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NCBA Looking for Singers to Enter Anthem Contest

Dan National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), This Land of Ours

It could be your time in the spotlight at the next cattle convention. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. It’s time to warm up those vocal cords. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is looking for the next singing sensation to open CattleCon 2025 in San Antonio, Texas, next February 4-6. The 12th annual NCBA National Anthem Contest …

Rep. Scott Warns if More Funding Taken Away from Production Ag in Next Farm Bill

Clint Thompson Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC)

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Peanut Commission, along with peanut organizations from neighboring states, is celebrating and learning more about peanuts at this week’s Southern Peanut Growers Conference in Savannah, Georgia. Members from the Alabama Peanut Producers Association, Florida Peanut Producers Association and Mississippi Peanut Growers Association are also in attendance. Talks have put the current crop under the spotlight …

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Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Research Days End July 24

Dan Agri-Business, Georgia, Sunbelt Ag Expo

The Sunbelt Ag Expo has been showcasing their field research in a new format the past few days. The two-week long 2024 Field Research Days will run until Wednesday, July 24th. Farmers can stop by at their convenience during this period to take the self-guided driving tour of the Darrell Williams Research Farm on the Expo show site at Spence Field in Moultrie, Ga.  …

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USDA Summer Food Program Grants

Dan Agri-Business, Education, This Land of Ours, USDA

The USDA has a new program to help feed kids during the summer. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. This summer is the inauguration of a new program designed to help parents make sure their children get the nutrition they need when school is not in session. Gary Crawford has more. Sponsored ContentNuseed Carinata Covers New GroundJuly 15, …

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UGA Extension Advises Cotton Growers About Aphid Management

Dan Cotton, Field Crops, Georgia, Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC), Pest/Pest Control

The Georgia Cotton Commission and University of Georgia (UGA) Extension Cotton Team advise growers about aphid management this time of year. Phillip Roberts, UGA Extension entomologist, provided a pest patrol update and said initial reports of the aphid fungus were observed last week. The reports were limited to spots of fields, located southwest of Tifton, where some fungus, or gray, …

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Southeast Region Farmers and Landowners Conservation and Outreach Conference

Dan Conservation, Environment, Forestry, Georgia, USDA-NRCS

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia, in collaboration with McIntosh S.E.E.D. (Sustainable Environment and Economic Development), invites landowners to the Southeast Region Farmers and Landowners Conservation and Outreach Conference. The free indoor/outdoor event will be held September 19, 2024 in Brunswick, Georgia.  Discussions about renewing forestry and agriculture with climate smart and sustainable conservation will take place. Some of the topics and …

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USDA Makes Investment in Farm to School Grants

Dan Education, This Land of Ours, USDA

A record-breaking investment in getting farm fresh products to schools. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The USDA is awarding a record-breaking $14.3 million in Farm to School Grants to help nearly two million children eat healthier while at school. The money will go to more than 150 projects in 43 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and …

Wrapping Up ACA Regional Cookouts

Will Jordan Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA), Industry, Livestock, Livestock News

The Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) has been hosting regional meetings across the state in an effort to ensure member’s concerns about the industry are heard. ACA Executive Vice President, Erin Beasley, shares the success of the meetings and information on the last few of the summer. Sponsored ContentNuseed Carinata Covers New GroundJuly 15, 2024CIR Agriculture Harvester ProductsJuly 1, 2024TriEst Ag …

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RMA Continues Making Improvements for Specialty Crops

Dan Agri-Business, Economy, Specialty Crops, USDA-RMA

The USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) continues making improvements for specialty crops. RMA Administrator Marcia Bunger says recent crop insurance changes give specialty crops some of the benefits that other crops have enjoyed for years. “There’s a number of crops that we have existing policies on, but never before have they been allowed to utilize Enterprise Units, which is something …

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Sweet Grown Alabama Day Celebrates Locally Grown Agriculture

Dan Alabama, Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI), Sweet Grown Alabama

On Saturday, July 13, Sweet Grown Alabama, the state’s non-profit agricultural branding program, hosted the third “Sweet Grown Alabama Day”. Fourteen farmers markets across the state participated with special events and Alabama farms who are a part of the Sweet Grown Alabama program also participated.  Gov. Kay Ivey issued a proclamation declaring July 13, 2024 “Sweet Grown Alabama Day.”  “Buying local …