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Houses Passes Bonus Depreciation Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4718, legislation that will make permanent the fifty percent bonus depreciation of new capital purchases that was created in the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.


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Use Genuine Parts for Repairs and Peanuts Included in Heart Check Program

Peanut farmers are being urged to use genuine parts for when repairing equipment, as Tyron Spearman has those details along with information about how peanuts are now included in an American Heart Association program.

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Learning about Food Production

It’s important for consumers to learn about food production, as Cindy Zimmerman has the story.


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Georgia Cattlemen Searching for New EVP

Josh White

Josh White

Josh White, Executive Vice President of the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association and Georgia Beef Board, has announced he has accepted a position with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association in Denver.


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Aquatic Plant Management Society to Hold Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the Aquatic Plant Management Society is coming up July 13-16 in Savannah, Georgia. This annual meeting draws scientists, educators, public officials and others interested in invasive aquatic plants, including their impact and effective management techniques. For more information visit www.apms.org.

Acreage Reporting Deadline is Tuesday

Tyron Spearman has a quick reminder about a deadline coming up next week.


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Average Eating

groceriesEverett Griner talks about it costing us more for foods in today’s Agri View.


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Providing Summertime School Lunches

Due to various efforts, school-aged children across the country are being provided summertime school meals, as Cindy Zimmerman has the details.


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USDA Provides 12-Week Progress Update on Disaster Assistance

WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack provided a 12-week progress report on U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) disaster assistance programs today, announcing that USDA has processed 106,000 payments to farmers in 40 states across the country who suffered livestock and grazing losses between October 2011 and passage of the 2014 Farm Bill. Read the rest of this entry »

Opinions of Proposed WOTUS Rule Differ

More than 90 agriculture organizations have submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency regarding the proposed Waters of the U.S. rule.


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Immigration Reform Not Likely This Year

Dale Moore

Dale Moore

It looks like agriculture will have to go another year without comprehensive immigration reform needed to provide a steady and legal supply of migrant labor.


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Cheesy

cheeseEverett Griner talks about some statistical facts about cheese in today’s Agri View.


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Philip Grimes Named 2014 Georgia Farmer of the Year

Philip Grimes

Philip Grimes

A meticulous, high-yield crop farmer, Philip Grimes of Tifton, Ga., is admired as one of the best farmers in South Georgia. He has been recognized on the state level for producing high peanut yields for more than 20 consecutive years. A conservation farmer, he uses cover crops and has installed grassed waterways, terraces, and ponds on his land.

A farmer for 37 years, Grimes operates 2,210 acres of which 1,150 acres are rented and 1,060 acres are owned. Peanuts and cotton are his main crops. He also grows cantaloupes, broccoli, snap beans and corn. He plants about 50 acres specifically to benefit wildlife and he has about 475 acres of timber. Read the rest of this entry »

Getting GMO Questions Answered

Today, Cindy Zimmerman has information on where you can go to get your GMO questions answered.


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NRCS Chief Promoting RCPP

Jason Weller

Jason Weller

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service Chief Jason Weller invites their partners to learn more about the new Regional Conservation Partnership Program.


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Beef Promotion Provides Double Increase

www.mybeefcheckoff.comDid you know beef is being promoted through fun promotions? In our weekly “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, Richard Meadows from Houston County, Alabama talks about how a restaurant fared from a fun promotional contest in his state.


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

Peanut Hall of Fame Inductees

A couple of folks were recently added to the Peanut Hall of Fame, as Tyron Spearman has the story.


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Georgia Cotton Crop Doing Well

ga-cotton-commission-logoUSDA’s weekly crop progress report is showing Georgia’s cotton crop is doing well at this time, something Georgia Cotton Commission’s Richey Seaton hopes can continue through the growing season.


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Worm Alert

Tyron Spearman has a quick note for peanut growers to check your fields for worms.


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Water Magic

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Dowser Rod

Everett Griner talks about dowsing rods making a comeback in today’s Agri View.


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Piglet Disease Pushing Up Pork Prices

The piglet disease, Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus, is pushing up pork prices as Cindy Zimmerman has more information.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: Waters of the U.S. and COOL Updates

AgNet This Week

Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes the latest news on the Waters of the U.S. proposed rule and Counry of Origin Labeling. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Georgia Beef Board Pleased with Road Race

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley with the Georgia Beef Board says they were able to get the beef message out to many folks at last week’s Peach Tree Road Race.


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EPA Administrator Discusses Waters of the U.S.

Gina McCarthy

Gina McCarthy

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy held a press call this morning to preview her trip to Missouri this week to meet with farmers, stakeholders and agribusiness leaders to discuss Waters of the U.S. The proposed rule, which is designed to clarify and protect our nation’s waters under the Clean Water Act, has been questioned by many in agriculture. She explains in her talk why they are moving forward with the rule.


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Cotton Progress Coming Along

Brad Rippey

Brad Rippey

Looking at the latest crop conditions report, USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey says the cotton crop is doing slightly better this week.


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Farmers Invited to Sunbelt Field Day

sunbeltThe annual Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day will take place this Thursday, and Tyron Spearman reports that farmers from across the Southeast are invited to attend.


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The Big Ones

tractorEverett Griner talks about farm equipment becoming larger and larger in today’s Agri View.


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Inviting Pollinators into Your Yard

Cindy Zimmerman has more information on how you can invite pollinators into your yard.


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Learning about the Roundup Ready Xtend Platform

roundup-ready-xtend-crop-syThe Roundup Ready Xtend Platform is being discussed at various Asgrow, DEKALB and Delta Pine field days here in the Southeast. Technical Agronomist Nick Chammoun says their goal is to provide growers with another option to combat glyphosate-resistant pigweed.


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A More Efficient Test for Avian Influenza in Poultry Flocks

Rod Bain

Rod Bain

Efforts have been taking place at the Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory in Georgia to see if improvements can be made in the new testing methods for Avian Influenza in poultry products. Rod Bain has the story.


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