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Analysts say Bacon Shortage Not Likely

Bacon Shortage Not Likely
Despite record low U.S. pork belly inventories, analysts say a bacon shortage is not likely. In early February, the Ohio Pork Council fueled alarms by publicizing that pork belly stocks were at their lowest levels in half a century. While the group added there was not an actual bacon shortage, several media outlets published reports suggesting otherwise. Read the rest of this entry »

Ag in Review for the Week Ending February 24, 2017

Agnet_logo_at_150_dpiIn our recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast for the week ending February 24, we talk about support for the Renewable Fuel Standard, have information about marketing beef in today’s environment, remind producers about the sales closing deadline for crop insurance, talk about bees, technology Read the rest of this entry »

Weekly Livestock Market Report

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Here are the Alabama and Georgia livestock market reports for the week ending February 24th, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states. Read the rest of this entry »

Animal Health Market Forecasted to Reach $58 Billion by 2025

animal health market
A new report projects the animal health market will be worth $58.5 billion by 2025. Grand View Research reports the market is driven by technological advancements in veterinary care, which are anticipated to serve future growth opportunities to the market. The research agency says the advanced work of identifying emerging animal health issues in developing economies provides a high growth potential in the future. Read the rest of this entry »

Bird Flu Strain Becoming More Severe in China

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China reported this week the nation is assessing a new strain of avian influenza, H7N9, which officials report has evolved into a more severe form in birds. Read the rest of this entry »

Georgia Axes New Poultry Price Index

Georgia poultry price index
The Georgia Department of Agriculture said Tuesday the Georgia Premium Poultry Price Index will not be published due to a lack of available data. Read the rest of this entry »

National Pork Board Increases International Markets Funding

National Pork Board
At year-end 2016, U.S. pork exports showed impressive progress following a challenging 2015. In 2016, 5.1 billion pounds of pork and pork variety meats valued at $5.94 billion dollars were exported, up 8 percent and 7 percent respectively from 2015, according to the USDA. Read the rest of this entry »

Avian Flu

avian flu
Everett Griner talks about Avian Flu spreading overseas in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more.

Ag in Review for the Week Ending February 17, 2017

Agnet_logo_at_150_dpiIn our recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast for the week ending February 17, we talk about a decision being made in a decades-old legal water fight, have information about the Beef Tenderness Survey, an update from the latest Peanut Stocks and Processing Report, cherry pie, food labeling law Read the rest of this entry »

House Proposal Seeks Online Registry for Animal Abusers

From: The News Service of Florida

scott money fight zika grimsley animalNames and mug shots of individuals convicted of animal abuse would have their names published online by the state, under a proposal filed Friday in the Florida House. Read the rest of this entry »

Eliminating New World Screwworm from the U. S.

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Screwworm Larvae

As we near eradication of New World Screwworm from the Florida Keys. APHIS invites you to take an interactive look at all the steps we’ve taken to rid the United States of this dangerous pest, and save the Florida Key deer.

Go to https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/maps/animal-health/screwworm-mapping to view our screwworm story map.  A story map is a web-based application that can include videos, photos and, per its namesake, maps, to create an interactive experience for the audience. Read the rest of this entry »

USDA Seeks Nominators to American Lamb Board

two cute and adorable shy lambs on the farm
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is accepting applications from lamb producers, seedstock producers, feeders, or first handers interested in nominating members to the American Lamb Board.  Applications are due by March 16, 2017.

The primary considerations in determining the eligibility of state, regional, or national organizations to participate in nominating individuals for board membership are: Read the rest of this entry »

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