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USDA Extends Application Deadline for Dairy Margin Protection Program to Dec. 19

From the U.S. Department of Agriculture:

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 »

Georgia Cotton Commission Looks Forward to Annual Meeting

Richey Seaton

Richey Seaton

Georgia Cotton Commission’s Richey Seaton reminds producers that the annual Georgia Cotton Commission meeting and Cotton Production Workshop will take place January 28 in Tifton.


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Ag Calendar

Tyron Spearman has a look at a couple of upcoming events that may be of interest to producers across the region.


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Changing Fruit Trends

Persimmon tree with fruitEverett Griner talks about common fruits gaining in popularity in today’s Agri View.


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With Passage of Tax Extenders Stopgap, ASA Calls for Longer-Term Solution

From the American Soybean Association:

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 »

Protecting Pollinators

James Tillman

James Tillman

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.


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Beef Chef Talks Holiday Meals

www.mybeefcheckoff.comIn our weekly “Getting to Know Your Beef Checkoff,” Dave Zino, executive chef for the Beef Checkoff, discusses how beef can make a great choice for upcoming holiday meals.


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To learn more about your beef checkoff go to mybeefcheckoff.com.

Cotton Continues to Compete Against Synthetics

Vikki Martin

Vikki Martin

Vikki Martin, director of quality research and product evaluation for Cotton Incorporated, explains how the real competition for cotton continues to be man-made fibers.


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For Sale

red old rusty tractor in a fieldEverett Griner talks about the demand growing for used farm equipment in today’s Agri View.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: Dairy Deadline; Peanut Crop Insurance

AgNet This Week

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.

Nominations open for Outstanding Georgia Young Peanut Farmer Award

From the Georgia Peanut Commission:

(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 »

Georgia Beef Board Looking Forward to Seeing Producers

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley

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.


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Impractical Demands

environmentalEverett Griner talks about working to keep a clean environment in today’s Agri View.


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Dairy Margin Protection Program Signup Ends Friday

Val Dolcini

Val Dolcini

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.


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Monsanto Launches Two New Herbicides

Austin Horn

Austin Horn

Austin Horn with Monsanto discusses two new herbicides that were launched this year for cotton and soybeans.


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More information about Monsanto products is available on their website.

USDA Video: USDA Week In Review November 28

USDA-Week-in-ReviewA 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.

Upcoming Meetings This Month for Georgia and Alabama Producers

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman fills us in with dates, times and locations of meetings this month, including the Georgia Farm Bureau 77th Annual Convention December 7-9 in Jekyll Island, the Peanut Commodity Conference on December 8th, the 18th Annual Meeting of the Georgia Crop Alliance coming up December 4th at The Retreat at Lake Blackshear in Cordele, Georgia. Tyron also reminds Alabama producers of the Farm Bill Education meeting coming up in Alabama on December 9th thru 12th. Alabama producers need to check with their Agriculture Extension Service for more details on these meetings.


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Crows and Crop Damage

crow with wide-spread wingsEverett Griner talks about small problem-makers for farmers in today’s Agri View.


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Turkey is Good Anytime of the Year

prestige-farms-logoThanksgiving 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.


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Give Thanks for the Thanksgiving Dinner Producers

A turkey dinner on a holiday table settingTyron Spearman lets us know some interesting facts about our Thanksgiving dinner we enjoyed yesterday, giving thanks to the producers of the different portions of the meal.


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Kudzu is Growing on Us

Kudzu completely taking over a forest

Kudzu completely taking over forest

Kudzu has been a common nuisance for decades. Cindy Zimmerman has Lewis Ziska, Research Plant Physiologist, USDA Agriculture Research Service, explain about “the vine that ate the South.”


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Two Choices

filling pesticide into sprayer

Everett Griner talks about pesticides, a good or bad choice in today’s Agri View.


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USDA FSA Meeting Coming Up in Pecan Grove

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

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.


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Say Thanks…to a Farmer

happy-thanksgiving-cardEverett Griner talks about what we have to be thankful for on this Thanksgiving in today’s Agri View.


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Being Thankful for an Affordable Feast

A turkey dinner on a holiday table settingAs 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.


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Fact or Fiction

global warmingEverett Griner talks about Global Warming continuing to be questioned in today’s Agri View.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: AL Cattle in South Dakota; Peanut Disease

AgNet This Week

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.

Making the Most Out Of Beef

meatCindy Zimmerman continues with Chef Dave Zino, culinary spokesperson for the Beef Checkoff, explaining how to make the most out of your dollar.


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Adama Expands Diamond Product for Soybeans and Peanuts

Dave Downing

Dave Downing

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.


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Valent Intego Suite, New Seed Protection For Soybeans

valent-thad-hayesValent’s Thad Hayes, soybean seed protection marketing manager, talks about a brand new product that can protect soybeans.


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