WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2014 – U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the application deadline for the dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP) will be extended until Dec. 19, 2014. The program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, protects participating dairy producers when the margin – the difference between the price of Read the rest of this entry »
WASHINGTON (December 3, 2014) – In response to the passage of a short-term extension of several key tax credits by the House of Representatives today, the American Soybean Association (ASA) expressed both its appreciation for a fix in the near term, and disappointment in the Read the rest of this entry »
Three-fourths of the world’s flowering plants and about 35 percent of the world’s food crops depend on animal pollinators to reproduce. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service Regional Conservationist for the Southeast, James Tillman, says NRCS is working to help protect those pollinators. Cindy Zimmerman has the story.
Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes a reminder for dairy producers, peanut crop insurance information, and other important agricultural reports. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.
(Dec. 2, 2014) TIFTON, Ga.- Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Georgia Young Peanut Farmer. The state winner will be announced at the Georgia Peanut Farm Show on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, in Tifton, Ga. The award is sponsored by the Georgia Peanut Commission and Read the rest of this entry »
Director of Industry Information and Public Relations for the Georgia Beef Board, Suzanne Bentley, invites cattle producers attending the upcoming Georgia Farm Bureau meeting to stop by and see them to learn more about their beef checkoff.
Dairy producers who have yet to enroll in USDA’S new Margin Protection Program must do so by this coming Friday, December 5. Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini explains how the program works.
A weekly look at some of the events and activities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In this edition of USDA Week In Review, the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree arrives and USDA research brightens the holidays. Please watch the video.
Thanksgiving is the biggest day of the year for turkey with some 46 million consumed on that day and nearly ninety percent of Americans saying they eat turkey on Thanksgiving according to the National Turkey Federation. Cindy Zimmerman has Scott Prestige of Prestige Farms in North Carloina who says more people are eating turkey year round.
Tyron Spearman reports the USDA Farm Service Agency, Kansas City Commodity Office, says they are claiming a procurement of runner-type raw shell peanuts for use in the USDA Distribution Program. They will have a meeting at 10:00 a.m. on December 4 at the Federal State Inspection Service office in Pecan Grove, south of Albany, Georgia. The purpose of this meeting is to give a presentation on procedures on how you may submit and sell to future USDA solicitation.
As we sit down to give thanks at the table this year, don’t forget to give thanks the farmers and ranchers for the feast before us. Cindy Zimmerman, with economist John Anderson, tells us just what the cost of the Thanksgiving meal is this year according to the American Farm BureauThanksgiving Price Survey.
Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes an update on Alabama cattle in South Dakota and information on a peanut disease growers need to stay on top of. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.
Dave Downing, brand leader for Adama (formally known as MANA in the United States), discusses the name change and expansion of Diamond products that will help not only the cotton grower, as it has for so many years, but soybean and peanut growers, too.