Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Research Showing Significant Improvement in Efficiency of Ethanol Production and Other Trends

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From the U.S. Department of Agriculture: WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2016 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today released a statement on two recent research reports supported by USDA focused on ethanol and other renewable fuels, one published by USDA’s Office of the Chief Economist and another published by the University of Missouri: “These research reports demonstrate, once again, that America’s renewable …

Commissioner Putnam Announces Successful Oriental Fruit Fly Eradication in Miami-Dade County

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From the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: TALLAHASSEE, Fla.–Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam today announced that the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have successfully eradicated the Oriental Fruit Fly in Miami-Dade County. The Oriental Fruit Fly is one of the most devastating threats to agriculture, as it attacks …

Youth Day at the Capitol Recognizes Young Georgia Equestrians

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From the Georgia Department of Agriculture: The Georgia Commodity Commission for Equine held their annual Youth Day at the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, where 110 equestrian youths from around the state of Georgia were honored for their achievements. The event recognized youths, ages 6 to 19, who won first place in a state horse show, or a

UGA Summit on Women in Agriculture Pulls Attendees from Throughout Southeast

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From the University of Georgia/CAES: Athens, Ga. – More than 150 agricultural leaders from across 13 Southern states and Washington, D.C., converged on the University of Georgia’s campus in Athens on Feb. 8 to discuss leadership roles for women in agriculture. “The delegates at this summit represent the future of agriculture,” said UGA President Jere W. Morehead in his welcoming …

Springs Funding Added to Senate’s Everglades Fix

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From the News Service of Florida THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, February 9, 2016.. Money to restore the state’s natural springs has been attached to a proposal that would direct as much as $200 million a year to South Florida water projects. The Senate Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee supported an amendment Tuesday that would require at least $75 million a year …

NCC Survey Suggests U.S. Producers to Plant 9.1 Million Acres of Cotton in 2016

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From the National Cotton Council: MEMPHIS, Tenn. – U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 9.1 million cotton acres this spring, up 6.2 percent from 2015, according to the National Cotton Council’s 35th Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey. (see table below) Upland cotton intentions are 8.9 million acres, up 5.7 percent from 2015, while extra-long staple (ELS) intentions of 208,000 …