Ag in Review for the Week Ending March 10, 2017

In our recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast for the week ending March 10th, we talk about avian influenza, family farms, have a peanut contract price update, exports of cotton, beef and pork,

Survey of Prospective Plantings

USDA has statisticians gathering information from farmers across the Southeast concerning their plans for 2017 planted acreage and crop production. Tyron Spearman reports this information will be compiled for the annual prospective plantings report that comes out March 31. Play audio

Nematode Control for Cotton Growers with COPeO Prime

Bayer CropScience invites Southeast cotton growers to learn more about COPeO Prime, a new seed treatment for cotton that contributes to higher yields under nematode pressure. COPeO Prime provides added protection to both susceptible and nematode-tolerant seed varieties, making it a good fit for any nematode management program. Play Audio

Ag in Review for the Week Ending March 3, 2017

In our recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast for the week ending March 3, we talk about the reasons for the expected increase in cotton acres this year, have information about RCRA, have a peanut price update, talk about birds spreading weeds,

New Initiative for Rural Areas of Georgia

In this week’s report from the Georgia legislative session, Georgia Agribusiness Council’s Bryan Tolar talks about a new initiative for rural areas of the state.

The Case Against More Farm Bill Funding

Ag groups and farm-state lawmakers are already making the case for more funding in the next farm bill due to the current state of the farm economy. However, groups like the Heritage Foundation, the Environmental Working Group, and Taxpayers for Common Sense gave testimony this week against the idea of more funding.

Georgia Cotton Commission Helping to Answer Questions

The Georgia Cotton Commission works closely with the National Cotton Council on issues of interest in Washington D.C. And cotton grower Lee Cromley from Bulloch County, who also serves on the Cotton Commission, invites growers who have questions about issues in the cotton industry, to contact them. Play audio