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Weekly Livestock Market Report Week Ending 09-25-2020

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended September 25, 2020, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 14,900 head compared to 12,795 last week and 18,818 year ago. Compared to one week …

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Value of Peanut Exports

Clint Thompson Exports/Imports, Peanuts

New numbers show that U.S. peanut exports for the period of January-July 2020 were valued at $464 million, an increase of 21% compared to last year at the same time. Tyron Spearman has the story.

Deadline Nearing to Update PLC Program Yields

Clint Thompson USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) wants to remind farm owners the deadline to update yields that are on file for the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program is Sept. 30. This deadline is to update yields that are used to calculate the PLC payments for 2020 through 2023. Plus, producers who elected Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) should also consider updating …

USDA Announces Second Round of Funding for Feral Swine Program

Clint Thompson Pork, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced this week it is accepting applications from non-federal, not-for-profit partners for projects to help agricultural producers and private landowners trap and control feral swine. This is all part of the Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program (FSCP), where NRCS is making $12 million available. Applications for this second round of funding will …


New Report Examines Cattle Market Issues and Solutions

Clint Thompson Cattle

A new report unveiled by the American Farm Bureau Federation provides an in-depth examination of the causes and price implications resulting from extreme market volatility in the cattle industry. It also sets the stage to explore policy solutions. The Cattle Market Working Group, comprised of 10 state Farm Bureau presidents, spent more than two months investigating factors that led to …

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Fried Issues Statement on President’s Hurricane Sally Major Disaster Declaration

Clint Thompson Florida, Weather

Tallahassee, Fla. – Late yesterday, President Donald Trump approved a Major Disaster Declaration for parts of Florida in response to Hurricane Sally, of which Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried had written the President in support. While the declaration makes public assistance available in Escambia County, it does not include individual assistance and leaves 12 other impacted Florida counties without additional …

What They’re Saying: Conaway Leads Introduction of Digital Commodity Legislation

Clint Thompson Legislative

Washington, D.C — Today, House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway introduced the Digital Commodity Exchange Act of 2020, legislation that creates a single, opt-in national regulatory framework for digital commodity trading platforms under the jurisdiction of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).  Co-sponsors of the Digital Commodity Exchange Act (DCEA) include Congressmen Tom Emmer (MN-06), Dusty Johnson (SD-AL), David …

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Peanut Industry News

Clint Thompson Peanuts

Tyron Spearman runs through various items of interest to the peanut industry, including information about two events that have been scheduled the first part of next year.

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General Mills to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Clint Thompson Environment

General Mills announced a pledge to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 30% across its full value chain – from farm to fork to landfill – over the next 10 years. The company also committed to a long-term goal to achieve net-zero emission levels by 2050. The absolute greenhouse gas commitment was calculated using methodologies approved by the Science Based …