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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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Best Fed

Globe on a plateEverett Griner talks about the United States still the best fed country in today’s Agri View.


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50 Years of American Wilderness

wilderness-50th-2014The Federal Wilderness Act got it’s start 50 years ago, and Cindy Zimmerman has a story on how wilderness areas in our country have grown since that time.


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More information is available at wilderness50th.org.

Georgia Peanut Commission Traveling to the Classic City to Promote Peanuts

From the Georgia Peanut Commission:

TIFTON, Ga. (Oct. 1, 2014) – The Georgia Peanut Commission will be traveling to Athens, Georgia, this upcoming weekend to promote peanuts during Homecoming weekend at the University of Georgia. While in Athens, GPC will pass out koozies adorning the Georgia Peanuts logo, as well as its famous little red bags of peanuts to football fans and Athens-area residents, alike.

During the 2013 football season, GPC held the promotion in Athens for the first time and received outstanding results. During the course of the Read the rest of this entry »

Concerns Continue with APHIS Proposals

Kristina Butts

Kristina Butts

At the end of August, USDA-APHIS announced a proposal to import fresh and frozen beef and live cattle from certain regions in Argentina. And Kristina Butts, Executive Director of Legislative Affairs for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, says this came on the heels of a proposal from USDA last December to allow the importation of fresh and frozen beef from Brazil.


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United States and Brazil Reach Agreement to End WTO Cotton Dispute

From the U.S. Department of Agriculture:

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2014 – Today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman announced that the United States and Brazil have reached agreement to settle the longstanding Cotton dispute in the World Trade Organization (WTO). Under the terms of the agreement, Brazil will terminate the Cotton case, giving up its rights to countermeasures against U.S. trade or any further proceedings in this dispute. Brazil has also agreed not to Read the rest of this entry »

NCC Commends Resolution of Brazil WTO Dispute

From the National Cotton Council:

MEMPHIS — The National Cotton Council appreciates the U.S. government’s successful efforts to conclude the U.S.-Brazil trade dispute in the World Trade Organization through negotiation, thereby avoiding retaliation.

NCC Chairman Wally Darneille reiterated that the U.S. cotton industry has undertaken extensive efforts to Read the rest of this entry »

Endless Challenge

Ear of corn against a field under cloudsEverett Griner talks about increasing food production still challenges producers in today’s Agri View.


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Climate Smart Agriculture

Cindy Zimmerman has a report today concerning climate smart agriculture.


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Peanut Crop Update

Tyron Spearman has an update on how the peanut crop looks as of this week and how harvest is progressing.


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Cotton is Not Always a Natural Choice

Mark Messura

Mark Messura

Cotton farmers work hard every year to grow a good, quality product. But according Mark Messura, Senior Vice President for Cotton Incorporated, while cotton is a natural fabric it’s not always a natural choice for some manufacturers.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: Risk Management; Livestock Disaster Program Deadline

AgNet This Week

Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes information on new USDA risk management programs and a reminder about an important deadline. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Georgia Beef Ready for the Fair

gbbThe Georgia Beef Board is ready for the annual Georgia National Fair, and Suzanne Bentley talks about the various ways they will be involved with this year’s event.


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New Look and Feel for MyBeefCheckoff.com

From the Beef Checkoff:

cbb-my-beef-canThe beef checkoff launched a totally redesigned MyBeefCheckoff.com on Sept. 28, providing checkoff payers, leaders, staff and media with an easy-to-navigate selection of checkoff resources and information to highlight checkoff programs and results. Read the rest of this entry »

Name Brand

variety of grocery products - vegetables, fruits, meat, dairy, wineEverett Griner talks about how names help consumers decide on foods in today’s Agri View.


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Digital Release of Farmland Movie Coming

farmland-movie-picWe told you last week that the movie “Farmland” was produced to help better explain agriculture. And if you have yet to see the movie, Cindy Zimmerman reports today that the digital release of it is coming soon.


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