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Commodity Credit Corporation Bartering Peanuts

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

The Commodity Credit Corporation has announced they are bartering for peanuts. Tyron Spearman has the details.

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WOTUS Lawsuits May Take a While

stream waterDuring last week’s Cattle Industry Convention in San Diego, one topic that many were discussing was the Waters of the U.S. rule. But as we know, the joint resolution to disapprove the Waters of the U.S. rule passed by both the House and Senate was vetoed by the president. Now there are still lawsuits pending to try and stop it, including one Read the rest of this entry »

Florida Commissioner’s Spotlight: Mobile Irrigation Lab Program

Adam Putnam

Adam Putnam

On this week’s Commissioner’s Spotlight, Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam talks to Franko Galoso about how the Florida Department of Agriculture’s Mobile Irrigation Lab Program is designed to educate and assist with water conservation efforts.

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China Relations

ChinaEverett Griner talks about agriculture trade with China in today’s Agri View.

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Statement by Commissioner Adam H. Putnam on Damage to South Florida Agriculture Due to Recent Flooding

From the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:

FDACSTALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As historic amounts of rainfall and flooding continue to impact South Florida’s multi-billion dollar agriculture industry and the tens of thousands of jobs it supports, Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam issued the following statement: Read the rest of this entry »

Ag in Review for the Week Ending January 29, 2016

Agnet_logo_at_150_dpiIn this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we look at the 2016 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show, how USDA officials are continuing to study the request by the cotton industry to make cottonseed eligible for USDA safety net programs, numbers from Read the rest of this entry »

Hay Net & Grazing Net

USDAThe U.S. Department of Agriculture has a new internet based program called “Haynet“, which is designed to help impacted livestock producers and forage growers connect. Cathy Isom reports the free service helps connect livestock producers and farmers impacted by recent natural disasters.

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Busy Ag Calendar

Tyron Spearman has a look at a busy agriculture calendar of events coming up week next week across the Southeast.

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USDA Continuing to Study Request by Cotton Industry

cotton-harvestUSDA officials are continuing to study the request by the cotton industry to make cottonseed eligible for USDA safety net programs such as ARC and PLC. Gary Crawford has more.

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Florida Legislature Working on Pesticide Registration Bill

Alex Lucas with Florida Rep. Neil Combee

Alex Lucas with Florida Rep. Neil Combee

One bill of interest to agriculture in this year’s Florida legislative Session is House Bill 4035, the Pesticide Registration Bill. It did pass in the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee by a vote of 13-0 and now is in the State Affairs Committee. Southeast AgNet Tallahassee Intern Alex Lucas had a chance to talk with the bill’s sponsor, Representative Neil Combee. He has been a Read the rest of this entry »

Secretary Appoints New, Diverse Leadership to The Cotton Board

From The Cotton Board:

cotton-logo(MEMPHIS, TN) – Today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the appointment of eight members, eight alternates, and three advisors to serve on The Cotton Board. The cotton producers and importers appointed by the Secretary are charged with working together to oversee the Cotton Research & Promotion Program. Read the rest of this entry »

Web Based Peanut Promotion

npb-logoTyron Spearman has information about a new web based promotion put together by the National Peanut Board.

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