In 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.
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 »
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.
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 »
One 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.
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.
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.
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 »
The 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.
The 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.
While 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.
As 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.
The 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.
On 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.