WASHINGTON (Dec. 4, 2013) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to cut the amount of corn ethanol required under the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard by 10 percent will affect corn prices and rural economies, farmers plan to tell the agency at a hearing set for Thursday outside the nation’s capital. Read the rest of this entry »
CLICK HERE to test your audio stream for our upcoming “LIVE” webcast coverage of the release of USDA’s monthly Citrus Crop Forecast to begin at about 12 noon Tuesday December 10, 2013.
Hear the audio stream in this post to test your system, and stay tuned for the LIVE website audio stream program to begin about 12:00 noon Tuesday December 10, 2013.
ATTENTION LISTENERS: Please be aware this LIVE AUDIO CONFERENCE is sometimes a few moments late to start, and there is no background music in preview. So when you tune in at the scheduled time, please be patient as the conference call will be silent until USDA officials join the line to release the crop update.
Bart Davis, a Georgia cotton grower from Colquitt County and one of the newest members on the Georgia Cotton Commission Board, says that the commission is working hard to ensure that their research dollars are being used wisely.
Did you know the beef checkoff has started a new ad campaign? In this weeks “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, Executive Chef for the beef checkoff Dave Zino talks about how the Checkoff has updated its popular advertising campaign.
Here’s a quick reminder that the Calhoun Bull Test Sale will take place this Friday, December 6 starting at 12:30pm. The sale will be held at the Northwest Georgia Research and Education Center Livestock Pavilion. Approximately 100 bulls will sell from 8 different breeds. For more information contact the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association at 478-474-6560.
This week’s issue of Southeast AgNet E-news features reports on the time-crunched farm bill and reactions to the proposed food safety rules. Want to learn more about these topics? Click here to subscribe today and view the current issue.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new series of nine educational videos are now available to the public, thanks to University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty members. Read the rest of this entry »
A recent conversation with a staff member about today’s cattle prices allows Dr. Billy Powell with the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association a chance to offer a different perspective for prodcuers when they think about paying into their beef checkoff programs.
There was concern in October that the federal government shutdown might create a shortage of temporary foreign guest workers needed for Florida’s citrus harvest. Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association Director of Labor Relations Mike Carlton provides an update on the H-2A situation.
THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, December 2, 2013 As the Senate pursues an ambitious $220 million plan to redirect water and reduce pollutants in South Florida, the next House speaker wants lawmakers to consider a broader approach to the vast water problems confronting the entire state.
Rep. Steve Crisafulli, R-Merritt Island, wants lawmakers to factor in water issues faced by the agriculture industry and drinking-water sources, as well as problems Read the rest of this entry »
Fresh citrus shipments from Florida are down 33 percent compared to this same time last year, Citrus Administrative Committee Manager Duke Chadwell reports. Chadwell tells how various varieties have fared, and suggests possible reasons for the drop in shipments.
In an effort to dispel some of the most common myths surrounding the meat and poultry industry, The American Meat Science Association and the American Meat Institute recently released the latest installment of the Meat MythCrusher video series.