From the U.S. Department of Agriculture:
WASHINGTON, Sep. 29, 2016 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 9 counties in Georgia as primary natural disaster areas due to losses caused by a recent drought. Those counties are:
Baldwin, Bibb, Hancock, Houston, Jones, Peach, Taliaferro, Twiggs and Wilkinson
Farmers and ranchers in the following counties in Georgia also qualify for natural disaster assistance because Read the rest of this entry »
A California farmer has decided to take on the EPA in court over Read the rest of this entry »
AgNet Media, University of Florida Athletics and the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) reminds everyone in the ag community that if you have yet to purchase tickets for the 2016 Agriculture and Gardening Day at UF, when the Gators play University of Missouri Tigers at UF’s homecoming football game, now is the time to do so. That big event will be held in just over 2 weeks, on October 15th.
Anyone with ties to the agricultural industry, including farm families and friends, is Read the rest of this entry »
There were no big surprises in the latest USDA Cattle on Feed report but placement numbers were pretty big. The number of cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the U.S. totaled 10.1 million head on September 1, one percent above September 1, 2015.
The Ranch Rodeo State Finals and Cowboy Heritage Festival is coming up this weekend, September 30-October 1 at the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee, Florida. The rodeo performances will be at 7 pm and will feature 16 ranch teams. Events include saddle bronc riding, colt riding, Read the rest of this entry »
Cathy Isom tells us why we might want to think twice before giving a peck to some cute and fury friends. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Hear Cathy’s report and learn more.
The Alabama Cattlemen’s Association recognizes the need to cultivate future leaders of the association and industry. And one way they are doing that is through the Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Program (YCLP), which is funded in part by the Alabama State Beef Checkoff. Erin Beasley with the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association says Class 3 will be taking an industry tour this weekend.