The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4718, legislation that will make permanent the fifty percent bonus depreciation of new capital purchases that was created in the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.
Peanut farmers are being urged to use genuine parts for when repairing equipment, as Tyron Spearman has those details along with information about how peanuts are now included in an American Heart Association program.
The annual meeting of the Aquatic Plant Management Society is coming up July 13-16 in Savannah, Georgia. This annual meeting draws scientists, educators, public officials and others interested in invasive aquatic plants, including their impact and effective management techniques. For more information visit www.apms.org.
WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack provided a 12-week progress report on U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) disaster assistance programs today, announcing that USDA has processed 106,000 payments to farmers in 40 states across the country who suffered livestock and grazing losses between October 2011 and passage of the 2014 Farm Bill. Read the rest of this entry »
A meticulous, high-yield crop farmer, Philip Grimes of Tifton, Ga., is admired as one of the best farmers in South Georgia. He has been recognized on the state level for producing high peanut yields for more than 20 consecutive years. A conservation farmer, he uses cover crops and has installed grassed waterways, terraces, and ponds on his land.
A farmer for 37 years, Grimes operates 2,210 acres of which 1,150 acres are rented and 1,060 acres are owned. Peanuts and cotton are his main crops. He also grows cantaloupes, broccoli, snap beans and corn. He plants about 50 acres specifically to benefit wildlife and he has about 475 acres of timber. Read the rest of this entry »
Did you know beef is being promoted through fun promotions? In our weekly “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, Richard Meadows from Houston County, Alabama talks about how a restaurant fared from a fun promotional contest in his state.
Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes the latest news on the Waters of the U.S. proposed rule and Counry of Origin Labeling. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy held a press call this morning to preview her trip to Missouri this week to meet with farmers, stakeholders and agribusiness leaders to discuss Waters of the U.S. The proposed rule, which is designed to clarify and protect our nation’s waters under the Clean Water Act, has been questioned by many in agriculture. She explains in her talk why they are moving forward with the rule.
The Roundup Ready Xtend Platform is being discussed at various Asgrow, DEKALB and Delta Pine field days here in the Southeast. Technical Agronomist Nick Chammoun says their goal is to provide growers with another option to combat glyphosate-resistant pigweed.
Efforts have been taking place at the Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory in Georgia to see if improvements can be made in the new testing methods for Avian Influenza in poultry products. Rod Bain has the story.