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A Remarkable and Edible Succulent is Becoming More Popular

Dan General

Why a remarkable and edible succulent is becoming more popular.  That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Growing sea beans is becoming more and more popular for good reason. They taste fantastic, with a slightly salty, grassy flavor and crisp, refreshing texture. It’s not the easiest plant to grow, but if you can make it happen, you’ll be rewarded …

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Pleased with SLE Rodeo Week

Dan General

The 2022 Southeastern Livestock Exposition (SLE) Rodeo and Junior Livestock Exposition wrapped up this past weekend in Montgomery, Alabama. SLE Executive Vice President Erin Beasley says it was an incredible event. The SLE is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of farming and ranching by creating opportunity for youth through rodeos, livestock competitions, community activities and educational events. To learn more click here.

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Equipment Dealer Groups Agree to Merger

Dan Economy, General

The joint membership of four equipment dealer associations voted overwhelmingly in favor of moving forward with a merger to create the new North American Equipment Dealers Association. The organizations include the Midwest-SouthEastern Equipment Dealers Association, the United Equipment Dealers Association, the Western Equipment Dealers Association and the Equipment Dealers Association. The member vote was the final step in the merger …

Secretary Vilsack Urges Caution in Statements About Ukraine

Jim Rogers General

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack joined other G7 agriculture ministers Friday morning in a virtual meeting with Ukrainian Agriculture Minister Roman Leshchenko. Following that virtual meeting, Vilsack took the stage at Commodity Classic in New Orleans to give the keynote address, then met with a small group of agriculture journalists, where he shared more of what was discussed in that virtual …


CDC Says Extension Service Helping Rural America Get Vaccinated

Dan Coronavirus

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is expressing gratitude to the nation’s Cooperative Extension Service for helping address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in rural America. Extension educators have worked to raise awareness about the importance of getting vaccinated against COVID-19. “Rural America continues to get hit hard by COVID, and the lives of families and communities continue to feel the impacts,” …


AgNet Media Interview with US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy on COVID-19 in Rural Areas

Dan Coronavirus, General

National leaders are telling rural America to brace for the Omicron surge. While many rural areas have not yet faced a surge like urban areas, it’s likely to happen within the next few weeks. AgNet Media National Correspondent Sabrina Halvorson spoke with US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy about how the surge is affecting rural areas compared to urban. Halvorson: …

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Agriculture Waits for Big Decisions on Supreme Court Cases

Dan General, Legislative, Regulation

This first week of 2022 could be a big one for several agricultural groups and stakeholders. The Supreme Court will likely hear several high-stakes cases that could affect America’s farmers and ranchers. A DTN report says the court recently distributed three of four agriculture cases scheduled for a January 7 conference. Those high-profile petitions include challenges to California’s Prop 12, …

A Cowboy’s Christmas Prayer

A Cowboy’s Christmas Prayer

Dan Alabama, Aquaculture, Beef, Beef, Cannabis, Cattle, Citrus, Corn, Cotton, Cover Crops, Dairy, Equine, Field Crops, Florida, Forestry, Fruits, General, Georgia, Georgia Cotton Commission, Georgia Peanut Commission, Grapefruit, Hemp, Herbs, Industry, Labor and Immigration, Lemons, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Orange Juice, Organic, Peanuts, Pecans, Pollinators, Pork, Poultry, Rabbits, Seeds, Sheep-Goats, Soybeans, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Tree Nuts, Vegetables, Wheat

As we celebrate Christmas this year, Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman brings back an old favorite, “A Cowboy’s Christmas Prayer” written by S. Omar Barker. A COWBOY’S CHRISTMAS PRAYERby S. Omar Barker (1895-1985) I ain’t much good at prayin’,and You may not know me, Lord —For I ain’t much seen in churches,where they preach Thy Holy Word.But you may have observed …

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2022 National Ag Day Activities Announced

Dan Agriscience, Education, General

The Agriculture Council of America has announced that National Agriculture Day will be held on March 22, 2022. This will mark the 49th anniversary of National Ag Day, which is celebrated in classrooms and communities across the country. The theme for National Ag Day 2022 is “Growing a Climate for Tomorrow.” On March 22, 2022, ACA will host a virtual …


Deadline Extended to Apply for Pandemic Support for Organic Operations

Dan Coronavirus, Economy, Organic

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) this week announced they have extended the deadline for agricultural producers who are certified organic, or transitioning to organic, to apply for the Organic and Transitional Education and Certification Program (OTECP). The deadline to apply for 2020 and 2021 eligible expenses was Jan. 7, 2022 but it’s been extended to Feb. 4, 2022. OTECP …