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Guilty as Charged

peanut-butter-and-gavelEverett Griner talks about peanut officials being found guilty in today’s Agri View.


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U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree is on Tour

forest-service-logoThe U.S. Capitol Christmas tree is on tour as Cindy Zimmerman has the story.


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To learn more about this year’s tree and its venture click here.

2014 Crop Management Seminar is Next Week

Ed Barnes

Ed Barnes

Cotton Incorporated’s Dr. Ed Barnes wants to remind growers that now is the time to get registered for the 2014 Crop Management Seminar which will take place next week in Tifton, Georgia.


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To register and learn more go to www.cottoninc.com.

Changes in Agriculture Committee

Dale Moore

Dale Moore

American Farm Bureau’s Dale Moore looks at some of the changes in store for agriculture in Congress after this week’s elections.


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Sit a Spell

3 rocking-chair on the front porchEverett Griner talks about the front porch making a comeback in today’s Agri View.


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Best of Times for Agriculture

Cindy Zimmerman has a story today about how these are the best of times for agriculture.


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Beef Producer Pleased with Materials Provided by the Checkoff

www.mybeefcheckoff.comDid you know the beef checkoff provides information for producers to use when talking with consumers? In our weekly “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, Danny Bentley from Thomaston, Georgia recently took part in a couple of events where that information really helped in their efforts when talking with consumers.


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

Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black Looks Forward to Second Term

From the Georgia Department of Agriculture:

Gary Black

Gary Black

Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black is excited for the opportunity to keep Georgia growing thanks to being elected to his second term as the leader of the state’s No. 1 industry.

Contributing more than $77 billion to the state’s economy, agriculture is indeed Georgia’s first and most important industry. In his second term, Black is looking forward to continuing his record of conservative Read the rest of this entry »

Republican Agriculture Commissioners Committee Statement on Election Results

From the Republican Agriculture Commissioners Committee:

Washington, DC – Republican Agriculture Commissioners Committee (RACC) Executive Director Tim Barnes this evening issued the following statement:

“Tonight voters throughout the country made it clear: They are thrilled with the hard work and dedication being put forth by Read the rest of this entry »

Agri View: Who’s Bill

LegislationEverett Griner talks about questions about farm legislation in today’s Agri View.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: Beef Check Off; New FFA Leadership

Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes details on the new FFA president from Georgia, plus information on the second beef check off. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.Southeast-AgNet-THIS-WEEK-s

Feeding the Hungry

Efforts continue to help feed the hungry, as Cindy Zimmerman has information about how more folks are involved.


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Georgia Beef Team Ambassadors Heading Out

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley with the Georgia Beef Board says this year’s Beef Team Ambassadors will be heading out this coming weekend to start their efforts in talking with consumers about beef.


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Peanut Harvest Continues

Peanut harvest across the Southeast continues to roll along, as Tyron Spearman looks at the progress thus far.


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Crispy and Crunchy

scrambled eggs, bacon slices, biscuitsEverett Griner talks about bacon growing in popularity in today’s Agri View.


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The Future of Agriculture

Tom Vilsack

Tom Vilsack

During the recent 87th National FFA Convention, U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack talked about how these students are the future of agriculture. Cindy Zimmerman has the story.


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Georgia and Florida FFA Proficiency Award Winners

ffa-logoA variety of awards were handed out during the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Kentucky. That included a host of Proficiency Awards, where a few students from Georgia and Florida came away as winners. This list includes: Read the rest of this entry »

Justices to Wade into Florida-Georgia Water Battle

FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA:
By JIM SAUNDERS AND MARGIE MENZEL

THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, November 3, 2014………After years of battling between Florida and Georgia, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday said it will consider a lawsuit about increasing the amount of freshwater flowing into Northwest Florida’s Apalachicola Bay.

The decision was at least an initial victory for Florida and for Franklin County residents, who argue that the area’s economically vital oyster industry has been damaged by Georgia siphoning Read the rest of this entry »

Georgia Student to Serve as President of National FFA Organization

Andy Paul

Andy Paul

The 87th National FFA Convention and Expo took place this past weekend in Louisville, Kentucky and during that event Andy Paul of Georgia, an agricultural education major at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, was elected president. Kelsey Litchfield caught up with Andy after the announcement.


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Crazy Weed

palmer-amaranthEverett Griner talks about Pigweed being another mounting problem in today’s Agri View.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending October 31, 2014

In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we have information about USDA’s plans to move forward with another beef check-off program, along with information about a produce innovation award program, and why it’s a big weekend for peanut products.

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Weekly Livestock Market Report

Here are the Alabama and Georgia cattle market numbers for the week ending October 31st, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.

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Georgia Department of Agriculture to host 2014 “Clean Day” November 12

From the Georgia Department of Agriculture:

The Georgia Department of Agriculture will host a “Clean Day” Wednesday Nov. 12, 2014 at the Brooks County Extension office in Quitman, Georgia from 9:00am – 3:00pm. Clean day serves as an excellent opportunity for residents to dispose of pesticides that they have been Read the rest of this entry »

Bayer Crop Science Produce Innovation Award

Bayer CropScience logoBayer Crop Science is now accepting applications for this year’s “Produce Innovation Award.” Here’s more on the story and how to apply.


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To learn more click on bayercropscience.us.com and go to the “Our Commitment” tab.

Vilsack on Moving Forward with a Second Beef Checkoff

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that they will be moving forward with plans to create a second producer-funded beef check-off program.


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UAV???

uav-droneEverett Griner talks about agriculture waiting with anxiety for rules and regulations by FAA for the use of UAV’s in today’s Agri View.


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Georgia Man Installed as NCC Chairman

From the National Chicken Council:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 30, 2014 – Jerry Lane, president of Claxton Poultry in Claxton, Georgia, was installed as 2014-2015 chairman of the National Chicken Council (NCC) during NCC’s 60th Annual Conference held today in Washington, D.C.

“It’s a great honor to take the gavel from Mike Helgeson and serve as the incoming chair for the National Chicken Council,” Lane said. “As an industry, and as an organization, we can be Read the rest of this entry »

Halloween History

halloween-pumpkinMany will be out this weekend enjoying the festivities surrounding Halloween. And Cindy Zimmerman has a look at the history of this annual event and how involving the pumpkin started.


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NCBA Files Comments on Proposed WOTUS Rule

Ashley McDonald

Ashley McDonald

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (and the Public Lands Council) filed comments this week calling for the immediate withdrawal of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed “waters of the United States” rule. The proposed rule vastly expands the agencies’ jurisdiction and attempts to regulate all land uses. NCBA Environmental Counsel, Ashley McDonald, says there are so many issues with this rule, that they are asking the agencies to withdraw it and start over.


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Georgia Cotton Producers Invited to STAX-Farm Bill Meetings

The National Cotton Council invites Georgia cotton producers to attend one of two educational meetings which will provide an in-depth look at the new Stacked Income Protection Plan, otherwise known as STAX, and the Supplemental Coverage Option. Coverage levels, expected yields and Read the rest of this entry »

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