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UF Survey Shows Most Floridians Want to Know More about Genetically Modified Foods

From the University of Florida/IFAS:
By: Ashley McLeod

uf_ifas_logoGAINESVILLE, Fla. — While almost half of Floridians acknowledge buying genetically modified foods, a recent survey by the Center for Public Issues Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Florida reveals that most people want to know much more about those foods.

“The study shows that Floridians believe they don’t know much about genetically modified foods and their Read the rest of this entry »

A Bright Spot in Citrus Production Forecasts

One category of citrus is showing production and acreage increases. And according to this story from Rod Bain, that is running counter to the trends for most citrus crops.


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Pleased with House Vote to Block Meat Reduction Programs

Colin Woodall

Colin Woodall

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives adopted by voice vote an amendment that would block meat reduction programs, including “Meatless Mondays” at the Department of Defense. Colin Woodall, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Vice President of Government Affairs, explains why it’s important for America’s servicemen and women to have access to high quality beef.


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A Little Bit of Progress in Lifting Trade Barriers with Cuba

Michael T. Scuse

Michael T. Scuse

The number two official at the Agriculture Department says U.S. farmers may be one step closer to seeing trade restrictions with Cuba lifted. Gary Crawford has the first part of the story.


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FAA to Allow Commercial Drone Use

unmanned drone2On Tuesday, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced a rule that will allow the use of drones commercially, including for agricultural purposes. The FAA rule limits most small commercial drone operations to daylight hours and requires operators to get certified every two years.


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Possible Compromise Near on National GMO Labeling Law

The ranking Democrat on the Senate Agriculture Committee, Michigan’s Debbie Stabenow, says lawmakers are getting “close” to reaching a deal on GMO labeling.

Stabenow told Politico she and the committee’s chair, Kansas Republican Pat Roberts, are “narrowing the issues” surrounding GMO labeling legislation. Stabenow says she and Roberts are Read the rest of this entry »

GMO Law

GMO foodsEverett Griner talks about GMO labeling becoming law of the land in today’s Agri View.


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Fertilizer from Banana Peel

banana peel fertilzerMore than 100 billion bananas are eaten every year in the world, making them the fourth most popular agricultural product. Cathy Isom tells us about the popular fruit also known as some of the best fertilizer for your garden.


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Peanut Crop Pegging Ahead of Normal

peanuts-peggingAccording to USDA’s weekly Crop Progress and Condition Report, the peanut crop across much of the Southeast is pegging ahead of the normal average. Tyron Spearman has this week’s peanut crop update.


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Georgia Burger Promotion Starts Thursday

Kaytlyn Malia

Kaytlyn Malia

Kaytlyn Malia with the Georgia Beef Board has information about a new, creative beef promotion that starts this Thursday in Savannah.


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Florida Beef Council Chairman Gives Checkoff Update

Cliff Coddington

Cliff Coddington

During last week’s Florida Cattlemen’s Association Convention, the Florida Beef Council gave its annual report. And Cliff Coddington from Bradenton, Florida talks about some of the events the council took part in.


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Alabama Cattlemen Working with Younger Producers

Dr. Billy Powell

Dr. Billy Powell

Getting more and more young producers involved in the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association has been an effort for quite some time. And according to its executive vice president, Dr. Billy Powell, that effort continues.


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