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Georgia Governor: Maybe Rubio Should Face a Gag Order

FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA:

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on Wednesday made a rare public comment about his state’s ongoing battle with Florida and Alabama over the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system, which the three states share.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reporters asked Deal at a bill-signing event about last week’s proposal by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., to require the governors of the three states to Read the rest of this entry »

Mr. Peanut Turns 100

mr-peanutMr. Peanut turns 100 this year, as he got his start back in 1916 when schoolboy Antonio Gentile submitted his sketch to win the Planters contest for a brand icon. A commercial artist later added a top hat, a monocle and a cane. Tyron Spearman looks at some of things this icon has been known for over the years.


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Kids Meals

kids mealsCathy Isom tells us about changing the rules to bring more healthful and nutritious meals to kids.


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Bison Our National Mammal

American Icon: Congress Passes Bill to Make Bison Our National Mammal

nationalThe Vote Bison Coalition is proud to celebrate the House and Senate passage of the National Bison Legacy Act, which when signed by the President will officially make bison the National Mammal of the United States.

The House of Representatives passed its version of the National Bison Legacy Act late Tuesday night and the Senate passed its version of the bill last December. The Senate sponsors expect the Senate to adopt the House bill later this week and send the legislation to the president to be signed into law. Learn more.

Efforts Continue against the EPA’s WOTUS Rule

stream of water flowing through grassy hillsMany in agriculture continue efforts to fight the Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the U.S. rule, or WOTUS. And that includes the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, as their Environmental Counsel, Scott Yager, discusses how they are still working to de-fund WOTUS through legislative efforts.


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Study Finds University Extension Program Keeps Farmers in Business

Close Up Of Farmer Using Digital Tablet On Organic FarmA recent study says federal cooperative extension programs at land-grant universities help farmers stay in business.


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Winners of Florida Agricultural Environmental Leadership Award Announced

Commissioner Putnam Announces Winners of Agricultural Environmental Leadership Award

From the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:

FDACSTALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam today announced the recipients of the 2016 Agricultural Environmental Leadership Award, which recognizes agricultural producers who are practicing environmentally innovative farming techniques. This year’s recipients are Alliance Dairies of Trenton, Cherry Lake Tree Farm of Groveland and Jones Potato Farm of Parrish. Read the rest of this entry »

Pecan Production Becoming More Popular in Georgia

Pecan OrchardAccording to a story from the University of Georgia, undeterred by the possibility that Georgia pecans might flood the market in six or seven years, the increasing popularity of the crop has University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells encouraged about the future of pecan production in the state.


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Farming Times

farmingEverett Griner talks about the good times and bad times of farming in today’s Agri View.


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Garden by the Moon

moonIt seems more gardeners are turning to the moon for advice on the best time to plant, prune, weed, and harvest. Cathy Isom fills us in on what you should know about the moon before planting and gardening.


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Alabama Funding Regional Conservation Partnership Programs

Ben Malone

Ben Malone

Funding is available in Alabama for partner proposals through USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program. State conservationist Ben Malone wants applicants to know pre-proposals are due May 10.


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Alabama Cattlemen Continue to Watch Legislative Session

Dr. Billy Powell

Dr. Billy Powell

With just a few days left, the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association continues to watch the 2016 Alabama Legislative Session. And Dr. Billy Powell talks about one bill being discussed this year concerning an increase in the state’s gas and diesel fuel tax.


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