weekly livestock market report

Weekly Livestock Market Report Week Ending 10-23-2020

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended October 23, 2020, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions, for the week ending October 23, 2020, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 14,300 head compared to 14,827 last week and …


Report Released on Agricultural Trade between the U. S. and China

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade, USDA

(USDA) — The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today issued a report highlighting the progress made to date in implementing the agricultural provisions in the U.S.-China Phase One Economic and Trade Agreement, which is delivering historic results for American agriculture. Since the Agreement entered into force, the United States and China have …


Trump Administration Invests in High-Speed Broadband in Rural Alabama

Dan Alabama, Industry News Release, Technology, USDA

ReConnect Funding to Connect 11,163 Rural Households to High-Speed Internet e-Connectivity (USDA/RD) — The Trump Administration announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $37 million to provide broadband service in unserved and underserved rural areas in Alabama. This investment is part of the $550 million Congress allocated to the second round of the ReConnect Program. “Access to …


Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. Returns to Broadcast Television

Dan Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), a contractor to the Beef Checkoff, is getting Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. back on broadcast television during The Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas (NCBA) — With the holidays looking a little different this year, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff, is ensuring one thing remains the same – …


U.S. Congressman Talks Pecans and Peanuts

Dan Peanuts, Pecans, Specialty Crops

Last week, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Chairman of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, visited a farm in Albany, GA. meeting with members of the National Pecan Shellers, Georgia Pecan Growers Association, Georgia Pecan Commission, and the University of Georgia’s Associate Deans of Research and Engineering. Tyron Spearman …


93rd National FFA Convention and Expo Next Week

Dan General

(NAFB) — FFA members and supporters from across the country will log on to their smart devices next week to celebrate agriculture during the 93rd National FFA Convention and Expo. The event, which is traditionally the largest student convention in the country, will be held virtually this year. While the event will look different this year, an FFA spokesperson says …


OJ Proves Beneficial for Youth

Dan Citrus, Florida, Industry News Release, Research

A new, four-year study published in Public Health Nutrition found that drinking 100 percent orange juice (OJ) is not associated with negative effects on body weight, body mass index (BMI) or BMI percentile among 9- to 16-year-olds. It also found that higher OJ consumption is associated with increased height for girls and increased trends for physical activity levels in both …


Dairy Producers Invited to Sign Up for DMC

Clint Thompson Dairy

The signup period for USDA’s Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) for 2021 is well underway, and producers are invited to sign up. While more than 23,000 operations enrolled in DMC in 2019, only a little more than 13,000 enrolled for 2020. That’s USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator, Richard Fordyce. He noted how 2020 has been a market roller coaster for …


Growing and Harvesting Bell Peppers

Dan Field Crops, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

Growing and harvesting your homegrown bell peppers. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Bell peppers need warm soil and warm temperatures to thrive. To encourage faster growth in cooler areas, consider laying black plastic over the soil. Just be careful not to let the soil get so hot that beneficial soil bacteria are killed. For improved fruit production, keep …