AgNet Hosts ‘This Week in Agribusiness’ — A Prologue

Josh McGill General

By Gary Cooper AgNet Media Founder and President During a fast-paced day and a half earlier this week, I connected with Max Armstrong, host and anchor of the national farm news television program “This Week in Agribusiness” to help him with a whirlwind newsgathering tour of Central Florida agriculture. The syndicated television program airs weekly on RFD-TV and approximately 100-plus …

Tri-State Agronomic Scout School

Dan General

The University of Florida/IFAS along with Auburn University and the University of Georgia will host a Tri-State Agronomic Scout School on June 8 at the Jackson County Agricultural Conference Center in Marianna, Florida. The event will start that morning with registration at 8:00 AM (CST) and ends with lunch. This meeting will focus on insects pertaining to cotton, corn, soybean, …

Mexico Rejecting Prospects of New tariffs in NAFTA

Dan General

Officials from Mexico visiting Washington, D.C. this week are sporting a clear message that a revamped North American Free Trade Agreement will not include any new tariffs or quotas. The group from Mexico hopes to meet with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer later this week to start the first talks of renegotiation, which they say is expected to happen quickly. …


Cabinet Considers Nearly $7 Million Land Deal

Dan General

Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet next week are expected to consider a nearly $7 million deal that would help protect 4,177 acres of land north of Lake Okeechobee. The proposal, which Scott and the Cabinet will take up May 23, involves buying what is known as “perpetual conservation easement” for the land about 15 miles north of the …


EPA Extends Timeline for Pesticide Applicators Rule

Dan General

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced a 12-month extension for implementation of the revised final Certification and Training of Pesticide Applicators (C&T) rule. EPA received feedback from states and stakeholders that more time and resources are needed to prepare for compliance with the rule. The extended timeline will enable EPA to work with states and provide adequate compliance …

Congressman Sanford Bishop, “Southeast Agriculture is a Bit Different”

Josh McGill General

Congressman Sanford Bishop, representing the 2nd District of Georgia, spoke with AgNet Media’s Founder and President Gary Cooper about a menagerie of agricultural issues faced by our great nation. He went in depth on challenges specific to southeastern agriculture, that are not always considered when forming national policy.