In our weekly “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, Florida beef producer Jim Lefils knows it’s a struggle to make that dollar per head stretch as the dollar bill just doesn’t go as far as it used to.
Heat, and in many cases dry conditions, are causing stress on pastures and field crops. Susan Carter talked with USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey who has an update on how weather conditions are affecting crops. Read the rest of this entry »
Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes videos that explain how Cotton Incorporated is trying to increase water-use efficiency in cotton production and how an Alabama farmer is using honeybees to pollinate his soybean crop. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.
The Alabama Agribusiness Council had its annual meeting this week in Orange Beach, and one of the guest speakers was John McMillan, commissioner of the Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries. He talked about a variety of issues, including avian influenza.
Thanks to the beef checkoff, there are new videos designed to help consumers when cooking beef. Suzanne Bentley with the Georgia Beef Board explains what these videos are all about and where you can find them.
THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, June 22, 2015………. A special master appointed by the U.S. Supreme Court to preside over Florida’s long-running water dispute with Georgia has denied a bid to have the case dismissed.
Special master Ralph Lancaster ruled Friday that the federal government does not have to be a party to the case, as Georgia argued in seeking dismissal, and that the lawsuit Read the rest of this entry »
In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we explain why the number of avian influenza cases in the U.S. has begun to decline, look at how some appose a proposal to limit the number of entities on farming operations, and how regulations on drones may delay development.
We are hearing more and more about pollinators and the role they play. And some farmers are making sure honeybees are a part of their operations as they are interested in the impact they have on crops. And while honeybees have not traditionally been used to Read the rest of this entry »
From the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries:
Montgomery, AL – Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries John McMillan was elected President of the Southern Association of State Departments of Agriculture (SASDA) this week at the conclusion of their annual meeting held in Atlanta, Georgia. “I am honored to have been selected by my fellow commissioners, secretaries and directors of state agriculture departments to serve as SASDA’s President,” said McMillan. “I will work to ensure that all of the voices of southern agriculture are heard in our efforts to Read the rest of this entry »
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 18, 2015 – With today’s passage by the House of legislation granting the president authority to enter and finalize free trade agreements, the National Pork Producers Council called on the Senate to take up and pass the measure.
House lawmakers voted 218-208 to approve Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which defines objectives and priorities for trade agreements the United States negotiates and establishes consultation and notification requirements for the president to follow throughout the negotiation process. Once trade negotiators finalize a deal, Congress gets to review it and vote – without Read the rest of this entry »
We all know how important water is to agriculture, and senior director of Agricultural & Environmental Research for Cotton Incorporated, Dr. Ed Barnes, has information about the research he and his team are doing to better understand and increase water-use efficiency in cotton production.
Richey Seaton with the Georgia Cotton Commission says they are pleased with passage of a bill by the House Agriculture Committee that amends the U.S. Cotton Futures Act to allow for the development of certain new cotton futures contracts.