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Self Preservation

homemade preserves canned goods in mason jarsEverett Griner talks about “canning” making a comeback in today’s Agri View.


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Farmer Tools Available

Tyron Spearman has more information about some of the new farmers tools that are now available through USDA.


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Getting Consumers Thoughts about Cotton

Kim Kitchings

Kim Kitchings

Getting the most up-to-date market information to better understand the use and role of cotton is one area that Kim Kitchings, Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Program Metrics for Cotton Incorporated, works with. And she talks about the reasons why this is important in their efforts to help the profitability of cotton growers.


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Crop Reports Will Include Revised Acreage Numbers

A variety of USDA crop reports are coming out at 12-noon Eastern Friday which many people are eagerly awaiting. And according to Lance Honig, with the National Ag Statistics Service, this October report also will include acreage numbers.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: Specialty Crop Dollars; Cotton Dispute Agreement

AgNet This Week

The current issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes information on nearly $118 million in USDA grants to strengthen markets for specialty crops and news of an agreement to settle the longstanding cotton dispute in the World Trade Organization. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Georgia Cotton Growers Reminded of Lint Contamination Issues

ga-cotton-commission-logoCotton growers are being reminded of the issues with contaminants in their crop. Georgia Cotton Commission’s Richey Seaton urges everyone to take the extra steps to keep this from being a big problem this year.


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No Real Changes to Peanut Prices

While a few small moves were found, Tyron Spearman reports there were no real changes in peanut prices this week.


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Looking at Cotton and Peanut Conditions

Brad Rippey

Brad Rippey

As harvest continues around many areas of the Southeast, USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey has a look at the condition of both the cotton and peanut crops.


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Peanut Crop Update

Tyron Spearman has an update on how the peanut crop looks and where harvest stands at this time.


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Best Time to Apply Poultry Litter

Rod Bain

Rod Bain

USDA researchers are studying when the best time is to apply poultry litter in the soil, as Rod Bain has the story.


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Efforts to Improve Cotton from Fiber to Fabric

Vikki Martin

Vikki Martin

Vikki Martin, Director of Quality Research and Product Evaluation for Cotton Incorporated, talks about what her division does to help growers with their profitability.


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Propane Industry Preparing for Winter

As crops are being harvested this fall, and with colder weather coming this winter, Cindy Zimmerman says those who use propane are being urged to prepare.


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Busy Week for Peanut Harvest

Conditions for harvest in some areas of the Southeast haven’t been the best the past couple of weeks, but according to Tyron Spearman, many will be working hard this week to get caught up.


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True or False

organic vegetablesEverett Griner talks about “organic”, more than where it is grown in today’s Agri View.


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ARC and PLC Education Programs and Southeast Could See a Colder and Dryer Winter

USDA has announced there will be educational opportunities for the new ARC and PLC programs. Tyron Spearman has more on that along with information about what we might be experiencing weather-wise this coming winter.

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Georgia Cotton Commission Pleased with Agreement

Richey Seaton

Richey Seaton

Over the last several months, the United States and Brazil have held intensified discussions to resolve the cotton dispute, and yesterday it was announced the two governments had reached an agreement providing for formal termination of the cotton case at the WTO Dispute Settlement Body. And Georgia Cotton Commission’s Richey Seaton says it’s great news for cotton growers.


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Peanut Usage is Up

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

The latest stocks and processing report shows that usage of peanuts continues to be strong. Tyron Spearman has the details.


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New Line of Attack against WOTUS

Opponents of the proposed “Waters of the U.S.” rule have opened a new avenue of attack, accusing the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers of thwarting requirements of the Administrative procedure Act.


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Pasture and Rangeland Update

Now that fall has arrived, pasture and rangeland conditions across the country continue to hold up well.


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Georgia Cotton at the Fair

ga-cotton-commission-logoExecutive Director of the Georgia Cotton Commission, Richey Seaton, invites everyone to learn more about the state’s cotton industry at their booth located at the Georgia National Fair which kicks off today in Perry.


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Peanut Posted Price Update and Deadline for Cotton Program Signup Nearing

Tyron Spearman updates this week’s peanut posted price along with reminding cotton growers about a signup deadline that’s coming up.

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Georgia Peanut Commission Traveling to the Classic City to Promote Peanuts

From the Georgia Peanut Commission:

TIFTON, Ga. (Oct. 1, 2014) – The Georgia Peanut Commission will be traveling to Athens, Georgia, this upcoming weekend to promote peanuts during Homecoming weekend at the University of Georgia. While in Athens, GPC will pass out koozies adorning the Georgia Peanuts logo, as well as its famous little red bags of peanuts to football fans and Athens-area residents, alike.

During the 2013 football season, GPC held the promotion in Athens for the first time and received outstanding results. During the course of the Read the rest of this entry »

United States and Brazil Reach Agreement to End WTO Cotton Dispute

From the U.S. Department of Agriculture:

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2014 – Today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman announced that the United States and Brazil have reached agreement to settle the longstanding Cotton dispute in the World Trade Organization (WTO). Under the terms of the agreement, Brazil will terminate the Cotton case, giving up its rights to countermeasures against U.S. trade or any further proceedings in this dispute. Brazil has also agreed not to Read the rest of this entry »

NCC Commends Resolution of Brazil WTO Dispute

From the National Cotton Council:

MEMPHIS — The National Cotton Council appreciates the U.S. government’s successful efforts to conclude the U.S.-Brazil trade dispute in the World Trade Organization through negotiation, thereby avoiding retaliation.

NCC Chairman Wally Darneille reiterated that the U.S. cotton industry has undertaken extensive efforts to Read the rest of this entry »

Peanut Crop Update

Tyron Spearman has an update on how the peanut crop looks as of this week and how harvest is progressing.


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Cotton is Not Always a Natural Choice

Mark Messura

Mark Messura

Cotton farmers work hard every year to grow a good, quality product. But according Mark Messura, Senior Vice President for Cotton Incorporated, while cotton is a natural fabric it’s not always a natural choice for some manufacturers.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: Risk Management; Livestock Disaster Program Deadline

AgNet This Week

Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes information on new USDA risk management programs and a reminder about an important deadline. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

AgNeTVideo: Brandt Highlights a New Product for Producers

brandt-logoCharles Lanfier, Brandt sales manager for Central and South Florida, gives a brief history of the company and introduces a new product beneficial to producers.

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Digital Release of Farmland Movie Coming

farmland-movie-picWe told you last week that the movie “Farmland” was produced to help better explain agriculture. And if you have yet to see the movie, Cindy Zimmerman reports today that the digital release of it is coming soon.


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Research Efforts Continue for Georgia Cotton Growers

Guy Collins

Guy Collins

University of Georgia Extension Cotton Agronomist Guy Collins knows the importance of their research projects, but also wants growers to know they depend quite a bit on the Georgia Cotton Commission for dollars to fund those efforts.


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