The 2016 Corn Silage and Forage Field Day is being held today at the Plant Science Research and Education Unit in Citra, Florida. Southeast AgNet’s Josh McGill is there and talked with UF Chair of the Department Animal Sciences, Dr. Geoff Dahl, about the event which is put together each year by both the University of Florida Department of Animal Sciences and University of Georgia Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences.
The House Ag Committee’s livestock subcommittee is holding a series of hearings this week on the livestock economy. One thing of particular concern to pork producers is the proposed USDA rules that relate to buying and selling of livestock.
The 2016 Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting will take place July 13–16 in Denver, Colorado. The event will feature meetings of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board, American National CattleWomen, Inc. and National Cattlemen’s Foundation.
Cattle industry members will meet in both NCBA Policy committees and subcommittees, as well as Joint committees and subcommittees to discuss current developments, to work on initiatives developed at Convention and to make plans for the upcoming fiscal year that begins October 1st.
The 2016 Corn Silage and Forage Field Day will be May 26th at the Plant Science Research and Education Unit in Citra, Florida. From the University of Florida Department of Animal Sciences and University of Georgia Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences, it will cover various topics.
May is Florida Beef Month, and various events are being held around the state to increase demand and provide information about the beef industry to consumers who want to know where their food comes from. In the weekly Florida Beef Council report, Jason Conrad, a rancher from Plant City, Florida, talks about an event he participated in last week.
Last week, the Senate Appropriations Committee did approve the 2017 spending bill for USDA and the Food and Drug Administration. Part of that bill included reforms to the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA).
It was recently announced that Mark Poeschl will soon take over as the new CEO of the National FFA Organization and Foundation. And Poeschl says one of the challenges in agricultural education that he sees is the need to attract and retain top-quality, high-school ag teachers.