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National Pork Producers Council Statement on the Transpacific Partnership Negotiations

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 »

Signup Deadline for Cotton Producers Nearing

Gary Adams

Gary Adams

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.


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FCA Ranch Rodeo and Osceola Heritage Festival This Weekend

Jim Handley

Jim Handley

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.


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For more information, go to floridacattlemen.org.

The Squeeze Continues for Beef Packers

Gary Crawford

Gary Crawford

The nation’s beef packers are the ones feeling the financial squeeze as cattle supplies tighten and prices soar. With more on that story, here’s Gary Crawford.


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Citrus Industry This Week: Grower’s Crop Guesstimate; Acreage Survey

The Citrus Industry This Week masthead represents the e-newsletter being sent weekly to growers and industry

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.

Florida Water Fight with Georgia Could be Delayed

FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA:

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 lawsuit, filed at Gov. Rick Scott’s behest last year, was Florida’s most-recent attempt to Read the rest of this entry »

Pork and Poultry Inventories Increase Likely Due to Bans

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.


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Global Citrus Production Increases

Estimates released by USDA show that global citrus production will likely increase.


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Good Numbers

combine harvesting wheat cropEverett Griner talks about the strong numbers crop acreage is showing in today’s Agri View.


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Change to Peanut Posted Price

There was a change this week in the peanut posted price for one variety, but it does not affect growers here in the Southeast. Tyron Spearman explains what was changed and why.


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Citrus Greening Affecting OJ Prices

ojWhile citrus greening continues to affect many growers, Cindy Zimmerman reports it’s also affecting consumers.


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EQIP Helping Florida Farmers and Ranchers

usda-logoUSDA’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.


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Alabama NRCS Announces Signup Batching Date

Steve Musser

Steve Musser

Steve Musser, with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama has more information concerning the October 17 signup batching date for 2015 funding.


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Georgia Cotton Specialists Look at Crop

cotton-rowsAs 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.


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Sugar Association Voices Concern on Draft Guideline

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.


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Citrus Grower Gives Guesstimate on Upcoming USDA Orange Forecast

Citrus grower Wayne Simmons of LaBelle Fruit Company gives his best guess on what the October 10 U.S. Department of Agriculture orange crop forecast will be.

Beef Producers Work Together to Utilize Checkoff Dollars

www.mybeefcheckoff.comDid 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.


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To learn more about your beef checkoff go to mybeefcheckoff.com.

Florida Cabinet Approves Two Conservation Land Acquisitions

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 »

FFA Sees Big Membership Increase

ffa-logoThe National FFA Organization has announced their membership has seen a big increase from last year.


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Southeast Coastal Plain Weather Event Expected This Week

Brad Rippey

Brad Rippey

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.


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Milk Prices to Producers Could Take a Tumble Next Year

Gary Crawford

Gary Crawford

The picture for U.S. dairy operators could look a little different in 2015, as Gary Crawford has the story.


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Breaking Down the 2015 Beef Checkoff Budget

In action last week, the Cattlemen’s Beef Board Operating Committee approved the investment of about $39 million in programs through their fiscal year 2015 budget which begins October 1.


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Learning Less

drought1Everett Griner talks about how the California drought effecting farm research in today’s Agri View.


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Funding New Renewable Energy Projects

Cindy Zimmerman

Cindy Zimmerman

New funding has been announced for renewable energy projects, as Cindy Zimmerman has the details.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: Citrus Support; Free BQA Certification

AgNet This Week

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.

Cotton Incorporated Helping Grower Profitability

Kater Hake

Kater Hake

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.


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Peanut Harvest and Export Update

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

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.


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Florida Beef Council Promotes Research Website

Ashley Hughes

Ashley Hughes

Florida Beef Council’s Ashley Hughes says there is a website with lots of great beef information that if you haven’t been on lately, then she urges you to do so.


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That website again is beefresearch.org.

Georgia Beef Board Preparing for the Fair

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley

As the Georgia Beef Board prepares for the annual Georgia National Fair, Suzanne Bentley reminds everyone their exhibit will be in a different location this year.


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Alabama Cattlemen Looking for More Members

Dr. Billy Powell

Dr. Billy Powell

Alabama Cattlemen’s Association’s Executive Vice President, Dr. Billy Powell, talks about their efforts in continuing to build membership in the association.


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