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Perdue Confirms Third Round of Trade Assistance for Farmers

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Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue confirmed that U.S. farmers will receive a third round of trade assistance this year to help producers with their 2019 losses. President Trump had hinted at additional aid during his address on Sunday at the American Farm Bureau national convention. However, Perdue says, “No maybe about it.” Looking ahead to 2020, the secretary doesn’t see a …

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Georgia Peanut Farm Show Was a Success

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More than 1,600 people attended last week’s Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference in Tifton, Georgia. The show is sponsored each year by the Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) and Don Koehler, GPC executive director, told Southeast AgNet’s Clint Thompson their 44th Farm Show was really a success.

Trichomoniasis Testing Tips from Boehringer Ingelheim

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Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) wants Southeast cattle producers to know that every cow that is bred by a bull infected with trichomoniasis, or trich, has a high potential to contract the infection. While it may be common for older bulls to be carriers, it’s just as important to test young bulls too. Dr. Jody Wade, cattle professional services veterinarian for BI, talked with …


Secretary of Agriculture Perdue to Share Insights at 2020 Cattle Industry Convention

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(NCBA) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will share insight on issues of concern to cattlemen and women at the 2020 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in San Antonio, Texas, Feb. 5, 2020. Perdue will participate in the Opening General Session of the event, being held Feb. 5-7, 2020 at the San Antonio Convention Center. Among topics …


Georgia Hemp Production on Hold

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By Clint Thompson Georgia farmers looking to grow hemp can’t do so without the state legislature first authorizing $800,000 to the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) to oversee hemp production. In response to a hemp production plan submitted by the GDA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) required that the Georgia Legislature appropriated funds for oversight, according to the University …

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Perdue on China Phase One Trade Deal

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Last week, President Trump did sign the first phase of a trade deal with China that includes the purchase of $40 billion in agricultural products. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says this agreement goes a long way in leveling the playing field for U.S. agriculture. “This agreement once again is proof President Trump’s negotiating strategy is working. It may have taken …

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Georgia Producers Learn About Beef Checkoff Program

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The Georgia Cattlemen’s Association (GCA) Leadership Conference has been taking place this week. It’s an event that provides members the opportunity to learn more about GCA and also the Beef Checkoff program. According to Georgia Beef Board (GBB) Director of Public Relations and Industry Information Kaytlyn Malia, a checkoff presentation took place during the event. For more information about your …

Florida Beef Council

Florida Beef Council Pleased With BQA Field Day

Taylor Hillman Beef, Florida

The Florida Beef Council (FBC) recently hosted a Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Field Day. FBC Director of Education and Promotion DeAnne Maples was pleased with the event. Maples said the FBC plans to hold more BQA courses throughout the year and will soon release a schedule. For more information, contact the FBC office in Kissimmee.