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U.S.-China Phase One Economic and Trade Agreement

Clint Thompson Trade

In a recent report, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) noted the U.S. – China Phase One Economic and Trade Agreement will deliver historic results to American agriculture. According to a story from Tyron Spearman, China also has substantially ramped up its purchases of U.S. agricultural products.

Higher Numbers of Cattle on Feed

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

The latest Cattle on Feed Report shows higher cattle inventories as of Oct. 1, 2020. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the U.S. for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.7 million head, 4% above Oct. 1, 2019. This is the highest Oct. 1 inventory since …

UGA Weed Specialist: We Can’t Do Anything but Thank the EPA

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cotton, Florida, Georgia, Soybeans

By Clint Thompson Cotton and soybean farmers can rest easy, the Environmental Protection Agency has provided clarity on three dicamba products, which provides growers ample time to prepare for the 2021 growing season. According to the Environmental Protection Agency press release, the EPA, which made the announcements in Florida and Georgia on Tuesday, approved new registrations for two “over-the-top” (OTT) …

Wheeler Calls on DOJ to Investigate Environmental Organizations Funding

Clint Thompson Environment

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler wants the Department of Justice to investigate funding for environmental groups. In a letter to the Justice Department, Wheeler cited concerns the groups were receiving secret funding from foreign countries, specifically China and Russia. The action follows a previous letter by Representative Lance Gooden, a Texas Republican. Gooden requested the investigation earlier this month. …

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National FFA Announces 2020 National Agricultural Proficiency Winners

Clint Thompson Alabama, Florida, Georgia

INDIANAPOLIS ? Eight winners of the 2020 Agricultural Proficiency Awards were named during the 93rd National FFA Convention & Expo on Tuesday, Oct. 27, which is being held virtually this year. Agricultural Proficiency Awards honor FFA members who, through supervised agricultural experiences (SAEs), have developed specialized skills that they can apply toward their future careers. Students compete in areas ranging from agricultural …

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Will Downward Trajectory of Agricultural Acres Stop?

Clint Thompson Alabama, Florida, Georgia

Agricultural acres have dropped dramatically over the last 100 years throughout the Southeast. According to stacker.com, Georgia and Alabama were two of the top four states to see their farm land decrease the most. Adam Rabinowitz, Auburn University Assistant Professor and Extension economist, is not surprised about the significant drop in agricultural acres. He attributes the acreage drop to land …

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Recycling Your Pumpkins After Halloween

Dan Fruits, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

How to recycle your pumpkins after Halloween. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Once all the trick-or-treating is over you may be wondering what to do with all your Halloween pumpkins. According to the Energy Department, about 1.3 billion pounds of pumpkins end up in landfills. When Jack-o’-lanterns may be looking a little shriveled and sunken but they can …

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National FFA Announces 2020 National Agricultural Proficiency Winners

Dan Education, Georgia, Industry News Release

(National FFA Organization) — Eight winners of the 2020 Agricultural Proficiency Awards were named during the 93rd National FFA Convention & Expo on Tuesday, Oct. 27, which is being held virtually this year. Agricultural Proficiency Awards honor FFA members who, through supervised agricultural experiences (SAEs), have developed specialized skills that they can apply toward their future careers. Students compete in areas ranging from …