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USMEF Holding Board Meeting

usmefThe U.S. Meat Export Federation Board of Directors Meeting and Product Showcase kicked off yesterday in St. Louis, Missouri. USMEF President and CEO Philip Seng talks about some of the issues being discussed.

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Favorite Seafood

seafoodEverett Griner talks about the U.S. banning seafood imports in today’s Agri View.

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DIY Wine Rack

wineEveryone has them in their kitchen pantry, aluminum cans full of soup, vegetables or sauces. Cathy Isom tells us about a crafty and creative way to save the environment, storing your wine, re-using aluminum cans.

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Florida Fish and Wildlife Holds Webinars on Bear Hunt


"A Florida Black Bear"

“A Florida Black Bear” in the sand pine scrub of the Ocala National Forest
Photo by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Considering the possibility of another bear hunt this year, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will hold three webinars about bear-management issues. The first webinar will be held at 6 p.m. Eastern time Thursday. Next week, they will be held Tuesday and June 2.

The commission in October held the first state’s black-bear hunt in more than two decades. The two-day hunt, which was highly controversial, led to the killing of 304 bears.

The commission will meet June 22 and June 23 in Read the rest of this entry »

Crop Insurance Deadline Nearing

National Peanut Board

Tyron Spearman

Farmers across the Southeast are being reminded that crop insurance deadlines for certain crops is nearing. Tyron Spearman reports if you are unable to plant by the final planting date, “prevented planting” must be filed within 72 hours after that date.

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Panel Hears Support from Livestock Producers for TPP

The Trans-Pacific Partnership seems to be getting almost a unanimous vote of support from the U.S. livestock sector. Gary Crawford has a story about various folks testifying before a panel supporting TPP.

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Application Deadline for Florida Nursery Owners Extended

USDAWe told you last week that the deadline for Florida nursery owners in six counties to apply for financial and technical assistance to install water conservation practices was May 20. It has just been announced that deadline has been extended until June 3rd.

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Study: Corn Exports Add $74.7 Billion To U.S. Economy

From the National Corn Growers Association:

WASHINGTON (May 24, 2016) – Exports of U.S. corn and corn products generated $74.7 billion in annual economic output in 2014, with sales of all U.S. feed grain products contributing $82 billion, according to a new analysis conducted by Informa Economics.

According to the analysis, the export of corn and corn products increased the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) by Read the rest of this entry »

Monsanto to Reject Bayer Bid

monsantoMonsanto has announced they will reject the 62 billion dollar bid from Bayer and seek a higher price. Monsanto company officials say they believe a deal with the German-based Bayer could get antitrust and regulatory approval. That means a deal is not out of the question. However, the Monsanto Board of Directors says the Read the rest of this entry »

UF/IFAS Study Finds Consumer Knowledge Gap on Genetically Modified Food

From the University of Florida/IFAS
By: Brad Buck

Genetically Modified food (GMO foods)GAINESVILLE, Fla. — While consumers are aware of genetically modified crops and food, their knowledge level is limited and often at odds with the facts, according to a newly published study by a University of Florida researcher.

Last year, Brandon McFadden, an assistant professor of food and resource economics at the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, published a study that showed Read the rest of this entry »

Ring Around a Dry Patch In The Southeast

Brad Rippey

Brad Rippey

The dry areas in the interior Southeast are in direct contrast to the wet circle surrounding those areas. Rod Bain talks with USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey about this current weather pattern.

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2016 Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting Coming in July

beef-usa-logoThe 2016 Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting will take place July 13–16 in Denver, Colorado. The event will feature meetings of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board, American National CattleWomen, Inc. and National Cattlemen’s Foundation.

Cattle industry members will meet in both NCBA Policy committees and subcommittees, as well as Joint committees and subcommittees to discuss current developments, to work on initiatives developed at Convention and to make plans for the upcoming fiscal year that begins October 1st.

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