Georgia Peanut Commission Sponsors Peanut Farmer in NHRA Series

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From the Georgia Peanut Commission: Tifton, Ga. (Oct. 15, 2015) The Georgia Peanut Commission is proud to announce sponsorship of Jeff Adkinson, longtime NHRA Lucas Oil Series competitor, for both his Stock and Super Stock entries. The alignment is a natural fit for Adkinson, a lifelong farmer who operates a peanut farm in his home town of Damascus, Georgia. The …

UGA to Use $2 Million Grant to Develop Control for Blueberry-destroying Fly

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From the University of Georgia/CAES: Athens, Ga. – A tiny fly is having a huge impact on American fruit farmers. Known as spotted wing drosophila, the insect is costing famers more than $700 million a year in lost produce and prevention costs. This week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture tasked University of Georgia researchers …

Southeast AgNet This Week: WOTUS Injunction Granted; Peanut Proud Helps Flood Victims

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This issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes information on the nationwide Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) injunction that was granted, as well as a story on how Peanut Proud is helping victims of the flooding in South Carolina. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Commissioner Adam H. Putnam Raises Florida Water Issues to International Platform at WATEC 2015

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From the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: TEL AVIV, Israel–Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam today participated in WATEC Israel 2015. The biennial conference and exhibition brings together government officials and business leaders from around the world to discuss the challenges facing the world’s water supply. The event also features the latest innovations and technologies to develop …

USDA Video: USDA Week In Review October 9

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A weekly look at some of the events and activities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In this edition of USDA Week In Review: Expanding trade, talking to Congress about dietary guidelines and planting with an astronaut. For more information go to:

Floridians Consider Farmers Wise Water Users

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According to a recent survey conducted by the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Center for Public Issues Education (PIE) in Agriculture and Natural Resources, a majority of Floridians believe farmers are using water the right way. And UF Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Dr. Jack Payne, is pleased to see these results. Download Audio

The Old Barn Restaurant Named Home to Alabama’s Best Steak

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From the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association: MONTGOMERY, AL— The Old Barn Restaurant in Goshen has been named the winner of the Alabama’s Best Steak contest. The Alabama’s Best Steak contest began July 1 with a nomination round compiling more than 12,000 nominations representing 140 Alabama restaurants. The Top 16 vote-getters of the 140 were chosen to move forward into a bracket …

Court Stops EPA’s ‘Waters of the U.S.’ Rule

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From the National Pork Producers Council: WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 9, 2015 – In a significant victory for the agricultural and business sectors, a federal appellate court this morning suspended nationwide implementation of the “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule until further order of the court. The National Pork Producers Council hailed the decision.

Pioneering UF/IFAS Cattle Scientist Recognized at World Dairy Expo

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From the University of Florida/IFAS: GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida emeritus graduate research professor in the Department of Animal Sciences was recognized last week at the 2015 World Dairy Expo for his decades of work in cattle reproduction. Virtus Nutrition honored several researchers, including William Thatcher, as the company launched the Fatty Acid Forum Legacy Series at the …

USDA Announces $3 Million in Funding for Critical Agriculture Production Research

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From the U.S. Department of Agriculture: WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced nearly $3 million in grants to address critical issues affecting agriculturally-important plants and animals. The science developed from these grants will provide timely assistance and have an immediate impact for the