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Georgia Grown Moment

ga-grown-southern-beverage-For this week’s Georgia Grown moment, David Byrd of Southern Beverage Packers talks about the beverage bottling business and the importance of buying local.


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Fire Ant Danger

fire antEverett Griner talks about fire ant control in today’s Agri View.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending February 12, 2016

Agnet_logo_at_150_dpiIn this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we talk about the cotton industry’s disappointment in Agriculture Secretary Vilsack’s decision concerning making cottonseed eligible for USDA safety net programs, the signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal agreement by member nations, commodity certificates Read the rest of this entry »

Weekly Livestock Market Report

Here are the Alabama and Georgia cattle market numbers for the week ending February 5th, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.

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Chairman Conaway Rejects USDA Legal Analysis, Presses for Action

From the House Committee on Agriculture:

house-committee-on-agToday, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) sent a written reply to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack’s February 3 letter in which the Secretary denied the request of 100 members of Congress who sent a bicameral, bipartisan letter urging the Secretary to take urgent action to stave off a farm financial crisis in the cotton belt. The members of Congress urged the Secretary to use his legal authority to designate cottonseed as an eligible oilseed for purposes of the Farm Bill. Upon sending a written reply to Read the rest of this entry »

USDA to Offer Commodity Certificates

National Peanut Board

Tyron Spearman

USDA announced that producers who have crops pledged as collateral for a marketing assistance loan can now purchase a commodity certificate that may be exchanged for the outstanding loan collateral. Tyron Spearman has more on that along with the latest information concerning peanut contracts being offered.


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Farmer Big Data

afbf-logoThe American Farm Bureau Federation wants to hear from farmers about using today’s technology. Cathy Isom reports that AFBF is encouraging all farmers and ranchers to take the online survey.


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USDA Investing More in Conservation Stewardship Program

USDAUSDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants farmers and landowners to know a signup period has been announced for 2016 funding through the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). While NRCS accepts applications for CSP throughout the year, producers should submit applications by March 31 to ensure they are considered for enrollment in 2016.


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Dow Chemical to Cut More Jobs Ahead of DuPont Merger

Dow ChemicalDow Chemical Co. said this week that it will cut 500 more jobs as it speeds up cost reductions, ahead of its merger with DuPont, to counter the impact of a strong dollar and weak demand for agrichemicals and seeds.

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Hoping for Congressional Approval on TPP

Congressional Approval on TPP

Philip Ellis

It was announced late Wednesday that the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal had been reached, as the agreement was signed by member nations. Recent past president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Phillip Ellis, said this was a key issue for the beef industry.


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Bee Study

bee studyEverett Griner talks about a 5,000-year-old bee study in today’s Agri View.


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Super Bowl – Calories Consumed

Super Bowl CaloriesKeeping your calories in check while indulging during the big game this weekend may be a big chore for a few of us. Even a moderate consumption of some of the popular party favorites can quickly add up the calories. So Cathy Isom looks at some ways to keep yourself from pigging out and breaking your healthy New Year’s resolution.


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