crop production

USDA Collecting Final 2022 Crop Production and Stocks Data

Dan Corn, Cotton, Field Crops, Peanuts, Soybeans, USDA-NASS, Wheat

With the 2022 growing season wrapping up, the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is busy contacting producers to gather final year-end crop production numbers and the amount of grain and oilseeds stored on their farms. Plus, NASS is surveying grain facility operators to determine year-end grain and oilseed stocks. “These surveys are the basis for the official USDA estimates of production …

trade mission

USDA Kicks Off Spain Trade Mission Delegation

Dan Agri-Business, Exports/Imports, This Land of Ours, Trade, USDA-FAS

The USDA kicks off its trade mission in Spain. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service Associate Administrator Clay Hamilton arrived Monday in Madrid to launch a USDA agribusiness trade mission to Spain. More than 70 participants, representing various sectors of U.S. food and agriculture, including businesses, trade associations, and state government, …

climate-smart agriculture

USDA Offers Expanded Conservation Program Opportunities to Support Climate-Smart Agriculture in Fiscal Year 2023

Dan Alabama, Conservation, Environment, Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), USDA-NRCS

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama is announcing an expanded opportunity for climate-smart agriculture in 2023. Updates include statewide availability of the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Conservation Incentive Contracts. These improvements to NRCS’ working lands conservation programs, combined with continued program opportunities in Alabama, are part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s broader effort to support climate-smart agriculture. “Climate change is happening, …

farm share

Farm Share of U.S. Food Dollar Reached Historic Low in 2021

Dan Agri-Business, Economy, USDA-ERS

U.S. farm establishments received 14.5 cents per dollar spent on domestically produced food in 2021—a decrease of 1.0 cent from a revised 15.5 cents in 2020. The figure is the lowest recorded farm share value in nearly three decades, according to USDA’s Economic Research Service. The remaining portion of the food dollar—known as the marketing share—covers the costs of getting …

Alabama Cattlemen’s Association

Alabama Cattlemen’s Association President on Membership, Convention

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

Cattle producers from across Alabama were in Montgomery two weeks ago for the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) Fall Quarterly Board Meeting. Various issues were discussed, including membership and how that number is near the 10,000 mark once again. ACA President, Jim Jordan from Clay County, explained to Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman why having that number of members is so important. More information about …

fca

FCA to Hold Year End Quarterly Meeting

Dan Cattle, Florida, Florida Cattlemen's Association (FCA)

The Florida Cattlemen’s Association (FCA) will be holding their Year End Quarterly Meeting this week. The two-day event, December 1-2, will take place in West Port St. Lucie at the STEM Center building at Indian River State College, Pruitt Campus. It kicks off Thursday morning at 7:00 with a Legislative Committee Meeting. The FCA Executive Board Meeting starts at 8:30am with the Allied …

trade

Senate Action Needed on Key Ag Trade Nominees

Dan Beef, Cattle, Livestock, Marketing, Trade, U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF)

With important trade negotiations on the horizon, U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) President and CEO Dan Halstrom says there is an urgent need for the U.S. Senate to confirm two key nominees. These nominations advanced from the Senate Finance Committee and Senate Agriculture Committee, respectively, back in September. And Halstrom notes that the first negotiating round for the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework is rapidly …

traders

Traders Watching the Energy Sector

Dan Biofuels/Energy, Trade

With winter weather already being felt in many areas of the country, the energy sector is closely being watched by many traders. Mark Oppold has details about the issues being found from this sector.

56th Florida Dairy Production Conference

56th Florida Dairy Production Conference is Thursday

Dan Cattle, Dairy, Education, Florida

The 56th Florida Dairy Production Conference will be held Thursday, December 1st at the Straughn Center in Gainesville FL. The Conference started in 1964 and aims to create a program that brings together some of the newest research, innovations, recommendations, and ideas for improving the sustainability and profitability of the Florida dairy industry. The presented information provides practical take-home messages for dairy farmers …