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Weekly Livestock Market Report Week Ending 08-16-19

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended August 16, 2019, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the week ended August 16, 2019, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 11,300 head compared to 16,948 last week and …

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Insect Alert for Forages

Dan Cattle, Georgia, Livestock

According to a note from University of Georgia Professor and State Forage Extension Specialist, Dennis Hancock, forage producers need to be on the lookout as Fall Armyworms and Bermudagrass Stem Maggot have been spotted at treatable levels in the Southern 2/3rds of Georgia. While certain insects can cause damage to forage crops, the potential for damage may not always justify …

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Georgia Produce Safety Inspections Continue

Dan Georgia, Industry

The Georgia Department of Agriculture’s Farm Safety Program has helped to develop partnerships and relationships with farmers across the state concerning the regulatory requirements for produce safety under the Food Safety Modernization Act. Farm Safety Education and Outreach Coordinator Maggie Brown says the inspections, on farm readiness reviews and training continue.

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Georgia Beef Checkoff Updates at Regional Roundups

Dan Beef, Cattle, Georgia

Beef producers across Georgia are invited to take part in the annual Regional Roundup meetings that start next week. Georgia Beef Board’s Kaytlyn Malia says these meetings are a great place to get more information about your beef checkoff program. Looking down the road, she says the board is also preparing for two big events, one in September and the …

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Weekly Livestock Market Report Week Ending 08-09-19

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended August 9, 2019, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the week ended August 9, 2019, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 16,900 head compared to 17,018 last week and …

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Commodity Commission Appointments Announced

Dan Cotton, Equine, Georgia, Industry News Release, Soybeans

ATLANTA (GDA) – Recently, the Georgia Agriculture Commodity Commissions ex officio committee confirmed appointments to several commodity commissions. The following appointments were made to serve three-year terms: Beef Commission John Callaway, Coweta County Ernie Ford, Calhoun County Allen Wiggins, Turner County Cotton Commission Steven Meeks, Wayne County Matt Coley, Dooly County Equine Commission Beth Williams, Oconee County Dr. Barbara Kelly, …

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Submit Entries for Southeastern Hay Contest

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia, Livestock

Producers around the Southeast are encouraged to submit entries for the 2019 Southeastern Hay Contest. The grand prize winner, or entry with the overall highest RFQ, will receive the choice of the use of a new Massey Ferguson RK Series rotary rake or a new Massey Ferguson DM Series Professional disc mower for the 2020 hay production season and $1,000 cash. There are 7 different …

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GAC Members Address Policy Issues on Capitol Hill

Dan Georgia, Legislative

Several members of the Georgia Agribusiness Council (GAC) recently took part in the GAC Washington Legislative Fly-In, where important issues impacting Georgia agribusinesses were discussed. Visits included agriculture policy advisers at the White House, leadership from USDA, members of the Georgia Congressional delegation as well as the UGA Ag Fellows who are interning with Georgia representatives. Some of the issues discussed while …

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Judge to Hear Arguments in ‘Water War’

Dan Aquaculture, Florida, Georgia, Industry News Release, Water

Going along with a request from Florida’s attorneys, a federal judge will hear arguments in December in a long-running water war between Florida and Georgia. Senior U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Paul J. Kelly, who was appointed by the U.S. Supreme Court to serve as a special master in the case, has scheduled oral arguments Dec. 16, according to …

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Cotton Condition Ratings Declining

Dan Alabama, Cotton, Florida, Georgia, Peanuts

The nation’s cotton crop saw a decline in condition ratings this past week. According to U.S. Department of Agriculture meteorologist Brad Rippey, the main area of concern with cotton development and crop condition is in the Southern High Plains region. Rippey says there is not much change in the overall condition of the nation’s peanut crop. In Alabama, 95 percent …