In our weekly “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff Weldon Wynn, Chairman of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board, reminds producers of how important the export market is to cattle prices.
USDA’s Farm Service Agency’s annual publication regarding foreign investors’ holdings of U.S. agricultural land is out. According to the data gathered through December 31st of 2011, foreign investors hold an interest in Read the rest of this entry »
As cotton farmers continue to deal with numerous challenges, Dr. Kater Hake, vice president of agricultural and environmental research with Cotton Incorporated, says researching these challenges continues to be a top priority for the Cotton Research and Promotion Program.
Following a Thanksgiving holiday hiatus, four meetings of interest to citrus growers will take place December 10-12. They are a grower forum, a winter weather school, a citrus grower meeting focusing on psyllid management, and a rootstock field day.
USDA’s Commodity Credit Corporation has announced the results of the offer made November 14th to sell its sugar inventory for bioenergy production under the Feedstock Flexibility Program and other non-food uses.
Progress on the Fast Track program intended to get new fresh fruit selections into Florida growers’ hands quickly is provided by Peter Chaires, executive director of the New Varieties Development and Management Corporation.
Agriculture Committee leaders were unsuccessful in coming to an agreement on the farm bill before leaving for Thanksgiving break. However, conference committee member Steve Southerland from Florida told us recently that he remains optimistic.
Audrey Rowe with USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service says they are encouraging consumers to go online and visit ChooseMyPlate.gov for an eight-week series on healthy and cost effective ways to celebrate the season.
Florida’s fresh citrus shippers are in their busiest six-week period of the year. Citrus Administrative Committee Manager Duke Chadwell tells what percentage of all fresh citrus is shipped during the end-of-year holiday season, and why.