U S Sugar Starts 83rd Annual Sugarcane Harvest – Prices Down 50%

Gary Florida, General, Industry News Release, Sugar

SUGAR PRICES DOWN 50% OVER LAST TWO YEARS Clewiston, FL – (U S Sugar Release) October 1, 2013—U.S. Sugar began its 83rd annual sugarcane harvesting and processing season at 4 am today with harvest operations in Palm Beach, Hendry and Glades counties. The Clewiston Sugar Factory began processing the first railcars of cane at noon. Both the harvesting and processing …

Soybean Growers to Congress: Your Inaction is Hurting Farmers

Randall Alabama, Field Crops, Florida, General, Georgia, Industry News Release, Soybeans

FROM THE AMERICAN SOYBEAN ASSOCIATION: ST. LOUIS (Oct. 1, 2013) – With today’s expiration of the one-year extension of the 2008 Farm Bill, coupled with the shutdown of the federal government, the American Soybean Association (ASA) lamented another failed opportunity on the part of Congress to provide the nation’s soybean farmers with the certainty they need to remain competitive and …

Court Dismisses “Pork, The Other White Meat” Lawsuit

Randall Alabama, Florida, General, Georgia, Industry News Release, Livestock, Pork

FROM THE NATIONAL PORK PRODUCERS COUNCIL: WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 26, 2013 – After spending significant amounts of donor dollars, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) was dealt a significant loss in U.S. District Court on Wednesday. In what was considered to be a futile legal challenge and a very personal attack on U.S. pork producers, a U.S. district …

WTO Adopts Report Ruling in Favor of US in Chicken Products Trade Dispute with China

Randall Alabama, General, Georgia, Industry News Release, Livestock, Poultry

FROM THE NATIONAL CHICKEN COUNCIL: WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 25, 2013 – United States Trade Representative (USTR) Michael Froman announced that today the World Trade Organization (WTO) adopted an August 2, 2013 dispute settlement panel report in favor of the United States in a major trade dispute with China, proving that China’s imposition of duties on U.S. chicken “broiler” products

Citrus Crop Forecast “LIVE” Statewide Broadcast/Webcast October 11th

Dan Citrus, Crop Forecasts, Florida, General, Industry News Release

(Southeast AgNet, Ocala, FL, September 23, 2013) The annual Citrus Crop Forecast from USDA’s National Agriculture Statistics Service (USDA/NASS) will be broadcast “live” for the 19th consecutive year at NOON Friday, October 11 on Southeast AgNet Radio Network and at www.southeastagnet.com. Southeast AgNet is again the exclusive radio network source for this “live” coverage, first begun in the mid 1990’s …

SWFREC Is Not Closing but Transitioning to a New Role

Dan Citrus, Field Crops, Florida, Fruits, General, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

UF Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) Office of the Senior Vice President Agriculture and Natural Resources Gainesville, FL (09/20/2013)…We write to share with you news about the future of the Southwest Florida Research and Education Center (SWFREC) in Immokalee, Florida. Our hope is to clarify some information and correct some misinformation that is circulating in the community. …