Plant breeding is essential to successful agriculture, and the state of Florida has one of the strongest collections of breeders anywhere in the nation. And according to Dr. Jack Payne, University of Florida senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources, it’s about to get stronger.
The American Seed Trade Association is preparing for a big event coming up next month, as the 56th Vegetable and Flower Seed Conference will be held January 28-31 in Orlando. Nearly 900 seed-industry professionals from more than 20 countries are expected for the four-day event which involves global networking and education. ASTA CEO Andy LaVigne says it will take place …
Over-regulation continues to be a concern for many in agriculture, and that includes the American Seed Trade Association. ASTA CEO, Andy LaVigne, says this is an issue they are dealing with concerning seed treatments.
Twenty-three peanut growers and sheller representatives from across the Southeast, Texas and Virginia-Carolina area began Class X of the Peanut Leadership Academy Dec. 12-14, 2016, in Miramar Beach, Florida. The Peanut Leadership Academy is hosted by the Southern Peanut Farmers Federation and is a cooperative effort between Syngenta Crop Protection, the American Peanut Shellers Association and grower organizations. The program …
Thoughts about what’s coming up in 2017 are taking place in many minds, including those with the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association. GCA’s Executive Vice President Will Bentley says that includes issues for the upcoming legislative session… Download Georgia Cattlemen Look Ahead to Legislative Issues
With the Christmas holidays upon us, the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association wants to remind everyone there are various beef cuts that could highlight many meals over the season. In its weekly beef checkoff report, Erin Beasley hopes beef will be a part of your holiday meal planning.
With the end of the year just days away, Ashley Hughes with the Florida Beef Council would like to thanks Florida ranchers for another good year in promoting beef.
The Georgia Cotton Commission’s annual meeting and UGA Cotton Production Workshop will be held January 25 in Tifton. GCC Executive Director, Richey Seaton, is pleased with the speakers they have coming this year… Download Speakers Announced for Georgia Cotton Commission Annual Meeting From: The Georgia Cotton Commission Speakers Announced: Georgia Cotton Commission 10th Annual Meeting Jan. 25, 2017
USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama encourages landowners to sign up for funding through the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). Alabama state conservationist Ben Malone says NRCS has made several updates to the program this year to help producers better evaluate their conservation options and the benefits to their operations and natural resources.