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McMillan Speaks at Alabama AgriBusiness Council Meeting

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John McMillan

The Alabama Agribusiness Council had its annual meeting this week in Orange Beach, and one of the guest speakers was John McMillan, commissioner of the Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries. He talked about a variety of issues, including avian influenza.


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Bird Flu and This Year’s Thanksgiving Turkey

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Cathy Isom lets us know what this year’s bird flu could mean for shoppers when it comes to paying for this year’s Thanksgiving turkey.


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Egg Shortage-Part 2

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In this part on egg shortage Cathy Isom checks how the egg shortage and price hikes are impacting some of the favorite foods we eat and how long this may impact consumers.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: Benefits for Farmers Markets; Ag Gets Waiver

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Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes reports on how farmers can benefit from USDA grants, and how livestock farmers and other ag people have been granted a waiver from the Hours-of-Service rule. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Bird Flu Brings on Record High Wholesale Egg Prices

broilier-chickensUSDA has raised its forecast for wholesale egg prices this year and next because of the effects of bird flu on egg production. Gary Crawford has the story.


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Egg Shortage-Part 1

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How do you like your eggs? In this, the first part of her series, Cathy Isom checks out what we can expect to pay for eggs – and for how long – because of the effects of bird flu.


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Meat Prices

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Everett Griner talks about 2015 meat prices up again in today’s Agri View.


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House Passes Bill to Repeal Mandatory COOL for Beef, Pork, and Chicken

From the House Committee on Agriculture:

Today, the House passed H.R. 2393, the Country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act, by a vote of 300-131. Introduced by House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX), H.R. 2393 amends the Agriculture Marketing Act of 1946 to effectively repeal mandatory country of origin labeling requirements for beef, pork, and chicken. Read the rest of this entry »

Ag Gets Waiver from ‘Hours-Of-Service’ Rule

From the National Pork Producers Council:

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 10, 2015 – America’s hog, cattle and poultry farmers have been granted a 2-year waiver from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s hours-of-service rule for certain drivers.

The rule, issued in mid-2013 by DOT’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), requires truck drivers to take a 30-minute rest break for every eight hours of service. It would have prohibited drivers Read the rest of this entry »

Southeast AgNet This Week: Limiting Farm Entities; Weather and Bird Flu

Southeast-AgNet-THIS-WEEK-sToday’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes a report on opposition to a proposal that would limit the number of entities on a farming operation as well as news on how warm weather is affecting avian influenza. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Vilsack on Ruling in Favor of U.S. in India Case

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Tom Vilsack

Last week it was announced the United States won its World Trade Organization case against India regarding their eight-year-old ban on U.S. poultry, meat, eggs and live pigs. India claimed it needed to restrict these ag products to prevent avian influenza from entering their country. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack explains the importance of this ruling in the context of science-based trade rules.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending June 5, 2015

In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we explain why the number of avian influenza cases in the U.S. has begun to decline, look at how some appose a proposal to limit the number of entities on farming operations, and how regulations on drones may delay development.

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Summer Heat Reducing Number of Avian Influenza Cases

broilier-chickensThe number of avian influenza cases in the United States has begun to decline. Dr. John Clifford, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) chief veterinary officer, and Dr. David Swayne, with USDA’s Agricultural Research Service Southeast Poultry Lab, talk about how the summer heat and sunshine are helping.


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FACT SHEET: Over 150 Animal and Health Stakeholders Join White House Effort to Combat Antibiotic Resistance

FROM THE WHITE HOUSE:

As part of the continued effort to combat antibiotic resistance, today the Obama Administration is convening a “White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship” to bring together key human and animal health constituencies involved in antibiotic stewardship—the development, promotion, and implementation of activities to ensure the responsible use of antibiotics. As part of the event, more than 150 food companies, retailers, and human and animal health stakeholders will highlight commitments to implement changes over the next five years to slow the emergence of resistant bacteria and prevent the Read the rest of this entry »

U.S. Meat Exports Expected Up Next Year

U.S. meat exports may rise in 2016, as Rod Bain has the story.


