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ACEP Now Accepting Funding Applications

Wetlands Seagull
Cathy Isom tells us of the USDA program helping landowners protect America’s agriculture – and the fast-approaching deadline to apply for help.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: Avian Influenza News; Deadlines Tomorrow

AgNet This Week

Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes details on bird flu outbreaks and two important deadlines occurring tomorrow. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

TPA Could Be Introduced in Senate This Week

There’s been a lot of talk about Trade Promotion Authority and now, National Pork Producers Spokesman Dave Warner says we could see it introduced in the Senate this week.


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Georgia Beef Board to Take Part in Peach Tree Road Race

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley

Last year, the Georgia Beef Board took part in the annual Peach Tree Road Race. According to Suzanne Bentley, they will be doing it again this year.


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Peppered Up

Black pepper
Everett Griner talks about the universal spice, black pepper, in today’s Agri View.


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Repairing the Tree Damage After the Winter Storms

Arborist in a Maple Tree
If your trees didn’t weather the winter storms, Cathy Isom fills you in on what you can do repair the damage.


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Georgia Peanut Commission Referendum Ends Wednesday

gpcGeorgia peanut producers are being reminded they only have a couple of days left to get referendum ballots sent in, as they need to be postmarked by April 15. Don Koehler, executive director of the Georgia Peanut Commission, says if you have any questions about the commission’s activities or the referendum to contact him.


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For more information, contact the Georgia Peanut Commission in Tifton at 229-386-3470 or go to www.gapeanuts.com.

Free BQA Certification Ends Wednesday

bqa-logoThe Beef Checkoff program and Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. wants to remind cattle producers the free certification period for the Beef Quality Assurance program ends this coming Wednesday, April 15.


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To become BQA certified, visit BQA.org.

Wet Weather Affecting Peanut Planting

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

Not only has the rainy weather which has moved in across the Southeast affected planting of peanuts, Tyron Spearman reports it also may affect some of the peanuts that have already been planted.


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USDA Video: USDA Week In Review April 10

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A weekly look at some of the events and activities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In this edition of USDA Week In Review, better cherry blossoms, an app to fight food waste, and fishing for energy savings. Check out the informative video.

Drone Problems

drone searching the countryside
Everett Griner talks about FFA drone regulations forthcoming in today’s Agri View.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending April 10, 2015

In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we talked about avian influenza, trade issues, possible wet weather conditions, bacon, eggs and potatoes.

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Weekly Livestock Market Report

Here are the Alabama and Georgia cattle market numbers for the week ending April 10th, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.

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Americans Are Consuming More Eggs and Bacon

bacon, eggs and toast breakfast
While we may be eating less breakfast these days, Cathy Isom tells us there are a couple of breakfast items we’re eating more of.


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Southeast Expecting Wetter than Normal Conditions

weather-rain-cloudsMany farmers have planting on their minds right now, and Tyron Spearman reports we could be seeing wetter than normal conditions in parts of the Southeast this spring.


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Georgia State Vet Concerned with H5N2 Avian Influenza

Dr. Robert Cobb

Dr. Robert Cobb

Just this week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service confirmed a ninth case of H5N2 avian influenza in a commercial turkey flock in Minnesota. While this disease has not been found in Georgia, it is still a concern for Georgia State Veterinarian Dr. Robert Cobb, who says the disease comes in two ways.


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More information about avian influenza is available on the Georgia Department of Agriculture website.

Antibiotic Use

antibiotic free
Everett Griner talks about producers overusing antibiotics in today’s Agri View.


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FSA Teams “Jump” in for Support at Local Offices

Cathy Isom

Cathy Isom


Cathy Isom checks into how Farm Service Agency Jump Teams are helping take the load off in offices and locations across the nation.


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Georgia Museum of Agriculture Hosting Folklife Festival

ga-folklife-festThe Georgia Museum of Agriculture’s annual Folklife Festival will take place this Saturday, as it coincides with the seasonal opening of the Wiregrass Farmers Market. Tyron Spearman has more.


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Getting Involved in the Dietary Guidelines Discussion

Kristina Butts

Kristina Butts

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association has launched a new on-line campaign to help producers engage in the Dietary Guidelines discussion. NCBA Executive Director of Legislative Affairs Kristina Butts explains.


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USDA Invests in Critical Dam Rehabilitation and Assessment Projects in 23 States

From the U.S. Department of Agriculture:

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today $73 million to be invested this year to rehabilitate and assess dams across the nation to ensure this critical infrastructure is protecting Americans from harm, securing public health and expanding water supplies in drought affected areas. About 150 projects and assessments in 23 states will be funded. Read the rest of this entry »

Georgia Watermelon Association Dedicates $90,000 for 2015 Marketing Program

From the Georgia Watermelon Association:

ga-watermelon-assocThe Georgia Watermelon Association (GWA) recently announced plans to dedicate more than $90,000 to a strategic marketing program during the 2015 watermelon season. The program will have a fourfold approach using billboards, television programming, in-store marketing, and social media promotions and anticipates reaching millions across the state with Read the rest of this entry »

Color or Taste?

gmo potato - gmo food
Everett Griner talks about potatoes facing a genetic change in today’s Agri View.


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Grants Help Bring More Nutritious Food to More People

fresh fruits in supermarket
Today Cathy Isom tells us about the program to promote fruits and veggies in more American diets – while giving a boost to local producers and economies.


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Georgia Cotton Commission Promoting Online Survey

Richey Seaton

Richey Seaton

Richey Seaton with the Georgia Cotton Commission reminds growers you have until April 10 to take part in an online Natural Resource Survey designed to help direct industry efforts to improve and promote U.S. cotton’s sustainability.


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Access to the survey can be found on the Georgia Cotton Commission website.

Free BQA Certification Period Ending Soon

www.MyBeefCheckoff.com\bqaHere is a reminder that if you have yet to take part in the BQA free-online certification period, you’d better hurry as it ends April 15. In our weekly BQA Quality Report, brought to you by your state and national checkoff funded Beef Quality Assurance programs Dr. Scott King, director of marketing for Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., explains why they are promoting the BQA program.


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Get to know your BQA program by visiting BQA.org

ELAP and Honeybees

Val Dolcini

Val Dolcini

We’ve told you that USDA’s Farm Service Agency announced nearly 2,700 applicants will begin receiving disaster assistance through the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program. FSA Administrator Val Dolcini explains ELAP and its benefits, specifically for bee keepers.


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Georgia Vegetable Growers Approve New Marketing Order Assessment

From the Georgia Department of Agriculture:

ga-grown-logoGeorgia vegetable growers have a new marketing order. The Georgia Agriculture Commodity Commission for Vegetables – Marketing Order for Vegetables was approved with 92% of eligible growers responding in favor of the new assessment during the balloting period of March 1 through March 30. For a vote to be valid, at least 25% of the eligible ballots must be returned. This new marketing order replaces the Read the rest of this entry »

Nutty Issue

Stop Peanuts Sign
Everett Griner talks about the solution to peanut allergies is possible in today’s Agri View.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: Farmer Deadline Today; Women Legislators

AgNet This Week

Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes information on an important deadline happening today for farmers as well as a report on a meeting of the National Foundation for Women Legislators. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

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