This is a release from the U.S. Sugar Corporation:
Clewiston, FL – April 17, 2014– U.S. Sugar Corporation completed its sugarcane harvest operations early Thursday morning, and the Clewiston Sugar Factory is expected to grind out later today and finish liquidating* sugar on Saturday. U.S. Sugar completed its 83rd season during a year that featured far better than industry safety records across the Company and state-of-the-art technology as well as Read the rest of this entry »
When Florida lawmakers return to work next Monday, they will be heading into the final stretch of this year’s legislative session. Sam Ard, Director of Governmental Affairs for the Florida Cattlemen’s Association, knows part of what they will be doing is hashing out the differences between the House and Senate budgets.
A discussion took place this past week concerning what herbicides peanut farmers used most. Tyron Spearman has more on that story, along with news about export funding that has come in to help the American Peanut Council.
Using some products together to control HLB-spreading psyllids can reduce the effectiveness of the control measures. University of Florida entomologist Michael Rogers tells which products don’t work well together.
St. Paul, Minn., April 18, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that in an effort to further enhance the biosecurity and health of the US swine herd while maintaining movement of pigs in the US, the USDA will require reporting of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) and Swine Delta Coronavirus in order to slow the spread of this disease across the United States. USDA is taking this latest action due to the devastating effect on swine health since it was first confirmed in the country last year even though Read the rest of this entry »
THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, April 17, 2014 …… A Mormon Church-affiliated firm is in line to purchase 142 acres of vacant land in Hillsborough County from the state, with the money potentially helping Florida’s future efforts to preserve environmentally sensitive land. Read the rest of this entry »
It is the time of year when many forest landowners are starting to plan their growing season burns. But before getting started, Alabama state forester Tim Albritton with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, has a few recommendations.
Earth Day is coming up on Tuesday, April 22, but Janet Grabowski, manager of the Florida NRCS Brooksville Plant Materials Center, invites everyone to attend their Earth Day Celebration to be held just a bit later.
Tallahassee, FL – Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam issued this statement today, after a celebration at the University of Florida in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act of 1914, which created the Cooperative Extension Service: Read the rest of this entry »
Tallahassee, Fla. – April 17, 2014 – The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) at its meeting today near Tallahassee announced a partnership with three other conservation organizations to help the northern bobwhite (quail) and youth shooting programs in Florida and Georgia.
The four partners are the FWC, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources – Wildlife Resources Division (GADNR), Quail Forever and Tall Timbers Research Station & Land Conservancy. Read the rest of this entry »
Today’s issue of Citrus Industry This Week includes a report on bicarbonates and HLB, information on citrus root enemies and the announcement of this year’s Citrus Expo seminar theme. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe free and view the current issue. Click here to subscribe to the monthly Citrus Industry magazine.
Disaster assistance enrollment began this past Tuesday at Farm Service Agency offices across the country. Kristina Butts, with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, discusses the signup and what producers need to know before heading to their local FSA office.
In our weekly “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, did you know consumer education was a key part of the checkoff? Kyle Knight from Sylvania, Georgia does as he understands how important it is to educate consumers about beef.
WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated nine counties in Florida as primary natural disaster areas in two separate designations due to various disasters. Read the rest of this entry »
University of Florida’s Dean of Extension, Dr. Nick Place, gives the details regarding their 100th Anniversary of Florida Extension celebration at the Plaza of the Americas on April 17, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
TORRANCE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Kubota Tractor Corporation has received the number one rating and “Dealer’s Choice Award” among Tractor Manufacturers, according to the North American Equipment Dealers Association (NAEDA) 2014 Dealer-Manufacturer Relations Survey. Read the rest of this entry »
One of the fastest growing markets in the world for U.S. pork is Colombia. And Joe Schuele, with the U.S. Meat Export Federation, has a story on how one pork industry leader sees vast opportunities in that country.