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Water Requirements

Water drop from green leafEverett Griner talks about how water requirements vary widely in today’s Agri View.


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GMO Fears are Growing

Fears about GMOs here in the U.S. are growing, as Cindy Zimmerman has the story.


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Commissioner Putnam Launches “Florida’s Roadmap to Living Healthy”

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From the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:

Bradenton, FL – Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam today announced the launch of an innovative mapping technology to more precisely assess communities in need across Florida.

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Peanut Usage Continues to Climb and Foreign Groups to Visit Southeast Locations

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According to the latest numbers, peanut usage continues to climb. Tyron Spearman has that information along with a story about groups from other countries coming here to tour various peanut facilities.

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Dolcini to Serve as New Farm Service Agency Administrator

Val Dolcini

Val Dolcini

Val Dolcini, who has been the California FSA state executive director for the past 5 years, has been selected to serve as USDA’s new Farm Service Agency Administrator in Washington D.C.


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Peanut Calendar

Tyron Spearman has a quick look at a couple of events coming up in Georgia that may be of interest to peanut and cotton farmers.


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Peanut Price Update

With an update on what’s taking place with peanut prices right now, here’s Tyron Spearman.


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Hot and Dry Weather Affecting Some Crops

There are some areas of the Southeast that experienced nice rains over the past week, but for most of us it’s been hot and dry. And according to the latest numbers from USDA’s crop conditions report, it’s taking a toll on some crops.


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Farm Exports

Large container ship in a dockEverett Griner talks about expanding farm exports in today’s Agri View.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: Dairy Farmer and Farm Bill Programs

AgNet This Week

Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week features details on a new risk management program for dairy farmers as well as Farm Bill programs available through USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Non-Irrigated Peanuts Feeling the Pinch

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

The past couple of weeks, Tyron Spearman has been reporting on how dry conditions have been affecting some peanut fields across the southeast. Today he notes how some of those non-irrigated peanuts are really feeling the pinch.


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Vilsack Optimistic for 2015 Ag Trade Numbers

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Tom Vilsack

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is very optimistic when it comes to ag trade for 2015.


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USDA Video: Stamps Honor Farmers Markets

usda-postage-stampsFour postage stamps honor farmers markets and farmers. Watch the video!

UGA Cotton-Peanut Research Field Day Next Week

The annual UGA Cotton-Peanut Research Field Day will be held on Wednesday, September 10. Tyron Spearman has this reminder as farmers are invited to attend.


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Agri View: CCC Update

beeEverett Griner talks about the new update on Colony Collapse Disorder not encouraging in today’s Agri View.


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NRCS Promoting 2014 Farm Bill Programs

Leonard Jordan

Leonard Jordan

Leonard Jordan, associate chief for conservation with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, reminds landowners of some of the programs they offer through the 2014 Farm Bill.


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Harvest Season Nearing for Some Georgia Cotton Fields

Richey Seaton

Richey Seaton

Richey Seaton with the Georgia Cotton Commission has an update on where the cotton crop stands in his state as some growers will be preparing for harvest before long.


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National Peanut Board Sets Budget

The National Peanut Board has set their budget for the next fiscal year. Tyron Spearman has the details.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending August 29, 2014

This is recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast featuring reports concerning EPA’s proposed Waters of the U.S. rule, how dry conditions are affecting the peanut crop, and a look at sustainability.

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Farm Income Forecast to Fall This Year

While year to year farm income forecasts are expected down this year, there was improvement noted from the February estimates. Rod Bain has the story.


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Peanut Crop and Export Update

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman takes a look at some things affecting this year’s peanut crop in certain areas, along with an update concerning a story he recently did about peanut exports.


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Peanut Farmers Urged to Verify Acreage History

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

Peanut farmers across the Southeast are being urged to verify their acreage history. Tyron Spearman has more information on why it’s important to do so.


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Questioning Sharing of Personal Producer Data

afbf-logoThe American Farm Bureau Federation is asking a federal judge to decide without trial, whether the Environmental Protection Agency can share producers’ personal data with environmental groups and others.


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Many Southeast Peanut Fields are Dry

According to the latest crop conditions report, many Southeast peanut fields are really dry right now. Tyron Spearman has the details.


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Wondering about Propane Prices This Winter

Gary Crawford

Gary Crawford

If you bought propane last winter, you remember the sky-high prices. And with fall just around the corner, there are some wondering if we might be headed for the same thing again this winter. Gary Crawford has more on that.


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Pelting Weeds with New Control Device

Rod Bain

Rod Bain

Weed control is a major issue for growers across the country. And while research efforts have been underway to help organic growers, there is something being used that may help various row crop farmers. Rod Bain has the story.


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USDA Continues to Seek Input for 2017 Census of Ag

USDA continues to seek input on the 2017 Census of Agriculture. Released once every five years, the census provided detailed data covering agriculture down to the county level.


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To learn more and to access the complete 2012 Census of Agriculture results, visit www.agcensus.usda.gov.

Florida Extension Agents Attending Annual Conference

uf-ifas-logoAll this week, the Extension Professional Associations of Florida are conducting their annual conference in Panama City Beach. Dr. Jack Payne, senior vice-president for ag and natural resources at the University of Florida, says it’s a great event to get all of these extension agents together.


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More information about the Extension Professional Associations of Florida is available on their website.

Southeast AgNet This Week: WOTUS Viewpoints; Cotton Grower Programs

AgNet This Week

Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week features multiple viewpoints on the proposed Waters of the U.S. rule as well as details on programs for cottons growers. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

ROI Study Shows Positive Return on Peanut Grower Assessment Dollars

In the most comprehensive study ever conducted for the National Peanut Board about the Return on Investment (ROI) of peanut assessments, Dr. Harry Kaiser of Cornell University concludes that each dollar invested in the Board’s checkoff program between 2007 and 2013 returned $8.87 to the peanut industry. Tyron Spearman has the details.


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