agencies Waters of the U.S. proposal.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending October 24, 2014

In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we have information about some upcoming cotton meetings, a look at the varying sides of COOL, along with information about an auctioneering contest that was held here in the Southeast and the fact this is National Sausage Month.

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Peanuts Continue to Roll In

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

Peanut harvest continues across the Southeast, and Tyron Spearman has an update of the latest numbers coming in for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia.


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Florida Lawmaker Believes in State Control of Waters

Katie Edwards

Katie Edwards

The proposed Waters of the U.S. rule from the EPA is one that has many concerned right now, including a few lawmakers. Cindy Zimmerman recently caught up with Katie Edwards, who represents Florida House District 98, and asked if she thought the states could handle this better.


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