Florida Citrus Packers honored Dennis P. Broadaway with its John T. Lesley Award for Excellence at Packinghouse Day on August 27, 2015. The John T. Lesley Award is the organization’s highest recognition, reserved for individuals making sustained and outstanding contributions to Florida’s fresh citrus industry. Read the rest of this entry »
We told you recently that two University of Florida/IFAS animal sciences faculty members had won a $450,000 grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. One of those is Dr. Cliff Lamb with the North Florida Research and Education Center in Marianna, who told me he will be studying the differences in fetal development.
The Alabama Beef Ambassador Program Contest took placed recently in Auburn, and when it was all over, Amanda Reeves from Elba, Alabama was named the new beef ambassador for the state. Amanda, who has grown up on a small family farm, explains the process of becoming the new beef ambassador.
Poultry producers across the country continue to be warned about the possible outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza again this fall. And Georgia State Veterinarian Dr. Robert Cobb says one big way to prevent the possible spread of the disease is by avoiding wild waterfowl.
American Farm Bureau and many others in agriculture are concerned that after a Federal Judge in North Dakota blocked the Environmental Protection Agency from implementing its controversial “Waters of the U.S.” rule in 13 states, that EPA still implemented it in the other states.
Palm Coast, Florida – Commissioner of Agriculture, Adam Putnam, recently appointed two new trustees to the board of the Florida Agricultural Museum, Inc. (FAM), the State’s official agricultural museum.
We all know how good cattle prices have been, but then again we also know they have been slipping a bit the past few weeks. But we also are seeing reports that indicate producers in many areas are working to build herds, and that’s something Doug Mayo, University of Florida/IFAS Jackson County Extension Director, is also seeing.
In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we talk about the Waters of the U.S. rule, which went into effect this past Friday in some states, have information about what some farmers are doing in preparation for Tropical Storm Erika, and what a recent survey shows about computer and internet use on the farm.
From the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:
MIAMI, Fla.—The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has positively identified the presence of more than 40 Oriental fruit flies, Bactrocera dorsalis, in south Miami-Dade County. The initial fly was discovered during routine trapping, and additional flies were discovered during expanded trapping activities. The department, along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Read the rest of this entry »
AgroSource, Inc. is a science-based, privately-held crop protection company that has developed two new products that are proving to be effective combatants against HLB and canker. The United States Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) signed a Cooperative Research & Development Agreement (CRADA) with the company back in August of 2013. The CRADA allows AgroSource to share resources with the USDA-ARS to conduct comprehensive scientific research, development, registration and commercialization Read the rest of this entry »
THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, August 28, 2015………. With Tropical Storm Erika on a course to barrel into Florida, Gov. Rick Scott on Friday declared a state of emergency for the entire state.
The executive order pointed to updated forecasts from the National Hurricane Center indicating the storm likely will “travel up the spine of Florida’s peninsula.” Erika is now expected to remain a tropical storm, rather than turn into a more-powerful hurricane.
Commissioner of Agriculture Gary W. Black led a delegation of diverse agricultural interest to Panama August 23-26 with a goal of exploring the importance of the Panama Canal expansion and connectivity to our Georgia ports and intermodal connectivity to Atlanta and particularly the Atlanta State Farmers Market. The trade development mission was also aimed at identifying future opportunities for the Read the rest of this entry »
Late Thursday afternoon, a North Dakota federal judge granted an injunction against the Waters of the U.S. rule, effectively delaying implementation by the Environmental Protection Agency for 13 states. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson of North Dakota issued a temporary injunction against the rule, while two other courts denied the injunction this week. Erickson said “the risk of Read the rest of this entry »