Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes a report on millions of dollars of U.S. Department of Agriculture funding being made available through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program as well as a beef checkoff challenge producers can participate in. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.
USDA continues to remind farmers that the 2014 Farm Bill requires you to file a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form, with your local USDA service center in order to become or remain eligible for crop insurance premium support. Risk Management Agency Administrator Brandon Willis explains the conservation compliance certification needed and who needs to fill out this form .
It’s been a good stretch of days for farmers trying to get seed in the ground, as ideal conditions for planting have been found not only in Alabama, Florida and Georgia, but other parts of the country as well. USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey first has a look at cotton numbers thus far.
In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we update Farm Bill implementation, look at action that took in the U.S. House and Senate, and talk about how recent wet weather and current crop prices may have some farmers changing thoughts about what to plant.
Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes U.S. Department of Agriculture information, including an update on avian influenza and a reminder on the deadline for Conservation Compliance Provisions. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.
Efforts are underway in one state to update peanut grading equipment, as Tyron Spearman has that story, along with information about how peanuts were involved in a different situation concerning exports.
TIFTON, Ga. (April 22, 2015) The Georgia Peanut Commission attended the Georgia School Nutrition Association annual conference held April 9-11 in Athens, Georgia. During the GSNA meeting, school nutrition personnel from across the state of Georgia attended educational seminars, visited with food industry representatives and received recognition for outstanding performance at their respective schools.
Before the recent rains, it was fairly dry in some areas of the Southeast. Chip Blalock, with Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Ga., says they needed some help when it came to actually planting corn this year.
In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we provided more information concerning avian influenza, looked at a big week in Washington D.C. on issues affecting agriculture, and discussed how farmer to consumer operations are still growing.