Georgia Department of Agriculture

Georgia Department of Agriculture Marks 150 Years of Service to Georgia’s #1 Industry

Dan Agri-Business, Georgia, Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA)

(GDA/Atlanta, GA/Feb. 26, 2024) — This year, the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) proudly celebrates its 150th anniversary, marking a historic milestone as the United States’ first and oldest State Department of Agriculture. Established on February 28, 1874, the Department has played a pivotal role in supporting and safeguarding Georgia’s agriculture industry. Since its inception, the Department has evolved to …

ACA Installs New Officers

Dan Alabama, Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA), Cattle

The Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) saw their 81st Annual Convention and Trade Show wrap up Saturday in Huntsville, and new ACA officers were installed. Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman talked with their 2024 president, Terry Slaten from Cullman county.  Along with Slaten, the 2024 ACA officer team also includes President Elect-Keith Glover of Hale County, Vice President-Wyatt Sasser from Covington County, and Treasurer-Richard Meadows …

Equity Commission

USDA Equity Commission Report Released

Dan This Land of Ours

The Agriculture Secretary discusses the final report of recommendations by the Department’s Equity Commission. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) held its inaugural National Equity Summit to celebrate the work of the USDA Equity Commission and recommit to the progress the Department has made under the Biden-Harris Administration to improve access and …

convention

ACA Pleased with Annual Convention

Dan Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA), Cattle

The 81st annual Alabama Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Trade Show continues today in Huntsville, Alabama. Cattle producers from across the state are on hand for the annual event, which pleases ACA Executive Vice President, Erin Beasley. Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiserman caught up with her this morning.

weekly livestock market report

Weekly Livestock Market Report Week Ending 02-23-2024

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended February 23, 2024, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions, for the week ended- February 23, 2024, receipts at 17 markets totaled an estimated 14,262 head compared to 9,147 last week and …

atrazine

GCC Reminds Growers About UPW Trainings

Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC)

The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) reminds farmers that Using Pesticides Wisely (UPW) training locations have been announced for 2024. It is vital that growers attend a UPW course to help Georgia maintain its pesticide stewardship reputation. All applicators must be trained to use in-crop dicamba products: Engenia, XtendiMax and Tavium. The training will fulfill federal label requirements that ensures each …

corn

Corn Trends in USDA Outlook

Dan Corn, Economy

What are some of the trends found in USDA’s outlook for the domestic corn balance sheet this year? Rod Bain tells us. Listen to Rod Bain’s program here.

senators

Senators: Livestock Consolidation a “Bad Deal” For Consumers, Ranchers

Dan Cattle, Marketing

Senators Chuck Grassley and Jon Tester encourage their Senate colleagues to oppose recent efforts that they say will weaken the Packers and Stockyards Act.  The upcoming Fiscal year 2024 Agriculture Appropriations bill (.pdf) includes provisions Grassley and Tester say would “prevent USDA from enforcing the Packers and Stockyards Act to hold multi-national food manufacturers accountable.”  Grassley, an Iowa Republican, and …

conservation

USDA-NRCS in Georgia Seeks Proposals from Conservation Minded Partners

Dan Conservation, Environment, Georgia, USDA-NRCS

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Georgia (NRCS-GA) is requesting proposals to assist with implementing some key priorities. The objective of this Notice of Funding is to obtain Technical Services and Projects to enhance conservation technical assistance and Farm Bill program delivery across Georgia. Conservation minded organizations, who wish to apply, should demonstrate how they can ensure equity in the delivery …