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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 …

Philip Leary

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 …


A Balancing Act

Dan Florida, General

In the world of small business there is a constant balancing act between what needs to be done versus what can be properly achieved with the resources available. For a grower, this means some farm improvements may be put off while addressing the main priorities of producing and harvesting a marketable crop. In the sector of niche journalism, under which …


Positive Legislative Session for Georgia Agriculture

Dan General

The 2019 session of the Georgia General Assembly has officially wrapped up. And while not everything that agriculture in the state had been working for passed, Georgia Agribusiness Council (GAC) President Will Bentley says overall, it was a positive session for agriculture. To look back at any of the bills discussed during the 2019 session of the Georgia General Assembly, go to …


App Brings STEM Agriculture Games to Youth

Dan General

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has launched a mobile app for four of its My American Farm games. Available mobile games and corresponding STEM components that meet national standards are: Keys to Stewardship (science); The Great Seed Search (technology); Thrive (engineering); and Operation Peanut Butter (math). Download the free My American Farm STEM app from the App Store …


Packinghouse Course Coming to Tifton

Dan General, Industry News Release

An event that has been held in Florida for many years will take place in Tifton, Georgia April 18-19. The International Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Alliance accredited course is a major workshop that will help packinghouse operators meet the requirements of Primus GFS Facility Audit. One of the workshop organizers, Kristin Woods with Alabama Extension and the Produce …