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Drying Up

drought1Everett Griner talks about the drought drying up more than just crops in today’s Agri View.


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USDA Deputy Secretary Visits Sunbelt Expo

Krysta Harden talking with Randall Weiseman

Krysta Harden talking with Randall Weiseman

One of the visitors to the 37th annual Sunbelt Ag Expo has been USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden who enjoyed attending this event to talk with farmers first hand. She says many of her conservations were about some of the new farm bill programs.


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Forty-Five Cattlemens’ Associations Tell USDA: Don’t Hijack the Checkoff

From the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association:

WASHINGTON (Oct. 14, 2014) – Today, 45 state cattlemens’ associations representing more than 170,000 cattle breeders, producers and feeders sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Vilsack, urging him not to issue an Order for a supplemental beef checkoff under the 1996 General Commodity Promotion, Research and Information Act. Bob McCan, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association president and Victoria, Texas, cattleman says the strong turnout of signatories to this letter demonstrate the Read the rest of this entry »

WTO Ruling Favors U.S. Poultry verses India

Rod Bain

Rod Bain

A World Trade Organization panel sides with the U.S. in claims that India illegally kept U.S. poultry products out of that market. Rod Bain has the story.


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NCGA Attending Sunbelt Ag Expo

Chip Bowling

Chip Bowling

Folks from all across the country are at the annual Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia. That includes the President of the National Corn Growers Association, Chip Bowling who is farmer from Maryland. This trip has allowed him to see some crops he doesn’t normally get to see, while at the same time talk corn with Southeast farmers.


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Day Two of Sunbelt Ag Expo

sunbeltToday is day two of the 37th annual Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia as much better weather is expected. And Tyron Spearman says there will be a lot to see while there.


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4-H and FFA

ffa-logoEverett Griner talks about 4-H and FFA being highly successful organizations in schools in today’s Agri View.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: Farmer of the Year; Dairy Program Signup

AgNet This Week

The current issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes details on the Sunbelt Farmer of the Year award winner and signup information for the Dairy Margin Protection Program. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Sunbelt Ag Expo Farmer of Year is from Georgia

Philip Grimes

Philip Grimes

While rain and storms have been a big part of the opening day for the 37th annual Sunbelt Ag Expo, many folks braved the wet conditions to attend the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year Award luncheon. And when it was all over, the winner of this year’s event was crop farmer Philip Grimes of Tifton, Georgia.


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United States Wins WTO Trade Enforcement Dispute for American Farmers

From the White House:

Washington, D.C. – United States Trade Representative Michael Froman announced today that the United States has won a major victory at the World Trade Organization (WTO) on behalf of U.S. farmers, including the U.S. poultry industry. A WTO dispute settlement panel has found in favor of the United States in a dispute challenging India’s ban on various U.S. agricultural products – such as poultry meat, eggs, and live pigs – allegedly to Read the rest of this entry »

Statement on WTO Decision Ruling against India’s Ban on US Poultry Imports

From the National Chicken Council:

Washington, D.C. – October 14, 2014 – Today’s announcement by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) that the World Trade Organization has ruled against India in its ban on U.S. poultry imports is commended by the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) and the National Chicken Council (NCC).

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Georgia Beef Board at Sunbelt Ag Expo

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley

The annual Sunbelt Ag Expo is underway in Moultrie, Georgia, and Suzanne Bentley with the Georgia Beef Board hopes producers will stop by their booth to learn more on how beef checkoff dollars are being used across the state.


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Soggy Start to Sunbelt Ag Expo

sunbelt-wet-start-2014Gates opened a bit later than normal for the 37th annual Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia as rain welcomed those who were here to start the event off. More showers are expected today so obviously that will affect the field demo harvesting plans, so I caught up with Farm Manager Michael Chafin to see what their plans are.


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Sunbelt Ag Expo Starts Today

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

The 37th annual Sunbelt Ag Expo officially starts today at Spence Field in Moultrie, Georgia. Tyron Spearman is there and has a look at what some of the events planned for the first day include.


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With Fries?

cheseburger and potatoEverett Griner talks about fast food chains supporting many families in today’s Agri View.


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Sunbelt Ag Expo Kicks Off Tomorrow

Chip Blalock

Chip Blalock

The Sunbelt Ag Expo kicks off tomorrow, as the 37th annual event takes place October 14-16 at Spence Field in Moultrie, Georgia. Executive Director Chip Blalock says while they have already harvested some of the corn and soybeans, there will still be a lot of harvesting to see.


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Signup for Dairy Margin Protection Program

Vilsack

Tom Vilsack

Signup for the Dairy Margin Protection Program has been underway since the first part of September, but the date it ends is just a little over six weeks away. And Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack encourages dairy farmers who have yet to check into it to do so.


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Choice Careers

Agriculture CareerEverett Griner talks about how agriculture school enrollment is still growing in today’s Agri View.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending October 10, 2014

In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we look at the various crop reports which were released by USDA Friday.

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Weekly Livestock Market Report

Here are the Alabama and Georgia cattle market numbers for the week ending October 10th, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.

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Slight Change to Peanut Production Numbers

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

USDA released its October crop estimate numbers today, and according to Tyron Spearman, when it comes to peanut numbers there was a slight change made.


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Cotton Production Up with No Changes to Acreage

Angie Considine

Angie Considine

According to USDA’s October report, while the amount of harvested upland cotton acres this year is the same as last month’s report, it is still more than last year. Angie Considine with the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has the numbers.


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Sunbelt Ag Expo Opens Tuesday

sunbeltThe annual Sunbelt Ag Expo gets underway next week in Moultrie, Georgia and Tyron Spearman has a look at some of the things folks will want to see while there.


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Self Preservation

homemade preserves canned goods in mason jarsEverett Griner talks about “canning” making a comeback in today’s Agri View.


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The Bio-based Economy is Growing

Cindy Zimmerman has a story today on how the bio-based economy is growing.


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Many New Aspects to Sunbelt Ag Expo Next Week

Chip Blalock

Chip Blalock

The annual Sunbelt Ag Expo takes place October 14th through the 16th at Spence Field in Moultrie, Georgia and their Executive Director Chip Blalock says there will be a lot going on this year.


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More can be found at www.sunbeltexpo.com.

Getting Consumers Thoughts about Cotton

Kim Kitchings

Kim Kitchings

Getting the most up-to-date market information to better understand the use and role of cotton is one area that Kim Kitchings, Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Program Metrics for Cotton Incorporated, works with. And she talks about the reasons why this is important in their efforts to help the profitability of cotton growers.


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Universal Drought

Water drop from green leafEverett Griner talks about future food production needing water in today’s Agri View.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: Specialty Crop Dollars; Cotton Dispute Agreement

AgNet This Week

The current issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes information on nearly $118 million in USDA grants to strengthen markets for specialty crops and news of an agreement to settle the longstanding cotton dispute in the World Trade Organization. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Georgia Cotton Growers Reminded of Lint Contamination Issues

ga-cotton-commission-logoCotton growers are being reminded of the issues with contaminants in their crop. Georgia Cotton Commission’s Richey Seaton urges everyone to take the extra steps to keep this from being a big problem this year.


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