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Everett Griner talks about genetic change occurring naturally in today’s Agri View.


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Lawn Tips – part 1

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Cathy Isom has some tips on cutting down the time you’ll spend in the yard. In the first part of her series on lawn tips, Cathy talks about how you mow your lawn could help save time for more play and less work.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: Peanut and Cotton Acreage Updates

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Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes updates on peanut and cotton acreage. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Georgia Beef Board Teaming with Retailer

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley with the Georgia Beef Board says the board will be teaming with a local retailer in the Macon area this Wednesday for a promotion where they will be talking beef with many consumers.


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Cotton Crop Update

cotton-setting-bollsWhen it comes to this week’s cotton crop report, overall conditions look good in both Alabama and Georgia compared to some of the other cotton growing regions.


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Tomato Test

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Everett Griner talks about home grown not making any difference in today’s Agri View.


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SuperTracker-part 2

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Today Cathy Isom looks into how the new SuperTracker tool may help you in reaching a weight goal on your terms and your time frame.


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Check out the USDA supertracker.usda.gov website!

Listen to information about the SuperTracker tool in Cathy’s part 1 segment here.

Farm Service Agency Updates Peanut Acreage Numbers

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

An update from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency shows peanut acreage numbers vary some from the recent report released by USDA’s National Agriculture Statistics Service. Tyron Spearman runs through the numbers.


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ASTA Chair Voices Support of BLM’s National Seed Strategy During Event

From the American Seed Trade Association:

August 17: Today, American Seed Trade Association Chair Risa DeMasi, Grassland Oregon, voiced the seed industry’s support for the Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management’s National Seed Strategy for Rehabilitation and Restoration during a rollout event in Boise, ID.

“The seed industry, in particular the conservation and reclamation seed sector, has a long and successful history of cooperation with Read the rest of this entry »

Western Cotton Farmers Tour Georgia Agriculture

From the Georgia Cotton Commission:

ga-cotton-commission-logoCotton producers from California and Arizona had a statewide tour of Georgia agriculture August 2-7 as part of the National Cotton Council’s (NCC) Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.) program.

Now in its 27th year, the P.I.E. program is sponsored by Bayer CropScience through a grant to The Cotton Foundation. The program is designed to give cotton farmers from across the Cotton Belt firsthand experience of how their peers from different cotton producing Read the rest of this entry »

USDA Video: USDA Week In Review August 14

A weekly look at some of the events and activities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In this edition of USDA Week In Review: Dealing with drought in Texas, feeding children in Africa, and alternatives to antibiotics.


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Water Facts

Water pump in the field during dry season
Everett Griner talks about everyone needing a stable water supply in today’s Agri View.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending August 14, 2015

In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we look at some of the issues the House and Senate will need to deal with when they return in September, what scientific breakthrough could mean for peanuts being consumed by those who were once allergic, and about AgNet Media’s big event, Citrus Expo, which is coming up in a few days.

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Weekly Livestock Market Report

Here are the Alabama and Georgia cattle market numbers for the week ending August 14th, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.

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New Online Tool to Help Lose and Maintain Weight

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Cathy Isom tells us about the new online tool to help you lose the weight, keep it off and where to find it.


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Check out the USDA supertracker.usda.gov website!

The Cotton Board Recommends $76 Million Cotton Incorporated Budget to Secretary of Agriculture

From The Cotton Board:

cotton-logo(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) – During its Annual Meeting in Miami, Florida The Cotton Board reviewed and voted to recommend Cotton Incorporated’s proposed 2016 budget of $76 million to the Secretary of Agriculture. This is a $4 million decrease from the 2015 budget. Based on projected collections, The Cotton Board will draw approximately $8 million from reserves to fund the program in 2016. Even with a reduction in the overall 2016 budget, funds for consumer-based programs will increase. Through a new ad campaign and a tighter Read the rest of this entry »

Congress Has Much to Do When They Return

When the House and Senate return in September, there will be a number of orders of business they will need to focus on. Reece Langley, vice president of Washington Operations for the National Cotton Council, shares what the Council anticipates when Congress returns.


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Georgia Animal Health Labs Ready for Testing

Dr. Robert Cobb

Dr. Robert Cobb

Georgia State Veterinarian Dr. Robert Cobb has more information about the National Animal Health Laboratories located in the state and how they are ready for testing possible diseases like avian influenza.


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Kudzu

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Kudzu vines

Everett Griner talks about kudzu growth in decline in today’s Agri View.


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Peanut Allergy Research

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Cathy Isom tells us about the scientific breakthrough on peanuts and why it could mean the popular snack could be consumed by even those who were once allergic.


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UGA Skidaway Institute Produces Informational Video on Black Gill in Georgia Shrimp

From the University of Georgia:

uga-logoSavannah, Ga. – The University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography has produced an informational video to educate the public about black gill, a condition affecting Georgia shrimp, and the institute’s research into the problem.

Black gill is a mysterious condition affecting shrimp from Florida to North Carolina. A number of shrimpers have blamed Read the rest of this entry »

Peanut Harvest Underway in Some Areas

peanut-harvestIn this week’s peanut crop report, Tyron Spearman notes the peanut harvest is already underway in some areas.


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Georgia Peanut Tour Early Bird Registration Ends Friday

gpcThe deadline for early bird registration to attend the annual Georgia Peanut Tour is this Friday, August 14. So the Georgia Peanut Commission is urging those interested in attending to register today.


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Georgia Grown Pavilion Signup Deadline Nearing

ga-grown-logoThe Georgia National Fair is coming up next month, but folks are being reminded that vendor applications for the Georgia Grown Pavilion are due by this Friday, August 14.


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New Warning

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Everett Griner talks about non-stick utensils deemed dangerous in today’s Agri View.


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Edible Flowers – Part 2

Nasturtium flowers

Nasturtium flowers

In the second part of her series Cathy Isom tells us some precautions to take before adding edible flowers to our diet.


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Peanut Acreage and Production is Up

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

We all knew peanut acreage and production would be higher this year, and according to Tyron Spearman, the numbers from USDA’s National Agriculture Statistics Service show just that.


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Fewer Cotton Acres for 2015

usda-logoThe U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has released its first crop estimate of the year, and the 2015 cotton crop is down from last year. Phillip Prillaman has the numbers.


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Beef Producer Promotes Product to Chefs

www.mybeefcheckoff.comIn this week’s “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, Don Quincey from Chiefland, Florida talks about an event he recently participated in where the beef industry was discussed with chefs.


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Most Georgia Cotton Fields Rate Fair to Excellent

Richey Seaton

Richey Seaton

According to Georgia Cotton Commission’s Executive Director Richey Seaton, while some areas are suffering, overall there is a lot really good looking cotton in his state right now.


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