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Everett Griner talks about disposable dates on packages not set in stone in today’s Agri View.


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Weekly Livestock Market Report

Here are the Alabama and Georgia cattle market numbers for the week ending February 20th, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.

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Soil in the City

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You could soon be seeing more backyard and community gardens cropping up in urban areas. Cathy Isom tells us why.


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Georgia Agribusiness Council Works with Chains Issue

Bryan Tolar

Bryan Tolar

As another week of Georgia’s Legislative Session winds down, Bryan Tolar with the Georgia Agribusiness Council has information about an issue of concern to the ag sector that came up.


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Concerns with Proposal to Ship Fresh and Frozen Beef Continue

Colin Woodall

Colin Woodall

The 2015 Alabama Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Trade Show kicks off today in Huntsville. And of course a variety of issues will be discussed, including concerns about allowing a couple of countries to ship fresh and frozen beef into the U.S. One of the speakers at this year’s event, Vice President of Government Affairs for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Colin Woodall, explains.


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Farm Vacation

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Everett Griner talks about agri-tourism still growing in today’s Agri View.


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Year-Round Fruits and Veggies

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Cathy Isom explains why we’re seeing more of our favorite fresh fruit and vegetables year-round in the supermarket.


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USDA Video: USDA Market News, 100 Years: the Trusted Source – Then, Now & Always

This seven-minute film gives an overview of USDA’s Market News program, with visits to Produce Wholesale markets, a livestock auction and the Chicago Board of Trade.

Cold Weather Pushes into the Southeast

As many of us know, the latest wave of cold weather hitting this week is having an impact here in the Southeast. Susan Carter has the story.


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Expired!

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Everett Griner talks about “Use By” date is not official in today’s Agri View.


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Good News for Lamb Lovers

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Looking to put more lamb on your dinner table? Cathy Isom explains there may be a bit of good news on the horizon.


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Importance of Trade Promotion Authority

Michael T. Scuse

Michael T. Scuse

USDA Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Michael Scuse was in Florida recently to discuss trade issues, specifically Trade Promotion Authority. I asked him how important it was for Congress to grant TPA.


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Click here to listen to more of my interview with Under Secretary Michael Scuse.

Peanut Board Agreement Delayed

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman has a report today concerning the National Peanut Board delaying an agreement with research institutions that would restrict the sharing of commercial products developed with grower-funded research funds with international competitors.


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Livestock Market Staff Becomes BQA Certified

www.MyBeefCheckoff.com\bqaIn this week’s BQA Quality Report, brought to you by your state and national Beef Quality Assurance Programs, Todd Clemons has information about how all of the employees of the Okeechobee Livestock Market became BQA certified.


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Get to know your BQA program by visiting BQA.org

Georgia Couple Named National Outstanding Young Farmers

From the National Outstanding Young Farmers Awards Program:

Christopher and Ginger Martin

Christopher and Ginger Martin

The oldest farmer recognition program in the United States has announced the four National Outstanding Young Farmers for 2015 at the 59th annual National Outstanding Young Farmers Awards Congress. Those receiving the honor for 2015 are Chad and Ravelle Garone of California, Randal and Kristi Melvin of North Dakota, Ryan and Misty Bivens of Kentucky, and Christopher and Ginger Martin of Georgia. Read the rest of this entry »

U.S. Awaits WTO Ruling on COOL

usda-logoThe Agriculture Secretary could be put in a tough position if the U.S. loses its appeal at the WTO on Country of Origin labeling. Gary Crawford has more.


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Up and Away

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Everett Griner talks about farm land still a good investment in today’s Agri View.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: Program Deadlines; WOTUS Not Over

AgNet This Week

Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes details on upcoming deadlines for farmers and an update on the Waters of the U.S. rule. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

A Better Tomato Tomorrow – part 2

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In the last of this 2 part series, Cathy Isom continues her report on the high tech research being used on a popular fruit so consumers don’t have to wait until next season.


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Georgia Beef Team Out This Weekend

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley with the Georgia Beef Board has information about the Beef Team who will be back out working with consumers again this coming weekend.


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Georgia Cotton Commission Cosponsors Production Meetings

Richey Seaton

Richey Seaton

The Georgia Cotton Commission’s Richey Seaton says they are proud to help sponsor the cotton production meetings which have been taking place across the state.


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Important Soil Health Questions

fieldMore farmers, ranchers and others who rely on the land are taking action to improve the health of their soil. Many farmers are actually building the soil by using soil health management systems that include cover crops, diverse rotations and no-till. But how do people who rent their land to farmers know if their tenants are doing everything they need to do to make and keep their soil healthy?


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Tiny Trouble

Red Imported Fire Ants

Red Imported Fire Ants


Everett Griner talks about red fire ants still a problem in today’s Agri View.


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2014 Georgia Quality Cotton Award Winners

From the Georgia Cotton Commission:

ga-cotton-commission-logoThe 2014 Georgia Quality Cotton Awards were presented at the Georgia Cotton Commission’s 8th Annual Meeting and UGA Cotton Production Workshop on January 28, 2015 in Tifton, GA. The awards are given in each of these three cotton acreage categories: Read the rest of this entry »

FSA Reminds Farmers of Upcoming Deadlines

Val Dolcini

Val Dolcini

The latest enrollment numbers involving the new Agricultural Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs are not that impressive just yet, but USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini told Southeast AgNet there are dates farmers need to be aware of.


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Additional information on the new programs is available at www.fsa.usda.gov/arc-plc.

Road Safety

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Everett Griner talks about a busy time for farm vehicles in today’s Agri View.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending February 13, 2015

In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we talk about Under Secretary for USDA’s Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Michael Scuse being in Florida this week to talk about Trade Promotion Authority, we look at how venison is gaining popularity in retail stores, and have a story about a new high-yielding peanut seed that is coming out this year.

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Weekly Livestock Market Report

Here are the Alabama and Georgia cattle market numbers for the week ending February 13th, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.

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USDA Video: USDA Week In Review February 13

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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, helping birds, not enough snow and Black History Month. Check out this informative video.

Pork Checkoff Updates Pork Be Inspired Website

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The Pork Checkoff has updated the Pork Be Inspired website with a new responsive design that’s easy to navigate from any device.


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