The 2014 Southeastern Livestock Exposition Rodeo is coming March 13-15 at Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery. Donnie Gay, eight time world champion bull rider, talks about the stock they will be bringing to this year’s event.
A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed to allow the USDA supported Cooperative Extension System and Land Grant Universities to work with the U.S. Special Operations Command to conduct research and develop programs for military families of Special Operations Units.
(Memphis, TN) – The Cotton Board will again be hosting a booth at the 2014 Mid-South Farm and Gin Show on February 28 and March 1 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee – and we want your used denim! The Cotton Board’s Regional Communications Managers will hold a Blue Jeans Go Green denim drive where each piece of donated denim earns a chance to win a $300 gift card from Cabela’s – World Foremost Outfitters. Read the rest of this entry »
On this week’s Commissioner’s Spotlight, Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam talks about the Cooperative Extension Service, which celebrates its 100th Anniversary this year. More information is available online at 100 Years of Cooperative Extension.
USDA has released the preliminary results of the 2012 Census of Agriculture revealing an increase in the value of agricultural products sold in the U.S. totaling 394.6 billion dollars in 2012 – an increase of 33 percent from 2007. The following reports have the specifics for the states of the deep southeast.
American Feed Industry Association President and CEO Joel Newman says Chipotle’s “Farmed and Dangerous” Hulu series generates fictitious information about animal agriculture – and specifically the animal feed industry.
Tallahassee, FL – The United States Department of Agriculture released today the preliminary results of the 2012 Census of Agriculture. The census, taken every five years, tracks the number of farmers, farms, farmland, value of agriculture products and the demographics of the farmers themselves. The census revealed Florida agriculture remains an economic engine and job creator in Florida, with an increase in farmers, farms and farmland since the 2007 census. Read the rest of this entry »
WASHINGTON —Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced proposed revisions to the Worker Protection Standard in order to protect the nation’s two million farm workers and their families from pesticide exposure.
“Today marks an important milestone for the farm workers who plant, tend, and harvest the food that we put on our tables each day,” said Gina McCarthy, EPA Administrator. “EPA’s revised Worker Protection Standard will Read the rest of this entry »
Montgomery, AL –The release of preliminary 2012 Census of Agriculture results today shows strong trends for the future of Alabama Agriculture. Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries John McMillan stated, “I am very encouraged to see that Alabama farms sold $5.6 billion in agricultural products in 2012, a 26% increase from 2007. This double digit growth in Alabama farm products sold was accomplished during the nation’s worst recession since World War II.” Read the rest of this entry »
An online survey has found that although interest in water ranks high for Floridians, they have varying amounts of tolerance for giving up creature comforts to enhance conservation. The survey can be viewed at www.piecenter.com/water.
Agriculture analyst David Stallings says that USDA’s Agricultural 10 year Projections show that the record prices and incomes that many farmers have enjoyed over the past few years are coming to an end.
During National FFA Week more than a half-million students in all 50 states will share the importance of agriculture in our daily lives, spread their passion for agriculture and host community-wide events to help others in need.