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Outgoing Georgia Cattlemen President Pleased with Past Year

David GazdaCattle producers from across Georgia are in Perry this week for the annual Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Trade Show. And today, David Gazda from Athens will see his term as GCA President come to an end. But he told me it’s been a great year.

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Southeast AgNet's Everett Griner
4H is America’s foremost social teacher. Everett Griner talks about 4H and our children learn from it.

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Temple Grandin Speaks to Georgia Cattlemen

A big crowd was on hand for today’s luncheon during the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Convention as cattle producers stopped in to hear the keynote speaker.
Temple GrandinWell known consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior, Dr. Temple Grandin is in town and she spent time talking about her years of research. She also took part in this afternoon’s BQA training session. I talked with her about some of the things she has discovered about cattle and animal behaviors.

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Funding to Fight Feral Swine

USDA is investing $20 million dollars to combat the wide range of damage caused by feral swine populations.

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Southeastern Farmers Could Make Last Minute Changes in Plantings

DTN Senior Analyst Darin Newsom says a closer look at all the variables, reveals that crop plantings are still somewhat up in the air, especially for the southeast.

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Georgia Livestock Economist Says Another Good Year for Cattle Prices

Dr. Curt LacyThe 53rd annual Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Beef Expo is underway at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry. And of course cattle producers are interested in information concerning markets, and that’s what University of Georgia Livestock Economist Dr. Curt Lacy talked about this morning.

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For more information on the 53rd Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Trade Show click here.

Try it Yourself

Very few people have any concept of the work migrant laborers do. Everett Griner has a story of a man that gave it a try.

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Georgia Cattle Producers Attend Forage Conference

A good crowd was on hand today for the annual forage conference which kicked off the 53rd annual Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Trade Show in Perry, Georgia.

Dennis HancockA variety of forage-related issues were discussed as special guests from Arkansas were on hand to help with the program. University of Georgia’s Dennis Hancock told me he was very pleased with the annual event.

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The annual Georgia Cattlemen’s Convention runs through this Saturday at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry.

New Report on Menu Trends Utilizing Fresh Produce

United Fresh has released its Spring 2014 edition of Fresh Insights for Foodservice – a quarterly report designed to showcase the latest trends in fresh produce use in the foodservice sector.

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A Closer Look at Projected Cotton Plantings for Georgia

Richey Seaton
Richey Seaton with the Georgia Cotton Commission says it looks like cotton plantings will hold relatively steady for Georgia this year.

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Preliminary Numbers Show Crop Progress is Behind Average

USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey shares the first preliminary numbers for crop progress in parts of the Southeastern U.S.

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Beef Information Going Social

www.mybeefcheckoff.comIn our weekly “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, did you know beef information was going social? Immediate Past Chairman of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board Weldon Wynn says they are doing what producers have instructed them to do.

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Register Early for Farm Bill Livestock Disaster Programs

Last week we told you livestock producers would be able to start applying for disaster assistance by April 15th under the restored disaster programs in the Farm Bill. But….

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Tree Nut Truth

Pecan production is still expanding. Everett Griner looks at pecans today.

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AgNet This Week: Crop Reports, EPA’s Clean Water Act Proposal

AgNet This Week

This week’s issue of AgNet This Week features highlights from USDA’s planting intentions report, a look at EPA’s proposed changes to the Clean Water Act and much more. To learn more about these topics and others click here to subscribe today and view the current issue.

National Soyfoods Month

April is being celebrated as National Soyfoods Month.

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Georgia Cattle Producers Invited to Meet Temple Grandin

Suzanne BlackThe Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Convention will take place this week at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry. And Suzanne Black says the Georgia Beef Board hopes producers will attend to meet with Dr. Temple Grandin.

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Peanut Contracts Pulled

After the planting intentions report was released yesterday, many peanut contracts were pulled. Tyron Spearman has the details.

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Analysis of Key Numbers in USDA’s Planting Intentions Report

DTN Senior Analyst Darin Newsom gives his assessment regarding the planting intentions report that was released by USDA on Monday.

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Georgia Cattlemen’s Convention is This Week

David GazdaDavid Gazda, President of the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association, invites producers to attend the 53rd annual Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Convention & Trade Show and annual Beef Expo April 2-5 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry.

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White Nose Syndrome

Today, Everett Griner explores White Nose Syndrome. The disease that is killing our bats.

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Farmland Coming to the Big Screen

The farm-focused, feature length documentary Farmland will be released across 60 major national markets in the U.S. starting on May 1st.

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Estimated Peanut Acreage is Up

Tyron Spearman
According to the numbers released today by USDA, peanut acreage in the U.S. this year should be up. Tyron Spearman looks at that along with figures from other field crops.

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Highlights from USDA’s Prospective Plantings Report

Farmers say they intend to cut back on corn and increase soybean acreage this spring. USDA’s Gary Crawford has the details from the National Ag Statistics Service planting intentions report.

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Cotton Intentions Up Overall, but Down for the Southeast

Angie ConsidineUSDA’s National Agriculture Statistics Service released their annual planting intentions reports today, and Angie Considine with USDA’s National Agriculture Statistics Service in Washington D.C. said overall the cotton numbers are up this year, but the Southeast is expected to see declines.

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Trying to Protect Producer Information

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers is trying to prevent a repeat of last year, when the EPA disclosed producers’ personal information.

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Forage Conference at Georgia Cattlemen’s Convention

If you are serious about making the most of your pasture and forage investment, then plan to attend the third annual Forage Conference during the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Convention April 2nd at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry.

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Visit the conference’s webpage for a complete agenda and a link to registration information.

Court Rules against Livestock Groups on COOL

Oral arguments were heard back in January in the lawsuit filed by meat and livestock groups in the U.S., Canada and Mexico challenging USDA’s rule that requires country of origin labeling for meat products.

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Fresh What?

Everett Griner discusses seafood fraud today, and leaves a lot of question to ponder.

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Ag in Review for the Week Ending March 28, 2014

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

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