How an orange-shaped character visiting second graders has morphed into a buff super hero and primary spokesperson for Florida citrus is addressed by David Steele of the Florida Department of Citrus.
From the Georgia Department of Agriculture:
The Georgia Department of Agriculture will host a “Clean Day” Wednesday Nov. 12, 2014 at the Brooks County Extension office in Quitman, Georgia from 9:00am – 3:00pm. Clean day serves as an excellent opportunity for residents to dispose of pesticides that they have been Read the rest of this entry »
From the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL – Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam today presented awards to the three winners of the state’s Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Award, which recognizes agricultural enterprises that are at the forefront of developing and adopting innovative and environmentally sensitive farming practices. Read the rest of this entry »
Tyron Spearman has a story about a company that is celebrating 50 years of using peanuts and peanut products.
From the FFA:
The top winners are selected in the following categories: Student, chapter, community and outstanding middle school. The nation’s top ten three-star chapters compete for the award in each category. All chapters that receive national three-star ratings are then eligible to compete for the National Model of Excellence Chapter Award. Read the rest of this entry »
Everett Griner talks about agriculture waiting with anxiety for rules and regulations by FAA for the use of UAV’s in today’s Agri View.
From the National Chicken Council:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 30, 2014 – Jerry Lane, president of Claxton Poultry in Claxton, Georgia, was installed as 2014-2015 chairman of the National Chicken Council (NCC) during NCC’s 60th Annual Conference held today in Washington, D.C.
“It’s a great honor to take the gavel from Mike Helgeson and serve as the incoming chair for the National Chicken Council,” Lane said. “As an industry, and as an organization, we can be Read the rest of this entry »
The U.S. Department of Commerce announced it initialed draft agreements with the Government of Mexico and Mexican sugar exporters that, if finally adopted, would suspend antidumping and countervailing duty investigations of imports of Mexican sugar. The investigations were Read the rest of this entry »
The first meeting of a committee that will evaluate the Florida Department of Citrus’ Scientific Research Department will meet November 6. Department Executive Director Doug Ackerman reports.
From the University if Florida/IFAS:
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Three veteran University of Florida Extension agents have earned national recognition for outstanding leadership, diversity and international service. Epsilon Sigma Phi, a national honorary fraternity that encourages professional development for the nation’s Extension agents, recognized Read the rest of this entry »
The National Cotton Council invites Georgia cotton producers to attend one of two educational meetings which will provide an in-depth look at the new Stacked Income Protection Plan, otherwise known as STAX, and the Supplemental Coverage Option. Coverage levels, expected yields and Read the rest of this entry »
Today’s issue of Citrus Industry This Week includes information on antibiotics for citrus greening management and an update on the Tree Assistance Program. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe free and view the current issue. Click here to subscribe to the monthly Citrus Industry magazine.
Reports indicate that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will move ahead with its plans to create a second beef checkoff in the absence of consensus from the industry as to how to overhaul the existing program.
Everett Griner talks about beef, pork and chicken prices still rising in today’s Agri View.
From the News Service of Florida
The U.S. Supreme Court could be close to deciding whether it will take up a water dispute between Florida and Georgia that has high stakes for Apalachicola Bay in Franklin County. Justices are scheduled to discuss the issue, along with other cases from across the country, during a closed-door conference Friday. During such conferences, the Supreme Court decides which cases it will hear. Florida filed a lawsuit last year in the Supreme Court as part of its long-running effort to get more freshwater flowing downstream from Georgia in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin. Florida has long argued that Georgia siphons too much water upstream for the Atlanta area’s water supply and that a lack of flow downstream has damaged the critical oyster industry in Apalachicola Bay. The Supreme Court early this year asked the U.S. solicitor general for an opinion about whether justices should hear the case. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli wrote last month that justices should postpone possible resolution of the dispute until the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completes a revised master manual for operating the river system.
From the U.S. Department of Agriculture:
GRAPEVINE, Texas, Oct. 29, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, speaking at the National Milk Producers Federation annual meeting, today announced extended deadlines for the dairy Margin Protection Program. Farmers now have until Dec. 5, 2014, to enroll in the voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill. The program provides financial assistance to participating farmers when the margin – the difference between the price of milk and feed costs – falls below the coverage level selected by the farmer. Read the rest of this entry »
There are no changes in the peanut market this week as Tyron Spearman reminds us where prices currently stand.
The board of directors of the National Milk Producers Federation voted this week to require that each dairy marketing organization participating in the organization’s animal care program must enroll all its farmer-suppliers to ensure full participation in the program.
From the U.S. Department of Agriculture:
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2014 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Early County in Georgia as a primary natural disaster area due to damages and losses caused by a recent drought. Read the rest of this entry »
The current issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes information on a crop management seminar for cotton producers and a new program to prevent crop damage from feral hogs. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.