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Ag in Review for the Week Ending July 22, 2016

Agnet_logo_at_150_dpiIn this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we have information about concerns of nitrate poisoning in cattle, results of a new survey coming this fall, plants that can make your garden thrive with very little water, weather conditions affecting crops Read the rest of this entry »

Weekly Livestock Market Report

Here are the Alabama and Georgia cattle market reports for the week ending July 22nd, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.

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Alabama Producers Urged to Test Forages for Nitrate Levels

Dr. Kim Mullenix

Dr. Kim Mullenix

Nitrate poisoning in cattle is a growing threat across southeastern states battling drought. And according to Dr. Kim Mullenix, Auburn University extension beef cattle specialist, drought in some areas of the state is increasing the chance for livestock forages to develop elevated nitrate levels.

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Application Deadline Nearing for Florida Cogongrass Treatment Program

fl-forest-service-logoThe Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services also wants to remind landowners that the deadline to apply for the Florida Forest Service Cogongrass Treatment Cost-Share Program is Friday, July 29, 2016.

The Cost-Share Program is offered for non-industrial private lands in all Florida counties. It provides reimbursement of 50 percent of the cost to treat cogongrass infestations with herbicide for two consecutive years. Read the rest of this entry »

Keeping Beef Competitive in Today’s Marketplace

beef-checkoff-logoThe marketplace for animal proteins is a very competitive one, and the industry must always remember the consumer is in the driver’s seat. With more on that story, here’s Melissa Jackson.

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UF/IFAS Mole Cricket Biological Control Program Saves State Millions

From the University of Florida IFAS
by Beverly James

mole-cricketGAINESVILLE, Fla. — In a recent study, researchers with the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences in cooperation with Florida A&M University economists estimated that a 34-year program to control invasive pest mole crickets in the state has saved cattlemen approximately 13.6 million dollars a year. Over the long term, that figure balloons to 453 million dollars. Read the rest of this entry »

Lost Land

group of cows grazing on the meadow landEverett Griner talks about federal grazing land being neglected in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more. ?

USDA Designates 6 Counties in Georgia as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

From the U.S. Department of Agriculture:

WASHINGTON, July 21, 2016 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Bartow, Habersham, Hall, Rabun, Stephens and Whitfield counties in Georgia as primary natural disaster areas due to losses caused by a recent drought. Read the rest of this entry »

Key Trade Issues Discussed at Cattle Industry Meeting

Lively, Westman and Bacus (picture from USMEF)

Lively, Westman and Bacus (picture from USMEF)

More than 700 cattle producers and other beef industry leaders gathered in Denver last week for the Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting, which featured a panel discussion on several key trade issues that could greatly affect the future success of U.S. beef in international markets. U.S. Meat Export Federation Senior Vice President for Trade Access Thad Lively was joined on the panel by Kent Bacus, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association director of international trade, and Bill Westman, Read the rest of this entry »

Celebrate Florida Agriculture and Natural Resources by Cheering on the Gators

From the University of Florida/IFAS:

uf_ifas_logoGAINESVILLE, Fla. — Farmers, ranchers, landscapers – and everyone in between – are invited to celebrate Agriculture and Gardening Day at the University of Florida’s homecoming football game, Oct. 15, 2016.

UF Athletics and the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are hosting the event and offering discounted tickets to anyone connected to agriculture in the state, including their families and friends. Read the rest of this entry »

Deep South Stocker Conference Returns to Georgia

deep-south-stocker-logoThis year, the Deep South Stocker Conference returns to Georgia, as cattle producers and ranchers are invited to attend the annual event August 4-5 at the Carroll County Ag Center in Carrollton, Georgia. Lawton Stewart, beef cattle extension specialist with the University of Georgia, says it’s an effort between the University Extension Services in Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia.

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Appointments to Serve on the Georgia Agriculture Commodity Commissions

From the Georgia Department of Agriculture:

The Ex Officio Committee for the Georgia Agriculture Commodity Commissions met on Tuesday, July 11, 2016, to make the following appointments to serve on the Georgia Agriculture Commodity Commissions: Read the rest of this entry »

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