Georgia Launches Hunters Helping Farmers Program

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Georgia farmers who are fed up with crop damage due to feral hogs now have some help. The Georgia Department of Agriculture and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently announced a new program to try and help solve this growing problem. For those interested you can call 1-844-464-5455. But I talked with Commissioner Gary Black on how this is …

EPA Launches a Voluntary Star-Rating Program to Reduce Pesticide Drift

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From the Environmental Protection Agency: WASHINGTON-The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a new voluntary Drift Reduction Technology (DRT) program to encourage the use of verified, safer pesticide spray products to reduce exposure and pesticide movement while saving farmers money in pesticide loss. “Every year state and local agencies receive thousands of complaints about the impacts of pesticide drift on …

Southeast AgNet This Week: USDA Relief Program; Beef Checkoff

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Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes details on a new farm bill initiative that will provide relief to farmers affected by severe weather as well as information on preserving the Beef Checkoff. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

USDA to Launch New Farm Bill Program to Help Provide Relief to Farmers Affected by Severe Weather

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Corn, Cotton, Field Crops, Florida, General, Georgia, Industry News Release, Peanuts, Soybeans, Weather

From the U.S. Department of Agriculture: WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the implementation of a new Farm Bill initiative that will provide relief to farmers affected by severe weather, including drought. The Actual Production History (APH) Yield Exclusion, available nationwide for farmers of select crops starting next spring, allows eligible producers who have been …

Businessman-Rancher Preserves Old Fla., Panther Corridor

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From USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida: GAINESVILLE, Fla., Oct. 20, 2014–Dwayne House has lived everything he dreamed of. A successful businessman, an international investor in power generation, construction, oil exploration, agriculture; it would be hard to name a place in the world he hasn’t been. But he will be the first to tell you that wealth isn’t measured …

NPPC Urges White House, Congress To Fix COOL Law

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From the National Pork Producers Council: WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 20, 2014 – Following the release today of the World Trade Organization’s decision on the U.S. meat labeling law, the National Pork Producers Council urged the Obama administration and Congress to fix the law to avoid trade retaliation from Canada and Mexico. As expected, the WTO ruled that the mandatory Country-Of-Origin …

Statement by NCBA President Bob McCan on WTO U.S. COOL Decision

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WASHINGTON (Oct. 20, 2014) – Statement by National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Bob McCan, Victoria, Texas, cattleman regarding the public announcement by the WTO on the U.S. Country of Origin Labeling rule: “The announcement today by the WTO dispute panel on the U.S. Country of Origin Labeling rule brings us all one step closer to facing retaliatory tariffs from two …

Georgia Officials Urge Highway Caution during Harvest Season

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As a part of the 37th annual Sunbelt Ag Expo, the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and the Georgia Department of Agriculture teamed together again to remind motorists and farmers to use caution during harvest time. I talked with GOHS Director Harris Blackwood who said they have been seeing an upward trend in farm equipment related incidents. Download Audio

UF/IFAS Receives Part of $4.5 Million in USDA Grants for Specialty Crops

Randall Weiseman Florida, Fruits, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

From the University of Florida/IFAS: GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida is partnering with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the United States Department of Agriculture on two dozen projects to strengthen markets for specialty crops in the state. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services called for project proposals, reviewed them and awarded more …