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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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Don Harden: The Farmers Ability to Use Drip Irrigation

Pros and Cons to Drip Irrigation

In my latest column in Central Florida Ag News, I discussed how irrigation is an important component of any farm. Drip irrigation is one of the most popular precision irrigation methods, and many Florida farmers are looking to utilize it on their farms. However, to make the best choice for your operation, you’ll need to consider the advantages and disadvantages of drip irrigation.  I explored the factors you should consider when choosing an irrigation management option, and the pros and cons of a drip system in the column. See them below from the perspective of a Florida grower interested in precision irrigation.
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A Look at an Alternative Florida Crop: Artichokes

Explore the prospect of artichokes as an up-and-coming alternative Florida crop.

Florida is one of the leading states for agriculture in the U.S., as the sunshine and warm temperatures that earned the nickname ‘The Sunshine State’ are what most crops are looking for. Most crops. Until now, the delicious and nutritious artichoke has not fared well in Florida, mainly due to the artichoke’s need for ‘chill hours,’ or a certain number of hours of cold weather in order to bloom and grow the edible flowers. However, one University of Florida professor believes he has the key to bringing this lucrative crop to Florida as the next alternative crop. Read the details of his research, and the attractions of artichokes as an alternative Florida crop, below.
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Helping Pollinators in Agriculture Benefits Us All

Find more information for growers and producers on helping pollinators in agriculture.

In a recent ‘Power of Ten’ blog, we shared the top pollinators in agriculture and discussed the importance of pollinators in agriculture. All told, pollinators are responsible for over 30 percent of the world’s food and fiber crops, so it befits all growers and producers to take steps to help pollinators in agriculture in as many ways as possible. The returns are numerous as strong pollinators support the health of both crops and wild spaces. If you’re in production agriculture, explore what you can do to help pollinators below.
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