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Hens and Eggs-Part 2

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The first part of this series looked into the reasons the chickens may not be laying eggs. In this last part of the series, Cathy Isom gives us some tips to make sure those backyard chickens will produce eggs.


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Hens and Eggs-Part 1

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In the first part of this series, Cathy Isom looks into what may be causing those backyard chickens from laying eggs.


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NRCS Alabama Accepting Applications for Rainwater Recycling Project in Cullman County

From USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama:

AUBURN, Ala.– USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama is accepting applications for a new Rainwater Recycling Project. Offered through NRCS’ Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), the pilot project will demonstrate the benefits of rainwater harvesting. Eligible producers and landowners in Read the rest of this entry »

Southeast AgNet This Week: Certify Conservation Compliance by June 1

Southeast-AgNet-THIS-WEEK-sToday’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes details on an upcoming important deadline for producers. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Alabama State Veterinarian Says Poultry Products Are Safe

Dr. Tony Frazier

Dr. Tony Frazier

Whether you call it avian influenza or the bird flu, it’s something that has not been found in the state of Alabama, and many folks hope it never will be. Alabama State Veterinarian Dr. Tony Frazier says the state is on top of it, and he reminds consumers the disease does not affect poultry products purchased.


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Hot, Roasted

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Everett Griner talks about chicken farmers being targeted in today’s Agri View.


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U.S. Meat Production and Price Forecast

Seth Meyer

Seth Meyer

U.S. meat production and, in most cases, prices are expected to increase in 2016. Seth Meyer of the World Agricultural Outlook Board has the expected trends, first for meat production.


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Emerging Animal Ag Issues Tackled at Summit

Kay Johnson Smith

Kay Johnson Smith

The Animal Ag Alliance recently held their 2015 Stakeholders Summit in Kansas City, Mo. where efforts were made to bring emerging issues to discussion. AgWired’s Jamie Johansen was there and talked with president of the organization, Kay Johnson Smith.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending May 22, 2015

In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we have an update concerning Country of Origin Labeling, a reminder about a June 1st deadline, along with a brush up on BBQ safety for the holiday weekend.

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Avian Influenza Impact on Poultry Supply

When it comes to the Avian Influenza outbreak, one Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist said the direct impact of H5N2 on poultry meat supply is minimal and likely to remain that way.


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Meat Prices for Memorial Day Weekend

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Stocking up for your holiday B-B-Q? Cathy Isom lets you know what you can expect to pay at the meat counter this weekend.


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House Ag Committee Approves Bipartisan Bill to Repeal Country of Origin Labeling Requirements for Beef, Pork, and Chicken

From the U.S. House Agriculture Committee:

Today, the House Agriculture Committee approved H.R. 2393, a bill to amend the Agriculture Marketing Act of 1946, by a recorded vote of 38-6. A combination of 68 Democrats and Republicans joined Chairman K. Michael Conaway in introducing this bipartisan bill that will effectively repeal country of origin labeling requirements for beef, pork, and chicken, while leaving Read the rest of this entry »

Southeast AgNet This Week: Asking for COOL Repeal; Ag Careers

Southeast-AgNet-THIS-WEEK-sToday’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes details on pork and beef producers’ request to repeal country-of-origin labeling (COOL) and a report on the growing opportunities in agricultural careers. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Legislation Introduced in House to Repeal COOL

From the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association:

WASHINGTON (May 19, 2015) – After over a decade and two administrations failing to successfully implement the rule, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Conaway (R-Texas) introduced legislation (H.R. 2393) to repeal Country of Origin Labeling. Originally introduced in the 2002 Farm Bill covering beef, pork and chicken; and implemented in 2008, COOL has been detrimental to the U.S. livestock industry and without benefit to U.S. consumers. After multiple rulings against the U.S. by the World Trade Organization, Read the rest of this entry »

Asking for COOL Repeal

Now that the World Trade Organization has once again ruled against U.S. mandatory country-of-origin labeling (COOL), the National Pork Producers Council and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association are asking Congress to repeal COOL.


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