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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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To see the exact numbers go to usda.gov.

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

Putnam

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

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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

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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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The More You Give

vegetablesEverett Griner talks about farmers feeding the world in today’s Agri View.


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Expanding Scope of Dietary Guidelines Committee

Some are concerned that the advisory committee for the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans is considering issues outside of the nutritional focus of the panel.


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Controlling Imported Bugs

bagrada-bugEverett Griner talks about farmers contending with imported bugs in today’s Agri View.


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USDA Raises Export Forecast Again

Gary Crawford

Gary Crawford

USDA’s Gary Crawford reports on the increase in U.S. agricultural export prospects.


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FDA Extends Comment Period on Food Safety Rule

The Food and Drug Administration is delaying the estimated 150-million dollar food safety rule that would establish new sanitary requirements for truck drivers, shippers and trains transporting human and animal food across the country.


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USDA Video: This Week @ USDA May 30

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

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Review of Waters of the U.S. Rule Analysis Finds Significant Errors

A new report claims that the EPA failed to provide a realistic explanation of the scope, costs and benefits of the proposed Waters of the U.S. rule.


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Pleased with Livestock Disaster Assistance Implementation

Signup for the livestock disaster assistance program has been underway for a few weeks now, a program that many in the industry had been wanting to see available for producers across the country who have suffered from various weather-related events.


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Cutting Out the Middle Man

12-20-farmers-marketEverett Griner talks about farmers tapping a new market for selling their products in today’s Agri View.


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Read the Label

chickenEverett Griner talks about the food we eat is healthy, if we read the label, in today’s Agri View.


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EPA Administrator Defends Waters of the U.S. Rule

Gina McCarthy

Gina McCarthy


As momentum continues to build for the withdrawal of the Waters of the U.S. rule, Environmental Protection Agency Director Gina McCarthy defends the rule and purpose for it.


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USDA Video: Venture Conservationist -USDA’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program

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Managing Big Data

When it comes to big data, American Farm Bureau Economist Matt Erickson says the main priority right now is education and awareness.


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Poultry Rider Raising Voices on All Sides

As the House and Senate Ag Appropriations committees worked on the ag spending bill last week, differences regarding poultry regulations became a hot-button issue.


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Giving Up Meat to Save the Ozone

ozoneEverett Griner talks about contributing to the hole in the ozone in today’s Agri View.


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USDA Video: This Week @ USDA May 23

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

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Seeking Healthy Foods

Farmers Market

Farmers Market

Everett Griner talks about what the farmers market means to the public as well as towns in today’s Agri View.

Seeking Healthy Foods

USMEF Chairman on Importance of Foreign Markets

Mark Jagels

Mark Jagels

The annual U.S. Meat Export Federation Board of Directors meeting and Product Showcase continues today in Kansas City, Missouri as people from across the globe are in attendance


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More details on the USMEF Board of Directors Meeting and Product Showcase are available on the USMEF website.

Senate Tax Extender Bill Still Stalled

The tax extenders bill that would reauthorize more than 50 expired tax breaks is still stalled in the Senate.


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