This is recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast featuring reports about the 6-month mark of the new Farm Bill, about the new Cotton Transition Assistance Program which starts Monday, how the peanut crop looks right now in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, and about a new burger made from both beef and chicken.
USDA recently announced that U.S. farmers spent $367.3 billion on agricultural production in 2013.
From USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Florida:
(Gainesville, FL), Aug. 07, 2014 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Florida Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Rick Dantzler, today announced that farmers and ranchers still have time to apply for low interest 2014 loans available through FSA’s direct farm ownership program. The deadline to submit applications is Sept. 30, 2014.
Eligible producers can borrow up to $300,000 in direct farm ownership loans to buy or enlarge a farm, construct new farm buildings or Read the rest of this entry »
According to the latest numbers, peanut stocks continue to dwindle. Tyron Spearman has the story.
From the U.S. Department of Agriculture:
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Escambia, Jackson and Santa Rosa counties in Florida as primary natural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by excessive rain that occurred from April 4, 2014, through May 2, 2014. Read the rest of this entry »
Nominations are now being accepted for a few seats on the Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Cotton, a farmer-funded program that conducts research, promotion and education for the commodity in Georgia.
Parents, schools, health professionals and others have a new resource to help them understand and effectively manage food allergies, thanks to the National Peanut Board. Cindy Zimmerman reports that NPB has launched PeanutAllergyFacts.org, a website dedicated to providing science-based information about peanut and food allergies.
A meeting for Peanut Shellers and Buying Points is scheduled this week, and Tyron Spearman has the details.
This is recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast featuring reports regarding the longleaf pine initiative, how the peanut crop looks thus far in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, and about efforts underway to find a new Executive Vice President for the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association.
USDA has announced new crop insurance options for next year, as Tyron Spearman has more information.
From the National Association of Wheat Growers:
Washington, D.C. – July 31, 2014 – The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) appreciates the House votes in support of H. R. 935, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act.
“The passage of HR 935 is an important step in addressing the duplicative regulation on pesticide applications,” says NAWG President, Paul Penner, a wheat farmer from Read the rest of this entry »
In a release from the United Soybean Board, under the soy checkoff program, all U.S. soybean farmers contribute a small percentage of their gross soybean sales for research and marketing projects that maximize their profit potential. According to the results of a new, independent study, the checkoff continues to grow those small investments into big results for U.S. soybean farmers.
The results of the checkoff’s most recent regular, independent return-on-investment (ROI) analysis found that all U.S. soybean farmers receive Read the rest of this entry »
From the U.S. Department of Agriculture:
WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released a report that, for the first time, provides uniform scientific methods for quantifying the changes in greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and carbon storage from various land management and conservation activities. The report, titled Quantifying Greenhouse Gas Fluxes in Agriculture and Forestry: Methods for Entity-Scale Inventory, will help USDA evaluate current and future greenhouse gas conservation programs, as well as Read the rest of this entry »
One speaker at last week’s Southern Peanut Growers Conference talked about the negatives and positives in the peanut industry right now. Tyron Spearman has the details.
From the Florida Farm Bureau Federation:
Gainesville, Fla.—Three finalists have been selected for Florida Farm Bureau’s 2014 Achievement in Agriculture Award and will compete in October for the top statewide honor.
This year’s finalists are Trevor Bass (Alachua County), Doug and DeAnne Carter (Suwannee County) and Corey Lambert (Hardee County).
The Achievement in Agriculture award recognizes members of Read the rest of this entry »
Folks from across the Southeast were in Panama City, Florida this past weekend for the annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference. And those in attendance included the Executive Directors of the Alabama Peanut Producers Association, Florida Peanut Producers Association and Georgia Peanut Commission.
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