Talk of Animal Disease Vaccine Bank

Dan Cattle, Livestock

During the recent Farm Bill listening session held in Florida, support for a Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccine bank was discussed, and we are hearing more and more folks in the livestock industry echoing that very same message. According to a report from Stephanie Ho, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says he also supports the idea of a vaccine bank, …

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Cotton Industry Depends on Export Programs

Dan Farm Bill

Many folks from all aspects of agriculture were on hand for Farm Bill listening session last Saturday in Gainesville, Florida, including some representing the cotton industry. One of those was Ben Evans, a cotton farmer and ginner from Douglas, Georgia. He presented information to members of the House Agriculture Committee about the importance of export programs to the cotton industry.

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Peanut Farmers Represented at Farm Bill Listening Session

Dan Farm Bill, Peanuts

The Southern Peanut Farmers Federation applauded U.S. House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway and the other members of the committee for holding a listening session last Saturday in Gainesville, Florida concerning the 2018 Farm Bill. And peanut farmers were well represented at the event with various industry folks making comments. That includes Caleb Bristow, executive director of the Alabama Peanut Producers …

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Southern Peanut Farmers Federation applauds U.S. House Ag Committee Listening Session

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative, Peanuts

The Southern Peanut Farmers Federation applauded U.S. House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway and the other members of the committee who held a listening session about the 2018 Farm Bill. “I’m pleased Chairman Conaway was in Florida today and wanted to hear directly from peanut farmers,” said Armond Morris, chairman of the Georgia Peanut Commission and a member of the Southern …

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ICYMI: Farm Bill Listening Session Webcast for Farmers and Ranchers

Dan Alabama, Farm Bill, Florida, Georgia, Legislative

Saturday, June 24th, an event was held in Gainesville, Florida that farmers and ranchers from across the Southeast were invited to attend. It’s is called, “The Next Farm Bill, Conversations in the Field.” The event was an informal farm bill hearing, intended to gather input from farmers, ranchers, and stakeholders. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway of Texas and Ranking …

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Southeast Farmers and Ranchers Invited to Farm Bill Listening Session

Dan Alabama, Farm Bill, Florida, Georgia, Legislative

Coming up Saturday, June 24th, an event will be held in Gainesville, Florida that farmers and ranchers from across the Southeast are invited to attend. It’s being called, “The Next Farm Bill, Conversations in the Field.” The event is actually an informal farm bill hearing, intended to gather input from farmers, ranchers, and stakeholders. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway …

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Discussing Changes to Peanut Program

Dan Legislative, Peanuts

Farmers across the Southeast are invited to join Chairman Michael Conaway and members of the House Agriculture Committee for a listening session on the next Farm Bill. It will be held Saturday, June 24, on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville beginning at 10 AM.  As Tyron Spearman reports, various topics will be discussed including possible changes to peanut …

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Farm Bill Listening Session in Florida

Dan Alabama, Farm Bill, Florida, Georgia, Industry News Release, Legislative

Ahead of the next farm bill, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and Ranking Member Collin Peterson (MN-7) announced the first of several committee activities across the country intended to stimulate conversation and gather input from farmers, ranchers, and stakeholders. “The Next Farm Bill, Conversations in the Field,” a committee listening session, will take place in Gainesville, Florida on …