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Chicken Peck

chicken peckCathy Isom tells us why we might want to think twice before giving a peck to some cute and fury friends. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Hear Cathy’s report and learn more.

Ag in Review for the Week Ending September 23, 2016

Agnet_logo_at_150_dpiIn this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we look at how the major Presidential candidates feel about WOTUS, that a 13-year ban on U.S. beef exports to China is ending, why cotton growers are being reminded to “Keep it Clean”, a new record for peanut exports, Read the rest of this entry »

Preserving Eggs

homemade pickled eggsCathy Isom tells us how farm fresh eggs in the early days stayed fresh without refrigeration. That’s coming up on “This Land of Ours.” Hear Cathy’s report, watch the video and learn more.

UF/IFAS-led Team Finds Faster, Better Way to Detect Salmonella in Meat, Chicken

From the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
By: Brad Buck

uf_ifas_logoGAINESVILLE, Fla. — A team of scientists led by University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers has found a faster and more precise way to detect salmonella in beef and chicken, a finding that could help prevent major illnesses.

Salmonella is the lauding cause of bacteria-associated foodborne illnesses in the United States, according to the study. Thus, Read the rest of this entry »

Chicken or the Egg?

Newly hatched chicks-eggEverett Griner talks about the problems facing egg producers in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more.

Ag in Review for the Week Ending September 9, 2016

Agnet_logo_at_150_dpiIn this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack talks about the deadline extension for dairy producers to sign-up for MPP, we talk about mosquitoes and issues they can bring to livestock, National Chicken Month, fish farming, Read the rest of this entry »

Georgia Department of Agriculture and University of Georgia Holds Fourth Annual Agriculture Tour

From the University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
By Clint Thompson

The University of Georgia and Georgia Department of Agriculture continue to make Georgia’s No. 1 industry a top priority.

UGA President Jere W. Morehead and Georgia Department of Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black, along with UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) Dean and Director Sam Pardue, headed the fourth annual state agriculture tour, this time through middle and south Georgia, on Sept. 7. Accompanied by State Senate Agriculture Read the rest of this entry »

National Chicken Month

National Chicken MonthCathy Isom fills us in on the month-long celebration of America’s favorite protein. National Chicken Month. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Hear Cathy’s report and learn more.

Protecting Genetic Diversity in Livestock, Poultry and Fish

Pig farmA national repository is assuring genetic diversity in livestock and other animal species in case of events such as a disease outbreak. Rod Bain has the story.


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Using Chickens to Repel Mosquitos

Scientists say malaria-transmitting mosquitoes actively avoid feeding on certain animal species such as chickens, using their sense of smell. The new findings show odors emitted by chickens may provide protection for humans at risk of mosquito-transmitted diseases. Read the rest of this entry »

USDA Buying Eggs to Ease Surplus

We told you last week that the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced plans to purchase approximately 11 million pounds of cheese from private inventories to not only assist food banks and pantries, but also help reduce a cheese surplus.

Now USDA announced they will also purchase $11.7 million worth of shell eggs and egg products to ease a surplus as Read the rest of this entry »

Meat Production

meat productionEverett Griner talks about making meat production more costly in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more.

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