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John Deere Expands Utility Tractor Lineup

Dan General, Industry

If you are looking for a hardworking utility tractor, John Deere has a variety of models that range from 23 to 135 horsepower that can get whatever job you have done. Lyle McMillian, product marketing manager for John Deere, talked with Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman about their expanding utility tractor lineup. John Deere Expands Utility Tractor Lineup

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Granddaddy of Southeast AgNet Retires

Dan General

Everett Griner, at 92 years young, is turning off his Southeast AgNet microphone to officially retire. He plans to spend more time with his wife at their farm home in Moultrie, Georgia. There are so many things about Griner I have learned to appreciate and respect since he joined the Southeast AgNet farm broadcast team in the late 1980s. He …

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Garth Brooks Announces Private Concert for the National FFA Organization

Dan Education, General, Industry News Release

Exclusive Show for the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo Garth Brooks, the reigning Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year, will take the stage in Indianapolis for a private show at this year’s 91st National FFA Convention & Expo. The premier youth leadership organization dedicated to preparing members for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture, the National FFA …

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Farm Safety Getting More Attention

Dan General

National Farm Safety Week is this week, September 16-23. And in a story from Rod Bain, an expert notes safety in agriculture has improved and has gained more attention over time. Farm Safety Getting More Attention-1 Scott Heiberger, with the National Farm Medicine Center, also discusses the need for farm parents and grandparents to keep younger kids safe in the …

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Election Day Commentary: Career Politicians or Dedicated Public Servants?

Dan Florida, General

By Gary Cooper, Founder/President AgNet Media Sometimes the timing of events can really make us think. Over the weekend, our nation lost one of its greatest public servants. Senator John McCain was nothing less than a statesman his entire adult life. Not once in all the recent news media coverage did I see him referred to as a “career politician.” …

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Ag Holds Roundtable on Lawsuit Abuse

Dan Economy, General, Industry News Release

A special agriculture roundtable discussion took place on Friday in Raleigh, North Carolina. The goal was to highlight a recent wave of nuisance lawsuits in the state targeting hog farms. Lawmakers and agricultural leaders discussed the growing threat to farmers and how out-of-state lawyers are using nuisance lawsuits to get around states’ right-to-farm laws. The discussion included the economic impact …

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Secretary Perdue Statement on EJC Ruling on Genome Editing

Dan General

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement regarding this week’s European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling on newer mutagenesis methods, otherwise known as genome editing. “Government policies should encourage scientific innovation without creating unnecessary barriers or unjustifiably stigmatizing new technologies. Unfortunately, this week’s ECJ ruling is a setback in this regard in that it narrowly considers newer genome editing methods to be within the scope of the European Union’s regressive and outdated …

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Celebrating National Chili Dog Day

Dan General

Today is the day you can enjoy one of America’s favorite past-times, prepared your way, of course. Cathy Isom fills us in about celebrating two iconic foods that you can eat at the same time. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Celebrating National Chili Dog Day Every last Thursday of July is dedicated to the hot dog along …

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A Little Fruit Packing a Healthy Punch

Dan General

Cathy Isom tells us about the little fruit that packs quite the healthy punch for our bodies. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. A Little Fruit Packing a Healthy Punch Both dark and sweet cherries offer a large amount of sweet flavor, antioxidants and are a good source of fiber.  They’re also a healthier choice of sugar than refined …