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Some NASS Surveys Rotate Years

Jay Johnson

Jay Johnson

There are various surveys that USDA’s National Agriculture Statistics Service conducts each and every year. But according to Jay Johnson, director of the Eastern Field Offices for NASS, there are also some that only happen every other year, or possibly even every three years.

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Congress Told TPP is Coming

Trans Pacific PartnershipThere has been a lot of talk about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement the past few days, as last week the White House let Congress know it will be bringing TPP to lawmakers in a move that was intended to bring new energy to the discussions. The move came during this presidential campaign that has both major party candidates coming out against the deal.

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Asian Trade Negotiations Taking Place without the U.S.

Representatives from Australia, Singapore, and other countries in the Far East and Pacific Rim are in Vietnam this week, negotiating a trade agreement that could potentially take the place of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement would exclude the U.S. and include China, which is Read the rest of this entry »

Leftover Food Scraps

leftover foodLeftover food scraps, such as vegetable peels, fruit rinds, skins and seeds can be a great for compost in the garden. Cathy Isom tells us how we can turn leftover food scraps into things you can use again. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Hear Cathy’s report and learn more. ?

Peanut Proud to Help Flood Victims

peanut-proud-logoDue to the serious flooding taking place in parts of Louisiana and Mississippi that is displacing many people, Peanut Proud officials have announced they going to be sending peanut butter to be given to Food Banks in those areas. Tyron Spearman has the details.

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If you would like to help with a donation, please send checks to Peanut Proud, Inc., P. O. Box 650, Blakely, GA. 39823.

Landowners in Florida Reminded EQIP Signup is Underway

USDAUSDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida wants producers to know that signup is underway for 2017 funding through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). Christine Coffin, district conservationist in the Florida City NRCS field office, explains.

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Alabama Landowners Reminded NRCS Program Signups are Underway

USDA/NRCSUSDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama wants to remind landowners across the state the signup period for 2017 programs is underway and will be until October 14th. You’ve heard us say before that continuous signup is available for these programs and Steve Musser, assistant state conservationist for programs for Alabama NRCS, explains why there is a deadline.

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Defending Atrazine at Senate Hearing

From the National Corn Growers Association:

Corn GrowersLosing access to the herbicide atrazine would be detrimental to both the farm economy and the environment, while setting a dangerous precedent for the future of crop management tools, National Corn Growers Association Board of Directors member Jim Zimmerman told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee today at a Read the rest of this entry »

UF Researchers Breed Fish Made Famous in “Finding Dory”

Blue Tang (picture from University of Florida/IFAS)

Blue Tang (picture from University of Florida/IFAS)

We all know that research efforts through the University of Florida/IFAS involves many different areas, but one you might not think a lot about is aquaculture. And in one case Dr. Jack Payne, UF senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources, says their research involves how to breed a fish that became well known in the movie, “Finding Dory”.

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Next Farm Bill Facing Different Scenario for Agriculture

farm-billWe told you a few weeks ago that work has already begun by some not only in agriculture, but also by a few lawmakers to start looking at what needs to be done for the next farm bill. Bob Redding, who represents peanut growers in Washington D.C., says the dynamics going into the next farm bill are different from what they were when the current one was put together.

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Bayer May Consider Hostile Monsanto Takeover

Bayer AG could turn “directly to shareholders” in its quest to acquire Monsanto. The news from a German publication comes after St. Louis, Missouri-based Monsanto rejected two proposals from Bayer. Read the rest of this entry »

Equipment Sharing Plan

Farm Equipment on Rural RoadEverett Griner talks about sharing equipment in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more.

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