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Southeast AgNet This Week: Asking for COOL Repeal; Ag Careers

Southeast-AgNet-THIS-WEEK-sToday’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes details on pork and beef producers’ request to repeal country-of-origin labeling (COOL) and a report on the growing opportunities in agricultural careers. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Promoting Georgia Beef Month in Various Ways

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley

Georgia Beef Board’s Suzanne Bentley has an update on what is taking place this week in conjunction with May Beef Month in Georgia.


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Legislation Introduced in House to Repeal COOL

From the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association:

WASHINGTON (May 19, 2015) – After over a decade and two administrations failing to successfully implement the rule, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Conaway (R-Texas) introduced legislation (H.R. 2393) to repeal Country of Origin Labeling. Originally introduced in the 2002 Farm Bill covering beef, pork and chicken; and implemented in 2008, COOL has been detrimental to the U.S. livestock industry and without benefit to U.S. consumers. After multiple rulings against the U.S. by the World Trade Organization, Read the rest of this entry »

Asking for COOL Repeal

Now that the World Trade Organization has once again ruled against U.S. mandatory country-of-origin labeling (COOL), the National Pork Producers Council and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association are asking Congress to repeal COOL.


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Bugged Out

red palm weevil

red palm weevil


Everett Griner talks about another destructive imported insect in today’s Agri View.


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The red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferruginous, is a species of snout beetle also known as the Asian palm weevil or sago palm weevil.

Best Jobs for Grads = Agriculture, Part 2

Diploma of Graduation
In this, the second part of the two part series on grad jobs in agriculture, Cathy Isom answers why it pays to have a higher education in Agriculture.


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WTO Rules against U.S.’ Country of Origin Labeling Requirements

From the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture:

Today, the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Appellate Body ruled against the United States’ Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) requirements for meat, upholding the compliance panel’s report in finding against the United States. House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) issued the following statement upon the WTO’s announcement. Read the rest of this entry »

Georgia State Beef Checkoff Doing Well

John Callaway

John Callaway

John Callaway, chairman of the Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Beef, says the new Georgia State Beef Checkoff is doing well.


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No Guessing

glass testing tubes with different soils
Everett Griner talks about crop problems being a serious issue in today’s Agri View.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending May 15, 2015

In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we talk about a new report showing demand for recent college graduates with degrees in ag programs, the final 2014 cotton crop numbers and estimates for the 2015 peanut crop, along with a story about a new health fad.

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Weekly Livestock Market Report

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

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Best Jobs for Grads = Agriculture, Part 1

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In this, the first part of a two part series, Cathy Isom checks out the career field in demand for college grads.


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“Feed My School” is Growing in Georgia

From the Georgia Department of Agriculture:

ga-grown-logoGeorgia Grown’s “Feed My School for a Week” program just received its strongest application pool for participation in the program for the 2015 school year with 34 schools. Feed My School first launched in 2011 with a goal to help bridge the gap in nutritional value and quality of food served in Georgia schools, while providing more Read the rest of this entry »

Senate to Debate TPA

Rod Bain

Rod Bain

The U.S. Senate passed a motion by a vote of 65 to 33 on Thursday which allowed a Trade Promotion Authority bill to advance to debate after reaching compromise. Rod Bain has more on the story.


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Goat Milk

goat milk
Everett Griner talks about a new health fad challenge in today’s Agri View.


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Celebrating 80 Years of Rural Electricity

electricity power over rural countryside
Celebrating 80 years of the USDA’s Rural Electrification Administration. Cathy Isom tells us about the next major project now in the works.


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New Report Shows Agriculture is a Great Career Field

Krysta Harden

Krysta Harden

A new report produced by Purdue University, with grant support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, shows demand for recent college graduates with degrees in ag programs. Deputy Agriculture Secretary Krysta Harden gives her take on steps that might attract more students into a career in the agricultural sector.


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SeedMatrix Tutorial Now Available

From The Cotton Board:

cotton-logoMemphis, TN – The central focus of the Agricultural and Environmental Research department at Cotton Incorporated is recognizing and responding to issues cotton producers identify as having an impact on their farm. Timely access to objective information about new cotton varieties is a top priority to both cotton producers and consultants. Through a special Read the rest of this entry »

Food Costs

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Everett Griner talks about you have no choice…you eat, you pay in today’s Agri View.


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Tri-State Group Unanimously Backs Plan for River System

FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA
By MARGIE MENZEL

news service florida logoAPALACHICOLA, May 13, 2015……….A potential landmark in Florida’s long-running dispute with Georgia and Alabama over the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system came Wednesday, when 56 people from the three states unanimously approved what they described Read the rest of this entry »

Getting Your A/C Summer Ready

High efficiency modern AC-heater unit
Today Cathy Isom reminds you of what you can do now that will help keep your house cool this summer.


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Beef Producer Knows Value of Beef Checkoff

www.mybeefcheckoff.comIn this week’s “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, Randy Fordham from Royston, Georgia is someone who truly believes in what the checkoff does for producers.


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To learn more about your beef checkoff, go to mybeefcheckoff.com.

Georgia Peach Crop Looks Typical this Season

peaches-floridaThe late-March cold spell caused some Georgia peach growers to lose a portion of their crop, but consumers should see a typical selection of fruit when the first Georgia-grown varieties ripen this month.


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TPA Still a Priority

Colin Woodall

Colin Woodall

Despite the fact that Democrats in the U.S. Senate blocked the chamber from taking up fast track rules to speed trade deals to passage on Tuesday, the door was kept open for a new vote at any time. Colin Woodall, Vice President of Government Affairs for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, says this is still a majority priority for them.


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Seeking Nominations for Georgia Cotton Commission Board Members

Cotton growers in Georgia are being reminded that nominations will be accepted through June 30 by the Georgia Department of Agriculture to fill two positions on the Georgia Cotton Commission’s board of directors.


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Nomination forms can be found on the Georgia Commodity Promotion Web Page.

Cost of Control

pest control in home
Everett Griner talks about solutions to problems cost money in today’s Agri View.


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Spring Yard Work

fall leaves with fan rake on lawn
Spring cleaning out in the yard. Cathy Isom has some helpful tips for getting started with those outdoor chores.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: Final Cotton Numbers; Conservation Project

AgNet This Week

Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes details on the final 2014 cotton numbers and information on a multi-state nationally funded Regional Conservation Partnership Program. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Planting Progress and Crop Conditions

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

Each week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture releases planting progress and crop conditions for row crops. Tyron Spearman reports on where the various crops stand as of this past Sunday.


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Final 2014 Cotton Numbers

Angie Considine

Angie Considine

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) has released the final production figures from the 2014 cotton crop. Angie Considine with NASS in Washington, D.C., reports that the crop was up 26 percent from the previous year.


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