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What Will be Included on New Nutrition Fact Labels?

Dr. Rachel Johnson with the American Heart Association expands on the proposed changes to the nutrition fact labels.


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Click here for our previous report on the proposed changes.

U.S. Supreme Court Wants Feds’ Opinion on Water Wars

From: THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA
In a sign that it is considering a long-running water dispute involving Florida, Georgia and Alabama, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday indicated it wants the federal government’s views on a lawsuit filed last year by Florida. Justices invited the U.S. Read the rest of this entry »

Ag in Review for the Week Ending February 28, 2014

A highlight of agricultural news for this week from around the Southeast.

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Florida Agritourism Association Excited About Future

Florida Agritourism AssociationThe recently formed Florida Agritourism Association is an effort to build agritourism in the state. President Lisa Ard explains more of the goals and efforts of the coalition in the following interview, as well as gives details about their role in an upcoming Senate Ag committee meeting.


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Changes Proposed to Nutrition Facts Label

The Nutrition Facts label found on roughly 70-thousand products is about to undergo just its second update in 20 years.


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New Technology

Unmanned Aerial Drone
Farm technology is still developing. Today Everett Griner speaks of one of the newest forms available for agriculture.


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Conflicting Agendas in Congress Could Delay Tax Legislation for Farmers

Although both the House and Senate know that they need to deal with expired tax breaks, American Farm Bureau tax adviser Pat Wolff says the two bodies are pursuing conflicting tracks.


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Bill Calls for Pilot Program on Rural Doctor Aid

From: News Service of Florida

A House Republican on Tuesday filed a proposal (HB 1119) that would create a pilot project to determine the effectiveness of financial aid in attracting and retaining primary-care doctors in 12 largely rural North Florida counties. The bill, filed by Rep. Travis Hutson, R-Elkton, would require a report to be submitted in 2021 about the effects of a program known as the “Medical Education Reimbursement and Loan Repayment Program,” which was Read the rest of this entry »

World Titles

Southeast AgNet's Everett Griner
There are a lot of “self-proclaimed” world titles. Everett Griner gives us just a few today.


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Crushing the Myth that Meatless Diets are Healthier

The American Meat Institute and the American Meat Science Association are tackling the argument that cutting meat from the diet will make it healthier in the latest video in the Meat MythCrusher series.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending February 21, 2014

A highlight of agricultural news for this week from around the Southeast.

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Alabama
Florida
Georgia

Preliminary Results of USDA 2012 Census of Agriculture

USDA has released the preliminary results of the 2012 Census of Agriculture revealing an increase in the value of agricultural products sold in the U.S. totaling 394.6 billion dollars in 2012 – an increase of 33 percent from 2007. The following reports have the specifics for the states of the deep southeast.

Alabama:

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Productive Week 6 for Alabama Legislature

Alabama Agribusiness CouncilBoth the House and Senate had a very productive week 6 during Alabama’s 2014 Legislative Session. Alabama Agribusiness Council’s Leigha Cauthen has the details.


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Proposed Changes to the Georgia Agriculture Tax Exemption Program

Bryan TolarThe Georgia Legislature is expected to make changes to the Georgia Agriculture Tax Exemption program (GATE). Georgia Agribusiness President Bryan Tolar explains what they are and why they are needed.


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2014 Inflation

Southeast AgNet's Everett Griner
Everett Griner talks today on how food and energy is of most concern of consumers.


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Florida Agriculture Remains Strong

Tallahassee, FL – The United States Department of Agriculture released today the preliminary results of the 2012 Census of Agriculture. The census, taken every five years, tracks the number of farmers, farms, farmland, value of agriculture products and the demographics of the farmers themselves. The census revealed Florida agriculture remains an economic engine and job creator in Florida, with an increase in farmers, farms and farmland since the 2007 census. Read the rest of this entry »

Commissioner McMillan Comments on 2012 Census of Agriculture Preliminary Report

Montgomery, AL –The release of preliminary 2012 Census of Agriculture results today shows strong trends for the future of Alabama Agriculture. Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries John McMillan stated, “I am very encouraged to see that Alabama farms sold $5.6 billion in agricultural products in 2012, a 26% increase from 2007. This double digit growth in Alabama farm products sold was accomplished during the nation’s worst recession since World War II.” Read the rest of this entry »

Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the 2012 Census of Agriculture Preliminary Results

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2014—Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today made the following statement on the 2012 Census of Agriculture preliminary results:

“The preliminary data released today provide a snapshot of a strong rural America that has remained stable during difficult economic times. Read the rest of this entry »

True Labeling

The F.D.A. continues to fight for true labeling. Everett Griner tells us about this battle.


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Speeding Up Implementation of Disaster Program

President Obama has directed USDA to implement the farm bill’s livestock disaster programs within 60 days.


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AgNeTVideo: The Future of Southeast Region Agriculture and Banking

While at that World Ag Expo in Tulare, California, Southeast Agnet’s Gary Cooper talks to Vernon Crowder, Rabobank Senior Vice President & Senior Analyst – Food & Agribusiness Research Advisory Group about the future of agriculture in the Southeast region and how banking ties in.

Popular Fast Food Restaurant Taking a Stance on Antibiotics

Chick-Fil-A has announced plans to use chicken raised without antibiotics in its restaurants within five-years, citing its continued focus on customers as the reasoning. Although the popular fast food restaurant only serves chicken, National Pork Producers President Randy Spronk says decisions of this sort could have a negative impact on all meat and poultry.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending February 14, 2014

A highlight of agricultural news for this week from around the Southeast.

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Alabama
Florida
Georgia

Meat and Poultry in the Diet

A new dietician-authored brochure shows how including meat and poultry in a balanced diet delivers a unique bundle of natural nutrients and helps optimize the body’s ability to absorb nutrients from all foods.


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Consumer Demand Driving Poultry Processing

During the recent International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Shelly McKee with Auburn University talked about how consumer demand is driving poultry processing.


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To hear more of AgWired’s interview with Dr. Shelly McKee click here.

Changing Times

Modern farming is continuing to evolve. Everett Griner tells us why.


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Food Safety

Southeast AgNet's Everett Griner
Food safety is an issue for everyone. Everett Griner explains.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending February 7, 2014

A highlight of agricultural news for this week from around the Southeast.

To hear weekly reviews subscribe to our podcast:
Alabama
Florida
Georgia

Lucas: Agricultural Act of 2014 Marks a New Era for Farm & Food Policy

WASHINGTON – Chairman Frank Lucas issued the following statement today after President Obama signed the Agricultural Act of 2014 into law.

“The amazing reality about farm bills is that they reflect the times in which we live. They are reviewed, written, debated, and reauthorized nearly every five years. Today our concerns are rightly placed on reducing the size and cost of the federal government. With the president signing the Agricultural Act of 2014 into law, we mark a new era of farm and food policy that values saving money, reforming or repealing government programs, and yet still providing an effective safety net for the production of our national food supply and for those Americans who are struggling.

“I am pleased we have a new farm bill in place to  Read the rest of this entry »

Agriculture Act of 2014 Signed Into Law

As expected President Obama has signed the Agriculture Act of 2014 into law, finally putting an end to the over two year farm bill drama and giving our farmers and ranchers the certainty they need.


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