ADAI Hosting Farm Bill Listening Session on April 4 

Randall Weiseman Farm Bill

The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) is encouraging Alabama farmers to take part in a Farm Bill Listening Session on Tuesday, April 4.  It’s an opportunity to share your thoughts on the 2023 Farm Bill. Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture Rick Pate and U.S. House Committee on Agriculture member Rep. Barry Moore. ADAI encourages attendees to bring a hard …

USDA-NRCS in Georgia Extends Signup for IRA-Funded Conservation Programs

Randall Weiseman USDA-NRCS

State Conservationist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia, Terrance O. Rudolph has extended the recently announced sign-ups for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program’s (EQIP) and Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) that utilize funding from the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). These signups that utilize IRA funding to provide direct climate mitigation benefits and expand access to financial and technical assistance for producers to advance conservation …


Producers, Public Invited to April Meeting of Federal Advisory Committee for Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is encouraging urban producers, innovative producers and other stakeholders to submit comments for and virtually attend the fifth public meeting of the Federal Advisory Committee for Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production (Committee) on April 18, 2023. “The Federal Advisory Committee is a valuable source of on the ground information and recommendations for USDA,” said …

Slightly Higher U.S. Hog Inventory

Randall Weiseman Livestock

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reported last Friday that as of March 1st, the U.S. Hog Inventory was slightly higher than a year ago. The Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report indicates as of March 1, 2023 there were 72.9 million hogs and pigs. And while that is slightly higher than March 1, 2022 it is down two percent from December 1, 2022. …

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Perdue Speaks at Sunbelt Ag Expo

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Legislative

During Tuesday’s Farmer of the Year Award luncheon at the Sunbelt Ag Expo, one of the guest speakers was U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. He briefly hit on a few of the issues of importance to Southeast farmers, including disaster relief. Afterwards, during a quick press conference, he told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman that ag producers who applied for assistance …

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30th Year for Southeastern Farmer of the Year Award

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Florida, Georgia

During the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia, the 30th Anniversary of the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year luncheon took place. Since its inception in 1990, the award has evolved into the most prestigious honor in the southeast and nation with 255 outstanding agribusiness leaders being honored for their “excellence in agriculture.” Ten states participate in the …

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South Carolina Drought Affecting Crop Yields

Randall Weiseman Drought

By Karla Arboleda Coupled with high temperatures, the recent drought in South Carolina is affecting crop yields in peanuts and cotton. The combination of hot and dry weather will result in lower crop yields, according to Charles Davis, a county Extension agent at Clemson University. Peanut and cotton harvests are underway. Davis explained how yield results also depend on the …