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Weekly Livestock Market Report

Here are the Alabama and Georgia cattle market reports for the week ending October 14th, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.

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Biggest Fresh Summit Convention & Expo Ever

pma-fresh-summitThe Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) 2016 Fresh Summit Convention & Expo kicked off today and runs through Sunday in Orlando, Florida. Attendees will be able to find fresh product and business ideas at every turn, from education to the expo. PMA CEO Brian Silbermann says it is the biggest one ever.

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Harvesting Demonstrations Will Take Place at Sunbelt Ag Expo

sunbelt-expo-2015-media-phoThe 2016 Sunbelt Ag Expo kicks off Tuesday, October 18 in Moultrie, Georgia. Despite the fact it’s been a challenging crop year, show director Chip Blalock says the harvesting demonstrations will take place like normal.

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Bio-Security Works for Georgia Poultry Producers

Gary Black

Gary Black

High-path avian influenza, or HPAI, is something we’ve not heard much about lately, as during the heat of the summer months, it can’t survive. But now that fall is here and cooler temperatures, it is on the minds of some, including Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black.

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Alabama Producers Urged to Keep Watch for Screwworm

From the Alabama Cooperative Extension System:

acesAUBURN, Ala.—The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service confirmed three New World screwworm cases in Florida last week.

Three Wild Key Deer on a wildlife refuge in Big Pine Key, Florida, are the first locally confirmed cases of New World screwworm in more than three decades. In 2007 and 2010, dogs from Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela were confirmed carriers of screwworm larvae. Now in Florida, officials have Read the rest of this entry »

Pecans Healthy for You

healthyCathy Isom tells us about the surprising healthy benefits of one popular nut that is often used in holiday treats. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Hear Cathy’s report and learn more.

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Assesses Crop and Production Damage from Hurricane Matthew

From the Georgia Department of Agriculture:

gda-logoGeorgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary W. Black joined Georgia Farm Bureau President Gerald Long to tour farming operations in Tattnall, Screven and Evans counties in an effort to assess damage acquired by Hurricane Matthew.

“After surveying the damage I think it is safe to say that it is certainly not as bad as it could have been, but it is quite a bit worse than we Read the rest of this entry »

Many Events Taking Place Next Week at Sunbelt Ag Expo

sunbeltWhile they have received several calls and emails asking if the Sunbelt AG Expo was affected by Hurricane Matthew, officials there note they are blessed and fortunate to say they were not and the 2016 Expo will continue as scheduled. Tyron Spearman reports they look forward to seeing everyone October 18-20 in Moultrie, Georgia.

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Screwworm Life Cycle and Habits Contribute to Insect’s Threat

From the University of Florida/IFAS
By: Tom Nordlie

A sterile male screwworm fly marked with a numbered tag to study fly dispersal, behavior, and longevity. Photo by Peggy Greb, USDA-ARS

A sterile male screwworm fly marked with a numbered tag to study fly dispersal, behavior, and longevity. Photo by Peggy Greb, USDA-ARS

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida residents curious or skeptical about the threat posed by the parasitic screwworm fly Cochliomiya hominivorax can rest assured the insect merits all the attention it has received after an outbreak was detected in the Florida Keys earlier this month, say experts with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

Commonly known as the primary screwworm fly or New World screwworm fly, the insect threatens the health of warm-blooded animals and people in areas where it is well-established, said Jack Payne, UF senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources.

“To put it plainly, a full-blown screwworm infestation is a death sentence for the host animal,” Payne said. “This pest can kill a Read the rest of this entry »

Georgia Survey Shows Support for GATE

gacThe Georgia Ag Issues Summit, which took place back in August, generated statewide discussion on a variety of topics impacting Georgia’s agriculture and forestry industries. As a follow-up, the Georgia Agribusiness Council partnered with organizations from a variety of ag sectors to craft a brief survey to collect valuable input. And GAC President Bryan Tolar says they have the results of that survey.

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To see the results of the survey go to Georgia Agribusiness Council website.

Top Tree Nuts

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Everett Griner talks about pecan becoming one of the top tree nuts in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more.

Decrease in Peanut Production Forecast

National Peanut Board

Tyron Spearman

The October crop report from USDA’s National Agriculture Statistics Service notes a decrease in U.S. peanut production from last month’s estimate. Tyron Spearman has those numbers along with a look at some of the other row crops grown in the Southeast.

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