From the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) President Elmira Mangum, Ph.D., testified yesterday before the House Committee on Agriculture chaired by Rep. K. Michael Conaway (TX-11).
Mangum was one of six 1890 land-grant university (LGU) presidents selected to testify before the Committee. The five other participating universities were Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical University, Fort Valley State University, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Tuskegee University, and the Read the rest of this entry »
The Alabama Seed Association and Georgia Seed Association held their annual meeting this week in Destin, Fla. Folks from across the Southeast attended, including Perry Bohn, southeast regional vice president for the American Seed Trade Association. He talked about some of the many things that ASTA is working on.
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 14, 2015 – American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman announced today that he will not seek reelection in January 2016 following 16 years at the helm of the nation’s largest, most influential general farm organization. Stallman, a cattle and rice producer from Columbus, Texas, is the 11th president during AFBF’s almost 97-year history. Read more on Stallman’s departure.
Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes a report on preparing for the possible return of avian influenza this fall as well as details on how Cuban agriculture could affect Florida. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.
In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we hear about testimony given to the Senate Ag Committee concerning Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, how Congress has work remaining concerning agriculture, why some residents are returning to their rural hometown and more.
A lot of work is underway by individual states and the U.S. Department of Agriculture in preparing for a possible return of avian influenza this fall. Efforts include more monitoring and sampling of wild migratory birds.
TIFTON, Ga. (July 9, 2015) U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and United States Trade Representative Michael Froman recently announced the appointment of Brenda Morris, peanut farmer from Ocilla, Georgia, to the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee (APAC) and Don Koehler, Georgia Peanut Commission executive director, to the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Read the rest of this entry »
More than 1,500 kinds of peanut plants are growing at the University of Florida’s Plant Science Research and Education Unit in Citra. And as Tyron Spearman reports, the crop is part of USDA’s germplasm network to maintain and research different types of one of the world’s most popular and nutritional legumes.
The annual Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day will be held tomorrow, July 9th in Moultrie, Georgia. And for those who didn’t attend last year, show director Chip Blalock says they now start things off with a biscuit breakfast.