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Saddle Up


Everett Griner gives a bit of history of the horse in America, and what it is used for mostly today.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending April 11, 2014

A highlight of agricultural news for this week from around the Southeast.

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Weekly Livestock Market Report

Here are the Alabama and Georgia cattle market numbers for the week ending April 11th, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.

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Florida Legislature Taking a Week Break

Sam ArdSam Ard, Director of Governmental Affairs for the Florida Cattlemen’s Association, explains why the Florida Legislature will be taking a break next week.


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And when they return, the budget will be one of the main priorities before the session ends, As a matter of fact, Read the rest of this entry »

USDA Announces Release Date for the Final 2012 Census of Agriculture Report

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will publish the 2012 Census of Agriculture full report on May 2, at Noon ET. The complete data series will be available in multiple formats, including Quick Stats 2.0 – an online database to retrieve customized tables with Census data at the national, state and county levels. Read the rest of this entry »

Peanut Seed Short Course is Tuesday

Tyron Spearman has the details about the Peanut Seed Short Course which will be held next Tuesday.


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Changing Markets


While U.S. meat consumption is down, exports are up. Everett Griner explains.


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Learning about Farm Bill Programs

Tyron SpearmanFarmers across the Southeast have been attending various meetings trying to learn more about the new farm bill programs. Tyron Spearman looks at some of the areas which have been discussed.


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NCBA Talks Trade at Legislative Conference

Bob McCanCattlemen and women from across the country have been in our nation’s capitol this week for the annual National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Legislative Conference. NCBA President Bob McCan says one toipic of discussion centered around trade issues.


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Producers Need to be Aware of Some Tax Changes for 2014

With the tax deadline looming, most farmers are still consumed by their 2013 numbers, but there’s already a major change to think about for 2014.


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Communication and Awareness Key in Reducing Risk to Pollinators

bees The issue of pollinator health complex and varied and affects to just about everyone in the crop sector, which is why communication is key.


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Farm Groups Remaining Vigilant in Fending Off Attacks to Safety Net

Gary AdamsDespite the fact that the 2014 Farm Bill has been officially signed into law, Dr. Gary Adams, Vice President of Economics and Policy Analysis for the National Cotton Council, notes that the ag sector needs to be aware of continuing attacks on the farm safety net.


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Animal Technology


Everett Griner talks about the changing technology of cattle breeding.


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Celebrating Modern Day Agriculture

Agriculture Secretary Tom VilsackNational Ag Day was officially celebrated several weeks ago, a day set aside every year to formally recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture. But Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack notes that consumers have something to thank a farmer for everyday.


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Soybean Growers Welcome Introduction of Federal GMO Labeling Legislation

This is a release from the American Soybean Association:

ST. LOUIS (April 9, 2014) – The American Soybean Association (ASA) welcomed the introduction this morning of new legislation to establish a federal voluntary labeling standard for foods made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. Read the rest of this entry »

Estimated Timeline for Farm Bill Implementation for Crops

Gary Adams
Dr. Gary Adams, Vice President of Economics and Policy Analysis for the National Cotton Council, gives his thoughts on the implementation timeline for crop programs in the 2014 Farm Bill.


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Free BQA Certification Ends April 15th

www.mybeefcheckoff.comDid you know that April 15th is the deadline to become BQA certified for free? In our weekly getting to know your beef checkoff, brought to you by your beef checkoff, Dr. Dan Thomson with Kansas State University explains how it works and why it’s important for cattle producers to become certified.


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Memorabilia


Today Everett Griner tells us of memories of early farming.


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AgNet This Week: Planting Changes; Peanut Stocks, Vidalia Pack Date

AgNet This Week

This week’s issue of AgNet This Week features reports on how Southeastern farmers may still change planting decisions, a look a declining peanut stocks and the enforcement of the Vidalia onion pack date. To learn more about these topics and much more click here to subscribe today and view the current issue.

Georgia Cotton Commission Unveils Updated Website

Chris ChammounOne of the first projects the Georgia Cotton Commission’s new Director of Public Affairs, Chris Chammoun, tackled was the updating of their website.


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Preparing for Georgia Beef Month

Suzanne Black
Suzanne Black with the Georgia Beef Board is hoping county Cattlemen’s Association chapters will be a part of June Beef Month this year in Georgia.


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Still Hope for Immigration Reform this Year

GFFVA's Charles Hall During this mid-term election year, many in the industry question if there is any chance that immigration reform could still come to fruition. Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Executive Director Charles Hall believes there is still some small hope.


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One More Week for Free BQA Certification

www.mybeefcheckoff.comFor a second year, your checkoff-funded Beef Quality Assurance program is giving you the chance to become certified for free thanks to a partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. along with the Beef Cattle Institute housed at Kansas State University. But you only have one week left to take advantage of this free offer as it ends April 15th.


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To become BQA certified, or learn more about the program, visit www.BQA.org/team.

Buffalo Wings

Buffalo WingsBuffalo wings are a popular snack that every true sports fan knows well, but they were actually invented 50 years ago, by accident.


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Well Kept

Southeast AgNet's Everett Griner
Everett Griner talks about resolutions, and what farmers must do to keep theirs.


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Update on Progress of Farm Bill Implementation

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack
Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says every USDA agency is working diligently to implement the 2014 Farm Bill’s new provisions quickly and effectively.


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NCBA Statement on Announced Bilateral Trade Agreement

This is a release from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association:

WASHINGTON (April 7, 2014) – In response to the announcement of a Bilateral Trade Agreement reached between Australia and Japan, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Bob McCan, a Victoria, Texas cattleman, issued the following statement: Read the rest of this entry »

USDA Officially Announces Sign-Up Date for Farmer and Rancher Disaster Assistance Programs

WASHINGTON, April 7, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that farmers and ranchers can sign-up for disaster assistance programs, reestablished and strengthened by the 2014 Farm Bill, beginning Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Quick implementation of the programs has been a top priority for USDA. Read the rest of this entry »

UGA Farm Bill Training Sessions Continue

There will be more farm bill training sessions in Georgia this week, as Tyron Spearman has the details.


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Agri-Terrorism

Southeast AgNet's Everett Griner
Is our food supply fully protected? Everett Griner discusses this today.


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