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Piglet Disease Pushing Up Pork Prices

The piglet disease, Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus, is pushing up pork prices as Cindy Zimmerman has more information.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: Waters of the U.S. and COOL Updates

AgNet This Week

Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes the latest news on the Waters of the U.S. proposed rule and Counry of Origin Labeling. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Georgia Beef Board Pleased with Road Race

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley with the Georgia Beef Board says they were able to get the beef message out to many folks at last week’s Peach Tree Road Race.


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EPA Administrator Discusses Waters of the U.S.

Gina McCarthy

Gina McCarthy

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy held a press call this morning to preview her trip to Missouri this week to meet with farmers, stakeholders and agribusiness leaders to discuss Waters of the U.S. The proposed rule, which is designed to clarify and protect our nation’s waters under the Clean Water Act, has been questioned by many in agriculture. She explains in her talk why they are moving forward with the rule.


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Cotton Progress Coming Along

Brad Rippey

Brad Rippey

Looking at the latest crop conditions report, USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey says the cotton crop is doing slightly better this week.


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Farmers Invited to Sunbelt Field Day

sunbeltThe annual Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day will take place this Thursday, and Tyron Spearman reports that farmers from across the Southeast are invited to attend.


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The Big Ones

tractorEverett Griner talks about farm equipment becoming larger and larger in today’s Agri View.


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Inviting Pollinators into Your Yard

Cindy Zimmerman has more information on how you can invite pollinators into your yard.


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Learning about the Roundup Ready Xtend Platform

roundup-ready-xtend-crop-syThe Roundup Ready Xtend Platform is being discussed at various Asgrow, DEKALB and Delta Pine field days here in the Southeast. Technical Agronomist Nick Chammoun says their goal is to provide growers with another option to combat glyphosate-resistant pigweed.


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To learn more go to www.aganytime.com.

A More Efficient Test for Avian Influenza in Poultry Flocks

Rod Bain

Rod Bain

Efforts have been taking place at the Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory in Georgia to see if improvements can be made in the new testing methods for Avian Influenza in poultry products. Rod Bain has the story.


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Organic Trade Agreement Reached Between U.S. and Korea

As of last week, organic processed products certified in the U.S. or Korea can now be labeled as organic in either country, giving U.S. organic farmers and food manufacturers an easier, more direct pathway into the Korean market.


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Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day is Thursday

Michael Chafin

Michael Chafin

Michael Chafin with the Sunbelt Ag Expo wants to remind everyone their annual Field Day will be held this Thursday.


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Peanut Researchers to Meet this Week

Peanut researchers are set to meet this week as Tyron Spearman has the details.


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New Technology

unmanned droneEverett Griner talks about the time to start learning about drones in today’s Agri View.


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Doing Your Part for Pollinators

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has unveiled something that people can do to help pollinators do their jobs. Cindy Zimmerman has the story.


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Celebrating Beef and Independence

beef-4th-julyAs we celebrate this 4th of July holiday, beef producers and importers who invest in the Beef Checkoff Program have a lot to be thankful for this holiday weekend.


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Citrus Switches

citrusEverett Griner talks about Florida citrus growers thinking about new crops in today’s Agri View.


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Status of WTO Panel Decision on COOL

Colin Woodall

Colin Woodall

Recently Chase Adams caught up with Colin Woodall, Vice President of Government Affairs for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, who gave an update on the status of the WTO Compliance Panel decision on the amended U.S. Country of Origin Labeling rule.


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No Ag Appropriations Yet

Congress has left town for a few days and as Tyron Spearman reports, we don’t have an agriculture appropriations yet.


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Healthy School Lunches

Today Cindy Zimmerman has a story about the efforts to make sure our children receive healthy school lunches.


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Crop Acreage Reports Have Added Significance this Year

Rod Bain

Rod Bain

Row crop farmers are being reminded your crop acreage reports need to be turned in by July 15th. And those reports could help you with new Farm Bill farm program choices. With more on that story, here’s Rod Bain.


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Costs for July 4th Picnics Increase This Year

If you are having a cookout this holiday weekend, be prepared to pay more for it. We’ll take a look at what the total cost is expected to be, but first Gary Crawford has details about how the meat for your grill is one big reason why it will be higher.


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More Power

Wind energyEverett Griner talks about America’s growing energy image in today’s Agri View.


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The Faces of Farming

We told you earlier this week the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance was looking for the new “Faces of Farming & Ranching”. Well today, Cindy Zimmerman has a story with a person who is a one of the Faces of Farming.


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Beef Checkoff Providing Lots of Information

www.mybeefcheckoff.comDid you know the beef checkoff is constantly producing information about your product? In our weekly “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, Kyle Gillooly of Wadley, Georgia reminds producers just how important this aspect of the checkoff is.


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To learn more about your beef checkoff go to mybeefcheckoff.com.

Wet June Across Some Areas of the Country

June turned out to be the wettest June on record and wettest month on record in some areas of the country.


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Surprised with Cotton Acreage in Georgia

Richey Seaton

Richey Seaton

Richey Seaton with the Georgia Cotton Commission was a bit surprised with USDA’s crop acreage report of how many cotton acres were planted in Georgia this year, but he notes so far the crop is looking good overall.


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Hard Charges

Genetically Modified food (GMO foods)Everett Griner talks about G.M.O. foods still raising questions in today’s Agri View.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: Cotton and Peanut Acreage Up

AgNet This Week

Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week features details on the increases in peanut and cotton acreage. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Watermelon Recipe

With summer here and the 4th of July coming up, Cindy Zimmerman has a different type of watermelon recipe that may interest some of you.


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