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Hurricane Michael Damage to Georgia Agriculture

Dan Cotton, Economy, Forestry, Georgia, Industry News Release, Peanuts, Poultry, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

“Unfortunately, our worst thoughts were realized. We saw months and sometimes years of work just laid over on the ground in a matter of seconds. Georgia has long led in the production of several renowned commodities and now we have the dubious distinction of also leading in the devastation and incredible loss of these prominent crops. These are generational losses …

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UF/IFAS-led Study May Lead to More Heat-Tolerant Rice

Dan Industry News Release, Research, Specialty Crops

Rice, the most widely consumed food crop in the world, takes a beating in hot weather. To combat the high temperatures, a global group of scientists, led by a University of Florida researcher, has found the genetic basis to breed a more heat-tolerant rice cultivar. “The productivity of rice, one of the three major cereal grains feeding the world, is …

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Europe’s Leading Livestock Event, Sommet de l’Elevage, Welcomes 95,000+ Professionals

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release

It was under a clear blue sky and blazing sunshine that the 27th edition of the SOMMET DE L’ELEVAGE came to an end. A more than satisfactory year for many reasons. On the one hand, in terms of visitors, the show’s organisers are satisfied, as Jacques Chazalet, the SOMMET’s President underscored: “With 95,000 visitors to the show in 2018, we …

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Panel Calls for Congress to Pass Senate Version of the Farm Bill

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

A panel formed by Food Policy Action says Congress should pass the Senate version of the farm bill. The organization took aim at the House version of the farm bill that includes work requirements for food stamp recipients. During an event this week, Food Policy Action executive director Monica Mills said, “we want to see a farm bill that is …

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Trudeau Says USMCA Keeps China Trade Door Open

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Canada’s Prime Minister says the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) allows Canada to move forward with trade talks with China. Despite a provision in the text of the agreement that allows the U.S. to opt-out of the deal if Canada or Mexico engages with China, Justin Trudeau claims the provisions were “watered down” in the final version of the agreement. He …

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Hurricane Michael Damage Estimate to Ag at $1.3 Billion

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

Agriculture damages from hurricane Michael are estimated at more than $1.3 billion. The Hurricane struck Georgia, Alabama and Florida last week, impacting cotton and pecan growers the most, according to CNBC. President Donald Trump toured damaged areas earlier this week, as did Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. In Georgia alone, the latest farm-related damage estimate from the storm is $1.2 billion, …

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More Than 65,000 Expected in Indianapolis for 2018 National FFA Convention & Expo

Dan Education, Industry News Release

Next week, the city of Indianapolis will transform into a sea of blue jackets when the National FFA Convention & Expo kicks off for the ninety-first time. This time-honored tradition, where innovators and leaders of tomorrow come together, will be held in the Circle City Oct. 24-27, 2018. More than 65,000 FFA members and guests from across the U.S., representing …

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Assistance Available for Hurricane Damaged Ag Land through NRCS

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release, USDA-NRCS

Georgia farmers and ranchers who suffered damage to working lands and livestock mortality because of Hurricane Michael are encouraged to sign up for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). A series of special sign-ups for agricultural livestock mortality and carcass disposal is being conducted for the 6 counties designated under …

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Senators Perdue, Isakson Tour Hurricane Michael Devastation With Vice President Pence

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release

Senators Thank President Trump For Visiting Georgia Following President Donald Trump’s visit to Middle Georgia, U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) joined Vice President Mike Pence and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue in Bainbridge, Moultrie, and Albany, Georgia to visit farmers and producers who have been devastated by Hurricane Michael. They were also joined by Georgia Governor Nathan …

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USDA Announces Deregulation of GE Low-Gossypol Cotton

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announces the deregulation of Texas A&M’s cotton variety genetically engineered to have ultra-low levels of gossypol in its seed. Gossypol is a naturally occurring compound in the pigment of cotton plants and protects them from pests and diseases. This GE variety maintains protective levels of gossypol in …