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United States Wins WTO Trade Enforcement Dispute for American Farmers

From the White House:

Washington, D.C. – United States Trade Representative Michael Froman announced today that the United States has won a major victory at the World Trade Organization (WTO) on behalf of U.S. farmers, including the U.S. poultry industry. A WTO dispute settlement panel has found in favor of the United States in a dispute challenging India’s ban on various U.S. agricultural products – such as poultry meat, eggs, and live pigs – allegedly to Read the rest of this entry »

Statement on WTO Decision Ruling against India’s Ban on US Poultry Imports

From the National Chicken Council:

Washington, D.C. – October 14, 2014 – Today’s announcement by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) that the World Trade Organization has ruled against India in its ban on U.S. poultry imports is commended by the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) and the National Chicken Council (NCC).

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Florida Cattlewomen Talk Beef at Southern Women’s Show

Ashley Hughes

Ashley Hughes

The Florida Cattlewomen, along with the American National Cattlewomen, talked with many women about the healthy benefits of beef at a major event this past weekend. Ashley Hughes with the Florida Beef Council was pleased with everyone’s participation in promoting beef in Florida.


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Soggy Start to Sunbelt Ag Expo

sunbelt-wet-start-2014Gates opened a bit later than normal for the 37th annual Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia as rain welcomed those who were here to start the event off. More showers are expected today so obviously that will affect the field demo harvesting plans, so I caught up with Farm Manager Michael Chafin to see what their plans are.


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Sunbelt Ag Expo Starts Today

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

The 37th annual Sunbelt Ag Expo officially starts today at Spence Field in Moultrie, Georgia. Tyron Spearman is there and has a look at what some of the events planned for the first day include.


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With Fries?

cheseburger and potatoEverett Griner talks about fast food chains supporting many families in today’s Agri View.


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Why ‘Bicarbonates’ is a Dirty Word for Citrus Growers

Jim Graham

Jim Graham

University of Florida (UF) scientist Jim Graham tells why bicarbonates has become almost a dirty word to citrus growers in the HLB era. Graham offers recommendations for dealing with high bicarbonates, and tells why he’s optimistic that premature fruit drop may not be so bad this season as in the previous two seasons.


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Sunbelt Ag Expo Kicks Off Tomorrow

Chip Blalock

Chip Blalock

The Sunbelt Ag Expo kicks off tomorrow, as the 37th annual event takes place October 14-16 at Spence Field in Moultrie, Georgia. Executive Director Chip Blalock says while they have already harvested some of the corn and soybeans, there will still be a lot of harvesting to see.


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Signup for Dairy Margin Protection Program

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Tom Vilsack

Signup for the Dairy Margin Protection Program has been underway since the first part of September, but the date it ends is just a little over six weeks away. And Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack encourages dairy farmers who have yet to check into it to do so.


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Florida Commissioner’s Spotlight: Babcock Ranch

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Adam Putnam

On this week’s Commissioner’s Spotlight, Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam talks to Franko Galoso about opportunities for Florida’s farmers and ranchers looking to grow their operations by leasing on the Babcock Ranch Preserve.


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To learn more information about opportunities at Babcock Ranch please contact the Florida Forest Service at (850) 681-5800.

You can follow Florida Commissioner Adam Putnam on Facebook and Twitter.

Discover more by visiting FreshFromFlorida.com.

Choice Careers

Agriculture CareerEverett Griner talks about how agriculture school enrollment is still growing in today’s Agri View.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending October 10, 2014

In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we look at the various crop reports which were released by USDA Friday.

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2015 Florida Agriculture Hall of Fame Honorees Announced

From the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:

Tallahassee, FL – Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam and the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame Foundation announced today six honorees who will be inducted into the Florida Agriculture Hall of Fame for 2015. These individuals have made outstanding contributions to Florida’s agriculture industry and mentored future leaders in this field.

