Everett Griner talks about the California drought might lead to changes in today’s Agri View.
Cathy Isom tells us how those peanuts in your favorite candy could soon be good for you heart.
A number of peanut farmers attended the annual University of Florida Peanut Field Day at the North Florida Research and Education Center near Marianna today. Peanut Breeder Barry Tillman was pleased with the event noting a lot of topics were discussed.
From Mike Sparks, CEO, Florida Citrus Mutual:
We just received some great news. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced it will purchase $20 million worth of surplus frozen concentrate orange juice as part of the fiscal 2015 Section 32 bonus purchase program. Florida Citrus Mutual (FCM) made a multi-year request for significant purchases to Secretary Vilsack last month and we are fortunate this purchase was authorized just before the end of the federal government’s fiscal year with what remained of the Section 32 funds. Read the rest of this entry »
Today’s issue of Citrus Industry This Week includes several reports from Citrus Expo and details on an upcoming Citrus Nutrition Day. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe free and view the current issue. Click here to subscribe to the monthly Citrus Industry magazine.
From the University of Florida/IFAS:GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Geoff Dahl wants to know why heat makes cows less prone to produce milk, even when they are not lactating.
Dahl, a UF/IFAS animal sciences professor, has won a $450,000 grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study how to reduce mammary cell growth so he and his colleagues can develop strategies to limit the negative impact of heat stress on cows that are late in pregnancy and not producing milk, the so-called “dry cows.”
Dahl was one of two UF/IFAS animal sciences faculty members to win $450,000 NIFA grants last week. Cliff Lamb, a professor at the North Florida Research and Education Center in Marianna, Florida, will study the differences in Read the rest of this entry »
A regional workshop that will focus on the stewardship of medically-important antimicrobial drugs in food animals will be held next week in Hanceville, Alabama. It is designed for those in the pork, cattle, poultry and sheep industries, including veterinarians and feed suppliers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and other Southeastern states.
Producers are being reminded to enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for 2014 and 2015.
Everett Griner talks about how agriculture has changed over time in today’s Agri View.
In the second part of her series on lawn tips, Cathy Isom tells you why it pays to spend less time caring for your lawn.
From the U.S. Department of Agriculture:
WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2015 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Palm Beach County in Florida as a primary natural disaster area due to damages and losses caused by a recent drought.
“Our hearts go out to those Florida farmers and ranchers affected by recent natural disasters,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “President Obama and I are committed to ensuring that agriculture remains a Read the rest of this entry »
Recent events have seen various folks involved in the peanut industry receive awards, as Tyron Spearman has the details.
In our weekly “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, Richard Meadows from Columbia, Alabama talks about how he has seen positive results from a beef checkoff funded promotion.
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USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida wants to make sure landowners are familiar with Mobile Irrigation Labs and how they work.
Ten Far West cotton producers recently took part in a statewide tour of Georgia agriculture as part of the National Cotton Council’s Producer Information Exchange, or P.I.E. program. But prior to that, 13 Southeastern cotton producers were able to observe cotton and other agricultural operations in California’s San Joaquin Valley.
Former U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk recently said despite the failure of talks in Hawaii last month, the Trans-Pacific Partnership remains on track to finish within the next 12 months.
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Cathy Isom has some tips on cutting down the time you’ll spend in the yard. In the first part of her series on lawn tips, Cathy talks about how you mow your lawn could help save time for more play and less work.
Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes updates on peanut and cotton acreage. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.
From Florida Farm Bureau:
Gainesville, Fla. – Florida Farm Bureau has expressed special appreciation for a select group of state legislators. The organization is recognizing these leaders with the Legislators of the Year and Champions for Agriculture awards.
They have consistently supported farm enterprise and economic opportunity in Florida during the 2015 regular and Read the rest of this entry »
Creeping Indigo was first noted in South Florida as a toxic plant in the early 1930’s and cases of indigo poisoning have been found as far north as Alachua County. Toxicity has been reported in all livestock Read the rest of this entry »