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 »
From the Putnam for Commissioner of Agriculture campaign:
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.
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.
A 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 »
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.
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
Article by: Pablo A. Navia Gine
Innovation Technical Leader
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.
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 »
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.
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.