As we near Thanksgiving, Cindy Zimmerman offers some tips on thawing that turkey.
The U.S. Supreme Court this week appointed a Maine attorney to serve as a special master in a long-running legal battle between Florida and Georgia about the amount of freshwater flowing into Apalachicola Bay. The Supreme Court said early this month it would take up a lawsuit filed by Florida against Georgia. The court Wednesday appointed Maine attorney Ralph I. Lancaster Jr. to serve as a special master who will call witnesses, issue subpoenas, take evidence and submit reports to Read the rest of this entry »
Tyron Spearman has a look at the latest peanut export numbers.
Florida Department of Citrus Executive Director Doug Ackerman updates the department’s shopper marketing program. It is a primary marketing tool for Florida citrus products now that the department has moved away from a focus on advertising to an emphasis on public relations.
Today’s issue of Citrus Industry This Week includes reports from researchers and growers who attended a recent University or Florida/IFAS Advanced Citrus Production Field Day. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.
Courtesy of Cotton Incorporated, the latest ‘Focus on Cotton’ webcast educates growers, consultants, and applied scientists worldwide about the cause of cotton leaf curl virus and a key component of the cotton leaf curl disease complex.
To learn more click here.
Everett Griner talks about tomatoes…choosing the one you like in today’s Agri View.
From the Florida farm Bureau Federation:
Gainesville, Fla.—Florida Farm Bureau has announced the selection of outstanding young agriculturists, ages 18-35, for the 2014-2016 Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Group.
The Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Group trains in a two-year program that empowers young farmers to be Read the rest of this entry »
Peanut farmers are being urged not to get complacent with a certain peanut disease. Tyron Spearman has more on that story.
From USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida:
Gainesville, Fla., Nov. 20, 2014 – When Jesse Wilson learned this month he was named Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Engineer of the Year he was very surprised. His staff wasn’t. As any one of his employees will tell you, he is well deserving of the honor.
“You aren’t going to find anyone who works harder. And he enjoys his job. He fully supports his employees personally and professionally; gives us the tools we need to succeed – and he hopes you do,” said Read the rest of this entry »
A number of agricultural groups including the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the National Milk Producers Federation, sent a letter to House and Senate leadership urging both houses to act on expired tax policies before the end of the year.
Everett Griner talks about synthetic fuels having a wide base in today’s Agri View.
The current issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes reports from the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture on EPA’s proposed Waters of the U.S. rule and on the need for another beef checkoff. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.
Tyron Spearman has a look at this week’s peanut prices and where things stand concerning any new contracts.
In our weekly “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, did you know both promotion and research efforts provide information for consumers? Terry Slaten from Cullman, Alabama says the beef checkoff does these things so individual producers don’t have too.
To learn more about your beef checkoff go to mybeefcheckoff.com.
While Kansas Senator Pat Roberts is set to become the chair of the Senate Ag Committee, Michigan Democrat Debbie Stabenow has confirmed she’ll become the ranking member on the Senate Agriculture Committee in the new Congress. And Representative Michael Conaway of Texas will succeed Representative Frank Lucas of Oklahoma to chair the House Agriculture Committee during the 114th Congress.
Jim Boxold, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) chief of staff, tells how and why the FDOT works with agriculture and takes other efforts to expand Florida’s economy. Boxold spoke at the recent Florida Agriculture Financial Management Conference near Orlando, which was attended by citrus growers and other agriculturists.
Everett Griner talks about technology not replacing hands in today’s Agri View.
The National Weather Service issues a freeze warning for North Florida