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Educating Consumers about Beef

www.mybeefcheckoff.comIn our weekly “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, did you know consumer education was a key part of the checkoff? Kyle Knight from Sylvania, Georgia does as he understands how important it is to educate consumers about beef.

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USDA Designates 9 Counties in Florida as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated nine counties in Florida as primary natural disaster areas in two separate designations due to various disasters. Read the rest of this entry »

UF/IFAS Celebrating 100 Years of Extension

Nick University of Florida’s Dean of Extension, Dr. Nick Place, gives the details regarding their 100th Anniversary of Florida Extension celebration at the Plaza of the Americas on April 17, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Kubota Tractor Corporation Named ‘Dealer’s Choice’ for Second Consecutive Year

From left to right: Greg Embury, KTC senior vice president, marketing and dealer development; Masato Yoshikawa, KTC president and CEO; David Sutton, KCC president and CEO; Todd Stucke, KTC vice president, agriculture and turf division; Ted Pederson, KTC vice president, northern division and special projects. (Photo: Business Wire)TORRANCE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Kubota Tractor Corporation has received the number one rating and “Dealer’s Choice Award” among Tractor Manufacturers, according to the North American Equipment Dealers Association (NAEDA) 2014 Dealer-Manufacturer Relations Survey. Read the rest of this entry »

Pork Industry Leader Sees Vast Opportunities in Colombia

Joe SchueleOne of the fastest growing markets in the world for U.S. pork is Colombia. And Joe Schuele, with the U.S. Meat Export Federation, has a story on how one pork industry leader sees vast opportunities in that country.

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House Ag Chair to Step Down at End of Term

A couple of names have surfaced as possible replacements for House Ag Committee Chair when the position opens once again.

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Agriculture still leads in international trade. Everett Griner explains why.

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Multiple Enemies Harm Citrus Roots

Larry Duncan

Some old enemies join HLB in damaging citrus tree roots. University of Florida researcher Larry Duncan discusses possible ways to address burrowing nematodes and Diaprepes root weevil.

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AgNet This Week: Clean Water Act Rule; Livestock Disaster Assistance

AgNet This Week

This week’s issue of AgNet This Week features a report with the EPA administrator on the new proposed clean water act rules and details on the Livestock Disaster Assistance signup. To learn more about these topics and much more click here to subscribe today and view the current issue.

Discussing Legal Issues for Peanut Seed

Tyron Spearman
During this week’s Peanut Seed Short Course, one topic of discussion concerned the legal issues when it comes to peanut seed. Tyron Spearman was there and has the details.

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EPA Administrator Testifies on Changes to the Clean Water Act

EPAA recent U.S. Senate hearing produced some frank talk by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy on the proposed new clean water rule.

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Trade Mission Scheduled to Columbia

In an effort to capitalize on the recent free-trade agreement signed with Columbia, applications are being taken from Florida and Georgia growers for a trade mission to the South American Country in September.

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Webinar on Getting Started with Sesame Street Promotion

The Produce Marketing Association will hold a web seminar on Thursday, April 17 to inform produce industry marketers and retailers about promotion opportunities with the Sesame Street brand.

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New Contest for May Beef Month in Florida

Ashley HughesAshley Hughes with the Florida Beef Council has a sneak peek at an exciting new contest they will be holding to go in line with May Beef Month in Florida.

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Economist Analyzes Corn Consumption Projections

Looking at the numbers from last week’s USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, an economist analyzes the corn consumption projections.

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Georgia Beef Preparing for Road Race

Suzanne BlackThe Georgia Beef Board is preparing for their involvement in an upcoming road race. Suzanne Black explains how beef will be included in this fun event.

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Sign-Up Begins Today for USDA Disaster Assistance Programs Restored by Farm Bill

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that starting today, eligible farmers and ranchers can sign up for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) disaster assistance programs restored by passage of the 2014 Farm Bill. Read the rest of this entry »

EPA Water Rules Discussed by Cattlemen and Women

Ashley McDonaldThe National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Legislative Conference was held last week and NCBA’s Ashley McDonald looks at one of the issues discussed. That being the EPA’s rule on waters of the United States.

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Alabama Cattlemen Pleased with Washington D.C. Trip

Dr. Billy PowellThe National Cattlemen’s Beef Association held their annual Legislative Conference last week in Washington, D.C. And Executive Vice President of the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association, Dr. Billy Powell, said it was a good meeting as he runs through some of the many topics that were discussed.

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Farm for Fun

Southeast AgNet's Everett Griner
Everett Griner tells us how farms provide more than just food.

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Be Patient When it Comes to Planting

Tyron SpearmanWhile the calendar shows it’s mid-April, and while temperatures across the Southeast have been a bit warmer, the forecast is for cooler temps to drop across a large part of our region once again. And as Tyron Spearman reports, farmers are being encouraged to be patient when it comes to planting this year’s crop.

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Future Farmers

Krysta HardenMany are concerned about the future of farming, just who will take over this huge responsibility? USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden says there is a farm bill program that addresses this issue.

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National Cotton Council Pleased with Farm Bill Education Meetings

Craig Brown
Vice President of Producer Affairs for the National Cotton Council gives a recap of their recently held farm bill education meetings.

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New Favorable Forecast for Cotton Growers

USDA Economist Joe GlauberUSDA Chief Economist Joe Glauber has this report regarding the new and more favorable forecast for U.S. cotton growers.

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Tax Reductions Theme of Florida’s 2014 Legislative Session

Matt CaldwellBill Montford Jim BoydAs Florida’s legislative session enters the home stretch with only 18 days left, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Bill Montford, House Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee Chairman Matt Caldwell, and House State Affairs Committee Chairman Jim Boyd, all offer their views about how a couple of different tax cutting bills will affect the ag sector.

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Southeastern Sustainable Livestock Conference Coming

The Southeastern Sustainable Livestock Conference will be held April 26th as farmers, slaughter plants, students, extension agents, food systems advocates, and others to learn more about sustainable meat production.

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Georgia Beef Referendum Ballots Need to Be Mailed

John CallawayJohn Callaway, Chairman of the Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Beef, wants to remind producers the deadline to mail your referendum ballot back in is this Tuesday, April 15th.

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Still Discussing Animal Traceability in Florida

Wes Williamson
President of the Florida Cattlemen’s Association, Wes Williamson, talks about an issue that’s being discussed concerning animal traceability in the state.

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University of Florida and ABAC Recognized at NAMA

NAMAThe 2014 Agri-Marketing Conference wrapped up in Jacksonville over the weekend, and some of the closing highlights included the Student Agri-Marketing Competition. The University of Florida represented the southeastern region well with a fifth place finish. UF also came in third for the Outstanding Student Chapter Award and the John Deere Signature Award for pursuing excellence in areas such as business knowledge, academic achievement, leadership development and community citizenship. Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College was recognized for fourth place.

Fresh From Florida Campaign Continues

FL Ag Commissioner Adam PutnamOn this week’s Commissioner’s Spotlight, Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam talks about a continuing marketing initiative designed to amplify the branding of the state’s agricultural products under the “Fresh From Florida” umbrella. Television ads, featuring Florida seafood and produce being prepared for dinner, show consumers how easy it is to get a fresh, delicious and healthy meal on the table.

For more information and to view the new TV spots, click on Fresh From Florida Recipes.

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