The National Pork Producers Council thanks U.S. trade officials for diligently working to achieve an outcome in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations that would benefit all sectors of our nation’s economy, including agriculture. At the same time, we must also express our deep disappointment in Japan’s continuing rejection of the fundamental terms of a successful TPP agreement, as agreed upon by leaders of all participating TPP nations prior to Japan’s entry into the negotiations last year.
Japan continues to demand exemptions from tariff elimination for an unprecedented number of agricultural products. Its negotiators have declared that Read the rest of this entry »
Here’s a reminder for cotton producers: the signup period for the Cotton Transition Assistance Program for the 2014 cotton crop ends October 7. But Gary Adams, vice president of economics and policy analysis for the National Cotton Council, encourages producers to sign up before the end of September.
The Florida Cattlemen’s Association wants to remind everyone that the annual FCA Ranch Rodeo Finals and Osceola Heritage Festival is taking place this Friday and Saturday, September 26th and 27th. FCA’s Jim Handley says the annual event will take place at the Silver Spurs Arena and Grounds in Kissimmee.
Today’s issue of Citrus Industry This Week features a video of citrus grower Wayne Simmons giving his orange crop guesstimate and what the numbers from the latest Florida citrus tree acreage survey mean. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe free and view the current issue. Click here to subscribe to the monthly Citrus Industry magazine.
THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, September 24, 2014……….A year after Florida filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Supreme Court in a long-running battle with Georgia over water consumption, the U.S. solicitor general has advised the high court to delay taking the case.
The USDA cold storage report released earlier these week showed an increase of U.S. pork and poultry warehouse inventories in August, which may in part be due to Russia’s ban on U.S. agricultural products.
USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida wants to remind farmers and ranchers that November 21 is the deadline to apply for 2015 financial assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program. And one producer knows the benefits EQIP can provide.
As harvest season gets underway, the Georgia Cotton Commission is hoping for a good harvest for growers across the state. While some have started, others wait for that first day. And we get thoughts from a couple of University of Georgia cotton specialists about the crop, specifically dry land acres.
The Sugar Association has expressed concern that the World Health Organization has not followed their own important principles thus far in the development of their Draft Guideline for Sugars released in March 2014.
Did you know beef producers across the country work together to utilize checkoff dollars? In our weekly “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, Executive Vice President of the Florida Beef Council and Florida Cattlemen’s Association, Jim Handley, knows cattle producers continue to benefit from the work of these hard working folks.
From the Florida Department of Environmental Protection:
TALLAHASSEE – Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet approved the acquisition of more than 1,275 acres to protect environmentally sensitive areas in Monroe and Washington counties. This approval is the final step before land can be purchased for these two Florida Forever projects.
Governor Scott said, “This more than $4-million investment will protect our springs and environment to ensure future generations can Read the rest of this entry »
While many of us in the Southeast have enjoyed cooler, fall-type temperatures the past few days, there is a weather situation brewing. USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey explains what may happen for the Coastal Plain areas.
Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes information on financial assistance for Florida citrus growers and how to get free BQA certification. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.
Kater Hake, vice president of agriculture research for Cotton Incorporated, takes a look at what the incorporated actually means in their name and how their efforts are geared towards grower profitability.
Peanut harvest is getting started in many areas as Tyron Spearman has an update on how it’s running thus far, along with a deeper look at how peanut exports are doing with the new crop starting to come in.