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Smokey Bear Turns 70

smokey-bearSmokey Bear turned 70 this past weekend, and Cindy Zimmerman has a story about the voice behind this well known public service message.


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Plenty of Cotton

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

There is a lot of cotton right now in the world market and of course more will be coming this fall. Tyron Spearman reports that is having an affect on prices.


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USDA Funding for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers

USDA has made available $400,000 in funding to establish the Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers Policy Research Center.


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More Comments Needed on WOTUS

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is urging their members and others concerned with EPA’s efforts in the waters of the United States proposal, to submit comments as it will make a difference.


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Just go to BEEFusa.org to send in your story.

Proposed Rules for Drones to Come

uav-droneCommercial use of drones, including in agriculture, may still be a ways off, as the FAA is well behind schedule in drawing up rules for the remote-controlled aircraft.


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Deer Farming

White Tailed DeerEverett Griner talks about deer farming being a new adventure for today’s producers in today’s Agri View.


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Peanut Crop Update

Tyron Spearman has an update on how the peanut crop is faring across the Southeast.


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UGA Cotton and Peanut Research Field Day in September

Chris Chammoun

Chris Chammoun

Chris Chammoun with the Georgia Cotton Commission says both cotton and peanut farmers are invited to attend the upcoming 2014 UGA Cotton & Peanut Research Field Day scheduled for Wednesday, September 10th in Tifton.


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Cup of Coffee

coffeeEverett Griner talks about why coffee is 100% imported in today’s Agri View.


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Rural Residents Receiving Food Aid

According to a story from Cindy Zimmerman, more folks in rural areas are receiving SNAP benefits than those in urban areas.


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ROI Study Shows Good News for Beef Producers

www.mybeefcheckoff.comIn this week’s “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, did you know a recent study shows that each dollar invested in the Beef Checkoff Program returned over $11.00 to the beef industry? Dr. Harry Kaiser of Cornell University says beef producers and importers are getting a tremendous rate of return on their investment.


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

Awards Presented at Recent Peanut Meeting

Tyron Spearman has more information from last week’s Peanut Sheller’s and Buying Points meeting.


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USDA Forecasts Record Corn and Soybean Crops

USDA’s latest forecasts are calling for record corn and soybean crops. But while the report was not as bearish for corn as some had expected, there are questions as to where prices are likely to go and what affect they could have on cash rents for land. Gary Crawford has the story.


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NCC Commends RMA for Timely Implementation of STAX for Cotton

From the National Cotton Council:

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The National Cotton Council commended USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) after RMA announced that the Stacked Income Protection Plan (STAX) will be available to upland cotton producers through the federal crop insurance program beginning with the 2015 crop year.

NCC Chairman Wally Darneille said, “We appreciate RMA’s timely implementation of STAX and for making it available for upland cotton in all counties where Read the rest of this entry »

Re-Starting

cotton balesEverett Griner talks about the textile industry slowly rebuilding in today’s Agri View.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: USDA Issues August Crop Reports

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Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week features the latest USDA crop reports for cotton and peanuts. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

08-12-14 Peanut Crop Report

peanuts-in-shellThe USDA has released its first crop estimate for the year, and Tyron Spearman gives the numbers for the peanut crop along with other crop numbers.


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USDA Cotton Crop Report

cottonUSDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service released its August crop condition report this afternoon. Angie Considine has the cotton numbers.


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Georgia Beef to Be Discussed at Region Roundups

gbbThe Georgia Cattlemen’s Association is starting their annual Region Roundups this week, and according to Suzanne Bentley with the Georgia Beef Board, one of the topics will be beef myths.


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For more about beef myths and the GCA Region Roundups go to www.gabeef.org.

Changing Oil

cooking oilEverett Griner talks about used cooking oil being a new target for thieves in today’s Agri View.


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New SCO Coverage for Cotton Growers

Craig Brown

Craig Brown

Craig Brown, Vice President of Producer Affairs for the National Cotton Council, has more information about the new Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO). It’s available through the federal crop insurance program and is set to begin with the 2015 crop year.


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Dairy Producers will have Info on New Dairy Program

Gary Crawford

Gary Crawford

Despite concerns by some, the nation’s dairy producers will have the information they need to decide about the new Margin Protection Program and they will have it in time to make decisions about it. With more on that, here’s Gary Crawford.


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Wild Horses

Wild horsesEverett Griner talks about wild horses becoming a challenge in today’s Agri View.


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Ag in Review Ending the Week of August 8, 2014

This is recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast featuring reports about the 6-month mark of the new Farm Bill, about the new Cotton Transition Assistance Program which starts Monday, how the peanut crop looks right now in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, and about a new burger made from both beef and chicken.

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Weekly Livestock Market Report

Here are the Alabama and Georgia cattle market numbers for the week ending August 8th, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.

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South Georgia-North Florida Dairy Workshop

Here’s a reminder for dairy producers that coming up August 19 from 4pm-8pm and August 20 from 10am-2pm, the South Georgia/North Florida English/Spanish Dairy Milkers’ Workshop will be held. It all starts at the Brooks County Ag Center in Quitman, GA and concluded at Brooksco Dairy in Quitman. The workshop will Read the rest of this entry »

Syngenta Bringing New Fungicide to Peanut Growers

Elatus_brandsignature_1cSyngenta is excited to soon be bringing a brand new fungicide to peanut growers. It’s called “Elatus” and they are hoping for registration to come sometime early next year.


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To learn more about this new product go to syngenta.com.

USDA Video: USDA Week In Review August 8

A weekly look at some of the events and activities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


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Cotton Transition Assistance Program Enrollment Begins Monday

cottonUSDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Juan Garcia has announced that starting Monday, farmers can enroll in the Cotton Transition Assistance Program (CTAP).


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For more information about CTAP, visit your local FSA office or go online to www.fsa.usda.gov.

2013 U.S. Farm Expenditures

USDA recently announced that U.S. farmers spent $367.3 billion on agricultural production in 2013.


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