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FSA Accepting Nominations for County Committee Members

Dan Economy, General

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) is now accepting nominations for county committee members. Producers who participate or cooperate in any FSA programs can be nominated for candidacy for their county committee. In a release, FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce said, “There’s an increasing need for diverse representation including underserved producers, which includes beginning, women and minority farmers and …


Anuvia Study Notes Greenhouse Gas Reduction is Attainable

Dan Field Crops, General, Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops

Anuvia Plant Nutrients recently announced results from a study which confirms a dramatic reduction in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions is attainable for the agricultural industry. Anuvia Chief Commercial Officer Hugh MacGillivray, told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman the study was conducted by Environmental Resources Management (ERM), a leading global environmental consulting firm.

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2019 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship to be Hosted in California

Dan Cattle, General, Industry News Release, Livestock

Tulare Sales Yard, Tulare, Calif. will host the 2019 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC) on June 7 and 8. The event is free and open to the general public. The 56th annual WLAC will take place in conjunction with the Livestock Marketing Association (LMA) Annual Convention.  The WLAC competition is composed of two parts: an interview and a live auction. The …


NCC Says E15 Waiver Will Harm Chicken Producers

Dan General

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in March proposed regulatory changes to allow gasoline blended with up to 15 percent ethanol (E15) to take advantage of the 1-psi Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) waiver for the summer months that has historically been applied only to E10. “As corn users, our industry faces potential impact by changes in biofuels policy such as modifying the …

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Philip Leary to Serve as State Director for USDA Rural Development in Florida/U.S. VI

Dan General, Industry News Release

Philip Leary, AICP, was named State Director for USDA Rural Development in Florida/U.S. Virgin Islands in April 2019. Leary has thirty years of experience in the fields of agriculture, forestry, land use planning and environmental regulation working for local, state government and the private sector. Mr. Leary was formerly Principal Consultant of Leary Governmental Affairs, representing clients in the specific areas …


If You Eat, You Are Involved in Agriculture

Dan Florida, General, Industry News Release

By Sen. Ben Albritton I have enormous respect for Congressman Francis Rooney and his life of public service. However, I have grave concerns about the congressman’s recent misinformed, inaccurate, and hostile comments about agriculture in Florida. Describing any sector of Florida agriculture as a “menace” clearly shows a lack of understanding of how agriculture has been a highly successful partner …