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National Ag Day: Where Was the Food On Your Plate Grown?

From the U.S. Department of Agriculture:

MyPlate, MyState, a celebration of hometown goodness and healthy eating styles. More details coming soon!

MyPlate, MyState, a celebration of hometown goodness and healthy eating styles. More details coming soon!

March is National Nutrition Month and throughout the month, USDA will be highlighting results of their efforts to improve access to safe, healthy food for all Americans and supporting the health of our next generation.

From farm to fork, agriculture and nutrition are integrally linked. And every state in the U.S. can play an important role in helping Americans eat healthfully.

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Educate Consumers and ‘Show Us Your Ag’

usfraDuring National Agriculture Week, which runs through March 19, the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) is inviting farmers, ranchers and all agriculturalists to “Show Us Your Ag.” It’s an effort to highlight how you care for your animals and how you raise your crops, educating today’s consumers.

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Red Meat and Poultry Production Forecast Raised

USDA released their monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report this week, and in the Livestock, Poultry, and Dairy section, the 2016 forecast of total red meat and poultry production is raised from last month, as higher forecast first-quarter broiler and turkey production more than offsets small reductions in beef and pork.

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Avian Flu…Again?

avian fluEverett Griner talks about a new case of Avian Flu in today’s Agri View.

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NPR Poll Find Little Change in Meat Consumption

A new poll by National Public Radio finds messaging encouraging consumers to eat less meat are not changing dietary habits. The NPR survey of 3,000 Americans concluded the impact has been negligible when it comes to diets. The results were compared with a similar NPR poll from three years ago that found a slight drop in the number of people who said they were Read the rest of this entry »

Lower Livestock Prices Expected

USDA is forecasting lower livestock prices in 2016. This is for cattle, hogs, poultry, eggs, and milk. Cattle prices are forecast to decline due to larger supplies of heavy cattle, high cold-storage stock levels, and sluggish foreign demand. Hog prices are expected to be lower due to Read the rest of this entry »

Farmers and Ranchers ‘Thank a Consumer’ at Commodity Classic

From the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance:

usfraCHESTERFIELD, Mo., (March 3, 2016) – Henry Ford, Founder of Ford Motor Company, said it best: “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” And the first step to coming together is showing appreciation for your customers. In agriculture, our customers are the people who eat, wear and use the commodities that we grow and raise every day.

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Meat Inspection Fees Included in Proposed Budget

Fresh raw meat - beef, pork and chickenOn Tuesday, President Obama released his proposed budget for fiscal year 2017 and included in that budget is meat inspection fees. American Farm Bureau’s RJ Karney explains.

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Super Bowl – Chicken Wings

Chicken wingsChicken wings play a big part each year for Super Bowl parties and today, Cathy Isom fills us in on how many of the tasty treats Americans plan to eat on this coming Sunday.

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China Relations

ChinaEverett Griner talks about agriculture trade with China in today’s Agri View.

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Southeast AgNet This Week

Southeast AgNet This Week: Cattleman Inducted into Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame

Southeast-AgNet-THIS-WEEK-Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes an interview with AgNet Media’s Gary Cooper and Hall of Fame inductee Billy Kempfer, as well as information about the Georgia Cotton Commission’s Ninth Annual Meeting and UGA Cotton Production Workshop. Click here to view this weeks issue. Want more? Click here to subscribe.

Broilers in 2016-More Production and Lower Prices Expected

chickensBroiler prices are trending lower, but according to a story from Gary Crawford, not low enough to keep producers from increasing output again this year.

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