Sneak Peek: July VSCNews Magazine

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The 2019 Florida, Georgia and Alabama legislative sessions have officially wrapped up, and the July issue of VSCNews magazine will tell readers how agriculture fared in each state.

Adam Basford, director of state legislative affairs for Florida Farm Bureau, discusses the successes and ongoing work in Tallahassee this session.

Mary Ann Hooks, director of governmental affairs with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), gives an update on how the UF/IFAS budget fared this year.

VSCNews magazine Editor Abbey Taylor dives deeper into the Alabama session based on an interview with Leigha Cauthen, executive director of the Alabama Agribusiness Council.

Furthermore, Georgia Agribusiness Council President Will Bentley sums up the Georgia legislative session, discussing the many wins agriculture saw this year.

Labor is also discussed in the July issue. Amy Wolfe, president and CEO of AgSafe, analyzes ongoing challenges with labor in the Southeast and tells what’s next for growers still struggling.

The crop spotlight returns in July, this time with a focus on peppers and tomatoes. Growers will get the latest information on pest and weed control in this section of the magazine.

Finally, VSCNews magazine bids farewell to 92-year-old Southeast AgNet farm broadcaster Everett Griner. After decades of reporting on farm news in Georgia, Griner is hanging up his mic for good. This article looks back at the beginnings of Griner’s career and how he became the granddaddy of Southeast AgNet Radio Network.

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