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Livestock Market Reports for Week Ended 01-27-2023

Dan Alabama, Beef, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia for the week ended January 27, 2023, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions, for the week ended January 27, 2023, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 8,200 head compared to 14,599 last week and …

Colquitt County’s Bart Davis Named Georgia Farmer of the Year

Clint Thompson Georgia

By Clint Thompson Bart Davis never sought recognition as a farmer. But praise and accolades found him on Friday. He was recognized as Georgia’s Farmer of the Year during the University of Georgia Ag Forecast event at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Georgia. The Colquitt County row crop producer, who farms cotton, peanuts, corn and cattle was …

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2022 Alabama Cotton Crop Better Than Expected

Clint Thompson Alabama

By Will Jordan Alabama cotton producers benefited from favorable late-season weather conditions in 2022. It led to a high-quality crop yield, according to Steve Brown, Alabama Extension cotton agronomist at Auburn University. Brown summed up 2022’s crop yield as, “better than expected.” “Fiber quality was extremely good, especially in terms of color because of the weather in mid-September,” Brown said, …


ANCW to Meet During the Cattle Industry Convention

Dan American National CattleWomen (ANCW), Cattle, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA)

The 2023 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show is coming up next week in New Orleans, Louisiana. And during the annual event, the American National CattleWomen (ANCW) will hold their meeting. ANCW President Reba Mazek, a cow/calf producer from Sumter County, Florida, told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman they are looking forward to the annual get-together. The Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show will be …


Substantial Consolidation in Retail Food Market Since 1990

Dan Agri-Business, This Land of Ours, USDA-ERS

There’s been substantial consolidation in the retail food market in the last thirty years. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The U.S. food retail sector experienced substantial consolidation over the last three decades, according to data from USDA’s Economic Research Service. Market concentration, as measured by the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index, is a measure of the extent to which market …

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Peanut Growers Urged to Submit Comments to FDA

Dan Georgia Peanut Commission, Peanuts, USDA-FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a proposed rule to update the definition of the “healthy” claim on food packaging to help improve American diets. The Georgia Peanut Commission and the U.S. Peanut Federation are requesting peanut growers and industry stakeholders to submit comments to ensure the message of the peanut industry is strong and clear for …

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Conservation Easements Protect Your Ag Land

Dan Agricultural Conservation Easement Program – Wetland Reserve Easements (ACEP-WRE), Agricultural Land Easements (ALE), Conservation, Environment, USDA-NRCS

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is urging agricultural landowners across the Southeast to consider safeguarding your ag land with a conservation easement. The Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) protects the agricultural viability and related conservation values of eligible land by limiting nonagricultural uses which negatively affect agricultural uses and conservation values. The ACEP protects grazing uses and related conservation values by restoring …