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U.S. Files WTO Case against China’s Rice, Wheat and Corn Supports

USDAThe U.S. has launched a new trade enforcement action against China for excessive supports for rice, wheat and corn. Gary Crawford has the details.


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Seeing All Aspects of the Georgia Peanut Industry

Scott Mumford

Scott Mumford

The annual Georgia Peanut Tour kicked off today in Tifton as the three-day event will cover all aspects of the Georgia peanut industry. Tyron Spearman talked with Scott Mumford, extension peanut agronomist for the University of Georgia and Chairman of this year’s event, and they look at what is yet to come.


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Discussing Succession Planning for Farmers

Michael Loney

Michael Loney

We’ve heard time and time again how the average age of the U.S. farmer is getting older and older. And because of that, one man says succession planning for farmers is extremely important. Southeast AgNet’s Ernie Neff talked with Michael Loney, a regional director for John Hancock Life Insurance Company, about this and other issues of importance for farmers looking at retirement.


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Georgia Beef Teams Have Been Selected

Kaytlyn Malia

Kaytlyn Malia

This year’s Georgia Beef Team has been selected, and according to Georgia Beef Board’s Kaytlyn Malia, the team will soon be out promoting beef at various locations across the state.


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Increase in Peanut Production Forecast

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

The September crop report from USDA’s National Agriculture Statistics Service notes an increase in U.S. peanut production from last month’s estimate. Tyron Spearman has those numbers along with a look at some of the other row crops grown in the Southeast.


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USDA Increases Cotton Acreage Estimate

USDAUSDA’s National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) released its September crop reports today, and Bianca Pruneda with NASS in Washington, D.C. says the cotton acreage estimate was increased some from last month’s report.


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NPPC, Farm Bureau Win FOIA Case Against EPA

From the National Pork Producers Council:

nppc_logo_smallWASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 12, 2016 – A federal appeals court Friday overruled a lower court decision to throw out a lawsuit brought by the National Pork Producers Council and the American Farm Bureau Federation against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over its release to environmental groups of personal information on tens of thousands of farmers.

In late 2015, a U.S. district court dismissed the NPPC-Farm Bureau suit for lack of standing. But the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit in St. Louis ruled that “the associations have established a concrete Read the rest of this entry »

Agriculture Closely Watching Congress

afbf-logoNow that Congress is back their biggest challenge with just weeks to go before the end of the fiscal year is to avoid another government shutdown. But with only eight weeks to go before the elections, Republicans and Democrats are split over how long into the new fiscal year to extend current funding, either into a lame-duck Congress or a newly-elected one.


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Georgia Grown Moment – 2020 Vision Plan

ga-grown-fms-logoFor this week’s Georgia Grown Moment, Georgia’s Feed My School Coordinator Misty Friedman, discusses the progression of the 2020 Vision Plan for school nutrition and Department of Agriculture’s attempt to connect schools to farmers in Georgia.


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To learn more about the Feed My School program, visit feedmyschool.org.
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Ag in Review for the Week Ending September 9, 2016

Agnet_logo_at_150_dpiIn this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack talks about the deadline extension for dairy producers to sign-up for MPP, we talk about mosquitoes and issues they can bring to livestock, National Chicken Month, fish farming, Read the rest of this entry »

Weekly Livestock Market Report

Here are the Alabama and Georgia cattle market reports for the week ending September 9th, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.

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Georgia Department of Agriculture and University of Georgia Holds Fourth Annual Agriculture Tour

From the University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
By Clint Thompson

The University of Georgia and Georgia Department of Agriculture continue to make Georgia’s No. 1 industry a top priority.

UGA President Jere W. Morehead and Georgia Department of Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black, along with UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) Dean and Director Sam Pardue, headed the fourth annual state agriculture tour, this time through middle and south Georgia, on Sept. 7. Accompanied by State Senate Agriculture Read the rest of this entry »

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