There are some who are confused about what is happening with the Waters of the U.S. rule after hearing about the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers recently withdrawing their Waters of the U.S. Interpretive Rule. Kristina Butts, executive director of legislative affairs for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, explains what that actually means.
The latest enrollment numbers involving the new Agricultural Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs are not that impressive just yet, but USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini told Southeast AgNet there are dates farmers need to be aware of.
In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we talk about Under Secretary for USDA’s Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Michael Scuse being in Florida this week to talk about Trade Promotion Authority, we look at how venison is gaining popularity in retail stores, and have a story about a new high-yielding peanut seed that is coming out this year.
A weekly look at some of the events and activities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In this edition of USDA Week In Review, helping birds, not enough snow and Black History Month. Check out this informative video.
The Maxxum series tractors from Case IH offer the latest in performance-enhancing technology and styling. And David Bogan, Case IH Marketing Manager, says the Maxxum tractor series are exceptional tractors now made even better.
John Curtis, resource conservationist with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama, encourages landowners interested in applying for funding through the Conservation Stewardship Program to stop by their local offices to see how CSP can benefit their operation.
ARLINGTON, VA – The National Milk Producers Federation thanked the House of Representatives for passing legislation today, by a vote of 272-142, to permanently extend the ability of family farmers and small businesses to write off capital purchases immediately, instead of over time. The bill now faces an uncertain future in the Senate, and a possible Read the rest of this entry »
USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida has this reminder that February 27 is the deadline for farmers, ranchers and forest landowners to apply for funds through the Conservation Stewardship Program to be considered for this year’s funding.
THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, February 11, 2015………. A business-backed plan to address the state’s water resources received initial support in a House committee Wednesday, though it continues to draw questions from environmentalists and Democrats.
The wide-ranging water policy is being crafted separately from a plan to carry out a voter-approved constitutional amendment that Read the rest of this entry »
Tax issues are just one of the many things the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association continues to keep an eye on in Washington, D.C. And Kent Bacus, associate director of legislative affairs for NCBA, says they are hoping see Section 179 Expensing become a permanent thing.
Christopher and Ginger Martin from Hawkinsville, Georgia are one of ten finalists for the 2015 National Outstanding Young Farmers awards which will be presented this weekend in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
From the Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries:
MONTGOMERY, Alabama. . . Members of the Steering Committee for the Alabama Agriculture & Forestry Strategic Plan Tuesday presented to Governor Robert Bentley their report calling for a more cooperative relationship between business and government that, if enacted, would Read the rest of this entry »
Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes a report from a roundtable discussion on Trade Promotion Authority and a success story about an Alabama farmer who has worked with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.
Cenex, the CHS Energy Brand, is rewarding 10 people who did good deeds for their communities, by giving them free fuel for a year. It’s part of their Tanks of Thanks program. Cathy Isom tells us more about the program and how to nominate someone.
USDA held a roundtable discussion today in Tampa to discuss the importance of trade for Florida. Under Secretary for USDA’s Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services, Michael T. Scuse, was on hand to chat with the various stakeholders about Trade Promotion Authority. I was able to catch up with him afterwards as we discussed trade and the importance of TPA.
The lawsuit on Country-of-Origin Labeling filed by the multinational meatpacking industry and their allies to try and stop the USDA from implementing COOL was dismissed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Monday.
The United States all orange forecast for the 2014-2015 season is 6.72 million tons, unchanged from the previous forecast but down 1 percent from the 2013-2014 final utilization. The Florida all orange forecast, at 103 million boxes (4.64 million tons), is unchanged from the previous forecast but down Listen to the crop forecast.
Citrus Expo is set for Aug 19-20 at the Lee Civic Center in Fort Myers, Florida. Representatives from several Florida citrus grower organizations and the Citrus Research and Development Foundation joined Citrus Expo organizers from AgNet Media recently to finalize the theme for the event and continue the seminar planning process. Stay tuned in weeks ahead as this year’s trade show and grower seminar details come together.