Carbon Robotics

Lasers May Be the Future of Weed Control

Dan Carbon Robotics, Technology

Carbon Robotics is working on what may be the future of weed control in agriculture. They’re building a rectangular vehicle a little smaller than a compact sedan, which rolls across farmland. While it’s moving, the vehicle shoots concentrated bursts of infrared light into the rows. Observers hear audible crackles and get the distinct smell of burning vegetation as weeds smolder …


Draxxin KP is a Combination Treatment for BRD

Dan Cattle, News from Our Sponsors

Many cattle producers are familiar with Draxxin. But last month, Zoetis announced a new combination product to treat bovine respiratory disease (BRD) and control related fever (pyrexia). It’s called Draxxin KP, and the injectable solution is a new single-treatment option for both beef and dairy producers. Mark Alley, managing veterinarian with Zoetis, told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman the KP part …

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Deadline Nearing to Apply for ADAI Relief Program

Dan ADAI, Alabama, Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Economy, Equine, Field Crops, Fruits, Hemp, Herbs, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Organic, Pork, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep-Goats, Specialty Crops, Tree Nuts

Back in April, the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) announced they were administering the Alabama Agriculture Relief Program (AARP) to provide USDA relief funds to farmers who suffered losses due to Hurricane Michael in 2018. While the original deadline to apply was June 25th, they want to remind those who experienced necessary expenses related to losses of beef …


July 4th Cookout Cost Stable Compared to Year Ago

Dan AFBF, Economy, News from Our Sponsors

U.S. consumers will pay just a few cents more for their favorite Independence Day cookout foods compared to last year, including cheeseburgers, pork chops, chicken breasts, homemade potato salad, strawberries and ice cream, says the American Farm Bureau Federation. Farm Bureau analysis reveals the average cost of a summer cookout for 10 people remains affordable at $59.50, or less than …

Statewide Farmworker Advisory Coucil

Statewide Farmworker Advisory Council, Farmworker Appreciation Day Announced by Florida Commissioner Nikki Fried

Dan FDACS, Florida, News from Our Sponsors

(Miami, Fla./June 29, 2021) — Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried announced the creation of Florida’s first Farmworker Advisory Council under the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Florida’s previous statewide farmworker advisory council, first established in 1979 under Governor Bob Graham, was later disbanded leaving farmworkers without a voice before the Florida Cabinet. In a proclamation, Commissioner Fried also recognized June 29, 2021, as Farmworker Appreciation Day in the …


ADAI Accepting Century & Heritage Farm and Bicentennial Farm Applications

Dan ADAI, Alabama, News from Our Sponsors

(MONTGOMERY, AL/June 15, 2021) —The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) is now accepting applications for their annual Century & Heritage (C & H) Farm and Bicentennial Farm programs. ADAI created these programs to help recognize and celebrate family farms that have significantly impacted Alabama history and agriculture.  A Century Farm is one that has been in the same family continuously for at least 100 years and currently has agricultural activities on …


Bradley Wins 2021 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship

Dan Cattle, Livestock, News from Our Sponsors

(OVERLAND PARK, Kan./June 9, 2021) — Chuck Bradley, from Rockford, Ala., was named the 2021 World Livestock Auctioneer Champion at the 57th annual competition held at Dickson Regional Livestock Center, Dickson, Tenn., and presented by the Livestock Marketing Association (LMA). “It was such a surreal moment,” Bradley said. “I was in awe. You go back and look at the other …

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Commissioner Nikki Fried Launches 2021 Woman of the Year in Agriculture Award Application

Dan FDACS, Florida, News from Our Sponsors

(Tallahassee, FL/June 8, 2021). –Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) have launched the online application for the 2021 Woman of the Year in Agriculture award. Since 1985, FDACS has recognized women who have made outstanding contributions to Florida agriculture, honoring them with the “Woman of the Year in Agriculture” award. The application submission deadline is August 1, 2021. “As Florida’s …


Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and Florida Forest Service Director Erin Albury on Firefighting Helicopter Crash

Dan Florida, Forestry, News from Our Sponsors

Tallahassee, Fla. – A firefighting helicopter crashed during a training exercise in Leesburg with four people on board. One fatality has been confirmed and three individuals remain unaccounted for. The Federal Aviation Administration will begin investigating the incident and officials have not immediately released additional information. At the direction of Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, flags will be lowered to half-staff at all Florida Forest Service facilities, offices, …

hurricane season

Hurricane-Season-Starts Tuesday

Dan News from Our Sponsors, Weather

(NSF) – The six-month hurricane season officially begins June 1st, as the Florida Division of Emergency Management surpasses 450 days responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The hurricane season is projected to be above average for storms and got off to an early start as Tropical Storm Ana has already formed and dissipated. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration last week …