The Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) 2016 Fresh Summit Convention & Expo kicked off today and runs through Sunday in Orlando, Florida. Attendees will be able to find fresh product and business ideas at every turn, from education to the expo. PMA CEO Brian Silbermann says it is the biggest one ever.
High-path avian influenza, or HPAI, is something we’ve not heard much about lately, as during the heat of the summer months, it can’t survive. But now that fall is here and cooler temperatures, it is on the minds of some, including Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black.
From the Alabama Cooperative Extension System:
Three Wild Key Deer on a wildlife refuge in Big Pine Key, Florida, are the first locally confirmed cases of New World screwworm in more than three decades. In 2007 and 2010, dogs from Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela were confirmed carriers of screwworm larvae. Now in Florida, officials have Read the rest of this entry »
Cathy Isom tells us about the surprising healthy benefits of one popular nut that is often used in holiday treats. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Hear Cathy’s report and learn more.
From the Georgia Department of Agriculture:
Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary W. Black joined Georgia Farm Bureau President Gerald Long to tour farming operations in Tattnall, Screven and Evans counties in an effort to assess damage acquired by Hurricane Matthew.
“After surveying the damage I think it is safe to say that it is certainly not as bad as it could have been, but it is quite a bit worse than we Read the rest of this entry »
While they have received several calls and emails asking if the Sunbelt AG Expo was affected by Hurricane Matthew, officials there note they are blessed and fortunate to say they were not and the 2016 Expo will continue as scheduled. Tyron Spearman reports they look forward to seeing everyone October 18-20 in Moultrie, Georgia.
From the University of Florida/IFAS
By: Tom Nordlie
Commonly known as the primary screwworm fly or New World screwworm fly, the insect threatens the health of warm-blooded animals and people in areas where it is well-established, said Jack Payne, UF senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources.
“To put it plainly, a full-blown screwworm infestation is a death sentence for the host animal,” Payne said. “This pest can kill a Read the rest of this entry »
The Georgia Ag Issues Summit, which took place back in August, generated statewide discussion on a variety of topics impacting Georgia’s agriculture and forestry industries. As a follow-up, the Georgia Agribusiness Council partnered with organizations from a variety of ag sectors to craft a brief survey to collect valuable input. And GAC President Bryan Tolar says they have the results of that survey.
To see the results of the survey go to Georgia Agribusiness Council website.
Everett Griner talks about pecan becoming one of the top tree nuts in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more.