Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue over the weekend continued his outreach to the Midwest as he completed his second week on the job. The former Georgia Governor met with farmers in Iowa Friday, then toured flooded-out areas of Arkansas over the weekend. Perdue was slated to give his first major farm policy speech in Iowa Friday. But, noting that his staff …
The National Beef Checkoff program continues to focus on consumers, and a good example of that is how advertising efforts have changed over the past few years. In this week’s “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, Cattlemen’s Beef Board CEO Polly Ruhland explains why the board’s efforts to reach consumers have changed.
The Trump Administration’s proposed budget does include a 21% budget cut for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This story from Gary Crawford explains how the new Agriculture Secretary will handle the cut if it does happen.
Congressman Sanford Bishop, representing the 2nd District of Georgia, spoke with AgNet Media’s Founder and President Gary Cooper about a menagerie of agricultural issues faced by our great nation. He went in depth on challenges specific to southeastern agriculture, that are not always considered when forming national policy.
The 2017 Florida Legislative Session is scheduled to end this Friday, and during this last week, Southeast AgNet Tallahassee Intern Josie Tomkow caught up with Jim Spratt, chair of the Florida Agriculture Coalition. He looks at some of the issues they’ve been tracking the past few weeks.
Brad Chandler, FPL Food-Chatel Farms, talks with Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weisman about the open house being held to showcase the company’s brand new, state-of-the-art feeding facility in Reidsville, Georgia. Chandler explains the purpose of the new facilities and the type of cattle they are looking for. Chandler also tells why the company built the facilities, what it means for producers …
Livestock groups welcomed a delay by the Donald Trump administration to an interim final rule under GIPSA, the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration. A notice in Wednesday’s Federal Register will indicate the Department of Agriculture is delaying the April 22nd effective date for the interim final rule by 180 days and setting a 60-day comment period from April 12th …
While the battle continues over the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court, many in agriculture feel he would be a good for the industry. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Environmental Counsel, Scott Yager, provides some insight into what the nomination of Gorsuch would mean for cattle producers.
Cathy Isom tells you why there is about a dozen reasons why you’ll want to grow your own Rosemary. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
You feel that cold coming on and nothing to take. You may have something and not know it. Cathy Isom tells us about some natural ways to help when the common cold strikes. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.