Livestock en Cuba advocacy group, Georgia ag leaders join to end US embargo <div class="node-body article-body">Engage Cuba, an advocacy group, and Georgia ag leaders are tired of losing trade and business opportunities to foreign competitors as Cuban markets open up and grow.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Government Livestock Markets Orchard Crops Soybeans Vegetables Import and Export Legislation Wed, 25 May 2016 20:10:00 +0000 120341 at <p>Ship leaves the Port of Savannah.</p> Florida ranchers celebrate heritage, the drive and a new venture <div class="node-body gallery-body">Florida Cattle Ranchers LLC brings 13 ranches under a new marketing brand with the goal to produce Florida-born, -raised, -finished and –harvested beef.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grains Livestock Markets Peanuts Soybeans Tue, 24 May 2016 18:48:00 +0000 120251 at 1 million miles of pipe and other surprising water trivia <div class="node-body blog-body">16 water-related trivia questions unrelated to agriculture to awe and bore your party guests with.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Government Livestock Management Peanuts Soybeans Energy Sustainable Agriculture Farm Press Blog Mon, 16 May 2016 19:49:00 +0000 120211 at USDA wants to persuade farmers to mitigate climate change <div class="node-body article-body">Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack shared May 12 the first results of USDA's Building Blocks for Climate Smart Agriculture and Forestry, one year after the plan was unveiled at Michigan State University. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Government Livestock Soybeans Regulations Thu, 12 May 2016 15:37:00 +0000 120181 at <p>The 2015 USDA Climate Smart Agriculture Building Blocks set aggressive, annual benchmarks in a strategic plan that leverages partnerships, data and technology. The effort relies on voluntary, incentive-based conservation, forestry and energy programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.</p> Florida ranchers keep adding acres to conservation easements <div class="node-body article-body">Through conservation easements, the Rural and Family Lands Protection Program partners with Florida farmers and ranchers to preserve agricultural operations and their environmental benefit.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Livestock Beef Management Tue, 10 May 2016 20:08:00 +0000 120091 at Kentucky farmer named 2016 ‘Farm Mom of the Year’ <div class="node-body article-body">Kentucky farmer Mary Courtney is voted as Monsanto’s 2016 America’s Farmers Mom of the Year.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grains Livestock Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables Untagged Thu, 05 May 2016 20:33:00 +0000 120041 at Higher wheat yields plus winter peas for feed in North Carolina <div class="node-body gallery-body"> Advice on wheat management, variety selection and tips on disease and weed control in North Carolina.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grains Livestock Sun, 01 May 2016 13:25:00 +0000 119891 at <p><span>North Carolina wheat was hit with two freeze events on April 5 and April 9, but Angela Post, the recently hired North Carolina State University Extension small grains specialist, says while some wheat plants were damaged, the freeze wasn&rsquo;t severe enough for significant yield reduction.</span></p> Farm economy gets sobering testimony <div class="node-body blog-body">Testimonies given at the House Committee on Agriculture’s “Focus on the Farm Economy” hearings were sobering and vividly framed just how bad the current farm economic crisis is in the country.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Government Grains Livestock Markets Peanuts Soybeans Inputs Legislation Farm Press Blog Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:11:00 +0000 119901 at Cow-calf operation more profitable with controlled breeding <div class="field-byline"> Katie Nichols, Auburn University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A controlled breeding season does not mean having a dozen 30-day breeding seasons each year or four 90-day breeding seasons each year. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Livestock Wed, 20 Apr 2016 00:34:00 +0000 119811 at <p>Planned breeding seasons allow cattlemen to match nutritional needs of the herd to forage resources, closely monitor breeding and calving, work more calves of a similar age at once and produce calves of uniform age at sale time to be sold in groups at group sale premiums.</p> Seeing the ranch through a little girl’s eyes again <div class="node-body blog-body">Three-year-old Llona’s inaugural visit to our cattle ranch was full of options, but she knew how to prioritize her special day with daddy while mommy was working. “I want to pet the horses first,” she said.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Livestock Cattle Farm Press Blog Fri, 15 Apr 2016 16:40:00 +0000 119731 at <p>Llona</p>