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FDACS Ag Law Enforcement At FL FFA Mtg

Lt. Lachrisha Gwinn of FDACS Ag Law Enforcement Division



As Lt. Lachrisha Gwinn of FDACS Ag Law Enforcement Division Explains, there was good reason for her team to appear at the Florida FFA Convention and Expo this year. In this feature post, she explains the actions of her Department and the connection to the FFA.

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Ag Exports are Up

The latest numbers show U.S. agricultural exports are up, as Tyron Spearman has the details.

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Yoho’s Bill Passes House of Representatives

Ted Yoho

Ted Yoho

Washington, DC – Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL-03) teamed up with Congressman Kurt Schrader (D-OR-5), to pass the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act (VMMA) – H. R. 1528, out of the House today. This bill makes modification to the Controlled Substances Act and Drug Enforcement Administration policy that currently prohibits veterinarians from transporting controlled substances to Read the rest of this entry »

Southeast AgNet This Week: Waters of the U.S. and COOL Updates

AgNet This Week

Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes the latest news on the Waters of the U.S. proposed rule and Counry of Origin Labeling. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Progress on Antibiotic Resistance

According to one man with the Food and Drug Administration, antibiotic resistance is a complex, challenging phenomenon driven by many factors.

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A More Efficient Test for Avian Influenza in Poultry Flocks

Rod Bain

Rod Bain

Efforts have been taking place at the Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory in Georgia to see if improvements can be made in the new testing methods for Avian Influenza in poultry products. Rod Bain has the story.

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New Technology

unmanned droneEverett Griner talks about the time to start learning about drones in today’s Agri View.

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Costs for July 4th Picnics Increase This Year

If you are having a cookout this holiday weekend, be prepared to pay more for it. We’ll take a look at what the total cost is expected to be, but first Gary Crawford has details about how the meat for your grill is one big reason why it will be higher.

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Hard Charges

Genetically Modified food (GMO foods)Everett Griner talks about G.M.O. foods still raising questions in today’s Agri View.

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Legislation Introduced Regarding Salmonella Recalls

Representatives Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut and Louise Slaughter of New York introduced legislation this week called the Pathogens Reduction and Testing Reform Act.

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USDA Video: This Week @ USDA June 27

A weekly look at some of the events and activities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
– 4th of July, World Cup and Summer Party Food Safety Tips
– USDA launches a website to help new and beginning farmers
– Providing children nutritious meals during the summer Check out the video!

Animal Care

farm animalsEverett Griner talks about who is watching animal cruelty in today’s Agri View.

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US Chicken Producers: Trade Agreements Should Provide Both Access and Enforcement

From the National Chicken Council:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 25, 2014 – With the Obama administration actively negotiating new free trade agreements with Asia and Europe, National Chicken Council adviser Kevin Brosch testified before the Senate Committee on Finance today about the effectiveness of the enforcement of any new agreements and the trade agreements the United States already has on the books.

“We are generally supportive of all major initiatives to promote free trade, but we must make sure both our existing agreements and new agreements provide not only Read the rest of this entry »

Looking Ahead at 2015 Meat Production

Looking ahead at meat production, what can we expect when it comes to beef, pork and poultry production in 2015? Well, Gary Crawford has that story.

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Demand for U.S. Protein Looks Good

According to one market analyst, demand for U.S. protein is looking good right now.

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Child Labor

Child LaborEverett Griner talks about child labor, and how far it should go in today’s Agri View.

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Ag Census Provided Sales Information

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

Information from the latest U.S. Agriculture Census including a lot of information concerning ag sales from all sectors. Tyron Spearman runs through some of the numbers.

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Subcommittee Examines Impact of EPA Water Rule on Agricultural Producers

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry, held a public hearing to review the interpretive rule regarding the applicability of Clean Water Act (CWA) agricultural exemptions.

The CWA was signed into law in 1972 with an intent to preserve water quality in the United States by regulating discharges of pollution into the country’s water system. Although Read the rest of this entry »

Changing Consumer Attitudes

Farmers, like any good business owner, strive to respond to the market and what they perceive the market, driven by consumer demand, is telling them.

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Broiler Industry 2015 Expansion Could Bring Lower Prices

Gary Crawford

Gary Crawford

What could be in store for the broiler industry in 2015? Well, Gary Crawford tries to answer that question.

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Farm Thefts

Crime-TheftEverett Griner talks about farm products having great value in today’s Agri View.

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USDA Video: This Week @ USDA June 13

A weekly look at some of the events and activities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Livestock and Feed Grain Forecast Update

The latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report was released this week and in the livestock, poultry and dairy section it was noted the forecast for total meat production in 2014 has been lowered from last month as lower beef and broiler production more than offset increased pork and turkey production.

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Clean Water Rules Comment Period Extended

The Environmental Protection Agency has extended the comment period for its Waters of the U.S. proposal.

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Florida Commissioner’s Spotlight: Florida Ag Remains Strong


Adam Putnam

On this week’s Commissioner’s Spotlight, Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam reports on some of the results from the latest Census of Agriculture.

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You can follow Florida Commissioner Adam Putnam on Facebook and Twitter.

Up and Down Ride

economic ride


Everett Griner talks about farmers struggle and the economic ride in today’s Agri View.

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DOT Exempts Livestock from Hours of Service Requirement

From the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association:

WASHINGTON (June 6, 2014) – Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation granted a one-year exemption to the Hours-of-Service requirement for the transportation of livestock. The Hours-of-Service rules required all commercial motor vehicle operators, including livestock transporters, to take a 30-minute rest break for every eight hours of service. This is in addition to Read the rest of this entry »

USDA Video: This Week @ USDA June 6

A weekly look at some of the events and activities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Missing Factor in Feeding Our Children

school lunch tray

Everett Griner talks about the missing factor in measuring the success of feeding our children in today’s Agri View.

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Tax Extenders Bill Pushed After November Election

Farmers and ranchers are anxiously waiting for Congress to move on the tax extenders bill that American Farm Bureau tax policy specialist Pat Wolff says is needed to re-instate a list of tax provisions that expired at the end of last year. However, it now looks like they will have to wait until after the November election.

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