Everett Griner talks about different uses found for crop residue in today’s Agri View.
Too early to think about Halloween? Think again, especially if you grow your own pumpkin. Cathy Isom has some tips on when you should think about planting pumpkins so they’re ready for Halloween.
More than 130 floral industry members seeking the latest business-critical information on the industry while networking with buyers and sellers have registered for the Produce Marketing Association’s first-ever Fresh Connections: Floral in Miami on July 9th.
For more information about Fresh Connections: Floral, visit pma.com/events/fresh-connections-floral.
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is accepting nominations for the 2015 Woman of the Year in Agriculture Award through August 15.
For more information about the program or to download the 2015 nomination application visit FreshFromFlorida.com.
The First annual U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef General Assembly Meeting is planned for July 14 and 15 in Denver Colorado. The U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef is a multi-stakeholder initiative developed to advance, support and communicate continuous improvement in Read the rest of this entry »
Everett Griner talks about citrus greening still growing in today’s Agri View.
In the second and final part of this series, Cathy Isom gives us some tips on how to protect our food from spoiling the 4th of July fun this weekend.
From the U.S. Department of Agriculture:July in America. It is summer time and school’s out. It is about vacations and maybe a trip to the beach. It is Independence Day—the 4th of July—and parades and fireworks. It is about barbecues, hotdogs, and burgers.
2015 marks America’s 239th birthday.
July is also the month for another important birthday in America—passage of the Morrill Act on July 2, 1862, which established the land-grant university system, ensuring access to education for all people.
One hundred and fifty-three years later, this tradition continues across America through the network of 112 land-grant universities, which collectively educate the next generation of agricultural professionals and scientists and are helping find solutions to today’s most pressing challenges.
Land-grant universities are leading the way to ensure the growing population has access to nutritious food in the context of changing climate and the extreme weather events, diminishing land and water resources, and the need for Read the rest of this entry »
There’s more to battling HLB than psyllid control and nutrition. The University of Florida’s Michael Rogers says maintaining overall tree health on numerous fronts is important in the effort to survive HLB.
When it comes to FFA and ag education in general, they are pivotal as it relates to career technical education. That’s according to Sherene Donaldson, National FFA Organization Executive Secretary with the U.S. Department of Education.
Peanut loan rate information was announced recently, as Tyron Spearman has that information for growers.
Funding from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service will be provided through the Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership to help conservation partners protect, restore and enhance critical wetlands on private and tribal agricultural lands.
With talks to get underway later this month to wrap up the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the National Pork Producers Council called on the president to finalize the agreement that the Council says will generate 10,000 pork export jobs.
FFA Member and entrepreneur Harrison F. Love was awarded the 2015 Agricultural Mechanics Repair & Maintenance Award. Harrison operates his own welding fabrication and equipment repair business in Williston, FL.
Today’s issue of Citrus Industry This Week includes a report from University of Florida economist Ariel Singerman regarding growers’ estimates of HLB-affected acreage and a discussion from Peace River Packing Company President Larry Black about replacing “loser” blocks of citrus with high-density plantings. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe free and view the current issue. Click here to subscribe to the monthly Citrus Industry magazine.
From the Alabama Farmers Federation:
The Alabama Farmers Federation appreciates Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange for signing on to a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
On Tuesday, Strange joined eight other states on the lawsuit that asks a federal court to strike down the EPA’s controversial Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. Farmers have been concerned about the Read the rest of this entry »
Everett Griner talks about more coffee being o.k. in today’s Agri View.
In the first of this two part series, Cathy Isom has some tips to remember when it comes to planning your holiday picnic.
Who serves the best Ribeye in Alabama? Voting begins today in “Alabama’s Best Steak Contest” to find out. You have from now until August 15th to visit alabamasbeststeak.com and vote for your favorite Alabama steakhouse. A bracket challenge will determine the top “Fiery 4” restaurants, but only one will be named home to Alabama’s Best Steak.