New Fungicide from AgBiome Innovations

Clint Thompson General

Maintaining your crops is as important now as it’s ever been, and AgBiome Innovations can help. Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman talked with Bond McInnes, technical service manager at AgBiome, about their company and a new product, Howler. It’s a broad spectrum fungicide that can be used effectively at every phase of production. Learn more about AgBiome and Howler fungicide at …

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Secretary Perdue Issues Letters on Meat Packing Expectations

Clint Thompson General

(Washington, D.C., May 6, 2020) U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue last night sent the following two letters to governors across the nation and leadership of major meat processing companies. These letters establish the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) clear expectations for the implementation of President Donald J. Trump’s Executive Order signed last week. The President’s Executive Order directs plants …

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Another Meatpacking Plant Suspends Operations

Clint Thompson General, Pork

Tyson Foods announced it will be suspending operations indefinitely at its plant in Waterloo, Iowa, which is its largest U.S. pork plant. That plant’s closure means approximately 15% of pork processing capacity across the country has gone offline. More than 150 of the country’s largest meat plants are in counties where the rate of COVID-19 infections is already relatively high. …

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Perdue on Relief for Farmers Through CFAP

Clint Thompson General

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently announced the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). It will take several actions to assist farmers, ranchers, and consumers in response to the COVID-19 national emergency. In a phone interview with AgNet Media, Perdue discussed the challenges many farmers have encountered. Perdue told us the program will provide immediate relief for farmers and ranchers …

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Farm Groups Defend Glyphosate Reregistration

Dan General, Industry News Release

(NAFB) — A coalition of commodity groups seeks to block a challenge that would toss out the Environmental Protection Agency’s plans to reregister glyphosate. The group filed a joint motion to intervene on April 20 in the case to support EPA’s decision. The Natural Resources Defense Council is challenging the reregistration approval. Glyphosate is one of the most widely used …

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Lawmakers Seek Support for Local Media

Dan Economy, General, Industry News Release

(NAFB) — More than 200 lawmakers seek federal assistance for local news and media outlets suffering from the lack of advertising funds during the COVID-19 pandemic. The lawmakers say that in times of emergency and disaster, the public turns to their local media, and advertising plays an incredible role in funding those outlets. A letter to the Trump administration says …

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COUNTRY Financial Ready to Help Farmers Plan for Retirement

Clint Thompson General

There are many business decisions that need to be considered for farmers who are close to retirement. COUNTRY Financial Senior Financial Specialist Tom Royer, talked with Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman about these decisions. They also talk about what areas farmers need to look at in order to prepare for a successful retirement. Financial professionals can help farmers plan for success …

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NRCS Chief on Regional Conservation Partnership Program

Clint Thompson General

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently announced it is investing in conservation projects across 29 states, including Alabama, Florida and Georgia. Through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), NRCS will award $206 million for 48 projects while leveraging nearly $300 million in partner contributions. NRCS Chief Matthew Lohr explains how the USDA Farm Bill program brings partners together to …

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Perdue Says There’s Plenty of Food

Dan General

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says there’s no shortage of food in this country, that it’s just taking the food system a little time to adjust to the new demand situation. Gary Crawford has the story. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told reporters at the White House this week that it’s taking a little bit of time for the food system to …

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UF Surveys to Identify Impact of Pandemic on Florida’s Agriculture and Marine Industries

Dan Aquaculture, Beef, Cattle, Corn, Cotton, Dairy, Economy, Equine, Field Crops, Florida, Forestry, Fruits, General, Hemp, Labor and Immigration, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Organic, Pasture, Peanuts, Pecans, Pollinators, Pork, Poultry, Research, Seeds, Sheep-Goats, Soybeans, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Vegetables, Wheat

(UF/IFAS) — With agriculture and marine industries occupying a large portion of Florida’s economy, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) wants to better understand how measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 are impacting these sectors. Starting today, faculty from the UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics (FRE) department are deploying surveys to UF/IFAS Extension agents …