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U.S. Egg Production up Nine Percent in July

Eggs in cratesUnited States egg production totaled 8.5 billion during July, up nine percent from last year. The Department of Agriculture released the monthly U.S. Chicken and Eggs production report this week.

The agency says production included 7.36 billion table eggs, and 1.1 billion hatching eggs, of which one billion were broiler-type and 97 million were egg-type. The total number of layers Read the rest of this entry »

Duck Eggs

duck eggsEverett Griner talks about the use and demand for duck eggs increasing in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more.

Statement by Agriculture Secretary Vilsack on Latest Quarterly Export Forecasts for 2016 and 2017

From the U.S. Department of Agriculture:

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2016 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today issued the following statement on the first forecast for U.S. agricultural exports for fiscal year 2017 and a revised forecast for fiscal year 2016. Both forecasts indicate U.S. agricultural exports have begun to rally and will continue the record-setting pace that began in 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

FAA’s New Rule for UAS’s Starts Monday

unmanned drone2The Federal Aviation Administration’s new operational rules for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems becomes effective Monday, August 29th. And Joe Morra, a manager within the FAA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Office, said this is only the first operational rule to be released, as there will be more. But he had advice for farmers who Read the rest of this entry »

Meat Production Expected to Rise Next Year

Fresh raw meat - beef, pork and chickenNot only is beef output expected to rise next year, Gary Crawford reports we could see increases in supplies of every meat category.


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Table Meat Farming

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Everett Griner talks about a farmer raising table meat in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more.

Bearded Chickens

Blue_Ameraucana_CockCathy Isom tells us why some chickens have beards. That story’s ahead on this Land of Ours. Hear Cathy’s report and learn more.

Alabama Landowners Can Benefit through EQIP Programs

Steve Musser

Steve Musser

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama wants every landowner in the state to know the the signup period for 2017 programs is underway through October 14th. And Alabama NRCS Assistant State Conservationist for Programs, Steve Musser, says that includes the various programs found through EQIP, the Environmental Quality Incentives Program.


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Florida NRCS Invites Landowners to Learn More about EQIP

USDA/NRCSUSDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida wants producers to know that a signup is underway for 2017 funding. Lisa Harper, District Conservationist for Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties, says this is through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).


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USDA Allowing Meat, Egg Products with “No GMO” Label

non gmo green vintage sealThe Department of Agriculture will begin allowing meat, poultry and egg producers to use labels such as “contains no GMO” or “derived from beef fed no GMO feed.” The guidance announced last week takes effect immediately and gives food makers information and examples on how to label products as non-GMO, known as a Read the rest of this entry »

Presidential Candidates and Agriculture

Agriculture collageThe presidential candidates are largely at odds over key issues that affect farming and rural America. Hillary Clinton has said she would continue to spend money on commodity payments, crop insurance and disaster aid for family farms that need help in disasters or other tough times. Donald Trump is expected out with specifics on his farm policy in the coming days, but has already proposed ending the Estate Tax, cutting corporate taxes, freezing regulations, limiting immigration and renegotiating trade deals. Clinton, like Trump, Read the rest of this entry »

Louisiana Flooding to Cost State’s Agriculture $110 Million

Picture from LSU Ag Center

Picture from LSU Ag Center

Torrential rains that recently caused historic flooding in south Louisiana will cost the state’s agriculture industry at least $110 million. The Louisiana State University AgCenter says that figure is expected to grow as farmers realize the full extent of flood damage.

Further, normal seasonal rains are likely to slow floodwaters receding. Many factors – including crop yield and quality reductions, increased production costs, infrastructure damage and loss of stored commodities – are not immediately clear.

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