Dr. Billy Powell with the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association is pleased with the various programs that were conducted through the beef checkoff this year, and is also looking forward to getting next year’s marketing plan started.
Food safety is important all year long but is always highlighted at this time of the year. And Ashley Hughes with the Florida Beef Council recently learned how Floridians were doing with food safety issues.
Suzanne Bentley with the Georgia Beef Board hopes everyone will think beef for your family meals this holiday season and has information of where you can find recipes and more beef information to help you with all of it.
In our weekly “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, did you know the beef checkoff is involved in helping promote your product overseas? Jimmy Holliman from Dallas County, Alabama does and is glad to know the checkoff is there to help in this effort.
2014 has been a very busy year for many staff members at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. And Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack told Southeast AgNet one big reason why is we did get a new farm bill this year.
It seems in the dairy business milk prices are either rising rapidly or crashing. So if you are still undecided about signing up for the new dairy Margin Protection Program, here’s a reminder that decision needs to be made by this Friday. Gary Crawford has more.
This Friday is the deadline for applications to be turned in for scholarships from the National Cattlemen’s Foundation and sponsored by the CME Group. Ten scholarships of $1,500 each will be awarded to students pursuing careers in the beef industry. Students studying Read the rest of this entry »
Agricultural producers, private forest landowners and stakeholders in Alabama are invited to provide comments on the Environmental Quality Incentives Program. And Assistant State Conservationist for Programs with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama, Steve Musser, hopes producers will learn more about the technical and financial assistance available through EQIP.
WASHINGTON (Dec. 16, 2014) – Today, the U.S. Senate voted 76 to 16 to pass a tax extenders package that holds key provisions for small businesses such as section 179 expensing and bonus depreciation. The tax extenders package was previously approved in the Read the rest of this entry »
Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes a reminder on Friday’s dairy program deadline and information on increased protection for specialty crop growers. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.
Many of us are familiar with seeing chickens running around yards in our younger days, but was a practice that seemed to end in most cases. But according to Cindy Zimmerman, it’s starting to make a comeback.
The bird flu outbreak in Canada now includes 10 farms and nearly a quarter million birds. Meatingplace is reporting the latest farm, confirmed December 13th in Langley, British Columbia contained 53,000 table egg layers. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has established control zones to Read the rest of this entry »
Dairy producers who have yet to enroll in USDA’S new Margin Protection Program must do so by this coming Friday, December 19. USDA has extended the deadline a couple of times, but Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says while it seemed early on that high milk prices were resulting in low interest by producers, interest is now picking up.
A weekly look at some of the events and activities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In this edition of USDA Week In Review, snowy and cold or dry and mild? The International Year of Soils and healthcare coverage in rural America. Please watch the video.
In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack talks healthcare, more farm bill meetings will be held this next week, and we look at agriculture history.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is encouraging rural Americans to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. In a conversation this morning with Southeast AgNet, he said there are too many people across rural America who do not have health insurance coverage.