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Attention Turns to Trump for Ratification of TPP

Trans Pacific PartnershipNow that President Obama has indicated he will not push Congress to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement before he leaves office, attention is turning to President-elect Donald Trump. Various voices are offering their views to the incoming president on the TPP, the 12-nation Asia-Pacific trade agreement that Trump said he would tear up. Read the rest of this entry »

Farm Production

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Everett Griner talks about centuries of production growth in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more.

Aloe Vera

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Cathy Isom tells us all about the spiny looking plant that does wonders for the body. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Hear Cathy’s report and learn more.

Florida Trade Leaders Not Ready to Scrap NAFTA

FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA
By JIM TURNER

News Service of FloridaMIRAMAR BEACH, November 30, 2016………. Some people involved with Florida’s international trade efforts hope President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign threat to ditch the North American Free Trade Agreement is mostly bluster.

Trump repeatedly decried the 22-year-old agreement on the campaign trail as the “worst trade deal in history” and said he would Read the rest of this entry »

Calling Florida’s Top Student Chefs

From the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:

fdacs-sealTALLAHASSEE, Fla.–Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam encourages innovative chefs in 9th through 12th grades to enter the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ “Fresh From Florida” Student Chef Cook-Off. Students can submit original recipes featuring locally grown products for the chance to have their meal served in school cafeterias. The deadline Read the rest of this entry »

FSA County Committee Elections Deadline Extended

usda-logoUSDA’s Farm Service Agency has announced a one week extension in this year’s County Committee election period. Rod Bain has more information.


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COOL Not on the Agenda for Trump

Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) will not be making a comeback under a Trump administration. Politico reports that Trump’s Agriculture Advisory Committee was quick to mobilize and inform Trump’s transition team that such a policy — which has been litigated in both the U.S. court system and the World Trade Organization — is a non-starter for most farm groups. Read the rest of this entry »

Georgia Farm Bureau Convention Starts Sunday

The annual Georgia Farm Bureau Convention starts Sunday, and Tyron Spearman has the details.


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Much Needed Rains Moving across Southeast

Bad weather is comingMuch needed rainfall has been moving across the Southeast the past couple of days, but according to USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey, what we are seeing by no means signals an end to the drought.


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Florida Commissioner’s Spotlight – Charitable Giving

Adam Putnam

Adam Putnam

On this week’s Commissioner’s Spotlight, Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam talks about how to make the most of your charitable contributions during the holidays.


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To learn more about charitable contributions, click here http://www.freshfromflorida.com/.
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Trump EPA Administrator Pick on the Horizon

President-elect Donald Trump could soon pick his choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. Politico reports the shortlist includes Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt and Kathleen Hartnett White, director of the Armstrong Center for Energy and the Environment at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Both candidates oppose the EPA’s Waters of the U.S. rule, also Read the rest of this entry »

Food Budgets

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Everett Griner talks about food budgets and whom is spending the most on food in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more.

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