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Results of the 2019 Southeastern Hay Contest

Dan Alabama, Florida, General, Georgia, Industry News Release, Pasture

(Sunbelt Ag Expo-October 15, 2019) — The 2019 Southeastern Hay Contest (SEHC) presented by Massey Ferguson celebrates its 15th edition with a record of 380 entries vying for the top spot. Since 2004, the SEHC, a partnership between Auburn University, Clemson University, The University of Florida and The University of Georgia has been a key tool for promoting hay quality …


2020 Enrollment for Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Programs Open

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

Safety Net Program Payments for 2018 Have Started WASHINGTON (USDA/FSA-Oct. 15, 2019) — Agricultural producers now can enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs – two U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) safety net programs – for the 2020 crop year. Meanwhile, producers who enrolled farms for the 2018 crop year have started receiving more than …


Agriculture Cautiously Optimistic with China Trade Deal

Dan Economy, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — The good news from last week’s announced partial trade deal with China is a possible doubling of spending on U.S. farm goods. But, the flip side of that coin is continuing uncertainty over details. From nearly $20-billion in 2017, to less than $10-billion so far, this year, to as much as $40-to-$50 billion annually in two-years, according to …


Trump: China Ag Purchases Already Underway

Dan Economy, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release

(NAFB) — President Donald Trump says China will immediately start buying U.S. agricultural products. Via Twitter over the weekend, Trump says China will start buying “very large quantities” of U.S. farm products, adding, “they have already started.” The administration says the agreement Friday includes $40-$50 billion of commodity sales to China over the next couple of years. China already had …

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Crop Insurance Deadlines Near in Florida

Dan Florida, Fruits, Industry News Release, Livestock, Pollinators, Specialty Crops

Avocado, Blueberry, and Pasture, Rangeland, Forage and Apiculture Producers Need to Make Insurance Decisions Soon Tallahassee, FL (FDACS-Oct. 14, 2019) — The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency (USDA RMA) are reminding Florida avocado, blueberry, pasture, rangeland, and forage (PRF) and apiculture producers that deadlines to apply for crop insurance …


96,000 Visitors at the SOMMET DE L’ELEVAGE 2019

Dan Cattle, Equine, Industry News Release, Livestock, Sheep-Goats

(SOMMET DE L’ÉLEVAGE) — The organisers of the SOMMET DE L’ÉLEVAGE were smiling broadly on the final evening of the 28th edition of the show. “It was a great honour for us to welcome Emmanuel MACRON, the French President to the exhibition” declared Jacques Chazalet, President of the SOMMET DE L’ÉLEVAGE. “His visit was not just a recognition for the …


U.S. Sugar Reiterates Support for EAA Reservoir

Dan Environment, Florida, Industry News Release, Lake Okeechobee, Sugar, Water

(U.S. Sugar) — A letter was sent from U.S. Sugar Corporation to South Florida Water Management District Executive Governing Board Chairman Chauncey Goss regarding U.S. Sugar’s support of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, Central Everglades Planning Project, and the EAA Reservoir. Source: U.S. Sugar Corporation


U.S., China Reach Limited Trade Agreement

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB-Oct. 11, 2019) — The U.S. reached a limited trade agreement with China on Friday afternoon that would pave the way for resolutions on broader issues later in the year. Business Insider Dot Com says it temporarily defuses a dispute between the worlds’ two largest economies. President Donald Trump told reporters in the Oval Office that, “We’ve come to a …

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Fake Census Takers Visiting Poultry Farms

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

(GAC-Oct. 11, 2019) — There have been previous reports from Indiana and Oklahoma of people posing as United States Census takers visiting poultry farms while attempting to take photos of the farm operations. We just received notice that a Georgia broiler farm was the subject of a similar attempt. The grower in this case appropriately denied access to the fake Census …


ADAI Now Accepting Applications for the 2020 Industrial Hemp Program

Dan Alabama, Hemp, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops

MONTGOMERY, AL (ADAI-Oct. 10, 2019) — The Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries (ADAI) is now accepting hemp applications from eligible growers, processors/handlers, and universities. The application period began October 7, 2019, and the final day to apply is November 14, 2019. In 2016, the Alabama Legislature passed the Alabama Industrial Hemp Research Program Act, Section 2-8-380 Code of Alabama …