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Ag in Review for the Week Ending July 15, 2016

Agnet_logo_at_150_dpiIn this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we have the latest concerning passage of the GMO labeling bill, how USDA’s proposed organic livestock rule is of real concern for many in the livestock industry, horses, farm labor Read the rest of this entry »

Weekly Livestock Market Report

Here are the Alabama and Georgia cattle market reports for the week ending July 15th, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.

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Labor Shortages

farm labor shortageEverett Griner talks about farmers facing labor shortages in today’s Agri View.


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U.S. House Passes GMO Labeling Bill

GMO yellow sign with the corn crop in the backgroundThe U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Senate’s biotech food labeling bill (S764), otherwise known as the GMO labeling bill, by a vote of 306 to 117. The White House has already confirmed that President Obama would sign the compromise labeling bill.

Various agriculture groups have issued releases praising this action by the House: Read the rest of this entry »

NCC Asks for Revisions, Clarification to Proposed Changes to Organic Program

From the National Chicken Council:

ncc-logoWashington, D.C. – July 14, 2016 – The National Chicken Council (NCC) recommends revising or clarifying several key aspects of the proposed rule from the National Organic Program (NOP), announced in April, to enhance bird health, protect food safety, and maintain a viable organic program. Read the rest of this entry »

GMO Labeling Bill Set for Debate and Vote in U.S. House

The U.S. House is expected to consider and likely pass the Senate’s GMO labeling bill today (Thursday). The House Rules Committee passed a closed rule on Senate Bill 764, the Genetically Modified Foods Labeling Bill, setting the bill up for debate without amendments and a vote, earlier this week.

The White House confirmed Wednesday that Read the rest of this entry »

Bourbon

Mash fermenting room at a bourbon distillery

Mash fermenting room at a bourbon distillery

Everett Griner talks about Bourbon, made in Arizona, in today’s Agri View.


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Georgia Cotton Producers Needing Rain

Richey Seaton

Richey Seaton

Intensive heat and increasing drought like conditions are expected across much of the Southeast, and for many dryland cotton producers, this is not good news. Georgia Cotton Commission’s Richey Seaton says some are needing a good rain on their crop.


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Industry Groups Urging House to Consider GMO Labeling

GMO yellow sign with the corn crop in the backgroundAll eyes are on the U.S. House of Representatives this week to see if they can work with the Senate version of the GMO labeling bill. If the U.S. House fails to consider the Senate approved bill this week, the fate of the legislation will be delayed until September. Congress is set to go on summer recess at the end of the week and won’t be back in session until then.


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Cotton Harvesting

Cotton harvestingEverett Griner talks about the big changes in cotton harvesting in today’s Agri View.


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Sweet Summer Fruit

summerCathy Isom fills us in on how a sweet summer fruit is becoming a big hit on the grill. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Hear Cathy’s report, watch the video and learn more.

Sunbelt Field Day is Thursday

sunbelt-expo-2015-media-pho“Research, innovation and education” are three words that describe what farmers will find at the Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day. The annual ½ day educational event will be held July 14th in Moultrie, Georgia and is free and open to those involved in agriculture and agribusiness. Tyron Spearman has the details.


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