Syngenta Offers Fungicides for Pecan and Peanut Growers

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For both pecan and peanut growers, Syngenta offers fungicides that allow growers to be confident with disease protection. For peanuts, Miravis is a once-in-a-lifetime fungicide for controlling leaf spot, providing game-changing potency and residual up to 28 days. For pecans, Miravis Top is the first group 7 to have high efficacy on scab to be registered in the marketplace. It will help with resistance issues that …

Market Outlook from CattleFax at Cattle Industry Convention

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The CattleFax Outlook Seminar will be one of the many sessions taking place during the 2020 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show, February 5-7 in San Antonio. And according to CattleFax CEO, Randy Blach, the U.S. cattle industry is facing a whole new ball game in 2020, and financial skies should be sunny for producers this coming year. “We’re …


Canada to Consider USMCA Next Week

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The U.S. Senate has put its finishing touches on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and it has been sent to the White House. President Donald Trump told the American Farm Bureau Federation on Sunday, that USMCA and the agreement with China, “are just the beginning,” as his administration seeks more trade agreements. Canada will consider the passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement …

Cattle Disease Traceability Continues Advancing

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Multiple state cattlemen’s organizations from major beef producing regions have partnered together to form U.S. CattleTrace, a disease traceability initiative. The goal is to develop a national infrastructure for disease traceability and encourage private industry’s use of the infrastructure for individualized management practices. The new U.S. CattleTrace initiative combines the efforts of CattleTrace, which includes the Kansas Livestock Association and …

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UGA Extension Peanut Agronomist Projects 2020 Acreage

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Acreage for Georgia’s peanut crop this year is not expected to decrease, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Peanut Agronomist Scott Monfort. Whether it stays the same or increases from last year’s 660,000 acres is contingent on how growers proceed with other row crops like cotton and corn. “I think it would be very good to say that we’re …

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Secretary Perdue Appoints Members and Alternates to Cotton Board

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(Cotton Research and Promotion Program) – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has announced the appointment of 18 members and 18 alternate members to serve on The Cotton Board.  These appointees will serve three-year terms, ending December 31, 2022. Newly appointed members are: Gokul Krishnan, Importer – AR and John Stokes, Importer – MA. Re-appointed members are: Walt Corcoran, Producer – AL; Peter …

2020 Florida Woman of the Year in Agriculture Announced

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Agriculture Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced Dr. Jennifer Taylor as the 2020 Woman of the Year in Agriculture. For 35 years, this recognition has been awarded to women who have made exceptional contributions to Florida agriculture. Honorees come from throughout the agriculture community, including cattle, horticulture, timber, citrus, agriculture education, and …

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Wet Conditions Affect Winter Feeding

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by Justin Miller AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Recent rainfall across the state has many cattle producers dipping deeper into their winter feeding supplies. “There are many areas of the state where hay supplies are tightening,” said Kent Stanford, an Alabama Extension assistant professor specializing in animal science and forages. “Also, the wet conditions over the last several weeks have increased …


U.S.-China Agreement Expands Opportunities for U.S. Beef

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China reopened to U.S. beef in 2017, but technical restrictions kept the cost of producing and processing China-eligible beef very high and made it difficult for the United States to gain market share. But according to a story from U.S. Meat Export Federation’s (USMEF) Joe Schuele, the U.S.-China “Phase One” trade agreement signed last week will ease or eliminate many …

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Poll Shows Farmers Still in Trump’s Corner

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A new poll shows farmers are still supporting President Trump. A article shows survey results that say 83 percent of people in the agriculture business approve of his job performance. That’s the highest level of support Trump has received from the respondents in that poll from Farm Journal. The survey of almost 1,300 people took place before President Trump …