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Turkey Production Almost Back to Normal after Bird Flu Outbreak

free range turkeyNow that Thanksgiving is here, some wonder what the situation is for U.S. turkey production after last year’s avian influenza. Crawford has a story to help answer that question.

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Reducing Meat Consumption

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Everett Griner talks about reducing meat consumption for health reasons in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more.

Odd Turkey Facts

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Cathy Isom has some interesting facts about turkey that may surprise you. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Hear Cathy’s report and learn more.

Record Meat Output Could Send Livestock Prices Down in 2017

Cow meat in a slaughter house-2Burgeoning supplies of meat and poultry next year could bring a price drop for beef cattle, hogs, broilers and turkeys. Gary Crawford has this report.

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Ranching, Agriculture New Career for Retirees in Okaloosa County

Randy and Tracey Duncan (picture from Florida NRCS)

Randy and Tracey Duncan (picture from Florida NRCS)

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida helped an Okaloosa County couple start their new their new farming and ranching careers. After retiring, Randy and Tracey Duncan’s new careers on Flyin D Ranch began in 2012 when they moved onto 300 acres located 16 miles northeast of Crestview, Florida.

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To read more about the Duncan’s story and learn about CSP, go to the Florida NRCS website.

Ag in Review for the Week Ending November 18, 2016

Agnet_logo_at_150_dpiIn this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we have an update concerning the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), how some in agriculture are waiting to see who will be chosen for certain positions within the new Trump administration, record for U.S. meat production, turkeys Read the rest of this entry »

Record Supplies of Most Meats in 2017

Meat, Raw, Butcher's ShopThis year will set a record for U.S. meat production. But as Gary Crawford report, that record won’t stand long if USDA’s forecasts for 2017 turn out to be accurate.

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Science behind a High Path Avian Flu Vaccination for Birds

Chicken-Poultry farmWith Fall here, some wonder if avian influenza will be an issue this year. But mobilization by USDA researchers and partners resulted in a vaccine that, if needed, can prevent avian influenza in commercial poultry flocks. Rod Bain reports.

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How Much Turkey to Buy

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Cathy Isom looks into how much turkey Americans will gobble up on Thanksgiving this year and how much of the big bird you’ll need to buy to feed your guests. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Hear Cathy’s report and learn more.

Thanksgiving Dinner Ticks Down to Less Than $5 Per Person

thanksgiving graphic_1The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 31st annual informal price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $49.87, a 24-cent decrease from last year’s average of $50.11. Learn more and watch the videos.

Obama Administration Giving up on Lame-Duck TPP Vote

As expected, the outgoing Obama administration is throwing in the towel regarding the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. DTN reports the White House will not seek a vote on the agreement during the lame duck session of Congress. Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress told the White House they would not advance the trade deal in the Read the rest of this entry »

Red Meat and Poultry Production Forecast is Increased

raw meat-2This week USDA released their monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand report and in the livestock, poultry and dairy section, the 2016 forecast of total red meat and poultry production was increased from last month as higher fourth quarter beef and pork production forecasts more than offset reductions in broiler and turkey production. Beef production was increased on the Read the rest of this entry »

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