It’s day two for the 62nd annual Mid-South Farm & Gin Show at the Memphis Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Farmers from many states are in town for the annual event which is open today from 9:00am-4:30pm. I caught up with Tim Price, show manager, who is pleased with how the show has gone thus far.
Monsanto is one of the many exhibitors at this year’s Farm & Gin Show in Memphis, Tennessee. I caught up with Jordan Iverson, their Cotton Traits Marketing Manager and Ty Fowler, Product Development Manager for Cotton Traits and they talked about some new information of importance to Southeast farmers.
University of Florida researcher Bob Rouse says nutrition programs yielding the most fruit may not yield the most profit for a citrus grower. He reports on a variety of nutrition programs utilizing elements of grower Maury Boyd’s cocktail that has kept HLB-infected trees productive for years.
The recently formed Florida Agritourism Association is an effort to build agritourism in the state. President Lisa Ard explains more of the goals and efforts of the coalition in the following interview, as well as gives details about their role in an upcoming Senate Ag committee meeting.
There are a variety of seminars and forums taking place today and tomorrow during the 62nd annual Farm & Gin Show in Memphis. During this morning’s Ag Update seminar, Joe Nicosia of Allenberg Cotton talked with the crowd about the industry and what to expect for this year. I caught up with him afterwards and he encourages farmers to plant cotton this year.
There’s a big crowd on hand for the first day of the 2014 Farm & Gin Show taking place here in Memphis, Tennessee and one of the more than 400 exhibitors is the Cotton Board. I talked with Monte Bain, their Southeast Regional Communications Manager, about the new shirts you see pictured.
Week seven of Alabama’s 2014 Legislative Session was budget week, but Alabama Agribusiness Council’s Leigha Cauthen says there were also some important bills introduced that were related to agriculture.
The 2014 Mid-South Farm & Gin Show kicks off today at the Memphis Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Farmers from many states will be on hand for 62nd annual show which runs today from 9:00am-5:00pm and Saturday from 9:00am-4:30pm. The large trade show, which features more than 400 exhibitors, attracts many attendees but there are also a variety of seminars over the 2-day event. For more information click here.
The Madison County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) of Huntsville, Alabama was recently recognized for the excellence and dedication of their Earth Team Volunteers and Kathy Walker, district administrative coordinator, says their numerous efforts would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of their volunteers.
Tallahassee, FL – Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam has announced the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is now accepting applications for $5 million in federal funding for the Florida Specialty Crop Block Grant program. Read the rest of this entry »
The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) is pleased to announce the competitive solicitation process to award the 2014 Specialty Crop Block Grant. The Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) funds projects that “enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops.” Read the rest of this entry »
As many would assume, the number of cattle run through the Alabama, Florida and Georgia livestock auctions in 2013 was less than the year before. But according David Garcia, OIC for the Market News Service, the numbers did not drop as much as some might think.
The Kudzu Bug is growing concern for our soybean farmers in the southeast and was one of the hot topics discussed during Commodity Classic, being held in San Antonio this week. In the following interview, Dr. Jeremy Green with Clemson University advises growers on how to scout and manage the pest.
Today’s issue of Citrus Industry This Week includes a report from the USDA’s new HLB initiative leader as well as a research update on HLB efforts. 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 U.S. Department of Commerce on Wednesday approved $6.3 million in disaster-assistance funding for the struggling Apalachicola Bay oyster industry. The money can be used for economic recovery efforts, including job training and oyster bed restoration.
The oyster industry has been hard-hit by a lack of freshwater since 2012, at least in part because of reduced flows due to an ongoing water dispute involving Read the rest of this entry »