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With Fries?

cheseburger and potatoEverett Griner talks about fast food chains supporting many families in today’s Agri View.


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Getting Better Fuel Mileage

According to the latest numbers from the EPA, vehicles continue to get better fuel mileage. Cindy Zimmerman has the details.


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Sunbelt Ag Expo Kicks Off Tomorrow

Chip Blalock

Chip Blalock

The Sunbelt Ag Expo kicks off tomorrow, as the 37th annual event takes place October 14-16 at Spence Field in Moultrie, Georgia. Executive Director Chip Blalock says while they have already harvested some of the corn and soybeans, there will still be a lot of harvesting to see.


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Choice Careers

Agriculture CareerEverett Griner talks about how agriculture school enrollment is still growing in today’s Agri View.


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Food Prices Consistent with Inflation

Cindy Zimmerman

Cindy Zimmerman

While food prices have risen, Cindy Zimmerman reports that the rise has stayed consistent with inflation.


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2015 Florida Agriculture Hall of Fame Honorees Announced

From the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:

Tallahassee, FL – Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam and the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame Foundation announced today six honorees who will be inducted into the Florida Agriculture Hall of Fame for 2015. These individuals have made outstanding contributions to Florida’s agriculture industry and mentored future leaders in this field.

“Each of these men left an indelible mark on the history of Florida agriculture,” Commissioner Putnam said. “Not only are Read the rest of this entry »

32 Senators Urge to Keep Cool

32 Senators have signed onto a letter supporting U.S. Country of Origin Labeling laws.


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Sunbelt Ag Expo Opens Tuesday

sunbeltThe annual Sunbelt Ag Expo gets underway next week in Moultrie, Georgia and Tyron Spearman has a look at some of the things folks will want to see while there.


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Self Preservation

homemade preserves canned goods in mason jarsEverett Griner talks about “canning” making a comeback in today’s Agri View.


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The Bio-based Economy is Growing

Cindy Zimmerman has a story today on how the bio-based economy is growing.


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Many New Aspects to Sunbelt Ag Expo Next Week

Chip Blalock

Chip Blalock

The annual Sunbelt Ag Expo takes place October 14th through the 16th at Spence Field in Moultrie, Georgia and their Executive Director Chip Blalock says there will be a lot going on this year.


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More can be found at www.sunbeltexpo.com.

Universal Drought

Water drop from green leafEverett Griner talks about future food production needing water in today’s Agri View.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: Specialty Crop Dollars; Cotton Dispute Agreement

AgNet This Week

The current issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes information on nearly $118 million in USDA grants to strengthen markets for specialty crops and news of an agreement to settle the longstanding cotton dispute in the World Trade Organization. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Helping Consumers Find Local Farmers

USDA has a program designed to help consumers find local farm products, as Cindy Zimmerman has the details.


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WOTUS Comment Deadline Extended

According to information from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, the EPA and Corps of Engineers have extended the comment period on the “Waters of the United States” proposed regulation.


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University of Florida Receiving Dollars to Focus on Feeding the World

Dr. Jack Payne

Dr. Jack Payne

There have been many questions about how agriculture is going to continue to feed the growing world population. Dr. Jack Payne, Senior Vice-president for ag and natural resources at the University of Florida, says one of world’s largest seed companies is putting $300,000 behind UF’s new undergraduate certificate program to focus on that challenge.


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New Building for Spotlight State at Sunbelt Ag Expo

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

The annual Sunbelt Ag Expo will take place next week in Moultrie, Georgia. And Tyron Spearman reports that a brand new building will be opening to host the spotlight state each year.


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Shift Gears

4x4 Pickup TruckEverett Griner talks about pick-up trucks no longer being farm vehicles in today’s Agri View.


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Conestoga Steakhouse Wins Alabama’s Best Steak Contest

From the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association:

acaThe Conestoga Steakhouse in Dothan, AL is the winner of the 2014 “Alabama’s Best Steak” contest. Erin Beasley with the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association has the details.


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Florida Gulf Coast Restoration Moving Forward

From the Florida Department of Environmental Protection:

TALLAHASSEE – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the funding of the third and largest set of early restoration projects, as approved by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees. Nearly $88 million represents 28 projects, which will take place throughout many communities along the Panhandle. Additionally, two Read the rest of this entry »

New Website for Propane Comfort

If you use propane, it might be a good idea to check on supplies for this winter. Cindy Zimmerman has the details on how you can do that and more via a new website.


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To learn more click here.

Crapshoot

dice-gamblingEverett Griner talks about farming being a big gamble in today’s Agri View.


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Propane Industry Preparing for Winter

As crops are being harvested this fall, and with colder weather coming this winter, Cindy Zimmerman says those who use propane are being urged to prepare.


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Livestock Producers Invited to Sunbelt Ag Expo

Chip Blalock

Chip Blalock

The annual Sunbelt Ag Expo takes place next week at Spence Field in Moultrie, Georgia. Their Executive Director Chip Blalock says there will be a lot going on again this year with their livestock demonstrations.


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CFP Funds Coming to Georgia

Krysta Harden

Krysta Harden

Last week USDA announced the award of over $52 million in support of the growing organic industry and local and regional food systems through five U.S. Department of Agriculture grant programs. One of those was the Community Food Project where they are awarding $4.8 million in CFP funding to 22 projects in 16 states. USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden says some of those dollars are coming to Georgia.


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CTIC Holding Tour in Florida

ctic-fl-tourThe Conservation Technology and Information Center’s 2014 Conservation in Action Tour will be in Florida next week exploring the Everglades Agricultural Area. Their tour, which is designed to hear the tale of farmers working with the entire ecosystem, will take place October 14-15.


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Florida Commissioner’s Spotlight: Protect Your Childs Identity

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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 the growing problem of child identity theft in Florida.


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To learn more, click Protect Your Child’s Identity.

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

Discover more by visiting FreshFromFlorida.com.

True or False

organic vegetablesEverett Griner talks about “organic”, more than where it is grown in today’s Agri View.


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Explore Florida’s Beautiful Greenways and Trails this October

From the Florida Department of Environmental Protection:

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection invites you to celebrate Greenways and Trails Month. Florida is home to more than 4,000 miles of paddling trails and 8,000 miles of land-based trails, including the Florida National Scenic Trail, 32 National Recreation Trails and eight multi-use state trails.

In commemoration of these unique paths, Governor Rick Scott proclaimed October as Florida Greenways and Trails Month, encouraging residents and visitors Read the rest of this entry »

Ag in Review for the Week Ending October 3, 2014

In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we have stories concerning big news for the cotton industry, the announcement of grants for specialty crops, and talks this week between Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack and the Beef Checkoff Enhancement Working Group.

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