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Peanut Farmers Thinking about Next Year’s Crop

peanuts-peggingWith most of the 2016 peanut crop harvested, many growers are already thinking about next year’s crop. Tyron Spearman has the story.


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Calling Florida’s Top Student Chefs

From the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:

fdacs-sealTALLAHASSEE, Fla.–Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam encourages innovative chefs in 9th through 12th grades to enter the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ “Fresh From Florida” Student Chef Cook-Off. Students can submit original recipes featuring locally grown products for the chance to have their meal served in school cafeterias. The deadline Read the rest of this entry »

FSA County Committee Elections Deadline Extended

usda-logoUSDA’s Farm Service Agency has announced a one week extension in this year’s County Committee election period. Rod Bain has more information.


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COOL Not on the Agenda for Trump

Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) will not be making a comeback under a Trump administration. Politico reports that Trump’s Agriculture Advisory Committee was quick to mobilize and inform Trump’s transition team that such a policy — which has been litigated in both the U.S. court system and the World Trade Organization — is a non-starter for most farm groups. Read the rest of this entry »

Georgia Farm Bureau Convention Starts Sunday

The annual Georgia Farm Bureau Convention starts Sunday, and Tyron Spearman has the details.


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Much Needed Rains Moving across Southeast

Bad weather is comingMuch needed rainfall has been moving across the Southeast the past couple of days, but according to USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey, what we are seeing by no means signals an end to the drought.


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Florida Commissioner’s Spotlight – Charitable Giving

Adam Putnam

Adam Putnam

On this week’s Commissioner’s Spotlight, Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam talks about how to make the most of your charitable contributions during the holidays.


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To learn more about charitable contributions, click here http://www.freshfromflorida.com/.
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Trump EPA Administrator Pick on the Horizon

President-elect Donald Trump could soon pick his choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. Politico reports the shortlist includes Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt and Kathleen Hartnett White, director of the Armstrong Center for Energy and the Environment at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Both candidates oppose the EPA’s Waters of the U.S. rule, also Read the rest of this entry »

Food Budgets

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Everett Griner talks about food budgets and whom is spending the most on food in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more.

USDA Designates 10 More Counties in Alabama as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

From the U.S. Department of Agriculture:

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2016 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Choctaw, Clark, Dale, Dallas, Henry, Houston, Marengo, Perry, Pike and Washington counties in Alabama as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by a recent drought.

Farmers and ranchers in the following counties in Alabama also qualify for natural disaster assistance because their counties are contiguous. Those counties are:

Autauga, Baldwin, Barbour, Bibb, Bullock, Chilton, Coffee, Crenshaw, Geneva, Greene, Hale, Lowndes, Mobile, Monroe, Montgomery, Sumter and Wilcox

Farmers and ranchers in the following counties in Florida, Georgia and Mississippi also qualify for natural disaster assistance Read the rest of this entry »

USDA Designates 18 Counties in Georgia as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

From the U.S. Department of Agriculture:

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2016 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 18 counties in Georgia as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by a recent drought. Those counties are:

Baker, Bleckley, Calhoun, Chattahoochee, Clay, Dougherty, Early, Laurens, McDuffie, Marion, Pulaski, Quitman, Randolph, Schley, Stewart, Turner, Webster and Wilcox

Farmers and ranchers in the following counties in Georgia also qualify for natural disaster assistance because Read the rest of this entry »

Rising Deer Population

rising Deer population flock in natural habitat
Cathy Isom fills us in on what has experts so concerned about the rising population of deer in urban and metropolitan area. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Hear Cathy’s report and learn more.

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