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Merger between Two Bee Groups

bees working in the honey productionNational Pollinator Week continues through Sunday and during this special week, AgNet Media’s Corryn LaRue has a story about how a merger between two bee groups will mean more ease for researchers and more funding for projects within the industry.


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Direct Payments Expected to Rise in 2016

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says direct payments made to farmers are expected to increase roughly 31 percent this year to $13.9 billion. Direct farm program payments are those paid directly by the U.S. Government to farmers and include fixed payments, crop price and revenue-based payments, and other payments such as Read the rest of this entry »

Home Preserving

Canning: Mother Sons Preserving Homegrown Fruits and VegetablesEverett Griner talks about home preserving foods increasing in today’s Agri View.


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Garden Décor

Garden collageA good garden can and should be about a lot more than growing flowers or food. Cathy Isom tells us about some useful things besides plants that will spruce up your garden.


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ASTA New Leadership to Guide Future of Seed Industry

asta-logo-hi-res-1More than 470 seed industry professionals from across the nation gathered in Portland, Oregon  June 18-22 for a  joint Annual Convention of the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) and the Oregon Seed Association.  ASTA’s Annual Convention brings together the association’s diverse membership to tackle the collective issues confronting the seed industry today.  During the meeting, ASTA elected its 2016-2017 officer team which will continue to  drive the association’s five year Strategic Plan, focusing strongly on advocacy, efficiency of operations, and internal and external communications. Read the rest of this entry »

A Little Bit of Progress in Lifting Trade Barriers with Cuba

Michael T. Scuse

Michael T. Scuse

The number two official at the Agriculture Department says U.S. farmers may be one step closer to seeing trade restrictions with Cuba lifted. Gary Crawford has the first part of the story.


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FAA to Allow Commercial Drone Use

unmanned drone2On Tuesday, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced a rule that will allow the use of drones commercially, including for agricultural purposes. The FAA rule limits most small commercial drone operations to daylight hours and requires operators to get certified every two years.


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Possible Compromise Near on National GMO Labeling Law

The ranking Democrat on the Senate Agriculture Committee, Michigan’s Debbie Stabenow, says lawmakers are getting “close” to reaching a deal on GMO labeling.

Stabenow told Politico she and the committee’s chair, Kansas Republican Pat Roberts, are “narrowing the issues” surrounding GMO labeling legislation. Stabenow says she and Roberts are Read the rest of this entry »

GMO Law

GMO foodsEverett Griner talks about GMO labeling becoming law of the land in today’s Agri View.


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Fertilizer from Banana Peel

banana peel fertilzerMore than 100 billion bananas are eaten every year in the world, making them the fourth most popular agricultural product. Cathy Isom tells us about the popular fruit also known as some of the best fertilizer for your garden.


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Peanut Crop Pegging Ahead of Normal

peanuts-peggingAccording to USDA’s weekly Crop Progress and Condition Report, the peanut crop across much of the Southeast is pegging ahead of the normal average. Tyron Spearman has this week’s peanut crop update.


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Georgia Burger Promotion Starts Thursday

Kaytlyn Malia

Kaytlyn Malia

Kaytlyn Malia with the Georgia Beef Board has information about a new, creative beef promotion that starts this Thursday in Savannah.


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