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Branded Products Promotion Program for Smaller Companies

During Fiscal Year 2013, the U.S. Meat Export Federation Branded Products Promotion Program provided support for 11 companies that targeted 13 international markets.


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Rural America Affected by Baby Boomers

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Baby boomers are now at the retirement stage. Everett Griner looks at how this will affect rural America.

Rural America Affected by Baby Boomers

Shortage of Veterinarians

Veterinary MedicineEverett Griner talks about the field of veterinarian medicine and its importance to agriculture in today’s Agri View.

Shortage of Veterinarians

FSIS Disagrees With AWI Report

The Animal Welfare Institute released a report claiming the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is failing to verify accuracy of labels claiming meat and poultry products are humanely raised and sustainably farmed.


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Man’s Best Friend

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The farm dog is taken for granted, but, Everett Griner tells us just how important the dog is for farmers.

Man’s Best Friend

New Meat and Dairy Production and Price Forecasts

USDA has released their first look at meat and dairy production and price forecasts for 2015.


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Farmland Controversy

U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance CEO Randy Krotz says the film “Farmland” is an answer to the growing divide in America between consumer and farmer.


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Ag Sector Still Skeptical Regarding Waters of the U.S. Rule

Despite assurances from administrators from both the EPA and USDA, the ag sector is still skeptical of the proposed “Waters of the U.S.” rule.


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Click here for comments from EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.

Heavy Odds


Everett Griner tells us how farming and Las Vegas are both gambles.


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2015 Meat Production Projected to Be Higher

The latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report was released last Friday, and according to the Livestock, Poultry, and Dairy section, total U.S. red meat and poultry production, next year in 2015 is projected to be above this year.


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Help Shortage

Everett Griner tells us how farmers are feeling extension cutbacks.


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USDA Video: This Week @ USDA May 9

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

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Poultry and Meat Labeling Rule Sent to OMB

USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service sent its final rule on labeling products containing an added solution to the federal Office of Management and Budget for review.


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EPA Hoping to Improve Relationship with Agricultural Sector

EPA-_Gina_McCarthyFarmers and ranchers have a long and arduous relationship with the Environmental Protection Agency, a relationship that EPA administrator Gina McCarthy says she hopes to improve.


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Farmland at the Movies

Thanks to a strategic launch, Chris Galen, board member of United States Farmers and Ranchers Alliance, says that the documentary “Farmland” is seeing strong success.


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Agriculture Secretary Provides Update on Farm Bill Programs

Agriculture Secretary Tom VilsackAgriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke to farm broadcasters today during the annual National Association of Farm Broadcaster’s Washington Watch. During that talk, he gave an update on where things stand with programs from the new Farm Bill, including their efforts in helping producers through disaster assistance.


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Researchers Look for Heat-Resistant Animal Breeds

Agriculture is facing the challenge of difficult weather conditions, at the same time as the challenge to increase food production to feed a growing world population.


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Complete Census Data Now Available

Census of AgThe complete and detailed census data is now available from USDA’s 2012 Ag Census.

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ELAP Signup Continues

Rod BainIf you are a producer eligible for one of USDA’s livestock disaster programs, or if you raise livestock, honeybees, or farm raised fish, and suffered losses due to natural disaster, you may be eligible for a USDA emergency assistance program. And there are a variety of web tools and information available for you. With more on that, here’s Rod Bain.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending May 2, 2014

A quick highlight of agricultural news for this week from around the Southeast features reports from this week’s adverse weather, some citrus funding and a trip to the movies.

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Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Updated 2012 Census of Agriculture Data

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2014— Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack made the following statement on the updated 2012 Census of Agriculture data:

“The Census results reiterate the continued need for policies that help grow the rural economy from the middle out. The data illustrate the power of USDA efforts to grow the economy and strengthen infrastructure in rural America, create new market opportunities for farmers and ranchers, and Read the rest of this entry »

Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture on Release of the Ag Census

Montgomery, AL – Today the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the highly-anticipated final results of the 2012 Census of Agriculture. This data provides national, state and county data that are only collected and reported every five years as part of the Census of Agriculture.

Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries John McMillan stated, “The release of the Ag Census data is significant. This data is used by Read the rest of this entry »

Still Assessing Damage to Alabama Poultry Industry

The storms from this past week have left a mess for many poultry farmers in Alabama, some much worse than others. Ray Hilburn, Associate Director of the Alabama Poultry and Egg Association, gives us a preliminary assessment of how the industry has been affected.


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House Ag Subcommittee Holds Hearing on State of Livestock Industry

A House Ag Subcommittee hearing was held yesterday concerning the state of livestock industry. Some of the topics discussed included Country of Origin Labeling, Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus and the RFS.


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Farmland Now in Theaters; Features Georgia Poultry Farmer

Director James Moll (3rd from left) and film editor Tim Calandrello pose with farmers David Loberg, Leighton Cooley, Sutton Morgan, Ryan Veldhuizen and Brad Bellah attend the Private New York Premiere of The full-length documentary, Farmland, aims to take an intimate look at the lives of farmers and ranchers in their 20s, all of whom are now responsible for running their farming business. One of those featured in the film is Georgia poultry producer Leighton Cooly.

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For viewing locations visit farmlandfilm.com

Old Farmers


Everett Griner looks at the new numbers just released.


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Alabama Department of Ag Assessing Storm Damage

Mother Nature once again brought stormy conditions to many areas in Alabama this week, which ranged from tornado’s to flood conditions. And Dr. Brad Fields with the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries gave us a quick update on some of the damage found in the Northern part of the state, especially with the poultry industry.


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Tornadoes Destroy Alabama Poultry Houses

The severe weather that has affected much of the Southeast has destroyed 23 poultry complexes in North Alabama.


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FDA Will Not Force Requirements on Spent Grains for Animal Feed

The Food and Drug Administration announced it will not take actions in its animal feed rule to discourage the use of spent grains.


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USDA Export Programs in Full Swing Again

Thanks to the new farm bill, USDA’s export programs are operating again.


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