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UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Working to Increase Student Numbers

Dr. Jack Payne

Dr. Jack Payne

We told you last week that the University of Florida/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences experienced record enrollment numbers this fall. And Dr. Jack Payne, UF Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources, explains how they’ve worked to increase these student numbers.

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How Old is Old for Farmers?

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Everett Griner talks about old farmers in today’s Agri View.

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Chainsaw Safety-Part 1

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In the first part of her series Cathy Isom tells you what you need to know before firing up that chainsaw.

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Secretary Vilsack on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack

During a teleconference this afternoon, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack made comments concerning the conclusion of negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership yesterday in Atlanta.

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Southeast AgNet This Week: Specialty Crop Grants; TPP Negotiations Wrap Up

Southeast-AgNet-THIS-WEEK-Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes information on USDA grants to support specialty crops as well as an update on the conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Georgia National Fair Starts Thursday

Tyron Spearman has a quick reminder about the Georgia National Fair, which starts this coming Thursday.

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Livestock Groups Applaud Conclusion of TPP Negotiations

tradeThe National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, The National Pork Producers Council, National Chicken Council, The National Milk Producers Federation and the U.S. Dairy Export Council were among many groups applauding the conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Negotiations in Atlanta, Georgia on Monday.

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Still a Question

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Everett Griner talks about animal antibiotics in today’s Agri View.

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Energy Bill-Part 2

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In this segment on energy bills Cathy Isom tells you how to keep your yourself out of HOT water when it comes to that energy bill this winter.

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USDA Awards $113 Million to Support Specialty Crop Production

From the U.S. Department of Agriculture:

usda-logoWASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today awarded more than $113 million in program grants to support farmers growing fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, and nursery crops, also known as “specialty crops,” through research, agricultural extension activities, and programs to increase demand and address the needs of America’s specialty crop industry.

Today’s announcement is part of a USDA-wide effort Read the rest of this entry »

Statement by the President on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

From The White House:

president_official_portraitI’ve spent every day of my presidency fighting to grow our economy and strengthen our middle class. That means making sure our workers have a fair shot to get ahead here at home, and a fair chance to compete around the world. My approach to trade has been guided by a unifying principle: leveling the playing field for American workers and businesses, so we can export more products stamped Made in America all over the world that support higher-paying American jobs here at home.

Over the summer, Democrats and Republicans in Congress came together to help the United States negotiate agreements for free and Read the rest of this entry »

NCBA Applauds Conclusion of Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations

From the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association:

beef-usa-logoWASHINGTON (Oct. 5, 2015) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association has learned that the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations have successfully concluded today in Atlanta. NCBA President and Chugwater, Wyo., cattleman, Philip Ellis said this agreement will boost U.S. exports and eliminate trade barriers.

“While the full details of the partnership will not be released until the President presents it to Congress, cattle producers are Read the rest of this entry »

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