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Ag Recreation: Fall Hunting Safety Tips

Don Harden’s review on ag recreation hunting safety.

September means the start of hunting season in much of the Southeast, and it’s a good time to brush up on safety when it comes to using bows and firearms. Hunting safety begins with each of us so that ag recreation in all its forms can be enjoyed by everyone. In my last article in Central Florida Ag News, I discussed archery safety—both for ag recreation and hunting—and you can find those tips below for the start of bow hunting season. We’ll also review the four basic rules of firearm safety, which you should know in addition to the further details given in a hunting safety class state law may require prior to getting your hunting licenses or tags.
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Georgia Peanut Tour

If you’re in the peanut industry, then you’re likely headed to the Georgia Peanut Tour in mid-September.

Peanuts are a rising star in agriculture, and there’s no denying that Georgia is the Peanut Capital of the U.S. Take a look at some Georgia peanut facts we gathered. It’s only fitting that the state hosts the Georgia Peanut Tour, a combination of seminars, meetings, and tours of peanut farms and processing facilities in and around Albany, Georgia. Slated for September 19th to the 21st, it’s the 31st annual Peanut Tour hosted by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, USDA-ARS National Peanut Laboratory, and the Georgia Peanut Commission. AgAmerica Lending’s Correspondent Lender, Ethan Cooper, will be in attendance; get a sneak peek of some of the event’s offerings below.
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The Peanut Commodity in the Southeast United States

September is Peanut Season: So Have a Look at the Country’s Peanut Commodity.

Peanuts are in season, and there’s a lot going on concerning the country’s all-important peanut commodity in the month of September. September 13th is National Peanut Day, and the Georgia Peanut Tour is September 19th through the 21s t in Albany, Georgia, and the surrounding area; AgAmerica Correspondent Lender, Ethan Cooper, will be in attendance. Take a look at this important commodity, the peanut, below.
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Power of 10: 10 Wild Game to Hunt in the Southeast this Fall

If you’re ready for hunting season, make sure your tags are in order for these top 10 wild game to hunt this fall in the Southeast.

As the calendar turns towards fall, many people look forward to the beginning of hunting season. While every state in the U.S. offers hunting of some kind, the Southeast is prime hunting grounds due to temperate weather that makes for plentiful game. Also, the season for some game starts earlier than states to the north. Check out the top 10 wild game to hunt in the Southeast, and make hunting plans now!
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Texas Cattle in Chinese Beef Market

The finalizing of an agreement between the U.S. and China make U.S. and Texas cattle exports to China a reality.

Trade talks between the U.S. and China concerning U.S. beef exported to the Asian nation concluded in June with an agreement to allow U.S. exporters to resume beef shipments to China. And it has industry experts talking about Texas cattle making its way to Chinese dinner tables. As the largest U.S. producer of beef, Texas cattle producers stand to benefit a great deal from the renewal of U.S. beef exports to China. See details of the trade developments below.
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Coaxing More Cash Out of Your Ag Land and Farmland Loans

Read expert tips on making the most of the tax benefits associated with your ag land and farmland loans.

In a recent article, we polled the tax experts for tips on making the most of the tax benefits associated with agriculture. Whatever type of agriculture you’re involved in, land is one of your most critical and necessary investments. The question is, are you really doing all you can to make the most of the tax benefits associated with your land in order to help manage your income? Farmers, like all businesspeople, need as many tax breaks as they can get each year to help make ends meet. We looked into some key tax benefits every farmer should consider, and recently spoke to two CPAs for their guidance and perspective. Find more on farmland loans, and the link to the full article for all the advice from the experts, below.
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A Primer on Cattle Breeding in the Dairy Industry

Cattle breeding is an important part of the dairy industry.

Just as the beef industry breeds cows for desirable traits like good growth and marbleized meat, cattle breeding is also of great importance to the dairy industry. There are many different breeds of dairy cattle, and they each have their own strengths and advantages that are essential to the dairy industry. Explore some of the more common dairy cow breeds, and learn the details of breeding in the dairy industry, below.
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Florida Forestry Association Annual Meeting/ Florida Timber Commodity

See the details of The Florida Forestry Association’s Annual Meeting, and some statistics on Florida’s forest industry.

If you’re in the Florida timber industry, chances are you’re heading over to the Florida Forestry Association’s Annual Meeting in Sandestin, Florida, at the end of August. Slated for Tuesday, August 29th through Thursday, August 31st, the event will give those in the timber business in Florida the chance to get together, see the latest innovations at the coinciding trade show, and examine important industry topics. Get a sneak peek at what this year’s Florida Forestry Association’s Annual Meeting will include, as well as take a look at Florida’s timber industry, below.
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AgAmerica Looks at the Swine Industry and Raising Pigs with a Purpose

Explore how the nation’s swine industry values innovation, safety, and environment.

In AgAmerica’s latest article, we examined the swine industry and the commitment to safety, technology, and other innovations, and the environment found on any modern swine farm. Read excerpts from the article, and find a link to the entire piece, below.
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