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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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WOTUS Comment Deadline Extended

According to information from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, the EPA and Corps of Engineers have extended the comment period on the “Waters of the United States” proposed regulation.


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New Building for Spotlight State at Sunbelt Ag Expo

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

The annual Sunbelt Ag Expo will take place next week in Moultrie, Georgia. And Tyron Spearman reports that a brand new building will be opening to host the spotlight state each year.


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Shift Gears

4x4 Pickup TruckEverett Griner talks about pick-up trucks no longer being farm vehicles in today’s Agri View.


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New Website for Propane Comfort

If you use propane, it might be a good idea to check on supplies for this winter. Cindy Zimmerman has the details on how you can do that and more via a new website.


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Northeast Georgia Receives Prestigious Designation

Larry Flegle

Larry Flegle

A prestigious designation was recently made in Northeast Georgia, and Dr. Larry Flegle with WUCG Community Radio in Blairsville has the details.


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Peanut Crop Update

Tyron Spearman has an update on how the peanut crop looks and where harvest stands at this time.


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Georgia Beef Board Pleased with Fair

gbb-booth-2014-ga-fairThe Georgia Beef Board hopes you will stop by and see them at this year’s Georgia National Fair, and Suzanne Bentley says they are involved in various ways at this year’s event.


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Crapshoot

dice-gamblingEverett Griner talks about farming being a big gamble in today’s Agri View.


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Efforts to Improve Cotton from Fiber to Fabric

Vikki Martin

Vikki Martin

Vikki Martin, Director of Quality Research and Product Evaluation for Cotton Incorporated, talks about what her division does to help growers with their profitability.


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Propane Industry Preparing for Winter

As crops are being harvested this fall, and with colder weather coming this winter, Cindy Zimmerman says those who use propane are being urged to prepare.


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Livestock Producers Invited to Sunbelt Ag Expo

Chip Blalock

Chip Blalock

The annual Sunbelt Ag Expo takes place next week at Spence Field in Moultrie, Georgia. Their Executive Director Chip Blalock says there will be a lot going on again this year with their livestock demonstrations.


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CFP Funds Coming to Georgia

Krysta Harden

Krysta Harden

Last week USDA announced the award of over $52 million in support of the growing organic industry and local and regional food systems through five U.S. Department of Agriculture grant programs. One of those was the Community Food Project where they are awarding $4.8 million in CFP funding to 22 projects in 16 states. USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden says some of those dollars are coming to Georgia.


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True or False

organic vegetablesEverett Griner talks about “organic”, more than where it is grown in today’s Agri View.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending October 3, 2014

In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we have stories concerning big news for the cotton industry, the announcement of grants for specialty crops, and talks this week between Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack and the Beef Checkoff Enhancement Working Group.

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Weekly Livestock Market Report

Here are the Alabama and Georgia cattle market numbers for the week ending October 3rd, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.

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Beef Checkoff Group Meets with Vilsack

Forrest Roberts

Forrest Roberts

The Beef Checkoff Enhancement Working Group has been working together for the past couple of years to try and find ways to make the current beef checkoff program more effective and more efficient. In a teleconference this afternoon Forrest Roberts, CEO of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, talked about a meeting they had this past week with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.


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Georgia Department of Agriculture Announces 2014 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Recipients

From the Georgia Department of Agriculture:

The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 USDA/AMS Specialty Crop Block Grant. The Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) funds projects that “enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops.” Specialty crops are defined as: fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, Christmas trees, turfgrass/sod, nursery and Read the rest of this entry »

Pumpkin Season

Pumpkin patchEverett Griner talks about pumpkin production still exceeding demand in today’s Agri View.


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Georgia Cotton Commission Pleased with Agreement

Richey Seaton

Richey Seaton

Over the last several months, the United States and Brazil have held intensified discussions to resolve the cotton dispute, and yesterday it was announced the two governments had reached an agreement providing for formal termination of the cotton case at the WTO Dispute Settlement Body. And Georgia Cotton Commission’s Richey Seaton says it’s great news for cotton growers.


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New Line of Attack against WOTUS

Opponents of the proposed “Waters of the U.S.” rule have opened a new avenue of attack, accusing the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers of thwarting requirements of the Administrative procedure Act.


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Georgia Cotton at the Fair

ga-cotton-commission-logoExecutive Director of the Georgia Cotton Commission, Richey Seaton, invites everyone to learn more about the state’s cotton industry at their booth located at the Georgia National Fair which kicks off today in Perry.


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