Cathy Isom tells us how the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is lending a helping hand to organic farmers.
Citrus Expo panelist Marty McKenna shares his thoughts about several diseases, including why groves in Florida’s southern citrus belt may be stabilizing in the face of HLB.
Cotton Cultivated is a brand new website which was developed to give the cotton growing community quick and easy access to important cotton information. Director of Agricultural Research for Cotton Incorporated, Ryan Kurtz, invites cotton growers to try it out.
From the U.S. Department of Agriculture:
WASHINGTON, Sep. 2, 2015 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Collier County in Florida as a primary natural disaster area due to damages and losses caused by a recent drought. Farmers and ranchers in Broward, Hendry, Lee, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties in Florida also qualify for natural disaster assistance because Read the rest of this entry »
Today’s issue of Citrus Industry This Week includes more reports from the recent Citrus Expo seminars. Topics include growers replanting, psyllids and nutrition, disease weapons and nursery technology. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe free and view the current issue. Click here to subscribe to the monthly Citrus Industry magazine.
Crop insurance designed to protect farmers and ranchers from forage loss due to lack of rainfall now has expanded to cover all of the lower 48 states. The Risk Management Agency’s Pasture, Rangeland and Forage Program, otherwise known as PRF, is designed to provide insurance coverage on your pasture, rangeland, or forage acres.
From the Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries:Alabama’s economy will suffer and the state’s food safety will be jeopardized if there are significant cuts in the Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries’ general fund appropriation. This is the assessment of Commissioner John McMillan, who listed essential services performed by Ag Department inspectors and the specific areas of the state’s economy that will be impacted if the department’s budget is reduced by $1.2 million or more.
“The Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries is a complex state agency, one that Read the rest of this entry »
Everett Griner talks about water consumption still growing in today’s Agri View.
Today Cathy Isom is telling us how the USDA is expanding its Farm Safety Net.
In our weekly “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, Jacob Nyhuis from Leesburg, Georgia says it’s important for beef producers to share their story with consumers and the beef checkoff helps them do just that.
To learn more about your beef checkoff, go to mybeefcheckoff.com.
More information is available on the Alabama NRCS website.
Everett Griner talks about climate change, real or imagined, in today’s Agri View.
Today Cathy Isom looks at what a lower farm income could mean for local businesses.
There is a new citrus nursery in Florida that is on the cutting edge of technology. Citrific is using robotic technology to clone and culture different species of Florida citrus. Mathew Conrad, one of Citrific’s founders, said this isn’t new technology, but it’s new to this industry and could greatly increase efficiency. Citrific’s high-tech nursery also includes fully automated, climate-controlled greenhouses to create an ideal environment for its trees.
Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes an update on the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule implemented in some states as well as information on Whole-Farm Revenue Protection Insurance. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.
Japan is lifting some of its bans on imports of live poultry and poultry meat from the United States. The bans were put in place earlier this year due to the U.S. outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza.
Dues were discussed during the recent Alabama Cattlemen’s Association’s board of birectors meeting, and according to Dr. Billy Powell, the board did approve an increase to start in 2016.
From the Meat Industry Hall of Fame:
The Meat Industry Hall of Fame has announced they will be honoring Jo Ann Smith from Florida as one of seven members of the 2015 class. Smith began her involvement with the beef industry in the late 1960s when she became a member of the Florida Beef Council, the USDA Animal Read the rest of this entry »
A panel of growers at Citrus Expo talked about replanting groves and tree density. Panel moderator Calvin Arnold with the University of Florida summarizes the information that was shared.