Alabama Trade Mission to Ukraine

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Poultry

Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture Ron Sparks recently returned from the Eastern European Country of Ukraine. Commissioner Sparks led the first American trade mission to participate in a food based trade show in Ukraine. The trade mission included three Alabama poultry related companies and the trade show component showcased six Alabama food product companies and four additional Southern based food product …

Animal ID Making Progress

Randall Weiseman Cattle, Dairy, Livestock, Pork, Poultry

Premise registration is the first step in the overall animal identification process, and while more needs to be done, USDA Under Secretary Bruce Knight says progress is being made in that area.  Report (1:00 mp3) To learn more about Animal ID click Here

GA Agribusiness Council Atlanta Mtgs Draw Ag & Political Leaders

Gary Cooper Cotton, Dairy, Georgia, Nursery Crops, Peanuts, Poultry, Specialty Crops, Vegetables, Weather

This week’s Annual Meeting and Legislative Breakfast events hosted by the Georgia Agribusiness Council in Atlanta drew a good crowd of the state’s agriculture leaders, numerous lawmakers and legislative staffers. One of the big news items of the day is the announcement by GA Governor Sonny Perdue that some of the watering restrictions in Georgia will be relaxed, for now …

Propane for Poultry Houses

Randall Weiseman Georgia, Poultry

As the International Poultry Expo gets underway this week in Atlanta, the Propane Education and Research Council is turning up the heat on a hot product for poultry producers. Find out more at Report (1:30 mp3) FEBRUARY 4TH IS THE DEADLINE – HAVE YOU RETURNED YOUR QUESTIONNAIRE YET?

USDA Ag Census Provides Valuable Information

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Citrus, Corn, Cotton, Dairy, Field Crops, Florida, Forestry, General, Georgia, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Peanuts, Pork, Poultry, Soybeans, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Vegetables

As a producer you should of received your Ag Census form in the mail, and you are urged to complete it and return it by the deadline.  Tyron Spearman tells us today just how important this census is.  Report (:45 mp3) This post sponsored by: USDA NASS

Hog & Broiler Outlook

Randall Weiseman Pork, Poultry

Some wonder what hog and poultry prices will be like in 2008, so one economist looks at the numbers for both commodities.  Report (1:00 mp3)

Turkey is Not Only for Holidays

Randall Weiseman General, Poultry

From Thanksgiving through Christmas many people think of turkey for their holiday meals, but turkey growers have been working to make sure it’s a meat people think of all year long.  Report (1:00 mp3)

Nominations for Livestock Advisory Committee

Randall Weiseman Livestock, Poultry

Nominations are now open for appointments to a committee which helps with the prevention of foreign livestock and poultry diseases in the United States.  Report (:25 mp3)        Nominations can be sent to this address: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service U.S. Department of Agriculture 4700 River Road, Unit 41 Riverdale, Maryland 20737-1231