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Eggs Leading the Way in Increases in Marketbasket Survey

eggsAmerican Farm Bureau Federation’s Semi-Annual Marketbasket Survey reveals that retail egg prices have hit historically high prices.

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Peanut Stocks are Coming Down

Tyron Spearman
The latest peanut stocks and processing report indicates that peanut stocks are slowly dropping. Tyron Spearman runs through the new numbers.

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GMO Labeling Not Getting Any Traction in Florida Legislature

Sam ArdSam Ard, Director of Governmental Affairs for the Florida Cattlemen’s Association, says the GMO labeling issue is pretty much dead this legislative session.

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Alabama Legislature Completes 2014 Session

Alabama Agribusiness CouncilAlabama legislators have hastily wrapped up the 2014 session, passing only two of the 25 ag bills that the industry was watching at the beginning of the session. Alabama Agribusiness Councils’s Leigha Cauthen has the details.

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New Vidalia Onion Pack Date Still Being Enforced

vidalia The Agriculture Department will indeed enforce the new, later start date for shipping Vidalia onions this season. Despite a court ruling that Georgia Ag Commissioner Gary Black is outside his authority in setting that date.

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Southeast AgNet's Everett Griner
4H is America’s foremost social teacher. Everett Griner talks about 4H and our children learn from it.

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Yoho Wants To Ensure The Federal Government Does Not Regulate Your Backyard Pond

This is a release from Florida Congressman Ted Yoho’s office:

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL-03) has written a letter to two Appropriations subcommittees; the Energy, Water Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee and the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee. Congressman Yoho is requesting that language be inserted in their respective appropriations bills ensuring the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corp of Engineers will not implement new rules on Read the rest of this entry »

Funding to Fight Feral Swine

USDA is investing $20 million dollars to combat the wide range of damage caused by feral swine populations.

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Southeastern Farmers Could Make Last Minute Changes in Plantings

DTN Senior Analyst Darin Newsom says a closer look at all the variables, reveals that crop plantings are still somewhat up in the air, especially for the southeast.

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Fire at Peanut Butter Plant and Peanut Price Update

There was a small fire this week at plant which makes peanut butter, as Tyron Spearman has that story along with this week’s peanut price update.

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Try it Yourself

Very few people have any concept of the work migrant laborers do. Everett Griner has a story of a man that gave it a try.

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Conservation Programs for 2014 Farm Bill in Rule Making Process

Russell MorganFlorida State Conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Russell Morgan, details some of the changes that will be implemented in the 2014 Farm Bill.

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Alabama Senator on EPA Overstep

Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions explains his concerns on the trend that many view as a vast overstep by administrative agencies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency.

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A Closer Look at Projected Cotton Plantings for Georgia

Richey Seaton
Richey Seaton with the Georgia Cotton Commission says it looks like cotton plantings will hold relatively steady for Georgia this year.

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Preliminary Numbers Show Crop Progress is Behind Average

USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey shares the first preliminary numbers for crop progress in parts of the Southeastern U.S.

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Value Added Grants Available and Farm Bill Education Meetings

The deadline to apply for value added grants has been extended and Tyron Spearman has the details. He also has information about some Farm Bill educational meetings coming up that farmers may be interested in attending.

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AgNet This Week: Crop Reports, EPA’s Clean Water Act Proposal

AgNet This Week

This week’s issue of AgNet This Week features highlights from USDA’s planting intentions report, a look at EPA’s proposed changes to the Clean Water Act and much more. To learn more about these topics and others click here to subscribe today and view the current issue.

Peanut Butter Destroyed

Over two million dollars worth of peanut butter has been destroyed, and Tyron Spearman let’s us know where and why this happened.

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National Soyfoods Month

April is being celebrated as National Soyfoods Month.

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Peanut Contracts Pulled

After the planting intentions report was released yesterday, many peanut contracts were pulled. Tyron Spearman has the details.

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Analysis of Key Numbers in USDA’s Planting Intentions Report

DTN Senior Analyst Darin Newsom gives his assessment regarding the planting intentions report that was released by USDA on Monday.

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Farmland Coming to the Big Screen

The farm-focused, feature length documentary Farmland will be released across 60 major national markets in the U.S. starting on May 1st.

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Estimated Peanut Acreage is Up

Tyron Spearman
According to the numbers released today by USDA, peanut acreage in the U.S. this year should be up. Tyron Spearman looks at that along with figures from other field crops.

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Highlights from USDA’s Prospective Plantings Report

Farmers say they intend to cut back on corn and increase soybean acreage this spring. USDA’s Gary Crawford has the details from the National Ag Statistics Service planting intentions report.

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Cotton Intentions Up Overall, but Down for the Southeast

Angie ConsidineUSDA’s National Agriculture Statistics Service released their annual planting intentions reports today, and Angie Considine with USDA’s National Agriculture Statistics Service in Washington D.C. said overall the cotton numbers are up this year, but the Southeast is expected to see declines.

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Elaine Turner named dean of UF’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

From The University of Florida:

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida faculty member and administrator often lauded for her outstanding teaching skills has been named dean of the university’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

Elaine Turner, senior associate dean for UF’s third -largest college, often known as CALS, has been interim dean of the school since early January, but becomes its dean effective April 11, said Jack Payne, UF senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources.

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Ag in Review for the Week Ending March 28, 2014

A highlight of agricultural news for this week from around the Southeast.

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University of Georgia to Hold Farm Bill Education Meetings

Georgia row crop farmers who want to know more about the new farm bill are encouraged to attend one of a series of meetings coordinated by University of Georgia agricultural economists.

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Benefits of Advancing Cotton Education Program

As a new crop season nears, cotton producers are encouraged to utilize the resources available in the National Cotton Council’s “Advancing Cotton Education” (ACE) program, as a way to enhance their crop production decisions.

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Peanut Company Sells

A peanut company which was in the news a while back recently sold, as Tyron Spearman has the details.

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