forest

USDA Offers New Forest Management Incentive for CRP

Dan Conservation, Environment, Forestry, Industry News Release, USDA-FSA

(USDA/FSA) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is making available $12 million for use in making payments to forest landowners with land enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) in exchange for their implementing healthy forest management practices. Existing CRP participants can now sign up for the Forest Management Incentive (FMI), which provides financial incentives to landowners with land …

covid

U. S. Researchers to Host Webinar about COVID-19 Disruptions to Food Supply Chains

Dan Alabama, Coronavirus, Florida, General, Georgia, Industry News Release

(UF/IFAS) — A multi-region, multi-institution research and outreach team investigating the impact of COVID-19 on food and agricultural systems will host a free webinar those engaged in the food supply chain at any level at 2 p.m. EST January 28, 2021. Participants interested in the webinar can register at https://tinyurl.com/lessonsfromcovid-webinar. This hour-long webinar is part of the Lessons from COVID-19: …

secretary

Secretary Perdue Comments on MOU on Animal Biotechnology

Dan Biotechnology, Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock, USDA

(USDA) — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement after signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the Assistant Secretary for Health and Head of the Public Health Service Admiral Brett Giroir, M.D., establishing a regulatory environment at the Department of Agriculture for agricultural animal biotechnology innovation: “Today’s Memorandum of Understanding clears a path to bring our regulatory framework into …

greenhouse gas

UF Scientist Finds Way to Reduce Greenhouse Gas in Soil

Dan Environment, Florida, Industry News Release, Research, Soil, Soil

(UF/IFAS) — When soil gets saturated with water, the ground can produce nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas that depletes the ozone, that the layer protects plants and animals on Earth from harmful ultraviolet light. For context, nitrous oxide is 310 times more powerful than carbon dioxide, another greenhouse gas that’s harmful to the ozone layer. That’s why it’s important to …

cattlefax

CattleFax Presents 2020 Cow-Calf Survey

Dan Cattle

CattleFax is presenting the 2020 Cow-Calf Survey, which is directed towards cow-calf operations, both commercial and seedstock/purebred operations. The answers received will provide the industry and your operation with valuable information regarding industry benchmarks and trends. By completing the survey, participants will receive a results summary packet, full of useful benchmarking information that will allow managers and owners to evaluate their own …

duval

Duval Soil and Water Full Board Meeting via Zoom Coming Up

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Irrigation, Soil, USDA-NRCS, Water

(USDA/NRCS/FL) — The Duval Soil and Water Conservation District Full Board will meet on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at 3:30 p.m. at the Duval Agricultural Extension Office, 1010 N. McDuff Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32254. This meeting will be held via Zoom teleconference. At this time the Extension Office is open only at limited capacity. Public participation is encouraged, but members …

peanut stocks

Peanut Contracts Offered

Clint Thompson Peanuts

In peanut marketing news, Tyron Spearman reports some contracts are being offered for growers right now.

great year

ACA Pleased with Alabama Steak Championship

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cattle

The Alabama Steak Championship, an event held in Pelham, Alabama this past Saturday, saw competitors from nine states. Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) Director of Education and Outreach Ali Cantrell says 71 cooks came for the contest. To learn more about Beef Checkoff promotions in Alabama, contact the ACA office in Montgomery or go to its website, bamabeef.org.

Georgia Beef Board Promoting Atlanta Chili Week

Clint Thompson Beef, Georgia

The Beef Checkoff program in Georgia is ready for a brand new event. Georgia Beef Board (GBB) Director of Public Relations, Taylor Evans says various restaurants in Atlanta will be taking part in Atlanta Chili Week, which starts Jan. 25th. For more information about this and other Beef Checkoff promotions, contact the GBB office in Macon.