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Farm Bill Listening Session in Florida

Ahead of the next farm bill, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and Ranking Member Collin Peterson (MN-7) announced the first of several committee activities across the country intended to stimulate conversation and gather input from farmers, ranchers, and stakeholders. “The Next Farm Bill, Conversations in the Field,” a committee listening session, will take place in Gainesville, Florida on …

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Shorter Georgia Peach Crop Harvest Expected

We told you last week that this year’s Georgia peach crop has been negatively affected by the lack of chill hours it received this winter. According to Jack Spruill, director of marketing with the Georgia Department of Agriculture, not only is the crop looking at an estimated 80% loss this year, time of normal harvest has also been affected.

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Georgia Beef Producers Approve Renewal of Assessment

Last month, Georgia beef producers took part in a vote concerning the renewal of the Georgia Agriculture Commodity Commission for Beef. And according to the Georgia Department of Agriculture, producers approved the renewal of the $1-per-head assessment. Georgia Beef Board’s Executive Vice President, Will Bentley, says this is good news for the state’s beef industry.     From Georgia Department …

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Weekly Livestock Market Report

Here are the Alabama and Georgia livestock market reports for the week ending June 9th, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.   AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the week ended June 9, 2017, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 11,300 head compared to 10,974 last week and 11,801 a year ago. …

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USDA Announces More than $22 Million in Conservation Innovation

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced that the agency will award more than $22.6 million to drive public and private sector innovation in resource conservation.  The agency is investing in 33 projects nationwide through its competitive Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) program, which helps develop the tools, technologies, and strategies to support next-generation conservation efforts on working lands and …

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Georgia Peanut Commission hosting 2018 calendar photo contest

The Georgia Peanut Commission is hosting a photo contest June 7-Oct. 1, 2017, to fill the pages of the 2018 Georgia Peanut Calendar, “Photos from the Field.” Photos will also be selected to be used in various promotional projects by GPC throughout the year. Peanut farmers from across Georgia are encouraged to submit their best high-resolution photo of peanut production …

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Drought Relief Underway In Parts of the Southeast

As the Northern Plains grows drier, the concerns about conditions for crops, pastures, and topsoil moisture in that region also increase. But according to a story from Rod Bain, the long dry stretch for parts of Florida and Georgia is coming to an end thanks to recent precipitation, including significant rains this week.

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Weekly Livestock Market Report

Here are the Alabama and Georgia livestock market reports for the week ending June 2nd, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.   AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the week ended June 2, 2017, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 10,900 head compared to 11,507 last week and 8,504 a year ago. …