Agriculture Greenhouse Gas Emissions Lower

Dan American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), Environment, Greenhouse Gas, This Land of Ours, USDA-EPA

Agriculture again reduces its greenhouse gas emissions. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. New data released this month from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shows agriculture decreased its greenhouse gas emissions in 2022. The EPA recently released the Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2022. American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Economist Danny Munch explains the results. …

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ACA Traveling to NCBA Legislative Conference

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

The Alabama Cattlemen’s Association leadership is traveling to Washington, D.C. this week for the NCBA Legislative Conference and to visit lawmakers. To learn more about ACA’s priorities for the trip, I visited with, ACA Executive Vice President, Erin Beasley.


Large Tractor Sales Increase for Second Month in a Row

Dan Agri-Business, Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), Economy

For the second straight month, unit sales of 100-plus horsepower ag tractors increased in the U.S. New data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) notes March sales jumped 3.2 percent compared to last year, following February’s increase of 2.8 percent compared to 2023. “Seeing the continued growth in 100-plus horsepower tractor sales is a welcome sight as 2024 progresses, despite the softness in …


Registration Open for Southern Peanut Growers Conference

Dan Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC), Peanuts

The Georgia Peanut Commission reminds growers and industry leaders that registration is ongoing for the Southern Peanut Growers Conference scheduled for July 17 to July 19 at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa in Savannah, Georgia. This year’s theme is entitled, “Rollin’ on the River.” The three-day event will be held at the hotel and will provide attendees …

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Farm Bureau Increases Top Prize for Ag Innovators

Dan American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), This Land of Ours

There’s a bigger prize for top ag innovators. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), in partnership with Farm Credit, is doubling the top prize at this year’s Ag Innovation Challenge. Chase Heineman (HY-neh-man), director of industry affairs for AFBF, says Farm Bureau wants to ensure they have the resources to continue that …

ADAI Holds New Laboratory Ribbon Cutting

Will Jordan ADAI, Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI), Industry

The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) held a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday, April 15, for their new laboratory in Auburn, AL. Breaking ground in November of 2022, Commissioner Rick Pate expressed excitement at the laboratory’s swift completion. Replacing the over 50 year old Gilmer-Turnham Building, the newly constructed facility will house Alabama’s State Chemical Testing Laboratory and Pesticide …

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza

Ag Commissioner Issues Emergency Rule to Further Protect Florida Livestock from Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza

Dan Avian Influenza, Cattle, FDACS, Florida, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), Livestock, Poultry

(FDACS/TALLAHASSEE, FL/April 12, 2024) — In addition to previously issued safety protocols and polices, and in response to USDA confirmed cases of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in domestic livestock in eight states, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Wilton Simpson issued Emergency Rule 5CER24-4. The Emergency Rule imposes specific restrictions on the importation of cattle into Florida to prevent the spread of HPAI, commonly …


Inflation Reduction Act in Action: Funding Makes Georgia Farmer’s Dream Come True

Dan Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Georgia, USDA-NRCS

Back in 2017, Zach Hightower bought Shoal Creek Farms, a 250-acre cattle and poultry operation in Madison County, Georgia, after leasing it for several years. And over the past few years, through the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Georgia (NRCS-GA) he applied for assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) to help address several problems on the farm. Some of these applications were …