“Each of these men left an indelible mark on the history of Florida agriculture,” Commissioner Putnam said. “Not only are Read the rest of this entry »

Grower Reactions to Citrus Crop Forecast

citrus-forecast-2014When USDA’s October Citrus Crop forecast numbers were released, there were of course various reactions to the Florida all orange number of 108 million boxes total.


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Statement by Commissioner Putnam on U.S. Department of Agriculture Citrus Forecast for 2015

From the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:

Tallahassee, FL – Following the announcement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on its 2015 citrus forecast for Florida, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam released this statement:

“The forecast for this season’s citrus, if realized, represents a welcome increase in production despite the devastating Read the rest of this entry »

Slight Change to Peanut Production Numbers

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

USDA released its October crop estimate numbers today, and according to Tyron Spearman, when it comes to peanut numbers there was a slight change made.


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Cotton Production Up with No Changes to Acreage

Angie Considine

Angie Considine

According to USDA’s October report, while the amount of harvested upland cotton acres this year is the same as last month’s report, it is still more than last year. Angie Considine with the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has the numbers.


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Florida NRCS Invites Ranchers to Free Cattle Workshop

usda-logoA free cattle workshop will take place this coming Thursday, October 16th in Crystal Springs, Florida where producers can learn more about cost share and best management practices for cattle ranches in the Hillsborough River watershed.


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Live Citrus Broadcast Celebrating 20 Years

Gary Cooper

Gary Cooper

This year’s “live” broadcast of the citrus crop forecast is somewhat of a milestone for Southeast AgNet, as network founder and president Gary Cooper explains.


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Sunbelt Ag Expo Opens Tuesday

sunbeltThe annual Sunbelt Ag Expo gets underway next week in Moultrie, Georgia and Tyron Spearman has a look at some of the things folks will want to see while there.


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Self Preservation

homemade preserves canned goods in mason jarsEverett Griner talks about “canning” making a comeback in today’s Agri View.


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The Bio-based Economy is Growing

Cindy Zimmerman has a story today on how the bio-based economy is growing.


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Many New Aspects to Sunbelt Ag Expo Next Week

Chip Blalock

Chip Blalock

The annual Sunbelt Ag Expo takes place October 14th through the 16th at Spence Field in Moultrie, Georgia and their Executive Director Chip Blalock says there will be a lot going on this year.


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More can be found at www.sunbeltexpo.com.

Florida Natural Gas Fuel Fleet Vehicle Rebate Program Doing Well

Florida’s first program that provides incentive rebates for retrofitting fleet vehicles for natural gas fuel has been a success in only six months.


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Getting Consumers Thoughts about Cotton

Kim Kitchings

Kim Kitchings

Getting the most up-to-date market information to better understand the use and role of cotton is one area that Kim Kitchings, Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Program Metrics for Cotton Incorporated, works with. And she talks about the reasons why this is important in their efforts to help the profitability of cotton growers.


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Citrus Industry This Week: Citrus Crop Forecast is Tomorrow

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Today’s issue of Citrus Industry This Week features all of the information you need to hear tomorrow’s live citrus forecast, as well as a grower prediction on what the size of the Florida orange crop will be. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe free and view the current issue. Click here to subscribe to the monthly Citrus Industry magazine.

Florida Citrus Mutual Forecast Luncheon Is Friday

Andrew Meadows

Andrew Meadows

The official USDA annual Citrus Crop Forecast will be released at 12-noon tomorrow, October 10th. And Andrew Meadows, Director of Communications for Florida Citrus Mutual, reminds growers they will be serving their annual crop estimate luncheon this Friday at the Davis’ barn just east of Wauchula.


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Florida NRCS Programs Help with Longleaf Pine Restoration

usda-logoThrough the Longleaf Pine Initiative, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida continues to work with landowners through restoration efforts.


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Universal Drought

Water drop from green leafEverett Griner talks about future food production needing water in today’s Agri View.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: Specialty Crop Dollars; Cotton Dispute Agreement

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The current issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes information on nearly $118 million in USDA grants to strengthen markets for specialty crops and news of an agreement to settle the longstanding cotton dispute in the World Trade Organization. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

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