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Georgia Cattlemen Searching for New EVP

Josh White

Josh White

Josh White, Executive Vice President of the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association and Georgia Beef Board, has announced he has accepted a position with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association in Denver.


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Aquatic Plant Management Society to Hold Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the Aquatic Plant Management Society is coming up July 13-16 in Savannah, Georgia. This annual meeting draws scientists, educators, public officials and others interested in invasive aquatic plants, including their impact and effective management techniques. For more information visit www.apms.org.

Average Eating

groceriesEverett Griner talks about it costing us more for foods in today’s Agri View.


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FFVA Responds to U.S. House Failure to Consider Immigration Reform

From the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association:

MAITLAND, FL (July 10, 2014) — Florida Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart announced this afternoon that House Republican leadership does not intend to bring an immigration bill to the floor. The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association issued this statement in response:

“We are extremely disappointed at Read the rest of this entry »

Providing Summertime School Lunches

Due to various efforts, school-aged children across the country are being provided summertime school meals, as Cindy Zimmerman has the details.


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USDA Provides 12-Week Progress Update on Disaster Assistance

WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack provided a 12-week progress report on U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) disaster assistance programs today, announcing that USDA has processed 106,000 payments to farmers in 40 states across the country who suffered livestock and grazing losses between October 2011 and passage of the 2014 Farm Bill. Read the rest of this entry »

Opinions of Proposed WOTUS Rule Differ

More than 90 agriculture organizations have submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency regarding the proposed Waters of the U.S. rule.


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Immigration Reform Not Likely This Year

Dale Moore

Dale Moore

It looks like agriculture will have to go another year without comprehensive immigration reform needed to provide a steady and legal supply of migrant labor.


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Ag Exports are Up

The latest numbers show U.S. agricultural exports are up, as Tyron Spearman has the details.


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Cheesy

cheeseEverett Griner talks about some statistical facts about cheese in today’s Agri View.


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Phillip Hunter Named 2014 Alabama Farmer of the Year

Phillip Hunter

Phillip Hunter

Drive through Nashville or Birmingham and see the upscale offices and residential complexes. Chances are, the trees landscaping these properties came from the farm of Phillip Hunter.

He grew up as a city boy and now lives in Birmingham. He raises shade, evergreen and ornamental trees at the Hunter Trees, LLC nursery in Talladega County.

As a result of his success as a nursery operator, Hunter has been selected as Read the rest of this entry »

Philip Grimes Named 2014 Georgia Farmer of the Year

Philip Grimes

Philip Grimes

A meticulous, high-yield crop farmer, Philip Grimes of Tifton, Ga., is admired as one of the best farmers in South Georgia. He has been recognized on the state level for producing high peanut yields for more than 20 consecutive years. A conservation farmer, he uses cover crops and has installed grassed waterways, terraces, and ponds on his land.

A farmer for 37 years, Grimes operates 2,210 acres of which 1,150 acres are rented and 1,060 acres are owned. Peanuts and cotton are his main crops. He also grows cantaloupes, broccoli, snap beans and corn. He plants about 50 acres specifically to benefit wildlife and he has about 475 acres of timber. Read the rest of this entry »

C. Dennis Carlton Named 2014 Florida Farmer of the Year

Dennis Carlton

Dennis Carlton

Cattle rancher, citrus grower and real estate investor C. Dennis Carlton has made a big impact in the city of Tampa and nearby parts of Florida.

A rancher for 40 years, his farming interests include more than 35,000 acres, of which 30,082 acres are rented and some 5,368 acres are owned.

As a result of his success as a cattle and citrus producer, Carlton has been selected as the Florida state winner of the 2014 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award. Carlton joins nine other state winners from the Southeast as Read the rest of this entry »

Getting GMO Questions Answered

Today, Cindy Zimmerman has information on where you can go to get your GMO questions answered.


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NRCS Chief Promoting RCPP

Jason Weller

Jason Weller

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service Chief Jason Weller invites their partners to learn more about the new Regional Conservation Partnership Program.


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Yoho’s Bill Passes House of Representatives

Ted Yoho

Ted Yoho

Washington, DC – Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL-03) teamed up with Congressman Kurt Schrader (D-OR-5), to pass the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act (VMMA) – H. R. 1528, out of the House today. This bill makes modification to the Controlled Substances Act and Drug Enforcement Administration policy that currently prohibits veterinarians from transporting controlled substances to Read the rest of this entry »

Water Magic

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Dowser Rod

Everett Griner talks about dowsing rods making a comeback in today’s Agri View.


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Piglet Disease Pushing Up Pork Prices

The piglet disease, Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus, is pushing up pork prices as Cindy Zimmerman has more information.


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EPA Administrator Discusses Waters of the U.S.

Gina McCarthy

Gina McCarthy

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy held a press call this morning to preview her trip to Missouri this week to meet with farmers, stakeholders and agribusiness leaders to discuss Waters of the U.S. The proposed rule, which is designed to clarify and protect our nation’s waters under the Clean Water Act, has been questioned by many in agriculture. She explains in her talk why they are moving forward with the rule.


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Farmers Invited to Sunbelt Field Day

sunbeltThe annual Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day will take place this Thursday, and Tyron Spearman reports that farmers from across the Southeast are invited to attend.


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The Big Ones

tractorEverett Griner talks about farm equipment becoming larger and larger in today’s Agri View.


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Inviting Pollinators into Your Yard

Cindy Zimmerman has more information on how you can invite pollinators into your yard.


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Organic Trade Agreement Reached Between U.S. and Korea

As of last week, organic processed products certified in the U.S. or Korea can now be labeled as organic in either country, giving U.S. organic farmers and food manufacturers an easier, more direct pathway into the Korean market.


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Florida Commisioner’s Spotlight: New EPA Water Rule

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Adam Putnam

On this week’s Commissioner’s Spotlight, Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam talks to Franko Galoso about concerns regarding new EPA regulations that would give the federal government control over nearly every body of water in the US.


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You can follow Florida Commissioner Adam Putnam on Facebook and Twitter.

Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day is Thursday

Michael Chafin

Michael Chafin

Michael Chafin with the Sunbelt Ag Expo wants to remind everyone their annual Field Day will be held this Thursday.


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New Technology

unmanned droneEverett Griner talks about the time to start learning about drones in today’s Agri View.


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Doing Your Part for Pollinators

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has unveiled something that people can do to help pollinators do their jobs. Cindy Zimmerman has the story.


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Celebrating Beef and Independence

beef-4th-julyAs we celebrate this 4th of July holiday, beef producers and importers who invest in the Beef Checkoff Program have a lot to be thankful for this holiday weekend.


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Citrus Switches

citrusEverett Griner talks about Florida citrus growers thinking about new crops in today’s Agri View.


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Nutrients for Life Working with Florida FFA Chapters

Joan Kyle

Kyle

One of those attending this week’s Florida FFA State Convention is Joan Kyle with the Nutrients for Life Foundation. She talks about how various FFA Chapters across the state participate in their program.


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Kyle also presented several awards to winning chapters and students at the FFA convention Friday. For more about the awards and who won Read the rest of this entry »

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