This week’s issue of AgNet This Week features reports on how Southeastern farmers may still change planting decisions, a look a declining peanut stocks and the enforcement of the Vidalia onion pack date. To learn more about these topics and much more click here to subscribe today and view the current issue.
The new 2014 Farm Bill includes lots of changes from the 2008 version in the area of conservation, and Florida NRCS State Conservationist Russell Morgan says they are all good. Download Audio
Alabama’s wet winter dampened many landowners’ plans to prescribe burn, which according to State Forester for USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama, Tim Albritton, has some looking at growing season burns. Download Audio
This is a release from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association: WASHINGTON (April 7, 2014) – In response to the announcement of a Bilateral Trade Agreement reached between Australia and Japan, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Bob McCan, a Victoria, Texas cattleman, issued the following statement:
This is a release from Florida Congressman Ted Yoho’s office: Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL-03) has written a letter to two Appropriations subcommittees; the Energy, Water Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee and the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee. Congressman Yoho is requesting that language be inserted in their respective appropriations bills ensuring the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) …
From The University of Florida: GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida faculty member and administrator often lauded for her outstanding teaching skills has been named dean of the university’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Elaine Turner, senior associate dean for UF’s third -largest college, often known as CALS, has been interim dean of the school since early January, …
Alabama Resource Conservationist John Curtis reminds producers in Randolph and St. Clair Counties about the Cattle Exclusion Pilot Project. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is conducting the project to focus on good water quality. Download Audio
Livestock and natural resources agent Jed Dillard reminds growers of a Cover Crop and Soil Health Field Day in Jefferson County on April 1, 2014. Download Audio RSVP by March 28 to Jed Dillard, office: 850-342-0187, cell: 850-445-4691.
Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corp of Engineers proposed an expansion of their federal authority over “waters of the United States.” The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is deeply concerned by this vast overreach by the EPA and the Administration, and NCBA environmental counsel Ashley McDonald looks at the reasons why. Download Audio
This is a release from the Environmental Protection Agency: WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) today jointly released a proposed rule to clarify protection under the Clean Water Act for streams and wetlands that form the foundation of the nation’s water resources. The proposed rule will benefit