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Technology Showcased at Sunbelt Ag Expo

sunbeltThe 2016 Sunbelt Ag Expo kicks off Tuesday in Moultrie, Georgia, and according to show director Chip Blalock, technology will once again be a big part of this year’s event.

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Florida Commissioner’s Spotlight: Seafood Festivals and Visit Florida Partnership

Adam Putnam

Adam Putnam

On this week’s Commissioner’s Spotlight, Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam talks about the exciting new partnership between Fresh From Florida and VISIT FLORIDA.

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Corporate or Family Farm

corporate family farmEverett Griner talks about a corporate farm and where our food comes from in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more. ?

Ag in Review for the Week Ending October 14, 2016

Agnet_logo_at_150_dpiIn this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we talk about issues as a result of weather conditions, have information about a couple of big events, talk about pecans, fishing and Read the rest of this entry »

Kids Gardening

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Cathy Isom tells us how gardening could be teaching your kids to eat fruits and veggies later on in life. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Hear Cathy’s report and learn more.

Harvesting Demonstrations Will Take Place at Sunbelt Ag Expo

sunbelt-expo-2015-media-phoThe 2016 Sunbelt Ag Expo kicks off Tuesday, October 18 in Moultrie, Georgia. Despite the fact it’s been a challenging crop year, show director Chip Blalock says the harvesting demonstrations will take place like normal.

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Fishing Threat

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Everett Griner talks about fishing threatened by Carp in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more.?

Pecans Healthy for You

healthyCathy Isom tells us about the surprising healthy benefits of one popular nut that is often used in holiday treats. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Hear Cathy’s report and learn more.

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Assesses Crop and Production Damage from Hurricane Matthew

From the Georgia Department of Agriculture:

gda-logoGeorgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary W. Black joined Georgia Farm Bureau President Gerald Long to tour farming operations in Tattnall, Screven and Evans counties in an effort to assess damage acquired by Hurricane Matthew.

“After surveying the damage I think it is safe to say that it is certainly not as bad as it could have been, but it is quite a bit worse than we Read the rest of this entry »

Alabama Department of Transportation Approves Drought Emergency Declaration

From the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association:

We just got word that the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) has approved our request for a special Drought Emergency Declaration for hay hauling. Permits are available for loads up to 12′ wide and 14′ high up to 80,000 lbs. on five axles. The PERMIT FEES are WAIVED. Simply call the permit office at 1-800-499-2782.

EQIP Signup Deadline in Florida is Next Week

USDA/NRCSFlorida farmers, ranchers and forest owners can apply until October 21 for financial and technical assistance from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) for fiscal year 2017 funding.

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Alabama NRCS Signup Batching Deadline is Next Week

USDAUSDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama wants to remind landowners that next Friday, October 21st is the signup batching date for producers for 2017 funding for a variety of conservation programs.

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