Dr. Temple Grandin, well known for her work in the livestock industry and someone who has spoke various times at events across the Southeast, was presented American Farm Bureau Federation’s Distinguished Service Award during the 96th AFBF Annual Convention. She made these comments after receiving the award.
In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we look at some of the key issues Congress should address, 30 agricultural organizations formed the U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba, and we have stories about potatoes and wild meat.
(MEMPHIS, TN) – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the appointment of 12 members and 14 alternates to The Cotton Board. The Cotton Board is made up of cotton producers and importers appointed by the Secretary to oversee the Cotton Research & Promotion Program. Read the rest of this entry »
Producers can improve the bottom line of their farming operation with knowledge, connections and information gained at the 39th annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference held at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center on January 15. Tyron Spearman has more.
More than 30 agricultural organizations have formed the U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba. The coalition will work with Congress and President Obama to bring full normalization of trade relations between the two nations so American business would have the same access to Cuban markets as many other countries. Paul Johnson is the Vice Chair of the Coalition.
We’ve told you this week marks the beginning of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s celebration of the International Year of Soils, which was actually designated by the United Nation’s General Assembly. And while you may be aware of USDA’s soil conservation efforts since the Dust Bowl, Rod Bain reports that this emphasis actually goes back to the start of the Department itself.
Today Spearman reports on information given by a couple of University Agriculture Economists who look at how certain field crops and the livestock sector fared in 2014 and looks ahead at what we might expect this year.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 8, 2015 – On January 2, the Joint Poultry Industry Human Resources Council filed comments opposing the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) proposal to require federal contractors to submit yet another regulatory report, the so called annual “Equal Pay Report.” The OFCCP was originally created to enforce, for the benefit of job seekers and wage earners, the contractual promise of Read the rest of this entry »
Richey Seaton reminds cotton producers that the Georgia Cotton Commission’s 8th Annual Meeting, in conjunction with the UGA Cotton Production Workshop, is scheduled for Wednesday, January 28 at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center.
In our weekly “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, Sean Sexton from Vero Beach, Florida says he is truly is a believer in the beef checkoff and has been ever since it started.
Guy Collins, former UGA Extension Cotton Agronomist, now with North Carolina State University Extension, accepts the 2015 Cotton Specialist of the Year award. Collins was congratulated by Bayer CropScience cotton leadership, from left: Monty Christian, Steve Nichols, and Lee Rivenbark.
From Bayer CropScience:
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (January 6, 2015) – Guy Collins, Ph.D., Extension associate professor for cotton at North Carolina State University, is the 2015 Extension Cotton Specialist of the Year. Collins received the award at the Extension Cotton Specialist dinner and banquet on Jan. 6 during the 2015 Beltwide Cotton Conferences in San Antonio.
The annual award and banquet has been a featured event at the Beltwide Cotton Conferences since 1984. Extension cotton specialists who represent every cotton-producing state select a winner annually based on leadership and industry service. The award has been sponsored by Bayer CropScience since 2008. Read the rest of this entry »
Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes reports from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.
The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance has launches a new video series on how farmers and ranchers tackle big jobs. The new How To Farm series launched last week illustrates different farming practices. The educational videos, which range between two to four minutes, highlight the Read the rest of this entry »
We told you a few days ago that USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will be surveying farmland owners to measure financial impacts and challenges of land ownership. And according to the manager of the NASS Economic and Environmental Survey Section, Shiela Corley, those surveys have been sent.
2014 is over, and while many discussions were had about various end-of-the-year issues those in agriculture were hoping Congress would take care of, one issue that was missing this year compared to the past was the death tax. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Vice President of Government Affairs Colin Woodall is glad it’s an issue we did not have to deal with at the end of the year, but it is still an issue.
USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service has extended the public comment period on the Conservation Stewardship Program interim rule to January 20, 2015. In a news release, NRCS Chief Jason Weller said “This extension will provide stakeholders with additional time to comment on the CSP interim rule. At nearly 70 million acres, CSP is the Read the rest of this entry »